Bellaire: Stay-cation Guide

Small Town Stay-cation Guide

Bellaire

This lovely village has much to offer its visitors.

Water is the backdrop of life in Bellaire. The area’s Chain of Lakes is a 55-mile water system made up of 14 interconnected rivers & lakes throughout the region (including picturesque Torch Lake, whose shores are within five miles of downtown Bellaire!).

Swimming, boating, fishing, and beach-combing are summer activities that give way in the fall to driving tours along some of Michigan’s most scenic back roads.
















































































Things to Do

  • Grass River Natural Area: A 1,492-acre nature preserve surrounding the Grass River with seven miles of well-maintained trails including 1.5 miles of boardwalk floating above sedge meadows and cedar wetlands.
  • Hawk’s Eye Golf Resort: Home to the beautiful Hawk’s Eye Golf Course. We also offer guest rooms, condos, cottages, and resort vacation homes for rental.
  • Shanty Creek Resort: A four-season destination resort and conference center spanning 4,500 acres and three distinct villages: Summit, Schuss and Cedar River, each with lodging, dining, and activities. The resort boasts four golf courses, including two of the state’s top ranked courses.

Where to Eat/Drink

  • Bee Well Mead & Cider:  We serve mead, cider, pop, coffee and bar snacks!
  • Bellaire Smokehouse: Locally smoked fish, sausage, and jerky. Fresh fish and meats, plus local beer and wines.
  • Mammoth Distilling: Mammoth spirits are hewn from the glacial lakes and hills of Northern Michigan, and reflect the local, ancient character of the ingredients we use in every batch.
  • Short’s Brewing Co: The fourth largest craft beer producer in the state of Michigan with bottle and keg distribution throughout the Great Lakes State.
  • Torch Lake Cellars: A vineyard and winery with tranquil views of its vineyard, Lake Bellaire, and Torch Lake.

Places to Stay

  • Northaire Resort: Welcome to the Northaire Resort cottage/cabins located along the south shores of Clam Lake/Torch Lake in Antrim County. Northaire Resort will offer you a world of fun and relaxation.
  • Shanty Creek Resort: A four-season destination resort and conference center spanning 4,500 acres and three distinct villages: Summit, Schuss and Cedar River, each with lodging, dining, and golf.
  • Stone Waters Inn: located on the beautifully flowing Intermediate River and just a few steps from the very popular Short’s Brewery and all of the cute & unique shops that Bellaire has to offer.
  • Hawk’s Eye Golf Resort: Home to the beautiful Hawk’s Eye Golf Course. We also offer guest rooms, condos, cottages, and resort vacation homes for rental.

More Info

  • Bellaire Chamber of Commerce: Get to know Bellaire by visiting our unique gift, clothing and art shops as well as great places to eat and drink, plus a traditional movie theater make Bellaire a day-into-evening destination. Learn where to rent a pontoon boat, a kayak, or a bike.

Other Nearby Stops

Torch Lake Area (15 minute drive)

  • Central Lake Chamber of Commerce: We have the beautiful waterways, friendly businesses, and a country life style offering a wide range of recreational activities.
  • Paradise Properties: Full Service Real Estate office & Year-round vacation rental properties in northwest Michigan.
  • Torch Lake Café: Nestled in a historic church, TLC offers fresh seasonal cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, handcrafted cocktails and live entertainment in a warm welcoming atmosphere.

East Jordan (25 minute drive)

  • Cedar Rest Resort: Cedar Rest Resort is a family orientated facility. The cabins are rustic, located on 1400 feet of lake frontage on the South Arm of Beautiful Lake Charlevoix.

Kewadin (30 minute drive)

  • A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort: On the west side of beautiful Torch Lake is the Sundance course – ranked 3rd best new golf course in the country in 2006 – and the Torch course with its spectacular views and 4 star Golf Digest ranking.