About Suttons Bay, Michigan

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Suttons Bay is the gateway to Leelanau County and lies midway up the eastern shore of Leelanau Peninsula.  This year ‘round coastal village has a quality all its’ own…specialty shops, galleries, and unique dining experiences make this place a truly ‘walkable village’.  Marina Park is an ideal spot for a family day at the beach.  The schoolship schooner, Inland Seas, is docked on the south side of the marina.  With hiking trails at Bahle Park and the TART trail on the edge of town, you can bike, hike or run to your hearts’ content.  Surrounded by rolling vineyards you will find yourself in the heart of Michigan wine country.

So pick your adventure – golf, shop, a day at the beach, savor the local fare and award-winning wines.  Take your time – catch your breath – relax. 

Local Attractions

The Bay Theatre - This charming, historic theatre plays first run, independent, and foreign films. The Bay has 271 seats and is equipped with state-of-the-art digital projection and Dolby surround sound. 

Bahle Farms - 18 holes of unforgettable golf. Located 3 miles South of Suttons Bay. Onsite clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant, driving range, practice putting and chipping greens. Open daily from May 1st to October 31st.

Inland Seas Education Association - A nonprofit (501c3) organization whose mission is to help people of all ages experience the science and spirit of the Great Lakes through hands-on experimental learning activities aboard a traditionally-rigged tall ship schooner. 

The Suttons Bay Jazzfest and the Suttons Bay Art Festival are two yearly events that are a ton of fun for those that are looking for something exciting to do.

Places To Eat

The VI Grill is one of the oldest food places in the entire area. It has been around since the late 1800s and, although there have been several owners over the years, it has still managed to remain popular. Locals enjoy their artichoke dip, popcorn perch, nachos, and "The Villager" burger. 

9 Bean Rows is also a local hotspot that features fresh, delicious food that is truly farm-to-table. They offer a full bar, outdoor seating, and a menu that is ever-changing according to what is in-season. Located in the historic firehouse in downtown Suttons Bay, this charming restaurant should be at the top of your list. 

Family owned and operated for over 25 years, Roman Wheel is one of the local's favorite places to get pizza, sandwiches, and ice cream.