About Menonaqua Beach
Menonaqua Beach is a pristine area located between Harbor Spring and Petoskey, MI. It is a coastal resort community with so much to offer. If you’re looking to relax on the beach, go hiking, and participate in watersports, there’s no better place to go.
Things to Do in Menonaqua Beach
Bring your own or rent a bike and ride the trails in Little Traverse Wheelway, which connect all the way to Harbor Springs! If you like golf then head down to Petoskey-Bay View Country Club and play a round. Enjoy Lake Michigan and feel the lake air on your face. Also the Mackinaw Trail Winery is an extremely friendly winery with an amazing tour! Northern Lights Recreation has laser tag, bowling and karaoke, which is fun for the whole family. There are also multiple nature preserves in the area that make for great outdoor adventures: Menonaqua Woods Nature Preserve, Huff Nature Preserve, Round Lake Nature Preserve, and Watson Nature Preserve. When it comes to places to eat, we’ve got you covered! Try any or all of these great places: Bob-In Again, 1911 Restaurant (located in Terrace Inn), Pallette Bistro, The Side Door Saloon, Petoskey Brewing, Spicy Bob’s Italian Express, Freshwater Grill, Vernales Restaurant, or Polish Kitchen – Harbor Springs.
Day Trips from Menonaqua Beach
Heading south on Highway-31 along the shores of Lake Michigan makes for a picturesque drive to Traverse City. Along the way stop in Petoskey and see the downtown, Historic Gaslight District and the amazing shops. Then continue on to Traverse City. This city is definitely quite large for a coastal city but it still maintains a smaller coastal town feeling. There are loads of water-based activities for all ages. In addition, there are tons of great shops and restaurants. Drive in the other direction for about an hour and you end up in Mackinaw City, where there is also a myriad of activities to do! You can stay in Mackinaw City or you can get on a ferry to Mackinac Island for a trip back in time. Cars have been banned here for decades! So how do you get around? Horse-drawn carriages of course! You can also walk or bike anywhere on the island. The fudge here really is the best in the world! Yes, the world! If you’re traveling in July, then make sure you’re on Mackinac Island to see one of two sailboat races finish at the lighthouse and dock at the island.
Menonaqua Beach Accommodations
First, you absolutely must see the property rental deals that are available on our website! Why stay in a hotel when you can stay in a home? However, if you are set on staying in a hotel, then book at one of these great places: Menonaqua Inn, Best Western of Harbor Springs, Comfort Inn, Coach House Inn, Stafford’s Bay View Inn, or Terrace Inn.
Transportation in Menonaqua Beach
Coming by car will be the option for commuting to and around Menonaqua Beach. There are plenty of bike trails and paths, so you might want to consider bring your bike with you or finding a rental shop.