The 10 Best Things to Do in Frankfort, United States

March 8, 2018 Carley Gatson

Frankfort in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Lighthouses. Discover best things to do in Frankfort with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Frankfort

1. Point Betsie Lighthouse

3701 Point Betsie Rd, Frankfort, MI 49635-9523 +1 231-352-7644
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 236 reviews

Point Betsie Lighthouse

Reviewed By Don H

Takes a while to get out to this lighthouse but I would say it’s definitely worth the time invested. Nice beach to walk on and a great lighthouse to just stand and look at. My advice would be that you take a picnic lunch a blanket to sit on and just spend a couple hours enjoying the view of Lake Michigan

2. Arcadia Overlook

Highway M-22, Arcadia, MI
Excellent
90%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 86 reviews

Arcadia Overlook

Reviewed By BlakievanHemert - Santa Barbara, California

Magnificent vistas from high up on the bluff overlooking the coastline and way out into Lake Michigan. It`s a great place to observe lake going vessels, hear the sound of the surf and especially to catch a stellar sunset.
It`s an easy and safe pull over off the highway.

3. Elberta Beach

Bye Street, Elberta, MI
Excellent
64%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Elberta Beach

Reviewed By upnorth98 - Thompsonville, Michigan

This is one of the few places I have found to be able to do bonfires on the beach. The lookout up top is gorgeous, but take the drive down to the beach. There is a nice parking lot at the base of the hill. There is a road that travels south, but I've heard many a story of people getting stuck by slightly straying from the well packed road.

If you do plan on a bonfire, remember safety first. We always bring a large 5 gallon bucket with us that contains our fire starting supplies and serves as a way to extinguish the fire when done. Make sure it is well drowned and cool to the touch before leaving.

4. Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI +1 231-326-4700
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 544 reviews

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Reviewed By Mary C - Ada, Michigan

A beautiful drive with scenic views. We went on a Friday, before the weekend rush. Imagine this will be super busy in a few weeks when the colors change.

5. The Frankfort Light

Main Street, Frankfort, MI
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 104 reviews

The Frankfort Light

Reviewed By teachers55 - Columbus, Ohio, USA

This walk out into the lake is pleasant. Our grandkids jumped in at a point where a ladder allowed them to climb out. The lighthouse has seen better days - lots of graffiti but arriving there does give a lovely view back to the shore. Don't go out there if the waves are crashing over it. A local 15 year old boy was swept away and drowned. But it's a good activity in a calm day!

6. Gold Coast Charter Service

212 Frankfort Avenue, Elberta, MI 49628
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Gold Coast Charter Service

With over 70 years combined salmon fishing experience, Gold Coast Charter Service offers the ultimate Lake Michigan sport-fishing experience! Based in beautiful Frankfort, MI, nobody works harder to make sure your fishing trip is a safe, exciting adventure worth remembering for years to come.

Reviewed By BillThickJr

Gold Coast was generous enough to donate their time, equipment and their boat to the Charity Veterans Fishing Tournament, Tight Lines For Troops. It was a pleasure to fish with Eric and Wayne on the Trophy Cup and all the vets had a great time. I booked another charter in early July because I was so impressed with their service, knowledge, dedication and their personalities that I booked another teip 6 weeks out as a Fater's Day gift for the old man. If you want to fish Northern Lake Michigan, this is the boat with the experience and personality to provide the great time you are looking for.

7. The Mayfair Tavern

515 Frankfort Ave, Elberta, MI 49628 +1 231-645-0151
Excellent
0%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 2 reviews

The Mayfair Tavern

Reviewed By lauragatz - Traveler...

Had a very nice dinner here around 1900 on a Saturday evening, on their patio. Great service. Some gluten free options. Although staff was friendly, was not able to accurately assist with the full variety of gluten free options. If you go, you'll have to either ask for additional help or just quiz them a bit about what is in the food. Definitely wheelchair accessible.

8. Frankfort Beach

Frankfort, MI 49635
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Frankfort Beach

Reviewed By Ronmsparks - Coopersville, Michigan

Visiting in mid-January, the beautiful Lake Michigan beach in Frankfort is a different king of beauty. With strong westerly winds, the huge waves were breaking along the shore resulting in ever-growing masses of ice in the sub-freezing temps. Really a magical sight...to enjoy from inside a warm car!

9. Crystal Lake

Frankfort, MI
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

Crystal Lake

Reviewed By Linscav

Just what it says "crystal" and that is what the water is, crystal clear and such a pleasant swimming beach. Granddaughters loved it, wanted to stay and never leave. Its so clear you can see the fish and rock collecting is a must.

10. Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve

Green Point Road, Arcadia, MI 49635
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
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0%
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0%
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0%
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5 based on 8 reviews

Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve

Reviewed By lettezilla - London, United Kingdom

We'd read that there was a loop hike out overlooking Lake Michigan, with access to the beach, and decided to give it a go. It's between Arcadia and Frankfort, look out for a small green sign.

We parked at the trailhead and were the only people there. You can do it as a there and back that is slightly less steep, or a loop with a bit of steep grade. We did the loop, which climbs to begin with, through a gorgeous forest (bring bug spray, though!), to a stunning overlook. Wow, worth a bit of a climb.

From there it's a short walk to the bridge, via a boardwalk staircase. Steep, but cool to have a bit of Lake Michigan beach to ourselves. Then get the stairs back to the trail, continuing the loop back to the parking lot.

The whole thing is 1.5-2 miles, and took us under an hour in extreme heat and with frequent photo breaks. I'd definitely recommend this short but moderate hike!

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