Great Lakes Equestrian Festival is 5 miles from the house, located at Flintfields Horse Park. Cherry Capitol Airport is 16 miles. Elk Rapids Golf Course is 2 miles; A-Ga-Ming Golf Course and Grand Traverse Resort Courses are 10 miles; Lochenheath Golf Course is 6 miles.

Head north for a two mile walk into the quaint, friendly village of Elk Rapids. The village has antique shops; art galleries; marina was voted #1 for the state of Michigan and fine restaurants to please your palette. Visit our 1901 historical museum at 301 Traverse Street. At the museum, you will learn about the 1842 history of Elk Rapids Village. This area was notable for industrial companies, three schooner docks for shipping materials, lumbering; then transitioning into potato fields, farming, orchards and the advent of tourism. On your return walk, stop at the kids park or explore Petobego Lake to the south of your vacation home. Petobego Lake is our local nature preserve, where swans, deer, small animals and wild berries thrive. Nearby is Turtle Creek Casino; great shopping and fine dinning in Traverse City; check out the many wineries in Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula. Don't forget historical Mackinaw Island and the famous Sleeping Bear Dunes.