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Beulah, Michigan Things To Do

Few places compare with the natural beauty of Northern Michigan and Beulah, as part of that area, is no exception.

Pristine Crystal Lake, great fishing and breathtaking sunsets keep people returning year round!

The Village of Beulah and the surrounding area offers a host of recreational and cultural opportunities with each changing season that residents and visitors can enjoy.

Beulah Highlights

  • The beach - the beach is located on the northwest side of the village on the shores of Crystal Lake.

beach beulahThe beach has several hundred feet of sandy shore, a beach house, tennis courts, a playground and parking. Swimming is great at the beach with its sandy bottom and safely marked swimming area.

The Cold Creek spills into Crystal Lake adjacent to the beach and provides another avenue for swimming enjoyment. Fourth of July celebrations include watching the fireworks display over Crystal Lake from the beach.

  • The park - the park has a large pavilion, barbeques, picnic tables and is almost entirely shaded by majestic hardwoods.

cold creekBring your family and friends for a picnic or schedule your next summer family reunion at the park. During the summer there are frequent "Music in the Park" evening concerts offered at no charge.

  • The boat launch - the boat launch is ample and well-maintained, providing access to Crystal Lake, Benzie County's largest and best-known lake.

The launch is ideal for the launching or removal of most any size or type of watercraft. Use of the launch is at no charge.

  • Cold Creek - the Cold Creek is a beautiful, natural resource that provides habitat for wildlife.

The creek meanders through the Village of Beulah on its way to Crystal Lake. The majority of the Crystal Lake watershed is east of Beulah, where branches of the creek converge and form the primary inlet to the lake.

  • Betsie Valley Trail - the bicycle trail runs between Frankfort and Thompsonville, including the village of Beulah in its long stretch.

From Frankfort the trail follows the Betsie River to the shores of Crystal Lake and on to the village of Beulah. The Benzie Sun Rise Rotary funded the construction of a trail head building in the village of Beulah where trail riders can rest and seek shelter if needed.

Beulah has overnight lodging, shopping, restaurants and parking to accommodate the biking traveler.

Your Four Seasons Retreat

Spring - March, April, May:
Spring time activities, like the year will vary with whatever mother nature dishes out.

maydayTypically, March and a good part of April are great times for skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. Steal head can be found in the Betsie and Manistee Rivers, while perch and smelt are popular on Crystal Lake.

The Morel Mushrooms will start popping up in the forests, with the coming of spring rains and warm weather. The nearby village of Mesick hosts an annual Mushroom Festival this time of year and Beulah residents have celebrated May Day.

Memorial Weekend is the kick off for the summer season.

paradesSummer - June, July, August:
The sunshine and warmth of the summer season gives residents and tourists the opportunity to enjoy a multitude of activities and events.

Arts and Crafts shows, Parades, Festivals, Music Events are just a sample of the things you will be able to do. Sightseeing in this area is fun and interesting, the vacation homes are exquisite and the village shops offer plenty of shopping for the most unique items we all love to "find". Access to boating, fishing and swimming are within easy reach from the village beach.

Fourth of July celebrations include fireworks, a parade, a Firecracker 5K Footrace and other fun-filled activities. Call 231-882-5801 for details.

The Beulah Art Fair is an annual, juried show the Saturday after July 4 in the Beulah Park. Contact Anne Ritchards at 231-325-6642 for more information. The annual Crystal Lake Art Fair happens in mid-July in downtown Beulah. Details are available by calling 231-889-5479.

The Crystal Lake Team Marathon is in August and starts in downtown Beulah. For information send eMail to

Fall - September, October, November:
Cool nights, migrating wild fowl and colorful trees mark the season of fall in Beulah. Spend the day shopping, hunting, color touring or kayaking and then unwind in the evening at one of the restaurants in the village.

The fall months are jam-packed with events focused on pumpkins, fall foliage, harvest festivals, football and Michigan’s seasonal bounty. The Village of Beulah has its annual Fall Fest in October. Activities include a Timber Art presentation, soup contest, farm market, cider press, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and safety presentation. Call 800-882-5801 for information.

ice fishWinter - December, January, February:
Winter brings piles of snow, blustery winds and frigid temperatures. Some folks stay indoors and put their feet up by the fire, play board games, read a good book or chat with their family and friends. Brave souls spend time outside ice fishing, ice skating, snowmobiling, snow shoeing or shopping.

Beulah puts out the white winter carpet with Christmas Magic in December and Winterfest in February. Winterfest is a local celebration of winter with fireworks, a parade, a chili cook off, games on the ice and an ice-fishing contest. Winterfest is an annual event that occurs the second Saturday in February.

Plan to do some ice-fishing on Crystal Lake during Michigan's Free Fishing Weekend in February every year. No License Required!!!