Just arrived in town? Need a map? Looking for a list of current events? Restaurants? Lodging? Need a restroom?

Stop at the Suttons Bay Visitor Center! As you come into Suttons Bay from the south, take a right at the blinker on Front Street (runs behind the main street). The SB Visitor Center is housed in the Inland Seas Education Association Center, the long grey building with red roof at 100 Dame Street. Construction is happening so use the side door.

Staffed entirely with volunteers, the SB Visitor Center will be open for summer business Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Hours this summer are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. On Saturdays, please visit the Spice Shop at 310 St. Joseph Street (main street) from 10 am to 2:30 pm. On Saturday afternoons, the Visitor Center will be open from 2:30 pm to 5 pm (closed on Sundays). We have all the information you need to fully enjoy your stay in our village including maps, brochures, restaurant menus, and more. Also, enjoy the educational Great Lakes exhibits including fish and turtle tanks in the Inland Seas Education Association Center!

For questions, please call 231-271-7423.

OFF-SEASON HOURS: The ISEA Center will be open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, for visitors to pick up information and maps.

Other bathrooms are located at the South Shore Park (just south of town), and the North Park (just north of town), and at the Suttons Bay Marina (open until 8 pm from mid-May to mid-October).

Attention Bikers! BATA runs buses between Suttons Bay and Traverse City if you would like to bike the paved Leelanau Trail one way and ride the bus the other. Pick up BATA and bike trail maps at the SB Visitor Center. BATA can take 3 bikes on the front of its regular route buses, and more with its “Bike n Ride” program during summer season; cost is $3 one way (less for seniors). For more info BATA, call (231) 941-2324. For more info on TART (Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails), call (231) 941-4300.

Welcome to Suttons Bay, enjoy your stay!


100 Dame Street
Suttons Bay, MI 49683
(in the Inland Seas Educational Building)

James Shannahan, co-coordinator from May to mid-July, jandcshannahan@icloud.com

Jan Ostrowski, Visitor Center Coordinator, jostrowski@chartermi.net

Website: www.suttonsbayarea.com