Community Services

Accommodations – A list of the many accommodations, lodging, camping, and rental opportunities available in the area.

Benzie Area Public Safety Dive Team – 100% volunteer organization that serves the entire county of Benzie. They provide search and recovery services at no charge for local law enforcement and fire/rescue teams. They train in the areas of: Search and Recovery, Ice Diving, Night Diving, Deep Diving, Wreck Diving, Zero Visibility Diving, and Evidence and Body Recovery. The Team is also a member of the Northern Michigan Mutual Aid Dive Team, which serves all of Northern Michigan.

Benzie Bus – Public transportation within Benzie County.

Benzie Conservation District – Promotes responsible use of natural resources in our community by providing leadership, information and services.

Benzie County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Benzie County Extension – From MSU – your direct link to the resources of Michigan State University - This site offers up-to-date information to meet the needs of county residents.

Benzie County Recyclers

Benzie County Chamber of Commerce

Benzie Shores District Library – Information about the Library’s many services and programs, as well as a healthy collection of Internet resources, including many local ones.

Empire Chamber of Commerce

Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce Members – A list of all our members providing a view all the many businesses, organizations, and services available in the area.

Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools

Frankfort, City of

Frankfort Panther Sports

Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse – The official Point Betsie Lighthouse Web site.

Interlochen Center for the Arts:

Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital

Tourism Links:

Lake Michigan Car Ferries

  • Lake Express – Runs between Milwaukee, WI and Muskegon, MI, 1- 866-914-1010.
  • S.S. Badger – Runs between Manitowoc, WI and Ludington, MI, 1-800-841-4243

Michigan Interactive – Michigan Outdoors & Outdoor Recreation – An interactive tour of Michigan and all it’s outdoor recreation. Maps, stories, photos, tips and more.

Michigan Traveler Companion – Vacation guide to Michigan hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, and rental cottages.

Northern Michigan Connection

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Travel Michigan – “Official State of Michigan Travel site. Complete travel and leisure guides to all Michigan destinations. Info, discounts, specials and more.”

West Michigan Tourist Association (WMTA) – No where celebrates the seasons like West Michigan!

Visit Up North


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Frankfort and Elberta, located on beautiful Betsie Bay are known for their friendly and helpful businesses, abundance of dining choices, quaint shops, fun events and fabulous fishing.

There is something for everyone in the Frankfort-Elberta area, miles of Lake Michigan beach for sunbathing, walking, picnicking or just enjoying the spectacular sunsets. If you are looking for more adventure, there is hang gliding from the bluffs of Elberta or you can take a glider ride with one of the members of the Northwest Soaring Club located at the Dow Memorial Airport, just outside the Frankfort City limits.

In July and August you can bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the Concerts in the Park. On Wednesday evening the music will be coming from the bandstand in Elberta’s Historical Waterfront Park. On Friday evenings the concerts are at the Mineral Springs Park in Frankfort snug against the shore of Betsie Bay.

During the summer months both communities come alive with Art & Craft Fairs and Car Shows. For a complete listing of events, accommodations and other information about the Frankfort-Elberta area contact the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce at (231) 352-7251 or visit our website at

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