Within minutes of your door are more sight-seeing and recreational opportunities than you can imagine. Sunny Woods maintains several hundred feet of frontage on the Upper Platte River. Take a canoe or kayak trip down the "Upper Platte" (recommended for experienced canoeists) portion of the river. Continuing down the river to the "Lower Platte" (great for family trips) portion of the river you will eventually come to the "mouth of the river" at Lake Michigan. Visit CanoeMichigan.Com for information.
The golfers in your group will appreciate the many public golf courses close by. The State of Michigan ranks #2 in the nation for golf courses and Benzie, Leelanau, and Grand Traverse County are home to some of the most notable courses in the state. "Click Here" for a listing of Northern Michigan Golf Courses.
Fishermen and women come from around the country to test their angling skills on the lakes and rivers in the area. Try your hand at fly fishing on the Platte, Manistee, and Betise Rivers. Betsie Bay in Frankfort is the home for many "big lake" charter boats. Schedule a charter fishing trip with one of these experienced "captains" who will take you to spots where the "trophys" are caught each year.
Traveling north from the motel you enter Leelenau County and the Village of Glen Arbor and the Big and Little Glen Lakes. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is located there . . . spend a day on a picnic and walk the dunes . . . on a clear day you can see the Manitou Islands. Further north you enter the fishing Village of Leeland and Northport at the tip of the county. "Click Here" for information about the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Just north of Frankfort, along Scenic M-22 is the Point Betsie Lighthouse. This historic landmark is one of the most photographed lighthouses in Michigan and attracts thousands of visitors every year. "Click Here" for information about the Point Betsie Lighthouse.
Each of the communities in Benzie and Leelanau County offer wonderful dining and shopping opportunities.
Many fine restaurants, gift stores, antique shops, and art galleries can be found as you relax and wonder their quaint shopping districts. "Click Here" for shopping information.
One of the most notable galleries in the area is that of Gwen Frostic, located on River Road between Benzonia and Frankfort. More "big city" shopping can be found in Traverse City (15 minutes east) and Manistee (45 minutes south) of the motel.
West of Sunny Woods is Crystal Lake, Lake Michigan, and the Big and Little Platte Lakes. Public bathing beaches for the sun-bather, public boat ramps, kids play areas and plenty of sand-castle material can be found at each of these locations.
More gaming and recreation can be found at the casinos in the area. Within 45 minutes of the motel are several offering Vegas-style gaming, dining & live entertainment. In Leelanau County you'll find the Leelanau Sands Casino and Peshawbestown, Williamsburg is home for the Turtle Creek Casino and the Wind River Casino is located just north of Manistee. "Click Here" for casino information.
NEVER ENOUGH TIME
You will discover during your stay at the Sunny Woods that there is not enough time to do and see everything on your schedule. Our solution is to plan several trips throughout the year. Choose a season and make your plans to come and stay at Sunny Woods.