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    Find Morels and Plenty Of Recreation In Benzie County, Michigan

    Across the Midwest Mushroom hunters are heading to the woods in search of these culinary favorites. Morel's are mine, and not far away in Benzie County, Michigan the season is ripe for mushroom hunting. If you're not interested in Mushroom hunting that's fine too because Benzie County has lush woodlands, and natural paths running along old railroad tracks that are ideal for a day out hiking or biking.

    The forests, dunes and bluffs of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Pere Marquette State Forest are also a great place for enjoying the outdoors. Between the two you can enjoy over 100 miles of hiking and biking trails and wildlife habitats, which are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

    If you prefer a getaway near the water you're in luck, Benzie County has 25 miles of Lake Michigan coastline, 57 inland lakes, and the southern portion of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to enjoy. Bring along family and friends and make a weekend of it. Our kids have enjoyed years of fun in Michigan, and there's so much to do or relax and do nothing at all if that's what you prefer; it's your getaway - just have fun!

    If you are interested in morel mushroom hunting, the late spring is a great time to visit Benzie County. The general timetable to find morel mushrooms is from around the end of April through end of May. Then again, the Fall is also a great season to go mushroom hunting as well in Michigan.

    The Honor Motel in Honor, Michigan has several great packages available at their cozy 16 room motel. Amenities include Cable TV, refrigerator and microwave, and in-room coffee within a small town country setting. The Honor Motel is within walking distance of Papa J’s Pizzeria and Diner, a 50’s style diner, for great breakfasts, lunches, or dinners.

    The Honor Motel is just about 15 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes, and can help locate a mushroom hunting guide to show guests where to find morels, what to look for, and other practical advice to make the experience not only pleasurable but safe and educational. They can also offering suggestions on other recreation opportunities in the area as well.

    Explore more mushroom hunting in Michigan - Join The Mushroom Mania On A Weekend Trip To Boyne City, Michigan

    By Leroy Worley

    Getting There:

    For current packages available and to plan your getaway at the Honor Motel call 231-325-3471 or see

    The best way to find out what the current conditions for mushrooming hunting in Benzie County is to visit