Top things to do

Museum in Charlevoix & Petoskey

Little Traverse History Museum

Further up Hwy 31 in Petoskey, stop in to see the museum's Hemingway collection, including rare first-edition books that the author autographed for a friend when he visited in 1947.
Bakery in Saugatuck & Douglas

Crane's Pie Pantry

Buy a bulging slice, or pick apples and peaches in the surrounding orchards. Crane's is in Fennville, 3 miles south on the Blue Star Hwy, then 4 miles inland on Hwy 89.
Brewery in Saugatuck & Douglas

Saugatuck Brewing Company

Locals like to hang out and sip the house-made suds.
Deli in Traverse City


After a day of fun in the sun, refresh with sandwiches at gastronome favorite Folgarelli's.
Bar in Charlevoix & Petoskey

City Park Grill

Toss back a drink at this Petoskey bar where Hemingway was a regular.
in Saugatuck & Douglas

Marro’s Italian Restaurant

It gets props for its pizzas.
American in Saugatuck & Douglas

Wicks Park Bar & Grill

Located by the chain ferry, Wicks gets props for its lake perch and live music.
Winery in Traverse City

Chateau Grand Traverse

One of the Mission Peninsula's stalwards, pouring renowned Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It also has a six-room inn on site.
Winery in Traverse City

Chateau Chantal

It gets lots of kudos for its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and dessert wines, as well as for the romantic, French-style B&B on the grounds.