Shopping in the Area

Small towns and villages throughout Benzie and Leelanau counties offer charming shopping from local businesses in lakefront communities. You’ll find everything from bookstores to greenhouses, boutiques to galleries, and sweet goods to award-winning wines throughout the countryside. 

Just a few minutes from The Homestead is the charming town of Glen Arbor, where you can pick up picnic supplies, sporting goods, or some beach reading. Further to the southwest, you’ll find Empire and Frankfort, two small Michigan towns with some hidden gems- like the local favorite Grocer's Daughter Chocolate. To the north and east of The Homestead are Leland and Suttons Bay, both of which are charming towns with interesting shops. And you simply can’t miss strolling through the shanties of historic Fishtown!

For more information on shopping in the area, please visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau and be sure to get a copy of the free map they published each year, available at the Welcome Center and Cavanaugh’s.