Easy access to the best that Northern
 Michigan has to offer.


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

Serendipity House is right on Main Street and a block from Lake Michigan
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,
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

  • 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

  • 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
  • Greystone Gardens, Honor
    Products: Bedding plants, hanging baskets and perennials
    When: May-October
    Phone: 231.326.5855
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • Maple Ridge Orchards, Honor
    Products: Apples, peaches and plums When: September-October
    Phone: 231.326.5733

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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 am-noon Thursdays, May 24-Aug. 30
    9:00 am-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 am-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

Fish, Smoked - back to top

  • Port City Smokehouse, Frankfort
    Phone: 231.352.9192

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     Michigan DNR Parks and Trails -

  • 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


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  • Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville
    Overview:  Half pipe and terrain parks
    Phone: 1.800.968.7686


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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

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Benzie County Chamber of Commerce

Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce

215 Main Street   Frankfort, MI 49635    Toll-free 888.244.0047   Email

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