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Explore Shops, Restaurants, and Lodging in Downtown Bellaire

Get to know Bellaire by visiting our unique gift, clothing, art, and shops as well as great places to eat and drink. Bellaire has numerous accommodations including award winning Bed & Breakfasts, Motels, Inns, Resorts, cabins, parks, and campgrounds. With so much to explore and see, you won’t want to miss planning your next trip to beautiful Bellaire!

Celebrate the Rubber Ducky Festival with the Bellaire Chamber

Water is the backdrop of life in Bellaire, the county seat. Swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, and hiking are just some of the amazing summer activities. The Village’s 1,200 residents know how to have fun and get outdoors. Each August the town has Its Annual Rubber Ducky Festival with food, arts & craft show, parade, and the Annual Rubber Ducky Race. This year taking place August 16th – 21st, race day Saturday, August 21st. Family Fun with a chance to win prizes up to $500.

Other annual activities include Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Extravaganza, a Holiday Gift Fair, Light Up the Night, Soup Cook-Off and much more. Check the Bellaire Chamber website often to view upcoming events.

Bellaire Chamber of Commerce

Grab Lunch at Short’s Brewing Co.

Visit the Short’s Brewing Co Bellaire Pub, home to incredible pizza, sandwiches, live music, sweet swag, and most importantly—the finest beer, hard cider and seltzer on the planet. Takeout available, reservations recommended. Now booking our new private events space. Can’t make it over to Bellaire? Check out our Elk Rapids taproom. Both locations are open seven days a week.

Short’s Brewing Company

Visit Family Owned Bellaire Smokehouse

Looking to try some new amazing food? Be sure to check out Bellaire Smokehouse, a premium market providing smoked foods, fresh meats, and seafood. They’ve also got a great selection of delicious wine, beer, cheese, and dry goods to elevate your dining experience. Open from mid April through December, this family owned business has been a staple of the Bellaire community for over two decades, both for visitors and locals alike. Don’t miss top sellers like their double smoked bacon or the Whitefish Pate, both smoked on site. And don’t miss trying their other delicious choices of meats, fish, and seafood.

Bellaire Smokehouse

Take Home a Souvenir from Uniquely North

Reflecting the many moods and styles of Up North living, shopping at Uniquely North is fun and engaging! You’ll find clothing, home décor and gifts that pair comfy and casual with chic and upscale. With seasonal offerings and a constantly changing inventory, Uniquely North always has something new. The town of Bellaire is surrounded by lakes, beautiful woods and all the things to do and see that make being Up North year-round so amazing. Come in and enjoy!

Uniquely North

Make Yourself at Home at Stone Waters Inn

Looking for lodging on your up-north getaway? Stay at the Stone Waters Inn, a unique lodging experience, located in the heart of downtown Bellaire. The recently updated hotel combines up north elegance, small town charm, and northern hospitality for a stay you’re sure to love. Enjoy accommodations within walking distance from amazing downtown Bellaire businesses, and just a short drive from multiple of Michigan’s top 50 golf courses.

Stay in either a suite or themed room, all of which feature amenities like a private bath, balcony, in-room coffee, and even “white noise” machines. Don’t forget to pack your bathing suit for a dip in their hot tub, overlooking over 700 feet of beautiful river frontage. Or head outside to enjoy their outdoor gazebo and fire pits. However you choose to enjoy your trip, make yourself at home with Stone Waters Inn.

Stone Waters Inn

Grab your Gear from Paddles and Pedals

Looking for adventure in Northern Michigan? Make sure to stop by Paddles and Pedals in downtown Bellaire, offering a variety of adventure gear rentals, as well as accessories, and repairs.

Paddles & Pedals has what you need to get outside and explore all that the area has to offer. Whether your way involves kayaking down a lazy river, paddle boarding across an inland lake, or biking along your favorite trails, our knowledgeable staff will help you plan your own adventure, no matter your skill level, while offering affordable rental prices and great customer service.

They’ve got you covered for every season, from paddle boards and mountain bikes in the summer, to snowshoes and fat bike tires for the winter. Plus, grab some great apparel from brands like Carve Designs, Tentree, and Adidas to complete your look before you head out on your adventure.

Whichever way you choose to get outside and explore, Paddles & Pedals wants to help you enjoy all that Michigan’s natural beauty has to offer.

Paddles and Pedals

Try a Famous Board from Hello Vino

For a great dining experience in downtown Bellaire, look no further than Hello Vino! This wine and cocktail lounge features a variety of drinks like specialty wine cocktails, sangrias, loaded bloody marys, and more.

Guests ages 12 and older are invited to grab a seat inside the lounge or out on their patio and enjoy a great selection of items off their brand new food menu as well. Their delicious menu items range from classics like shrimp cocktail and gourmet hot dogs, to new favorites like lobster salad sandwiches and brisket nachos. Or grab a charcuterie board and enjoy live music from local musicians.

They even offer cocktails and wine bottles to-go, so you can enjoy the best wine selection in Bellaire wherever you may go. Be sure to try this local gem on your next Bellaire adventure.

Hello Vino

Test Your Puzzle Skills at Escape Bellaire

For great fun with friends and family, head to Escape Bellaire for their escape room experiences.

The escape rooms offer real-life adventure games where you work as a team, using problem solving skills to complete a mission. Currently open at Escape Bellaire is the Savage Safari room, where four to eight players work to find evidence to stop a group of African poachers before time runs out. Coming soon is the Gatsby’s Library room, a medium difficulty room for two to six team members to travel to the 1920’s to race the clock and identify who murdered Mr. Gatsby.

Escape Bellaire’s rooms can be booked online and are sure to be a fun experience you won’t forget!

Escape Bellaire