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Alden, Bel air .

Activities near shanty creek wk of Aug 6

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1. Re: Alden, Bel air .

It would helP to know some details? Ages? Likes? Dislikes? Active? Sedate?

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2. Re: Alden, Bel air .

Yes, would help to know ages and interests. If you're staying at Shanty Creek they have a nice beach area. The towns of Bellaire and Alden have some unique shops and restaurants. Dockside is a bar and grill right on Torch Lake at Clam River. with a nice deck. Grass River Natural Area, between Shanty and Alden is worth a look.

http://www.grassriver.org/ You will be visiting a beautiful area.

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3. Re: Alden, Bel air .

Rent a pontoon boat in Bellaire for the day (http://www.riverside-marina.com/). Take it down the Bellaire River, across Lake Bellaire, through the Grass River, through Clam Lake and the Clam River (more like a channel) into Torch Lake and back in the afternoon. Tie up at the Dockside (urbanspoon.com/r/307/1290009/restaurant/Trav…) for lunch and eat on their deck, enjoying the view. Don't miss this wonderful adventure. We've done it every August with our kids for several years and it has created countless memories and stories. Definitely wear your bathing suit, because you can stop anywhere along the river and swim - it's very shallow and clear.

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4. Re: Alden, Bel air .

If you like beer, don't miss the Shorts Brewery Pub in Bellaire. Their Bellaire Brown is one of my favorites.

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5. Re: Alden, Bel air .

I second the Short's suggestion. Great beer and good food. Also in Bellaire, the Lunch Box is a tiny little place that serves only breakfast and is run by a "mature Harley" couple (yep, bikers). They're really nice people, the food is great and it's a wonderful atmosphere. And for excellent burgers check out the Bellaire Bar.

If you're golfers, Shanty Creek has some really nice courses. My favorites are Cedar River and The Legend.

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