The Antrim County area has it all!

GOLF - Michigan's best golf courses are just around the corner.  Shanty Creek has 4 courses!  The Legend, Cedar River, Schuss Mountain, and Summit.  Other courses nearby are The Chief and Hawk's Eye.  Grand Traverse Resort and Boyne Mountain golf courses are just 30 minutes away and at least 20 courses are within 45 minutes.  

SKIING Shanty Creek is constantly improving its downhill skiing, cross country, snowboarding and tubing offerings.  Or take the short drive to Boyne Mountain.  You can cross-country ski right out your door, but watch out – the White Pine Stampede (Feb 2, 2019), may be coming down the trail!

BOATING Lake Bellaire public access is 10 minutes away.  Torch Lake – selected by National Geographic as one of the world's most beautiful – can be accessed from the public ramp and docks in Alden, just 20 minutes away.  (Be sure to check out the ice cream cones in Alden while you are there!)  No boat?  Rent one in Bellaire at the Riverside Marina

CANOEING - Try the Jordan River, just 20 minutes away.  Take it all the way down to beautiful Lake Charlevoix.  Or head down to Grayling and try the Au Sable or Manistee.  

HIKING, CAMPING, HUNTING, and SNOWMOBILING - Take advantage of over 40,000 acres of public lands some of which is immediately adjacent to Swiss Village East.  You can't beat the natural beauty of Grass River Natural Area, Glacial Hills, and the Cedar River Natural Area.

FISHING - You just can't beat the rainbow trout found in our very own Cedar River.  Or try any of the area lakes.  

HEALTH CLUB - Become a member at Shanty Creek and enjoy the marvelous facilities. 


FOOD - From some of Michigan's most elegant dining at Ellsworth's Rowe Inn, a laid back hangout with delicious burgers at The Bellaire Bar, to fast food McDonald's, you'll find it!   

NATURE - Deer, wild turkey, fish, birds, and fox abound. Try hunting for morel mushrooms!   

SCHOOLS - SVE is serviced by two good school districts-- Mancelona and Bellaire.  Check out the fabulous charter school, Concord Academy.

NIGHTLIFE - In Bellaire, Short's Brewery has become a dining and music venue drawing microbrew connoisseurs, foodies and music lovers from throughout the Midwest.  On holiday weekends, be sure to come early.  We know you will stay late.  There are also some exciting new places to go!  The Bee Well Meadery, Mammoth Distilling, and Hello Vino are great spots to go! 

OTHER ATTRACTIONS - Horseback riding, indoor miniature golf, sand dunes, great shopping, theaters, movies, and more.

NEARBY TOWNS - Visit Charlevoix (30 min.), Gaylord, (45 min.), Traverse City (45 min.), Petoskey (45 min.), and Mackinac Island (90 minutes).

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