5227 Rushton Road
Central Lake, MI 49622
Cedars Resort cabins on Central Lake in Northern Michigan


Area Chambers of Commerce
Alden (231) 331-4432 No website
Bellaire (231) 533-6023 www.bellairechamber.org
Boyne City (231) 582-6222 www.boynecity.com
Central Lake (231) 599- 3250 www.central-lake.com
Charlevoix (231) 237-9031 www.charlevoix.org
East Jordan (231) 536-7351 www.ejchamber.org
Elk Rapids (231) 264-8202 www.elkrapidschamber.org
Mancelona (231) 587-5500 www.mancelonachamber.org
Attractions & Shopping
Bullfrog Candle Fort Mackinaw Manitou Island
Antrim County Park on Lake Michigan Hot Air Balloon Rides Sleeping Bear Dunes
Alden Mill House Jet Ski Rentals Soaring
Beaver Island Jordan Valley Glassworks  
Fishtown (in Leland) Mackinaw Island  
Farmers Markets & Orchards

Bellaire Farmers Market

Held every Friday morning during the summer at the "Senior Center" in Bellaire, across from the Courthouse.

Altonen Orchards

(231) 264-8052

Open May -November.   Vegetables throughout the year.  Seasonal: cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, and apples.

First Fruits

(231) 587-8930

Open June - Early November.  Apples, peaches, pears, plums, and seasonal vegetables.

King Orchards

(231) 544-6479

Open May -November.   Apples, cherries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, sweet corn and vegetables. You-Pick Cherries and raspberries in the summer.  We offer mail order and online sales via our website.

Cherry View Orchards

(231) 264-9807

Open June through October. Apples, cherries, apricots, peaches, plums and pears.

Clam Lake Orchards

(231) 533 - 6497

30 varieties of Apples: Honeycrisp, Gala, McIntosh, Red and Golden Delicious, Mutsu, Fuji, etc. Offering both picked and "U-Pick" on dwarf trees.

Friske Orchards

(231) 599-2604

Open year round.  Over 20 varieties of apples.  Also Strawberries, cherries, peaches, apples, apricots, nectarines. U-pick for strawberries, peaches, apples and more; tours and festivals.  Offers mail order and online sales.

Kiteley's Farm Market

(231)  547 - 2318
Hunting & Fishing

The Crossings Bait Shop

Central Lake
(231)  544 - 2407

Fishing Boat & Pontoon Rentals, Bait & Tackle, Licenses, etc.

Riverside Marina

(231) 533 - 5389

Fishing Boat & Pontoon Rentals, Guide Services, Bait & Tackle, Licenses, Ice Shanty Rentals, etc.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources


Fish and Game Finder Magazine


Outdoor Activities

ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) Information

Michigan Interactive
ATV & ORV Information

ATV Trail Reports, ATV Trail Maps, ATV Rentals, Michigan ATV / ORV Forum, etc.

Grass River Nature Area

(231)  533 - 8314

Located just south of Bellaire, the preserve consists of over 1300 acres and miles of meandering waterways.

It is naturalists and photographers dream come true.  A great place to stroll around and take in nature at its finest.  Admission is free.  Special nature topic classes (usually an hour or two) offered all year.  Guided tours by request.  It contains about 7.5 miles of trails which includes about 1 mile of wooden board walkways through cedar swamps.  There are over 400 species of plants, 49 species of mammals, and  65 species of birds.   Snowshoe and cross-country ski events are held in the winter.

Raven Hill Discovery Center

(231)  536 - 3369

Located a few mile east of East Jordan,   Raven Hill is a hands-on, indoor and outdoor, museum connecting technology, history, art, and nature.  Open all year.  Admission is $7.00  Focused to kids, but adults will also enjoy the experience and learn a thing or two.  There really is a lot to choose from, so please visit their website.  Snowshoe and cross-country ski trails available in the winter.

Swiss Hideaway Canoe Rental

(231)  536 - 2341

Located between Mancelona and East Jordan, Swiss Hideaway is just XX miles from Cedars Resort.

Canoes, Kayaks and tubes are available rental.  Trips usually take ~ 3-4 hours between the livery itself and the Rogers Road take-out point.  The Jordan River is pristine and one of the finest trout fishing rivers in Michigan.

The river is typically slow, although there are a few places with minor rapids.  The depth of the river is typically between 2 to 4 feet.  You will see very few hints of civilization while on the river.  However, you will see fantastic scenery, lots of wildlife and pristine, crystal clear water.  Bring a picnic lunch and you can enjoy it wherever you decide stop and take a break.

Jordan Valley Outfitters

(231)  536 - 0006

Located 1/2 mile north of East Jordan, on the shore of Lake Charlevoix. they are XX miles from Cedars Resort.  JVO specializes in Canoe, Kayak, Raft, Tube, and Snowshoe rentals.   Plus good advice where to use them!

Cedars Resort

Hey, that's us!!    Just use our kayaks and canoe and paddle around the Upper Chain O' Lakes.  FREE to those staying at Cedars Resort.  Numerous lakes connected by streams.  Slow moving water.  Beautiful wetlands, wildlife, including nearby wildlife sanctuaries.

Fine Dining

Both Tapawingo and The Rowe Inn are located in Ellsworth (About 4 miles from Cedars Resort). Both are 5-Star restaurants. Obviously they have excellent food, excellent service, excellent wines, etc. We have had quests whose main reason for coming up here is simply to eat at one (or both) of these fine restaurants. But bring your wallet. Better yet, bring someone else's wallet!


(866) 588 - 7881

Rowe Inn

(866) 432 - 5873

"Normal" Dining

Central Lake

Blue Pelican

2535 Main Street
Central Lake, MI 49622 (231) 544-2583

Seafood www.thebluepelican.com


2379 South Main Street Central Lake, MI 49622 (231) 544-2400

Family A popular place for breakfast

Classic Pizza

2461 N M 88
Central Lake, MI 49622 (231) 544-5555

Pizza Pizza, grinders, calzones, broasted chicken, salads

Rocket Robs

2420 N M 88
Central Lake, MI 49622 (231) 544-3037

Pizza Pizza, subs, salads, calzones, ribs, wings


The Club

2443N. Main Street
Central Lake, MI 49622
(231) 544-9800

Bar Also serves hamburgers, club sandwiches, etc. Visit The Club on Facebook.


Front Porch Cafe

9235 Main Street Ellsworth, MI 49729
(231) 588-2000
Family www.frontporchellsworth.org
This is a nonprofit that was opened by the local ministry when the local for-profit restaurant could not stay opened. Only the cooks are paid, the rest of the staff are volunteers.


Gold Nugget

6513 Center Street Ellsworth, MI 49729
(231) 588-6023

Bar Also serves hamburgers, club sandwiches, etc.


Bellaire Bar & Restaurant

217 North Bridge Street Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 533-6536

Bar Also serves hamburgers, Club sandwiches, etc.
Visit Bellaire Bar & Restaurant on Facebook.

Chang Express

632 Willow Drive
Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 533-4000



6340 Old Torch Lake Drive Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 377-7777

Bar & restaurant A local favorite located on Torch Lake.

Shorts Brewery

121 North Bridge Street Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 533-6622

Micro-brewery www.shortsbrewing.com
Award winning micro-brewery.  Limited selection of food.

Lulu's Bistro

213 North Bridge Street Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 533-5252

Family www.lulusbistro.com
Casual dining, classically prepared dishes, and a contemporary setting to rival the chic tastes of Chicago.


216 North Bridge Street Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 533-8513

Family www.tooniesfishandsteakhouse.com
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served.

Ruthie's Chicken & Dairy Twist

201 North Bridge Street Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 533-8538

Ice cream Also has some food

Grandmas House

2379 S M 88
Bellaire, MI 49615
( 231) 544-6120
Family Actually, Grandma's style.


102 North Bridge St. Bellaire, MI 49615
( 231) 533-6262

Coffee house www.mokabellaire.com

Boyne City

Red Mesa

117 Water Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 582-0049

Latin www.redmesagrill.com
Mexican, Caribbean, South American, Central American cuisine.

Cafe Sante

1 Water Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 582-8800
European www.cafesante-bc.com
Features Belgian beers, wood-fired pizzas, mussels and frites, pastas, Panini, unique breakfasts and casual cuisine from other fine European traditions. Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


Water Street Cafe

113 Water Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 582-9929

Bistro Visit Water Street Cafe on Facebook
Savor simple dishes with gourmet graces (muffaletta with fresh basil, burgers with balsamic onions) under the sparking chandeliers. Don't skip the legendary House Cappuchocolate. Weekend supper club.



216 North Lake Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 582-9927

Family A local favorite for breakfast

Thick 'n Juicy

104 Water Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 582-7700
Family www.thickandjuicydiner.com
A 50's style diner voted Best Burger and Best Fast Food by the Best of the Northwest poll.
Skiing & Snowsports

Ski Resorts

Shanty Creek Resort

(231) 533 - 8621

Shanty Creek is a large resort which has:
  • 3 "villages": Summit, Cedar River, and Schuss. There are restaurants, hotels and condos at each. $$$$$
  • 2 ski areas: Summit and Schuss
  • 4 Golf courses: Summit, Schuss, The Legend, and Cedar River
Located near Bellaire, it is just 12 miles (17 minutes) from Cedars Resort Cross-country ski and snowshoe equipment are available for rental. These trails tend to follow the golf courses and are beautiful in the winter. Our suggestion: Stay at here at Cedars Resort + Play there = Having the best of both worlds for a lot less money.

Boyne Mountain Resort

(231) 549-6000

Located in Boyne Falls, it is 29 miles (35 minutes) from Cedars Resort.

Boyne Highlands Resort

(231) 526 - 3000

Located in Harbor Springs, it is 45 miles (~1 hour) from Cedars Resort.

Mount McSauba Ski Hill

(231) 547 - 3267

Small ski (25acres) area. 5 trails, Vertical drop is 148 ft. Inexpensive and great for families, especially kids Located in Charlevoix, it is 20 miles (27 minutes) from Cedars Resort.

Skiing Resources

Michigan Skier


Complete guide to Michigan skiing including news, conditions, calendar, and links.

White Pine Stampede

(231) 587 - 8812

"Michigan's Premier Nordic Event" typically held in early February, consists of 10, 20, & 50 Km cross country ski races. Races begin at the Mancelona High School and finish at Shanty Creek.

Jordan Valley Outfitters

(231) 536 - 0006

Located 1/2 mile north of East Jordan, on the shore of Lake Charlevoix. They are XX miles from Cedars Resort. In the winter, JVO specializes in Snowshow hiking and Cross Country skiing. Rentals available. Plus good advice where to use them!

Snowsports / Snowmobiles

Galmores - Snowmobile Rentals

105 E 2nd St
East Jordan MI
(231) 536 - 7582

Trail Reports & Information

Charlevoix Snowmobile Club
Jordan Valley Trails Council
Michigan Snowmobile Association
Michigan Interactive (Fishweb - Snowmobiling)
Snowmobile - Weather Condition
Snowmobile - DNR

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