Recommended Restaurants:

  • Bortell’s Fisheries (catch your own or order) –Ludington/Edge of Pentwater (Open only in the summer.)
  • Good Stuff’s (Breakfast and Lunch) — Pentwater (Say hello to Meg, the owner and Chef Jeff!)
  • Gull Landing — Pentwater (Not open in the winter.)
  • Village Cafe and Pub — Pentwater
  • Boathouse Bar & Grille — Pentwater (Currently closed.)
  • Big Hart Brewing — Hart
  • Hart Pizza — Hart
  • Ludington Bay Brewing — Ludington
  • Bri’s Pies — Pentwater (Not open in the winter.)
  • Antler Bar — Pentwater
  • The Brown Bear — Pentwater
  • Cottage Garden Cafe–Pentwater (Not open in the winter.)
  • Icecream:
    • House of Flavors — Pentwater
    • House of Flavors–Ludington
    • Whippy Dip — Silver Lake/Shelby
  • Coffee and Fudge:
    • Oldwick Post — Pentwater

Recommended Activities:

Within 30 Minutes Drive

  • The Beach! — Mears State Park — Pentwater
  • Shopping boutique stores in Pentwater — Our favorites are Birch (say hello to the owner, Niki!), Oldewick Post (say hello to the owner, Crystal!), Decors by Sandra, Storybook Village, CRAZE, and the Lemonade Stand
  • Art Galleries of Pentwater or Ludington
  • Jilly’s Gallery (say hello to Jill, the owner!)
  • MI West Coast Wine Trail (see Wine Trail Map) — we especially recommend Jomagrha Vineyards just down the road from us
  • The Jam Farm — Ludington (say hello to the “Jam Lady”!)
  • Mac Dune Rides — Silver Lake/Shelby
  • Thursday Night Concerts on the Green — Pentwater
  • Sunday Night Movies on the Green — Pentwater
  • AJ’s Family Fun Center (Go carts, Putt Putt, Arcade) — Just up the road from us
  • Little Sable Point Lighthouse — Silver Lake/Shelby
  • Big Sable Point Lighthouse — Ludington
  • Holcyon Nature Center — Pentwater
  • Hiking — Mt Baldy — Pentwater
  • Silver Lake Sand Dunes — Silver Lake/Shelby
  • Rainbow Ranch Horseback Riding — New Era
  • Pentwater Historical Museum
  • Pentwater Historical Boat Tour on Pentwater Lake
  • Pentwater Jr Sailing Program
  • Ludington Sailing School
  • Pentwater Art Fair – July
  • Homecoming — 2nd Thursday through Sunday in August
  • Pentwater Farmers Market — Thursday and Sunday during the summer
  • Rennhack Orchards Market — Hart
  • The Wolf’s Den–Scottville
  • Shelby Gem Factory — Shelby
  • Parrot’s Landing Jeep Rentals for the Dunes — Silver Lake/Shelby
  • Silver Lake Buggy Rentals for the Dunes — Silver Lake/Shelby
  • Pentwater River Outfitters — Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Canoes Rentals and Trips — Pentwater
  • Wave Club Watersport Rentals — Paddle Boards, Jet Skis, Kayaks, Sailboats, Ski Boats, etc — Silver Lake/Shelby
  • Canoe Trips:
    • River Run Canoe Rental on the Pere Marquette, Scottville
    • Happy Mowhawk Canoe Livery, Montague Charters
  • Sportsfishing:
    • Hillbilly Charters — Pentwater
    • Fuzzy Bear Charters — Pentwater
    • Sportsmen Charters — Pentwater
    • Hooked Guide Service — Hart
  • Golfing:
    • Colonial Golf Course
    • Golden Sands Golf Course
  • Kayaking