7812 Main Street Bear Lake, MI | 616-510-3296
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Bear Lake Bed & Breakfast sits on a hill in the village of Bear Lake, approximately a 1/2 block to the beaches and marina. Our Bed and Breakfast lies only a 5-minute drive to the shores of Lake Michigan and the gateway to Northern Michigan, M-22. Our village is ideally located for those looking for a cultural, outdoor or relaxing “Up North” break. Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Leelanau Peninsula are all approximately 45 minutes from our B&B.

kayaking, canoes, paddle boards, swimming in lakes and rivers

LAKES, BEACHES AND RIVERS

• Bear Lake
• Lake Michigan, Pierport, and Arcadia Public Beaches
• Portage Lake
• Big Manistee River
• The Betsie River
• The Platte River

*You may use our kayaks and paddle board to enjoy Bear Lake. Need a ride to the river with your kayak/canoe? Check with the owners for a “drop off” lift, $10 fee applies.

*Bring your own boat and put in at the marina on Bear Lake. Don’t have one? Bear Lake Marina rents out pontoons, small fishing boats and more.

HIKING and BIKING

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Trails
North Country Trail
• Manistee River Trail
Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
M-22
• US Bike Route 35

Golf courses - Arcadia Bluffs

GOLF COURSES GALORE

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club - NEW south course
Manistee National Golf - 2 courses
Manistee Golf & Country Club
The Heathlands
Bear Lake Highlands
Chestnut Hills
Crystal Mountain - 2 courses

Food and dining options in northern mi

FOR FOODIES

The Glenwood - Distinctive dining, prepared to your liking.
Arcadia Bluffs - 2 dining areas - Distinctive dining with beautiful views & sunsets over Lake Michigan
Blue Fish Kitchen & Bar - Farm-to-table, artisan fare & Great Lakes fish
• North Channel Brewing Co. - carefully crafted menu, BBQ selection
Grille 44 - Food & Spirits
The Road House - Mexican Bar & Grill
The Fusion - Gourmet sushi & Pan-Asian cuisine
• Storm Cloud Brewing Co. - Known for flatbread pizzas and meat, cheese & pickle plates
• Yellow Dog Cafe - Quick bites, local gourmet coffee & tea selection.
The Fillmore - Appetizers, pastries, salads & full entrees made with local ingredients
• Iron Fish Distillery - Food trucks

CULTURAL AND SPORT ACTIVITIES

• Interlochen Arts
• Concerts at Little River Casino
Manistee Art Institute
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts
Manistee Quilt Tour
Historic Sites Tours - Manistee County
Beach Bums Baseball - Traverse City

Winter Adventures in Michigan

WINTER ACTIVITIES

• Sleigh rides - Fantail Farms
• Fat Tire biking trails
• Snowshoeing, x-country - Grand Traverse Land Conservancy Trails & Big M Trails
• Downhill skiing - Crystal Mountain Resort

EVENTS IN THE AREA

• Manistee National Forest Festival - July
Bear Lake Days – July
Big Bear Butt Cruise - August
• Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend - December
Sparkle in the Park - November – December
Tight Lines for Troops - May
Manistee Hops & Props - September