The best of Lower Michigan is here!
East Jordan and the accompanying river valley is home to some of the most picturesque scenery in Michigan. Nestled at the end of the south arm of Lake Charlevoix, there is a myriad of things to do and see for the whole family!
Bellaire & Boyne City
Bellaire & Boyne City are both known for some of Michigan's best golf and skiing. Boyne Mountain, Schuss Mountain & Shanty Creek are a quick drive from our location.
Discover Alden, tucked away on the beautiful shores of the 3rd most beautiful lake in the world, where you may unearth a real treasure! Who'd have dreamt there would be such a gem tucked-away village like Alden? No wonder everyone wants to keep it hush-hush. Its the kind of place you want to save and introduce to a good friend-as if it were your own personal discovery.
Charlevoix is a dynamic outdoor activity destination, featuring a bounty of beaches and parks, orchards and seasonal activities sure to please the adventurous, and unique historical and architectural attractions for the curious. It is also the launching point to Beaver Island!
The village of Elk Rapids is one of the most charming of all the many harbor towns in Northwest Lower Michigan. Located just north of Traverse City on East Grand Traverse Bay, Elk Rapids, with its modern marina, offers a welcome refuge for boaters on the waters of Grand Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan.
Traverse City has long been the hub of entertainment for the region and remains the place to be and be seen when it comes to nightlife. Tantalize any tastebud at a local eatery, then check out a movie at the State Theater, a performance at the City Opera House or a play at the Old Town Playhouse. TC has a variety of hotspots for all ages!.
It's been said that Torch Lake is where the rainbow stores its color, and was rated by National Geographic as the third most beautiful lake in the world, which comes from its unusually crystal-clear waters that exhibit a bright turquoise hue, often resembling Caribbean waters. Several villages and hamlets lie along its 41 miles of shoreline, including Alden, Eastport, Clam River, and Torch Lake. They make for excellent strolling, shopping and dining opportunities.
Summer adventures include lazy afternoons spent on the waters of Torch Lake itself, whether boating, sailing, kayaking, fishing, or just swimming. Winter frolics include snow mobiling, show-shoeing and ice-sailing.
The Chain of Lakes
The Chain of Lakes - a water-lovers paradise - is a seventy-five mile-long series of fourteen lakes and interconnecting rivers in Antrim, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse and Kalkaska Counties which forms a single waterway. Bella Solviva is located near the source, offering daily excursions from kayaks to motorboats. 'nuff said?
Old Mission Peninsula
Take a day to explore the Old Mission Penisula wine trail! Grab a picnic lunch or enjoy some nosh in one of the tasting rooms. Wine trails not you thing? Enjoy a cycling adventure and pedal your way through the rolling hills of Old Mission, while drinking in the water views of Grand Traverse Bay. Whatever your agenda, this will make for a memorable occasion that you can revisit with every sip of wine thereafter.
Grand Traverse Bay
The Grand Traverse Bay region is known for its lakes and lakeshores, for its cherries and grapes and mushrooms, and for its boating and downhill skiing. The bay itself is an incredible resource and magnet for boaters, fishers and other water-loving enthusiast. Vistas of its clear waters can be found most anywhere along its shores.
Harbor Springs, Petoskey & Bay Harbor
Take a day trip to the villages of Bay Harbor, Petoskey and Harbor Springs, nestled around the Little Traverse Bay. Each offer unique dining, shopping and entertainment experiences. From Bay Harbor's fabled marina, golf course and downtown, to Petoskey's beautiful gaslight district and Harbor Spring's quaint shops and restaurants, each is a 'must see'.