Benzie County Michigan invites you to visit us. Located in the northwestern portion of Michigan’s lower peninsula and offering all that you’d expect from a Pure Michigan vacation! With nearly 30 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, 57 inland lakes, two pristine rivers, the Betsie and the Platte and we’re the gateway to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore was voted the “Most Beautiful Place in America” by ABC’s Good Morning America viewers in 2011.

Benzie County is known as “the best place in Michigan for Outdoor Sports & Recreation.” There is an abundance of outdoor events and activities all season long. From the “Michigan PGA Women’s Open” held at Crystal Mountain to the “National Coho Festival” honouring the ‘salmon run’ along the first river that began salmon fishing in Michigan, many of the area’s events cater to a variety of sports and recreational interests. “The Taste of Benzie” gives vacationers a chance to experience a farm-fresh Benzie County foodie event, while arts and crafts fairs in the many towns and villages within Benzie County take place all summer long. Benzie County’s Fall Festivals and the Frankfort Film Festival in October give visitors quality entertainment value for a fall colour getaway to this beautiful region in Michigan.

With quaint vacation towns and villages and majestic Crystal Lake, Benzie County Michigan is a perfect setting for a relaxed getaway. With spectacular beaches, miles of biking and walking paths, and plenty of great restaurants, shops and attractions. Outdoor activities for vacationers and sports enthusiasts include fishing, golfing, biking, hiking, running, and kayaking in the spring, summer and fall months. Events and festivals take place throughout the year as well. For more information on Benzie County lodging, restaurants, outdoor recreation and events contact Benzie County Visitors Bureau at 1-800-882-5801 or see