Nearest Airport : Traverse City at 30 Miles
Nearest Motorway : Scenic Highway M-22 at 3 Miles
Nearest Ski : Crystal Mountain ski, snowboarding, cross country
Nearest Golf : multiple courses at 7 Miles
Nearest Restaurants : Manitou Restaurant, Cherry Hut, Brookside, Hungry Tummy,
Big Platte Lake is ideal for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing, water-skiing, jet-skiing.
¼ mile to Trading Post-great pizza/ ice cream, tubing and canoe trips and groceries.
3 miles to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (hiking trails, Lake Michigan beaches).
4 miles to Riverside Canoe Trips (groceries, canoe and kayak rentals)
3 miles to the Cherry Bowl Drive In Theatre.
3 miles to Honor (organic and gourmet groceries, banks, post office, gas stations, DVD/video and game rentals).
10 miles to Empire (antiques, beaches, more hiking trails).
13 miles to Frankfort (charter fishing, shops and restaurants, fireworks, surfing).
18 miles to Glen Arbor (Cherry Republic, galleries, cute shops, restaurants, Manitou Music Festival).
19 miles to Crystal Mountain Resort (golf, Michigan Legacy Art Park, #1-rated ski resort in the Midwest)
20 miles to Interlochen (concerts, theater, exhibits, arts camp, arts academy) .
25 miles to Traverse City (airport, shopping centers and malls).
28 miles to Arcadia Bluffs (#1-rated Golf Course in Michigan according to Golf Magazine)
Other Activities: kayaking/ canoeing-Upper Platte and Lower Platte river, biking-25+mile trail starting in Beulah and new trail in Glen Arbor, hiking-extensive trails , Sleeping Bear Dunes climb, chocolate lovers-Grocer’s Daughter store-Empire, Wine tours ,art /craft shows, Art Film Festival and Cherry Festival-Traverse City