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Bellaire is Fresh Air

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Shanty Creek Resort, located in the beautiful landscapes of Northern Michigan, offers a breath of fresh air for those seeking a retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

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Surrounded by Beauty

We are surrounded by lakes, rivers, hiking and biking trails. In the summer we have 5 championship courses waiting to be played, along with Torch Lake and Lake Bellaire at this disposal of all boating and kayaking enthusiasts. During the chillier months Shanty Creek is the hub for skiers and snowboarders dreams, with 42 slopes transforming on the Schuss Mountain hill once show hits.

The fresh air and peaceful ambiance of Shanty Creek creates the perfect escape from daily life. Book your next adventure and Shanty Creek located in the heart of Northern Michigan.

Call 866-695-5010 to book your stay today!

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Aerial view of Torch Lake from the south end of the lake. Many different shades of blue highlight the lake's famous sandbar area.

More ways to play in the fresh air and turquoise blue waters of Torch Lake.

Torch Lake + The Chain of Lakes

A Day On The Water

Antrim County's Chain of Lakes watershed is 75 miles of northern Michigan’s most beautiful waterways, which includes 14 lakes and interconnecting rivers. The Chain begins in Beals Lake and flows 55 miles, ultimately into East Grand Traverse Bay.

Fishing. Boating. Water skiing. Kayaking. And a very popular sandbar. The turquoise blue waters of Antrim County’s famous Chain of Lakes is literally in Shanty Creek’s backyard.

Torch Lake gets the buzz, named among "the most beautiful lakes in the world” by National Geographic (and deservedly so), but The Chain is much more.

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Hiking + Biking

Glacial Hills

Over 31 miles of world-class single track mountain biking and hiking trails await at Glacial Hills in Bellaire.

Designed and built by members of IMBA and NMMBA, Glacial Hills delivers a world-class trail experience, with three trailheads just outside of downtown Bellaire.

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Grass River Natural Area

Founded in the 1960s, the Grass River Natural Area is a haven for wildlife, including many rare and endangered plants and animals. Grass River Natural Area produces diverse habitats including marshy bogs and floating sedges.

Just minutes from Shanty Creek, Grass River Natural Area is a fantastic place to discover the waterfowl, trees and fauna, and other wildlife that inhabit the Chain of Lakes region throughout it's 7+ miles of trails.

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Five Championship Courses

Discover why Shanty Creek's five championship tracks earned their well-deserved reputation among Michigan's best courses.

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And much more...

tennis, pickle ball, bike rentals, disc golf, sand volleyball to name a few.

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