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Enjoy May Activities in Elk Rapids

There is something special about May in Elk Rapids. As the weather warms and summer approaches, a fresh feeling of renewal is in the air. While residents and visitors plan outdoor recreation, we have some tips for thoroughly enjoying the month of May in Elk Rapids.

Start by planning for the Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce Craft Shows throughout the summer. The shows feature more than 70 different artisans who display, sell, and demonstrate their art. Nestled in the heart of the village, the shows run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and the first date is Saturday, May 27th, with subsequent shows on July 15th, August 4th, and September 2nd.

Next, take advantage of the season's beauty in the many natural environments in which Elk Rapids is home. Walk or bike through the 300 miles of trails, planning your route with our detailed trail map. For water lovers, head to Elk Rapids Marina, where you can spend a day on the water. Elk Rapids boasts over 2000 feet of pristine sugar sand on one of the most beautiful beaches in Michigan. There, you'll find every type of water sport available: kayaking, sailing, boating, SUPing, fishing, and of course, perfect swimming. Fuel up at The Dam Shop at Elk Rapids Marina after your water sports session!

If you are a golfer, there is no better place to enjoy the stunning sights of the area than from one of our golf courses. Recognized as some of the best in Michigan, there are plenty of golf courses to choose from. So book your tee time at Elk Rapids Golf Club, Grand Traverse Resort, The Chief, and LochenHeath courses. And north of Elk Rapids, between Torch Lake and Grand Traverse Bay, A-Ga-Ming offers three distinct golfing experiences: wide, playable fairways, woods and creeks, and parkland settings.

The hustle and bustle of River Street is a sure sign that summer is fast approaching. Plan a day trip downtown for a unique shopping experience. The angler in your group is sure to discover treasures at Big Fish Sportswear, while those who wish to be pampered can pop into Indulge Elk Rapids Day Spa.

While enjoying the friendly downtown atmosphere, stop for a quick bite at Town Club, or relax and enjoy a leisurely coffee chat at Happy Camper Coffee Co.

If you are looking for a dining experience in Elk Rapids that is sure to please, there are many options. Here are a few we recommend, especially this time of year.

· Foundry Craft Grillery (Opening this month.)

· Cellar 152

· Ames Street Café

· Jac’s Parlor

Elk Rapids is a wonderful place to enjoy the month of May and beyond. So take in the season's beauty and keep an eye on the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce website and Facebook page for more information!



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