BENZONIA, Mich., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Gray travels the world guiding people on adventure travel experiences. As a master at his craft – teaching and leading kayak tours, making great outdoor meals and entertaining in the wild – his touring locations include Alaska, Canada, Iceland, New Zealand, as well as, Central America.
However, during the summer season, Gray offers tours closer to home in Northern Michigan's Benzie County. According to Gray, "Benzie County is a place with some of the most breathtaking views anywhere in the world with vista views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It's also relaxing and quaint with interesting, wild terrain and rivers perfect for kayaking."
This summer, Gray is offering a new half-day kayak tour called "Taste of the Betsie". On the tour, kayakers will spend time on the clear waters of the Betsie River close to popular resort Crystal Mountain. The tour will include tastings of local wine, mead, craft beer, and spirits, as well as, a 3-hour kayak tour. The tour will start with wine, mead and craft beer tastings at St. Ambrose Cellars. At St. Ambrose, Gray will created lunch with food inspired by his popular outdoor cookbook, Hey, I'd eat this at Home. Following lunch, travelers will kayak the beautiful Betsie River. Their final destination will be the area's new state-of-the-art distillery, Iron Fish, with tastings of locally produced Michigan gin, wheat white whiskey, white rum, winter wheat vodka and bourbon, finished in Caribbean rum casks.
The"Taste of the Betsie" tour is $150 per person, available by reservation at www.mi-paddleadventure.com/trip/taste-of-the-betsie/. Tours will take place mid-July 2017 through mid-September 2017.
About Benzie County
The Benzie County Visitors Bureau, located in the heart of Benzie County along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, has a fantastic getaway package for visitors who stay two consecutive nights at one of several participating lodging locations through October 31, 2017. The vacation package called "Benzie Treasure Trove" has a $300 value with over 24 free gifts and value priced offerings. Visitors can plan their getaway vacation to Benzie County and participate in the "Benzie Treasure Trove" by signing up online at www.visitbenzie.com.
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SOURCE Benzie County Visitors Bureau