Suttons Bay

The town's gorgeous views will enthrall you while wine tasting, golfing, and taking in the scenery

Welcome to Suttons Bay

Coastal village with stunning views and a charming downtown area
Suttons Bay is a coastal village in northwest Michigan off Grand Traverse Bay. This seaside community has two beautiful public beaches, unique specialty shops, two majestic marinas, and a charming downtown area with several casual and fine dining establishments. Suttons Bay is a central point since it is close to Leland and Northport and a short drive from Glen Arbor. The town's gorgeous views will enthrall you while wine tasting, golfing, and taking in the scenery.

What to Love

  • Suttons Bay Beach
  • Charming downtown area
  • Stunning views

Local Lifestyle

Suttons Bay is the perfect place for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, artists, and wine lovers. This picturesque village is a hub of activity, with events such as the Suttons Bay Art Festival, the Summer Solstice Art Walk, The Leelanau Wine on the Water Festival, and the Fall Finale Art Walk. For wine and food lovers, Suttons Bay offers over a dozen restaurants with meals prepared from locally grown vegetables and fruits and wines from Suttons Bay’s top-tier wineries. 
Adventure enthusiasts can take their bikes for a ride down the TART trail or take a boat and sail through the majestic turquoise bay. This town is a paradise for musicians, artists, and writers since it features stunning views of Lake Michigan and gorgeous scenery. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Suttons Bay is well-known for its galleries, dining venues, and boutiques. For apparel and accessories, head to stores such as Bahle’s of Suttons BayBay WearHaystacksLima BeanHappy WomanThe Roost Consignment Boutique, and Poppy Things
9 Bean Rows features fantastic baked goods such as croissants, donuts, and bread. Head to Leelanau Cheese for cheese plate tastings, French and Swiss-style homemade cheeses, and cheese-related products. Other notable shops include Forget-Me-Not Florist, Front Porch Gift Shop, and Edward’s Home Furnishings
Wren’s menu features craft cocktails, comfort food, and rustic bistro fare, served in a casual space with patio seating. Hop Lot Brewing Company features a bright, airy outdoor area with many seating options. V.I. Grill offers traditional American comfort food, burgers, salads, and wraps and features an outdoor patio where dogs are allowed. Other notable restaurants include Boone’s Prime Time Pub45th Parallel Cafe, Hang On Express, Martha’s Leelanau Table, and North Country Grill and Pub

Things to Do

Suttons Bay features various parks, hiking trails, public beaches, and other attractions. For example, Suttons Bays Ciders has a relaxing ambiance and stunning vistas. Head to this cidery and enjoy the day touring the grounds while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Visit Two K Farms Cidery and Winery for a wine tasting. The tasting room at this farm is among pine trees and fields, with an outdoor patio facing the bay, where you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon.
The Leelanau Farmers Market is a great place to visit on a Saturday afternoon. You can find fresh vegetables and fruits, gourmet food, wine, flowers, baked products, artisan items, and meat at this market. 
Grab some popcorn and head to The Bay Theatre to watch movies and live performances. This small-town theater combines an old-school feel with a modern touch, and its concession products are all locally sourced. Visit this historic theater with loved ones and enjoy live performances and films. 
Residents enjoy Suttons Bay Beach for sunbathing or swimming. The water here is shallow and heats up rapidly in the summer, making it suitable for swimming.  The Bahle Farms Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course that features gorgeous terrain and stunning views.
Finally, mark your calendar for the annual Suttons Bay Yeti Fest, which features family-centered entertainment and activities. Activities include figure skating, face painting, a scavenger hunt, and a silent disco.

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