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near crystal mountain

Just beyond Crystal Mountain lies a world of adventure. Discover the beauty of Benzie County and beyond!

Sleeping bear dunes - 26 miles from crystal mountain

Sleeping Bear Dunes

This 70,000-acre national park includes 35 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and the North and South Manitou Islands. From the popular Dune Climb to secluded beaches, you are sure to have a memorable time at this year-round national park. 

Learn more by visiting the National Park Service website or call 231-326-4700.


Frankfort, Michigan  - 17 miles from crystal mountain

  Frankfort Pier





Sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan, Frankfort's immaculate beaches, sand dunes, and sunsets separate this coastal town from others. Browse local shops and galleries in their charming downtown for your perfect vacation souvenir. 

Stormcloud Brewing Company STORMCLOUD BREWING COMPANY - IN FRANKFORT, MI

This family-friendly Belgian-inspired brewpub offers a wide variety of craft beer and seasonal food Specials. Keep the whole gang entertained with board games, movies on the wall, live music, and much more.

For more info visit StormcloudBrewing.com or call  231-352-0118.

Garden Theater Garden Theater - IN FRANKFORT, MI

Enjoy a blockbuster movie on the big screen at Frankfort's historic Garden Theater. Open since 1924, the classic single-screen theater shows first-run movies and classics.

For more info visit FrankfortGardenTheater.com or call 231-352-7561. 

Point Betsie Lighthouse Point Betsie Lighthouse - in frankfort, mi

Built in 1857-1858, the Point Betsie Lighthouse has served Lake Michigan mariners for over 150 years.  Now, the lighthouse is appreciated rock hounds, photographers, and sunset-watchers alike.

For more information visit PointBetsie.org or call    231-352-7644.


St. Ambrose logo St. Ambrose Cellars - 8 miles from crystal mountain

Sip the day away at St. Ambrose - either in their beautifully appoitned tasting room or wander outside and play a game of bag toss.  St. Ambrose has a large selection of meads and wines to choose from – we recommend you start sampling now.

For more info visit StAmbrose-Mead-Wine.com or call 231-383-4262.


Iron Fish Distillery Iron Fish Distillery - 3 miles from crystal mountain

Surrounded by fields of grain, this 119-acre farm is Michigan's first full line farm distillery. The delicious spirits, colorful patio décor, live music and tasty eats from local food trucks keep this establishment busy!

For more info visit IronFishDistillery.com or call      231-378-3474.


M-22 - 20 MILES FROM CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN

M-22 ​ 

This 116-mile stretch of road holds winding turns through beautiful forests combined with awe-inspiring views of Lake Michigan. Taking a drive on M-22 will always be a favorite of tourists and locals, but when the ocean of green leaves fade to brilliant waves of red, yellow and orange in the fall, this drive is a must. It's best described as “Pure Michigan”. 


Arcadia Overlook - 20 miles from crystal mountain

Arcadia Overlook

Pulling into the Overlook’s scenic turnout just south of Arcadia, Lake Michigan dominates the view. Let your eyes wander across the seemingly endless body of water. Hike up the 120 steps (80 vertical ft.) for a breathtaking picture perfect moment!

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