Northport Travel Guide

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  • Old Mill Pond Inn

    Northport, Michigan, 49670, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

Northport Restaurants

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    by Eric-Sabin Updated Oct 26, 2005

    This place has delicious gourmet deli style food and a great modern decor with a patio on the side which features a fountain.

    Favorite Dish: Last time I was there I had a delicious sandwich with olive bruschetta and cucumber slices. I also had a sort of pear cobbler. This was very good.

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    by just4funds Written Nov 22, 2003

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    From this novice's viewpoint, the fare here is Nuveau Cuisine, or at least the closest you're gonna get in Northport. The decorating and plate presentation are meticulous, and the atmosphere is a bit more well-lit than at Woody's. Some might find it a bit stuffy, though.

    Favorite Dish: It was a few years ago, sorry!

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Road Trip
    • Adventure Travel

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    by just4funds Written Nov 22, 2003

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    Woody's is a great place! The staff is always friendly and the atmosphere seems always boisterous. The menu offers an eclectic mix of standard American fare with a few surprises like Arroz con Pollo, one of my favorites. The bar offers a wide variety of brews on tap, both famous as well as area micro brews.

    Favorite Dish: It's a tough choice, the Arroz con Pollo is near to my heart as that is a dish that my Aunt (who taught for many years in Puerto Rico) used to make. However, their barbecue ribs are great as well.

    Related to:
    • Water Sports
    • Road Trip
    • National/State Park

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Northport Local Customs

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    by just4funds Written Nov 23, 2003

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    On Friday evenings during the summer months you can enjoy live music in the park adjacent to the marina. There is some variety week to week, but it's been enjoyable every time I've been able to make it there. There are limited picnic tables in the park, so plan on bringing a blanket or your own lawn chairs.

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    • Music

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Northport Warnings and Dangers

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    by just4funds Updated Dec 7, 2003

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    One of the things we say in Michigan is "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes." In addition to being humorous, it's also very true.

    Storms can move in quickly, the winds can turn 180 degrees around in less than 30 minutes, in addition to dying off completely without warning (thus either blowing you off course or stranding you out in the open waters of Lake Michigan.)

    Although fog is normally an evening/early morning development, there are times where it can build and come on-shore in the middle of the afternoon.

    If you're going out on the water, be smart and make sure that everyone has a PFD and that you've told someone where you're going and what your planned schedule is.

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Northport Off The Beaten Path

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    by Eric-Sabin Updated Oct 19, 2005

    To the Northwest you can view the north and south Fox islands.

    (picture 2) I drive past this little stone house all the time, but Im not sure what it is.

    Soth Fox Island stone house Christmas Cove

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    by just4funds Written Dec 7, 2003

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    The Fly-In Pancake Breakfast is held every August out at Woolsey Airport which is located about 1/2 way to the lighthouse. (Approx 4 miles outside of town.)

    In addition to a very large number of planes flying in to attend, there are typically some USCG / USMC aircraft present as well. There have been rescue demonstrations by the USCG helicopter crew, and the USMC C-130 Transport opens for tours. (This may not be true now post 9/11.)

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    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Birdwatching

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