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Riverside Canoes is proud to be located in beautiful Benzie County, inside the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. We’re lucky to be surrounded by natural beauty with plenty of hiking, biking, beaches and trails to explore. If your visit to our area allows time for exploration we’d recommend you check out the following attractions and local businesses.

Point Betsie Lighthouse >>
  • The lighthouse marks the entrance to the Manitou Passage, one most important shipping channels on Lake Michigan.
  • Open seasonally as a museum and visitor center.
  • 3701 Point Betsie Rd
    Frankfort, MI 49635
    (231) 352-7644
Cherry Bowl Drive-in Theater >>
  • Catch a double feature in an actual drive-in movie theater!
  • The movies are all first-run and always family friendly.
  • Open rain or shine, the show starts at dusk.
  • Located on US31 at
    9812 Honor Highway
    Honor MI, 49630
    Movie Hotline: (231) 325-3413
Frankfort Lighthouse & Pier
  • At the end of Main Street you’ll find the Frankfort beach and the channel that leads from Betsie Bay in Lake Michigan.
  • It’s a popular destination for fishing, walking the beach and a great place to watch the sunset.
Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Center >>
  • This museum, gift shop and visitor center has exhibits, special events and rangers onsite to help you make the most of a visit to the National Lakeshore.
Gwen Frostic Prints >>
  • Nature is preserved in Gwen Frostic’s original block prints at this one-of-a-kind print shop in the woods.
  • Listen to the presses while you shop for prints, gifts and notecards.
  • 5140 River Road
    Benzonia, MI 49616
    (231) 882-5505
Grand Traverse Land Conservancy >>
  • Protecting significant land, GTLC is home to over 121 miles of trails and 74 properties open to the public.
  • Most of their trails are dog friendly, allowing you to explore with your furry friends.
  • 2846 N Three Mile Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686
    (231) 929-7911
Empire Area Museum Complex >>
  • Learn more about the history the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Leelanau county from lumber barons and blacksmiths to small-town life in along the railroad.
  • Seasonal hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • 11544 LaCore Street
    Empire, MI 49630
    (231) 326-5568
Betsie Valley Trail >>
  • A 22 mile trail stretches from Frankfort through Elberta, and Beulah all the way to Thompsonville.
  • Perfect for bikes and walking, with sections paved.
  • Pets on a leash welcome on most of the trail.