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Everybody's gone surfin!
 
Yes, you can you can surf Lake Michigan at the Frankfort pier.  Surf, and paddle, boards are available for rent for $35/day at Empire Surf and Kayak (link below)
 
Be sure to check out these web sites for other great things to do in Northern Michigan, and around "The School House Cottage" on Upper Herring Lake.

Links provided for great ideas for Northern Michigan Fun!*


www.sbsurfandkayak.com/

Benzie Visitors Link

Traverse City Visitors Link

Family vacation weekend getaway

- Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore - A must see! 72,000 acres of protected dune land, and lakeshore. Located from just north of Ctrstal Lake on M-22, all the way to just south of Leland. Endless beaches, dune climb, hiking, overlooks, biking, etc... Visit the towns of Empire, Glen Arbor, and Leland for shopping, restaurants, coffee etc... Info center in Empire (888) 334-8499. If short on time, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and The Dune Climb, on M-109 north of Empire.


www.sleepingbeardunes.com/


Empire Bluff Hike - A must see! bring your camera! In the city of Empire. From W. Front St., take Lake St. south to parking area on right. Easy, 1 mile hike, w/spectacular views. Get those post card pictures here!


- Boating, and water-sports 

           - Upper Herring Lake                       You're there!


- Lake Michigan Beaches - To many to list!


            - Green Point Beach                            4 miles

            - Elberta Beach                                    6 miles

            - Frankfort Beach                                9 miles

            - Arcadia Beach                                   7 miles

            - Crystal Lake                                    10 miles


- Wine Tours - These tour companies will pick you up at your door!

       - Celtic Shuttles 


www.celticshuttles.com

(231) 313-5458

       - Traverse City Limos 


www.traversecitylimos.com

(231) 935-1933

       - Paradise Tours

(231) 218-2317


- Boat cruises

     - Manitou Island Transit - South, and North Manitou Island cruises, and day trips.


http://www.leelanau.com/manitou/manitou.html  

(231) 256-9061

     - Traverse Tall Ship Company - Daily excursions, real to life Tall ships!  


www.tallshipsailing.com/ 

(231) 941-2000

     - Sleeping Bear Cruises - From Downtown Frankfort.


www.sleepingbeardunescruise.com/ 

(231) 352-8102


- Parasail! - Breathtaking aerial views of the fabulous Traverse City Bay Area. Fun, safe, and exciting for the whole family, regardless of age, or skills. 

       - Traverse Bay Parasail


http://www.TBParasail.com

(231) 929-7272


- Horseback Riding 

       - The Rockin R Ranch - Bear Lake


www.therockinr.com/ 

(231) 864-3539

       - H & H Stables - Empire


www.h-hstables.com/

(231) 326-5150


- Glider Ride! -

        - Northwest Michigan Soaring Club


www.northwestsoaringclub.org/

(231) 352-6123


- Airplane Tour

       - Orchard Beach Aviation - Manistee, Mi

(231) 723-8095


- Kite Board Lessons

       - Boneah Brothers

broneah.com/

(231) 392-2212


- Charter Fishing! - Lake Trout, Salmon.

       - Frankfort, or Traverse City.

http://www.micharterboats.com/michigan/index.html


- Snowmobile rental - Delivered!

       - Sunset Watersports


www.SunsetWatersports.com

(231) 932-1800


- Canoeing, & Tubing

       - Riverside Canoe Trips - Platte River, to Lake Michigan.


www.CanoeMichigan.com

(231) 352-5622

       - True North General Store - Crystal River, Glen Arbor.

(231) 334-3090


- Balloon Rides!

       - Grand Traverse Baloon


www.grandtraverseballoons.com

(231) 947-7433


Golf - Too many to list!

       - Arcadia Bluffs - 14710 northwood Highway (M22) Arcadia, Mi 


www.arcadiabluffs.com

(231) 889-3001


       - Crystal Lake Golf Club - 8493 Fairway Dr. Beulah, Mi 49617

(231) 882-4061

       - Crystal Mountain Resort - 12500 Crystal Mtn. Dr. Thompsonville, Mi 49683

(231) 378-2000

       - Dunes Golf Club - Empire, Mi

(231) 326 5390

       - Crystal Downs Country Club - 


- Rent a scooter

       - Bayside Cycles

Scooter Rental

(231) 352-9700


- Rent a mountain bike, kayak, paddleboard, and more!

       - Crystal Lake Adventures

www.crystallakeadventuresports.com/rentals.html

(231) 882-2527


- Shopping - Too much to list!

       - Downtown Frankfort

       - Downtown Glen Arbor

       - Downtown Leland

       - Downtown Traverse City

       - Grand Traverse Mall


- Movies/Cinema

       - Cherrybowl Drive-in - Retro flashback, fun, fun, fun!


www.cherrybowldrivein.com

(231) 325-3413

       - Frankfort Garden - Newly restored!


www.frankfortgardentheater.com/

(231) 352-7561

       - State Theatre - Downtown Traverse City, home of The T.C. Film Festival. The Latest in independent films.


statetheatretc.org/ (231) 947-4800

       - Horizon Cinemas

(231) 933-6388

       - G.T Mall Cinemas

(231) 941-9575


- Concerts

       - Interlochen - World class concerts, and entertainment!


http://tickets.interlochen.org/

(231) 276-7800


- Catch a ball game

        - Traverse City Beach Bums - Minor League Baseball!!


www.traversecitybeachbums.com/welcome.php

(231) 943-0100


Spa - Treat yourself! 

       - Crystal Mtn. Resort 

(231) 378-2000

       - Eden Day Spa 

(231) 882-9178 

       - Shear Class Experience 

(231) 352-7210



Frankfort Dining

Glen Arbor Dining

Beulah Dining

Traverse City Dining

* These links are provided as a courtesy only. Businesses and services are constantly changing. Although we do check the validity of these links from time to time, we do not own these businesses and can not control there services. It is up to you, the traveler to verify wether these links and services are currently available for your particular needs.
 Happy Vacationing!  

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"The School House Cottage"
2610 Herring Rd. 
Arcadia, MI 49613
(231) 632-0833