A Michigan Driving Tour
Driving along Michigan's Lake Michigan coastline
is rated by Rand McNally as one of the top
five greatest driving tours in America. If you are looking
for an adventure for the family, consider a
driving tour with interesting stops along the way. It's the
ultimate answer to the age-old question: "Are we there yet?"
Rand McNally honored Michigan as one of only five states to
receive the "2002 Best of the Road designation". Along with routes
in Washington state, Utah, Vermont and North Carolina, a Michigan
driving tour along Lake Michigan is rated as one of
the greatest driving tours in America. It's a great way to see,
explore and experience our wonderful State.
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LEELANAU PENINSULA WINERIES
* LongView Vineyard is new! Open May
Bel Lago Vineyards and Winery - Located
just north of Cedar on County
Road 643 (South Lake Shore Drive).
Summer hours noon-5 p.m. Thursday through
Monday and by
appointment. Winter hours, beginning Dec. 1, Friday and
noon-5 p.m. 6530 South Lake Shore Drive, Cedar; (231)
Boskydel Vineyards -
Located at the corner of Otto Road and County Road
daily from 1-6 p.m. 7501 E. Otto, Lake Leelanau; (231)
Chateau Fontaine - Summer hours
Wednesday through Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
Winter hours Saturday and
Sunday noon-5 p.m. or by appointment. 2290 S.
French Road, Lake
Leelanau; (231) 256-0000.
Chateau de Leelanau -
In barn at Hilltop Road and M-22, 5048 S. West
Suttons Bay. In season, open Monday through Saturday, 11
a.m. - 6
p.m., Sunday noon - 5 p.m. Closed during winter months.
Bay, 49682; (231) 271-8888.
Vineyard and Winery - Located eight miles north of Traverse
on Hilltop Road off M-22. In season, open noon-6 p.m.
Sunday. During winter months, open by
appointment only. 10343 E. Hilltop
Rd., Suttons Bay; (231)
Gill's Pier Vineyard & Winery -
Located four miles north of Leland off
M-22. Call for hours. 5620
N. Manitou Trail, Northport, voice 231-256-7003,
Good Harbor Vineyards - Located
three miles south of Leland on M-22
behind Manitou Farm Market
and Bakery. 2191 S. Manitou Trail, Leland. May
tours and tastings are offered daily from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
through Saturday and from noon - 5 p.m. Winter hours,
through December 16, Saturday only, noon - 5 p.m. Closed
April. Sunday. R. 1, Box 888, Lake Leelanau;
L. Mawby Vineyards/Winery - On
Elm Valley Rd. south of Suttons Bay (take
M-22 to Hilltop Rd. to
S. Elm Valley Rd.). Summer hours 1-6 p.m. Thursday
or by appointment. Winter hours, Nov. through May, Saturday
noon-5 p.m. or by appointment.4519 S. Elm Valley Rd., Suttons
Leelanau Wine Cellars -
Located in Omena on the east side of the Leelanau
between Suttons Bay and Northport. Summer hours 11 a.m. - 6
Monday through Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sunday. 12683 East Tatch
Rd., P.O. Box
68, Omena; (231) 386-5201.
Raftshol Vineyards - Located 2 1/2 miles north of Suttons Bay on
Open daily from noon-5 p.m. 1865 N.W. Bayshore Drive,
Suttons Bay; (231)
Cellars - Located on the Leelanau Peninsula between Traverse
and Suttons Bay. Daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m., May 1 through Oct. 31.
hours: Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5
p.m. 9580 Shady
Lane, Suttons Bay; (231)
The Winery at Black Star Farm - On
Revold Rd. 12 miles north of Traverse
City (take M-22 to Revold;
winery is first driveway on left). Tasting hours
are 11 a.m.-6
p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday. 10844
Revold Rd., Suttons Bay, 49682; (231) 271-4884.
Willow Vineyards - On Hilltop Road south of Suttons Bay (take M-22
Hilltop). Open noon-6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday or by
Closed December through April. 10702 E. Hilltop Rd.,
Suttons Bay; (231)
Dunes Golf Club: The Dunes provides a tough test
for the average golfer. The
18-hole course is carved out of the
Leelanau County countryside. The
toughest hole is the sixth, a
469-yard par-4. Located 17 miles west of
Traverse City on M-72.
King's Challenge: Home to the Leelanau Country
Club, King's Challenge Golf
Courses are located 18 miles
northwest of Traverse City. The Arnold Palmer
outstanding views of the Leelanau Peninsula. The
course has a par of 70 for men and 72 for women. The
North Course, now known
as Sleeping Bear Golf Club, is one of the
area's longest courses at 6,800
yards from the championship tees.
The front nine has tree-lined fairways and
many elevations, the
back nine is rolling, with more woods. 228-7400
Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms: This
18-hole championship course opened for
play last summer amid
kudos from players of all abilities and ages. It
terrain and outstanding views of the Leelanau Peninsula.
yardage is 6,770 from the back tees. Located on Otto Road, 3 miles
of Suttons Bay. 271-2020.
Leland Country Club: A
private golf club with 18 holes that overlooks Lake
Located in Leland.
Northport Point: A nine-hole private
course near Northport.
Veronica Valley: Veronica Valley is a
scenic course that plays to a par 35
and 3,203 yards. Located on
County Road 641, 5 miles south of Lake Leelanau.
Champion Hill: Located on 350 acres of the highest
land in Benzie County,
this new course offers scenic, open,
rolling and heather-lined fairways, and
picturesque views of four
lakes. The 18-hole, par-72 course plays to 6,887
yards. Located 2
1/2 miles south of U.S. 31 on Marshall Road, just west of
Crystal Downs: This private course is recognized as
one of the finest in the
United States. Located near
Crystal Lake Golf Club: The 18-hole layout takes
golfers through heather,
orchards and hardwoods. It overlooks
Crystal Lake and features a new
practice facility. Located 1/2
mile north of Beulah on U.S. 31. 882-4061.
The year-round resort on M-115 near Thompsonville offers
championship holes cut out of Benzie County woods. Crystal features
Mountain Ridge course and the Betsie Valley course. Driving
Frankfort Golf Course: The
nine-hole course plays to 2,552 yards with a par
of 34. Located 2
miles north of Frankfort on M-22. 352-4101.
Course: The 27-hole championship course features a multiple
set-up. Located at 7568 Sweet Lake Rd. in Lake Ann, 13 miles W
Traverse City. 275-5500.
Pinecroft: This 18-hole
championship course was awarded a 3 1/2 star rating
Digest's 1998-99 Places To Play. Located 1/2 mile east of Beulah
U.S. 31 on Narrow Gauge Road. 882-9100.
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club: One of the most beautiful
courses in northern
Michigan, Arcadia Bluffs opened last fall.
Situated 150 feet above the Lake
Michigan shoreline, it offers
spectacular views from virtually every vantage
18-hole, par-72 course has no water hazards, making it look
a seaside course. 889-3001.
Bear Lake Golf
Association: One of the best public courses in northern
this little-known jewel doesn't publicize itself much.
well-maintained course plays to 6,500 yards from the men's
tees. Even though
the course isn't long, it demands precision
shots. Water on eight holes.
This 18-hole course (a second 9 was added in 2003) was
by owner Doug Carter. It features fesque fairways.
Manistee National: Formerly Cobi Golf Club, this
resort features two 18-hole
courses including the original
Canthooke Valley and the new Cutters' Ridge.
Designed by Jerry
Matthews, Cutters' Ridge is more challenging, with unique
holes and wetlands to navigate. It plays to 6,700 yards.
Fawn Crest: Located 18 miles east of Manistee, this
heavily wooded nine-hole
executive course plays to 2,068 yards.
Fox Hills: This nine-hole executive course plays to
2,340 yards. Located 4
miles south of Manistee.
Manistee: A private course with limited public
play, overlooking Lake
Michigan. The greens are small and the
course slightly rolling. Plays to
6,031 yards from back tees.
Located on Cherry Road in Manistee.