: Traverse City
: Private - Suttons Bay
: Boone's Prime Time
: Downtown Suttons Bay
Summer Activities include: winery tours, bicycling, beach activities (swimming, playgrounds, picnics, beach volleyball), fishing, boating, water skiing, windsurfing, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking (Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore, Whaleback Point) and tours of the lighthouse at Northport. Events include: Suttons Bay Art Festival (first weekend in August), Suttons Bay Jazz Festival (fourth Saturday in July), Antique Boat Show and the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Area events/destinations include: rides aboard the Inland Seas Schoolship (a schooner teaching marine science), Cherry Festival in Traverse City, winery tours/wine tasting, horseback riding, Leland Wine and Food Festival, biking (the Leelanau Trail runs from Suttons Bay 15 miles to Traverse City). Fall offers spectacular color touring with bright red maples, vibrant oranges, yellows, and golds. A color tour is not complete without stopping by a farm market for fresh cider.
Golf: Golf Information: There are multiple golf courses in the area, including some with driving ranges. Choose whether you want to play a 9 or 18 hole course (and of course the 19th hole too!) The Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms is 4 miles away and one of the nicest courses on the Peninsula. Also nearby are: Dunes Golf Club ~ Empire, The Homestead ~Glen Arbor, King's Challenge ~Golf Club Cedar, Mistwood Golf Club ~ Lake Ann, Sleeping Bear Golf Club ~ Cedar, There are multiple courses in the Traverse City area as well.
Ski: Skiing is available at The Homestead, Holiday Hills, and Crystal Mountain Resort. It is less than thirty minutes to the Homestead -- a family friendly ski resort featuring three lifts, a great lesson program, up to date ski (downhill or cross country) and snowboard rental equipment and spectacular views of Lake Michigan! Crystal Mountain resort is approximately one hour away. There are also numerous cross country trails in the area and close access to the TART trails. Enjoy ice skating at the downtown Suttons Bay rink, great ice fishing, dining out, sunrises over Suttons Bay and snowmobiling. Many restaurants and resorts offer a warm up by the fireplace, along with your favorite food and beverages. Traverse City boasts two local breweries and the Leelanau Peninsula is proud of its many wineries.