Things to Do in Bellaire This Summer

"Picture this: 16 hours and 51 minutes of visible daylight. On the summer solstice-the longest day of the year – that’s how much the sun shines in Bellaire. With the sun rising at 5:54 am. And setting after 10p.m. how many things could you do in northern Michigan in one day? Get started with our list of possibilities!” – Chris Hale, VP Sales & Marketing , Shanty Creek Resorts
  • Kayak or boat the Chain-O-Lakes
  • Bike all 32 miles of singletrack trails at the Glacial Hills Pathway
  • Live Music at the Gazebo
  • Pack a lunch, grab the kids and hike the trails at Grass River Natural Area
  • Farmers Market and Senior Sale on Friday mornings
  • Choose to golf at over 7 golf courses in the area.
  • Relax at the Beach with a great book or waterski, rent a pontoon for fun in the sun.
  • Fly Fishing on the Cedar River or Jordan River
  • Splash on the sandbar at Torch Lake, cast a few lines on Lake Skegemog
  • Get ice cream cones for everyone at Ruthie’s Dairy Twist in Bellaire
  • Shop for local treasures in Alden, Bellaire, Central Lake, Mancelona
  • Search for Petoskey Stones along the shores of Lake Michigan at Barnes Park
  • Two words: Mammoth Distilling
  • Choose a red or white from Torch Lake Cellars
  • Canoe the Grass River
  • Satisfy your fudge cravings at Fudgee’s
  • Take in a Beach Bums ballgame in Traverse City at Wuerfel Field
  • Explore the possibilities of craft beer at Short’s Brewpub in Bellaire
  • Sittin’ on the dock of Torch Lake. Grab a basket of sweet potato fries or fish tacos at The Dockside