Take a Fall Canoe Trip
See beautiful Fall colors along the shore line. Riverside Canoe Trips is located just a few miles from our Motel. Come canoeing this fall and experience the fascinating upstream migration of salmon in the Platte River. There is no better way to enjoy a trip down the river which ends at Lake Michigan. Buds Canoe Rental is located directly accross the street from us. Pack a cooler and enjoy the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore from your canoe. Trips end at a picnic area near the sandy beach at Lake Michigan.
Bird Watching for all levels of Birders
The park Sleeping Bear Dunes has a wide variety of birdlife because of the many varying habitats. Bald eagles are seen along the Lake Michigan shoreline. In the winter there are great rafts of goldeneyes, mergansers and scaup on Lake Michigan. Benzie County offers wonderful birding opportunities throughout the year, but especially in spring and fall. The best overall birding is to be had from mid-September through mid-November. About 270 species have been recorded in the county and about 200 of these may be seen in a given year. Many can be seen along the Betsie Valley Trail. Hike, bike or spend some quiet time, get plenty of excercise along this 27-mile trail, which stretches from Frankfort to Crystal Mountain. Access to www.betsievalleytrail.org is just a few miles from the Honor Motel.
Do Some Great Fishing
The Platte River is one of Michigans finest. It offers the angler a variety of opportunities from small, resident trout to the much sought after migratory steelhead and salmon that make their way in each year from Lake Michigan. Take a tour of the Platte River Fish Hatchery. The Platte River runs through Honor and ends in Lake Michigan. Check out the Benzie Area Seasonal Fishing Reports then enjoy some great fishing. Mark Rinckey, our local expert Steelhead and Salmon fishing guide is for hire and guarantees a catch. He knows every nook and crany of our rivers and inland lakes. Give him a call at (231) 325-6901, he will pick you up at our Motel and bring you back. After a great day of fishing place your catch in our freezer and go relax at the LumberJacks Bar & Grill, great food and live music on the weekends in walking distance from our Motel.
Great Fall Color Tours
Best Enjoyed: Late September to Mid-October, few places compare with the natural beauty of Northern Michigan, we are perfectly located to explore this region of our state. Lake Michigan shoreline, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore, Pierce Stocking Drive Overlooks, Point Betsie Lighthouse, Farm Markets, Wineries and much more. Click Here for a scenic color tour guide or double click on the map to your right to enlarge. Know when the colors will be peaking, check out the most current fall color conditions. Weekly Color Report
Golfing In Benzie
Benzie County's 2012 Fall festival
Every weekend in October. Many events take place during this festival including the Scenic Chair Lift Ride, Horse Drawn Hay Ride, Haunted Forest, Antique Show, Flea Market, Fall Fest Parade, Giant Pumpkin Contest and so much more. This festival includes many family activities for all ages. Fall Festival