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Address: Traverse City, MI
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An area of upscale shopping along a scenic route.

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Wonderful Place to Visit

We have visited Sutton's Bay on a few occasions and it is always fun. Lots of shops and great restaurants. Excellent water views, too. I recommend it highly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
roadcatindy
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Indianapolis
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Sutton's Bay on a few occasions and it is always fun. Lots of shops and great restaurants. Excellent water views, too. I recommend it highly.

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Thank roadcatindy
Le Roy, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Suttons bay has many things to do. The winery's are very nice. The little shops are so cool. make sure to visit the fudge store its delicious! Restaurants are cozy. The people are very nice. lots of biking around Suttons Bay

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Thank Sarah B
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Quaint shopping, local businesses. Take side streets and view some of the original Native American locations. Sutton Bay was the home base for many of our natives.

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Gaston
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Suttons Bay is a town on the western shore of West Bay of the Grand Traverse Bay - north west of Traverse City. There is shopping along the main street with shops and restaurants on either side. Plenty of parking in lots or along the sides of the streets. The is a cute little marina with a small park for... More 

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Virginia
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236 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Suttons Bay is a village on the western shore of West Bay of the Grand Traverse Bay. The shopping area is basically one street with shops and restaurants on either side.

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Thank scarletman1972
Traverse City, Michigan
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

My family and I were fortunate to have lived in Suttons Bay for 5 years. The village is a wonderful lakeside area with charming shops and restaurants. A short walk can take you from downtown to a nice marina with sandy beach. The sand along the bay of Lake Michigan is like granulated sugar, perfect for making sandcastles. This is... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Nice little village and well decorated for the holiday season. Drove around the area and really reminds you a 'Mayberry RFD' atmosphere.

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Frankfort, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Suttons Bay has many great stores and restaurants along the main strip. They even has a movie theater. It has a cute catchy little downtown. It also has some of the nicer parks in the area. It's a quick jog from the Traverse City area.

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Thank Amy J
Ortonville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a great spot as an end point for biking the Leelanau Trail from Traverse City. There are places to swim and picnic with many restaurants and shops. You can then put your bike on the bus and take the bus back into town if you choose.

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Wellston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

very nice little town, good restaurants and shopping. Nice scenic drive from Traverse City. Can easily walk from one end of town to the other.

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