Visit Benzie County, Michigan
On your way north to Traverse City or Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, you'll go through Benzie County, a destination in itself. Within this region is beautiful Crystal Lake with its numerous summer homes, and Platte Lake. Whether you travel up scenic M-22 or US-31, stop into one of the small towns in Benzie County, like Frankfort, Elberta, Benzonia, and Beulah.
Right along the shore of Lake Michigan, Frankfort is a charming town with pristine beaches, beautiful Victorian homes and a fantastic downtown shopping district. From Farmer's Markets to art galleries to specialty shops...you'll enjoy walking from store to store. A variety of restaurants are in abundance to provide you with the finest dining experience. Be sure to visit both Port Betsie Lighthouse and Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse for great views of Lake Michigan and try your hand at fishing.
INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Interlochen is world renowned for its artistic and creative programs. Every summer they host a 2,500 student summer arts camp program, and over 600 art presentations are displayed annually by students, faculty and guest artists. Interlochen also has a 500 student fine arts boarding high school and two 24-hour public radio stations. Thousands flock to the Summer Arts Festival to experience creative writing, dance, motion picture arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.