In this beautiful area of northern Michigan you will find Benzonia. A quaint little village just 7 miles or so from Lake Michigan and one mile from Crystal Lake. There is a warm, welcoming community and plenty of unique, cute stores and restaurants. The surrounding area is home to some natural beauty with lakes, rivers, sand dunes, bluffs, rolling hills, meadows and orchards. There's plenty to do in Benzie County.
Benzie Area Historical Society and Museum will set you up with a glance at the past, displaying artifacts of local history pertinent to the area. Then you can explore all the sweet charms of the village stores and restaurants.
Heading out of the village you can enjoy walking the Betsie Valley Trail and all the outdoor activities and scenery at Crystal Lake and Platte Lake. In this part of the world and just a short drive from charming Benzonia, you will find National and State Forests, hiking trails, biking trails, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, lighthouses and fishing spots. Not to mention kayaking, canoeing, sailing and skiing and snowmobiling in winter. It's a outstanding natural area absolutely filled with beautiful scenery and fun things to do.
The seasons all offer fun things to do in Benzie County. Summer is great on the lakes, winter means snow activities and fall brings the changing colors to the landscape.