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Discover the joy of summer at Hanmer’s!

Things begin to heat up with the coming of summer, especially the area lakes and

rivers. At Hanmer’s, you can choose a fishing spot under a cool shade tree, canoe and kayak the Betsie or take a slow leisure tube ride down the river. And no matter the weather conditions, our indoor pool is open for your enjoyment.

Benzie County offers

  • Plenty of local events
  • Festivals
  • Weekly concerts
  • Arts and crafts shows
  • July fireworks in Beulah and Frankfort
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The annual week-long Cherry Festival in Traverse city begins on July 5th

Take a trip up scenic Highway M-22 to the Sleeping Bear Dunes


Book a tee-time at one of the areas championship quality golf courses.

Dare to defy gravity?

You can take a ride to “Gravity Hill,” Putney Road in Blaine Township where objects appear to roll uphill in excess of fifteen (15) miles per hour, defying gravity.

Whether this spot is a magnetic freak of nature or an optical illusion is uncertain.  At the top of the hill rests the remains of a ghost town, the church here is over 100 years old!

It is told that cars placed in neutral will roll uphill to the parking lot of the old church. This area which seems to defy gravity is just miles from the forty-fifth (45th) parallel, the halfway distance from the equator and the North Pole.

No matter what you chose, at the end of the day, you can relax around your community campfire, tell stories and plan for the next day.

Summer at Hanmer’s is awesome!