Shopping in the Area

Small towns and local villages throughout Benzie and Leelanau counties offer charming shopping in lakefront communities. You’ll find everything from bookstores to greenhouses, boutiques to galleries, jewelers to clothiers, sweet goods to wine Studded throughout the countryside, you’ll find, antique dealers, craft shops, galleries, wineries and farm stands. You’ll also find proprietors, not franchisees.

Just a few minutes from The Homestead, is the small town of Glen Arbor, where you can pick up a new skirt, sporting goods, or some beach reading. Further to the south and the west, you’ll find Empire and Frankfort, two small Michigan towns with some hidden gems. To the north and east of The Homestead are Leland and Suttons Bay both of which are charming towns with interesting shops.

For a more thorough description of shopping in the area, please visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau and be sure to get a copy of the free map it publishes each year. It is available at the Welcome Center and Cavanaugh’s.