CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Biking/Hiking  
Easy access to the best that Northern
 Michigan has to offer.

 

Canoe Rental
Farmers, Local
Farmers Markets, Local
Fishing, Bait
Fishing, Charters
Fish, Smoked
Golfing
Photos
Points of Interest
Skiing, Cross-Country
Skiing, Downhill
Snowboarding
Snowmobiling
Weather Information
Wineries
Things to See and Do
 

Serendipity House is right on Main Street and a block from Lake Michigan
Beach
—a perfect location for parade-watching, sandy fun, and
some serious fishing by boat or on the breakwater.




With its location on Main Street at the edge of downtown, Serendipity House
offers guests a ringside seat for the many and varied activities and parades
taking place throughout the year, such as the Frankfort Fall Festival.


Lake-effect snow provides plenty of white stuff for winter activities,
including
Frankfort’s annual Shiver By the River Festival held every February.

 


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Canoe Rental
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  • Riverside Canoe Trips, Honor
    Phone: 231.325.5622
     


Farmers, Local
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  • Baatz Blueberry Farm, Honor
    Products: U-pick blueberries
    When: Aug. 1-first frost
    Phone: 231.325.3046
     
  • Baver Herbs Inc., Frankfort
    Products: A variety of flowers, herbs and nursery plants
    Phone: 231.352.4355
    Website: www.BaverHerbs.com

     
  • Chestnut Lane Farm, Frankfort
    Products: Apples, winter squash and pumpkins. Certified organic.
    Phone: 231.946.0824
     
  • Creation Farm, Frankfort
    Products: Salad mix, herb salad mix and vegetables. Extracts, handmade soaps and herbal remedies from local herbs.
    Phone: 231.352.9600
    Website: www.creationsoap.com

     
  • Crystal Gardens, Frankfort
    Products: Bedding plants, hanging baskets and perennials. Serious gift shop and botanical garden
    When: May-December
    Phone: 231.352.9321
     
  • Earth Turtle Farm, Honor
    Products: Wide variety of certified organic vegetables; also herbs and flowers, salves and teas.
    When: Early spring through October
    Phone: 231.325.2539
     
  • Food For Thought, Honor
    Products: Organic fruit preserves and dried fruit; pickled wild leeks and wild mushrooms
    When: May-December
    Phone: 231.326.5444
    Website: www.giftsthatmatter.com
     
  • Greystone Gardens, Honor
    Products: Bedding plants, hanging baskets and perennials
    When: May-October
    Phone: 231.326.5855
    Email: greystonegarden.net
     
  • Harris Farms, Honor
    Products: Strawberries, tart and sweet cherries, and blueberries. Variety of summer vegetables; jams, jellies and maple syrup
    When: August-early September
    Phone: 231.325.3366
    Email: portavent@centurytel.net
     
  • Laman Farm, Honor
    Products: New Haven and Red Fremont peaches; Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Spartan, Smoothee, and MacIntosh apples
    When: Mid-August-late October
    Phone: 231.325.4065
    Website: www.lamanfarm.com

     
  • Llama Meadows Farm, Benzonia
    Products: Northern varieties of kiwi, apricots, grapes, apples and pears. Herbs, salad greens and vegetables; also Christmas, flower and grapevine wreaths, felted llama and sheep wool products. More than 600 perennial flowers and herbs in the Labryinth Peace Garden
    When: Mid-June to October
    Phone: 231.882.4933
    Email: llamameadows.com

     
  • Maple Ridge Orchards, Honor
    Products: Apples, peaches and plums When: September-October
    Phone: 231.326.5733
    Email: TBATMAPLERIDGE@aol.com

     
  • The May Farm, Frankfort
    Products: Farm fresh eggs, goat milk, lotions and soaps, maple syrup, wool, and mohair When: Year-‘round
    Phone: 231.352.5210
    Email: soaking@coslink.net

     
  • North Star Organics, Frankfort
    Products: Fresh and organic black and gold sweet cherries, Montmorency red tart cherries; dried cherries
    When: July-August, depending on variety
    Phone: 231.352.4865
    Website: www.northstarorganics.com

     
  • Pheasant Ridge Farm, Beulah
    Products: Fresh, frozen, dressed pheasants; vacuum-packed hickory-smoked pheasant. Also light amber maple syrup
    Phone: 231.27l5.5316
    Email: pheasant.2@netzero.com

     
  • Putney’s Blueberries and Peaches, Frankfort
    Products: U-pick/we-pick blueberries and peaches
    When: Mid-July-October
    Phone: 231.352.4809
     
  • Putney’s U-Pick Berries, Benzonia
    Products: Red, black, yellow, and purple raspberries. Blackberries, saskatoons, rhubarb, black and red currants, gooseberries; also certified rabbit meat
    When: Mid-June until first snow
    Phone: 231.882.5691
     
  • Rice Farm, Benzonia
    Products: Black Angus beef, lamb and pork; grass-fed, antibiotic-free, artificial hormone free, and synthetic chemical-free
    Phone: 2321.882.5937
    Website: www.RiceFarm.org

     
  • Schmidt Farm, Honor
    Products: Whole pigs for roasting. Also available by the side in prearranged cuts to customers who collaborate in buying a whole pig
    Phone: 231.325.2314
     
  • Starlighthill Farm, Benzonia
    Products: Salad greens, tomatoes and edible flowers. Chicken, pork and lamb— all pastured, grass-fed, antibiotic-free, artificial hormone-free, and synthetic chemical-free
    Phone: 231.882.9461
    Email: starlighthill@charter.net
     
  • Wallin Emu Ranch, Frankfort
    Products: Emu meat, oil and lotions. Pork, chicken, eggs and vegetables. Animals all pastured, grass-fed, antibiotic-free, artificial hormone-free, and synthetic chemical-free
    Phone: 231.352.5215
    Email: pettit@netpenny.net

     
  • Walton Orchards, Frankfort
    Products: Apples, apricots, peaches, sweet cherries, blueberries, and raspberries; certified organic and biodynamic
    Phone: 231.645.7679
     


Farmers Markets, Local
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  • Elberta Farmers Market
    7:30 a. m.—noon Thursdays, May 24-Aug. 30
    9:00 a. m.—noon Sept. 6-Oct. 18
    Located in Elberta Marina Pavilion Park, M-22 and M-168
    Phone: 231.352.7862
     
  • Frankfort Farmers Market
    8:00 a. m.—1:00 p. m. Saturdays, May 19-Oct. 20
    Located in the Green Space along the sidewalk on Main Street between 9th and 10th Sts. in front of the boat launch
    Phone: 231.352.9600
     


Fishing, Bait
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  • Frankfort Tackle Box, Frankfort
    Phone: 231.352.7673



Fishing, Charters
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  • East Shore Marina, Frankfort
    When: May-October
    Phone: 231.352.7511


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  • Port City Smokehouse, Frankfort
    Phone: 231.352.9192
     


Golfing
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Photos
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     Michigan DNR Parks and Trails - www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/

  • Betsie River Trailway, M-115 Hwy., Thompsonville
    Trail length:  10.0 miles
    Phone: 231.922.5280
     

  • Interlochen-Pines Trail, M-137 Hwy.
    Trail length:  1.0 mile
    Phone: 231.276.9511
     

  • Lake Ann Pathway, Lake Ann State Forest Campground
    Trail length:  5.8 miles
    Phone: 231.922.5280
     

  • Leelanau State Park, Northport
    Trail length:  8.5 miles
    Phone: 231.386.5422
     

  • Platte Springs, Platte River State Forest Campground
    Trail length:   2.5 miles
    Phone: 231.922.5280

     Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park


Skiing, Downhill
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  • Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville
    Overview:  45 downhill slopes
    Phone: 1.800.968.7686
    Website: www.crystalmountain.com

     


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  • Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville
    Overview:  Half pipe and terrain parks
    Phone: 1.800.968.7686
    Website: www.crystalmountain.com

     


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  • Betsie River Canoes & Campground, Thompsonville
    Phone: 231.879.3850
     

  • Betsie Valley Trail, Beulah
    Trail length:  12.3 miles
    Phone: 231.882.9605

For more information, go to:  www.michigan.org/travel/outdoors/?m=4;10&city=

 


Weather Information
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Wineries
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Things to See and Do - back to top

 

 



Benzie County Chamber of Commerce



Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce

215 Main Street   Frankfort, MI 49635    Toll-free 888.244.0047   Email serendipity.house@yahoo.com

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