Twin Birch Resort

Local Attractions

Area Activities

Frankfort Light

Benzie Area Historical Museum
The Benzie Area Historical Society seeks to educate the public about the Benzie area, its people, and its history through exhibits at the museum and programs throughout the area.
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Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail
The Betsie Valley Trail is 22 miles long and extends from Frankfort through Elberta and Beulah to Thompsonville in Benzie County Michigan.
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The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre
The Cherry Bowl Drive In Theatre opened in 1953 in Northwest Michigan, the Cherry Capital of the world.
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Cherry Republic
Life, Liberty, Beaches & Pie. It's our mantra, and you’ll find its words emblazoned in every corner of the Republic. These are values that mean the world to us, and we strive to live them everyday.
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Crystal Mountain
Located in the heart of Benzie County, Crystal Mountain is the Midwest's premier four-season family resort featuring some of the finest accommodations northern Michigan has to offer – 36 holes of championship golf, 58 downhill slopes, 25km of cross-country trails, the award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan Legacy Art Park, and so much more.
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Empire Bluff Trail
The view of the Lake Michigan shoreline and South Bar Lake from the Empire Bluff Overlook is spectacular. On a clear day, you will also see South Manitou Island.
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Leelanau County Fishtown
Northern Michigan's commercial fishing heritage remains alive today in Leland's Fishtown!
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Frankfort Light
The Frankfort Light is a lighthouse located on the north breakwater in the harbor in Frankfort, Michigan. The current light was constructed in 1912 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
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Maritime Museum
Visit the Maritime Museum to learn about the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, U.S. Coast Guard, and Great Lakes shipping.
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Gwen Frostic
Gwen loved for everyone of all ages to be inspired in her studio. Walk around, play with old timey toys from a time when Gwen was little and experience a time that was simpler.
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Interlochen Center for the Arts
Located in northwestern Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts offers arts education programs for students in grades 3-12 and adults of all ages. Interlochen also hosts hundreds of concerts and events and is home to two award-winning public radio stations.
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M-22 Color Tour
Find your way to M-22 in Michigan's beautiful northwest Lower Peninsula, and one of the prettiest fall color tours you will ever experience.
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Michigan Legacy Art Park
Michigan Legacy Art Park is a sculpture park dedicated to sharing the stories of the people, events and natural resources that continue to shape the legacy of Michigan.
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Northwestern Michigan River Guide
Details for many rivers in northwestern Lower Michigan for paddlers (canoers, kayakers, and the like) or anyone boating these beautiful waterways.
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Northwestern Michigan Trail Guide
This guide provides the details for many hiking trails in northwestern lower Michigan.
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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is certainly a must-do activity when visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The 7.4 mile drive loops through the Beech-Maple forest and sand dunes and provides insight to the history of the area.
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Point Betsie Lighthouse
Point Betsie means Saw Beak Point. Construction of Point Betsie began in 1854 and was completed in 1858, with service beginning in the shipping season of 1859.
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Sleeping Bears National Park
Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450' above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes.
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St Ambrose Cellars
We are a meadery, winery, and microbrewery in Beulah, MI. We handcraft unique and flavorful beverages to suit every taste.
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Northwestern Michigan Area Wineries and Breweries
The Northwest Michigan area features an area conducive to the growing of wine grapes. Several wineries give tours and have tasting rooms where customers can taste wines before they make a purchase.
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The Honor Trading Post
We rent canoes, kayaks, and tubes for your enjoyment on the Platte River. We also rent S.U.P. (stand up paddle boards) on Big Platte, Little Platte and Loon Lakes.
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Riverside Canoe Trips
We are the only privately-run business left operating inside the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which is definitely a story in itself.
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Dining

Dinghy Restaurant

A&W Restaurant
Looking for some hometown goodness? Take a look at what's going on at your local A&W, stop in and lets us know how we're doing!
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Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar
Over the last 23 years Dinghy's has established itself as one of the best local eateries Up North. Customers come from far and wide to enjoy the experience at Dinghy's - a landmark in Downtown Frankfort, in beautiful Benzie County, Michigan.
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Papa J's Pizzeria & Diner
Our family owned and operated '50s style diner serves a full menu and great pizza with a vintage look and feel.
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The Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill
A delightfully fun and friendly eatery in Benzonia, Michigan, The Roadhouse is open for dinner every day, year-round.
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The Platte River Inn
The Platte River Inn is located in Honor and is owned and operated by John and Susan Leone, long time residents of northern Michigan.
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The Fusion
Va and Bobbiesee serve Pan-Asian cuisine married with American flair.
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Manitou Restaurant
Enjoy favorites like great lakes yellow perch, fresh whitefish, nutty rainbow trout, crispy duck with homemade cherry sauce, barbecue pork back ribs, char grill steaks and lobster tail.
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Golf Courses

Golf Courses

Arcadia Bluffs
Arcadia Bluffs was founded in 1999 on the windswept bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. The Club sits on 265 acres that were once a mix of cherry and apple orchards, as well as densely wooded acreage.
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Champion Hill Colf Course
Tucked into 350 acres of the windswept hills of Benzie County's highlands, Champion Hill is distinguished by its scenic, open, rolling, heather lined fairways, large contoured greens and distant views of Lake Michigan, Crystal Lake, and Platte Lakes.
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Crystal Lake Golf Club
If you're looking for the best course to play your next game of golf, you’ve come to the right place.
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Mistwood Golf Course
Located in beautiful Lake Ann, MI, Mistwood Golf Course is famous for its brilliant bent grass putting greens and enjoyable course layout.
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Pinecroft Golf Course
What once was a family fruit farm and then a Christmas Tree plantation was transformed with artisan skill becoming a favorite golf destination for northern Michigan golfers.
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Local Area Information

Area Information

Benzie County Chamber of Commerce
Here you will find information on current community and Chamber events, member info as well as interesting things to see and do in Benzie County.
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Benzie County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Here you will find 60 miles of shoreline, of which 25 miles are on Lake Michigan, including a portion of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
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Empire Chamber of Commerce
Centrally located along the famous M-22 scenic highway, Empire is the headquarters to the Sleeping Bear Dunes.
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Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce
The Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce is an organization of more than 200+ businesses, organizations, and individuals committed to supporting the livelihood of Frankfort-Elberta and surrounding area.
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Leelanau Chamber of Commerce
The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is a local organization of businesses and community members whose goal is to further the interests of those members with a goal of enhancing the economic well-being of agriculture, business development, cultural arts, industry and tourism while protecting the natural resources of the Leelanau peninsula.
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West Michigan Tourist Association
Since 1917, the West Michigan Tourist Association (WMTA) has worked to market the very best of West Michigan to travelers from around the world.
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