Local Guide to Whitehall

Imagine clear-blue, freshwater beaches, quaint downtown shopping, delicious dining options, and historical lighthouse tours. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Well, Eastbrook Homes is in the business of making dreams come true and we’re delighted to feature one of our most stunning communities, Tannery Bay, nestled deep in the heart of West Michigan’s premier Whitehall location. Join us as we explore Whitehall, Michigan and discover how this lakeshore paradise captures the intimacy of small-town living while offering our homeowners the diverse experiences of big, bustling cities. 

Whitehall, Michigan: Where to Eat?

Lakefront Dining – Fancy a meal with a view? Mylan’s Waterfront Grille offers a delicious menu filled with fresh seafood, salads, Angus beef burgers, and pasta dishes. Pair your entree with a specialty cocktail to round out your delectable lakeside dining experience!

Farm Fresh – Find fresh-from-the-farm snacks and staples at Country Dairy’s Farm Store and Deli. Their on-site cafe features salads, burgers, and wraps served with a pint of fresh Country Dairy milk. They also offer meals to go, perfect for last-minute weeknight deliciousness!  

Family-Friendly – Grab the kids, grandparents, and cousins and head over to Pekadill’s, one of Whitehall’s most treasured family dining establishments. Open year-round, Pekadill’s serves something for everyone, with specialty sandwiches, daily soup specials, and a deluxe macaroni and cheese for the kiddos. 

Grab a Pint – Situated on the shore of White Lake, Fetch Brewing Company crafts a rotating menu of brewed delights, including blood orange IPAs, American lagers, coffee stouts, and pina colada ales. Stop by to hear live music and enjoy the sights and sounds of beautiful West Michigan from Fetch’s outdoor patio.

Sweet Treats – Family-owned and operated, White Lake Dairy Treat proudly offers Country Dairy premium ice cream right in downtown Whitehall. Their menu boasts dairy-free and sugar-free options, in addition to frozen yogurt and their famous Monster Shake!

Whitehall, Michigan: What to Do?

Yoga – Head over to the Whitehall Viking Athletic Center and take a professionally-led yoga class or take a few laps year-round on their indoor walking and running track. 

Karaoke – Channel your inner rock star by joining karaoke night at Pub One Eleven. Pair your vocal talent with an item off Pub One Eleven’s extensive pub menu or choose one of 16 rotating beers on tap to make the most of your night out. 

Family Time – Find family-friendly activities for all ages at the White Lake Community Library. From teen game nights and storytime specials to interactive trail stories and historical presentations, White Lake Community Library is a great place to spend a rainy day or weeknight out. 

Hike and Picnic – Enjoy over 100 acres of walking trails, hiking, and canoeing at Clear Springs Nature Preserve. Bring the whole family (dogs welcome too!) to enjoy scenic views at varying elevations.   

Learn A New Skill – Looking to start a new hobby or get a head-start on handmade holiday gifts? Check out the variety of classes offered at the White Lake Area Community Education Center. From adult education and early childhood programs to enrichment opportunities and homeschool partnerships, White lake Area Community Education Center provides learning opportunities for everyone in the family. 

Whitehall, Michigan: What to See?

White River Light Station – Built in 1875, the White River Light Station is open from late May through September. Learn about the original lighthouse keeper, English-born Captain William Robinson, and his 13 children or dive into the history of Michigan’s first female lighthouse keeper, Frances Marshall. The lighthouse offers a series of events throughout the season, including yoga, concerts, and family storytime on the lighthouse lawn. 

World’s Largest Weathervane – This fully-functional, giant-sized attraction was built in 1984 and stands 48 feet tall and 26 feet long. The World’s Largest Weathervane is located in the heart of Montague, Whitehall’s neighboring sister town across White Lake. Snap a photo next to this 4,300-pound attraction before heading over to city hall and learning about Great Lakes lumber schooner Ella Ellenwood, the inspiration behind the weathervane’s topper. 

“Contest” Shipwreck – Visible only at certain times over a multi-year period, the remains of 124-foot long schooner Contest sit 500 feet west from White River Light Station. The mysterious wreckage is thought to be over 140 years old and offers a window into the past of West Michigan’s industrious shipping history.

Whitehall Historic Caboose – Take a trip through time by visiting Whitehall’s Historic Caboose Museum, open spring through fall and located just behind the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce building. The caboose was built in 1924 for the Reading Railroad Company and is the second oldest surviving Reading caboose ever built. 

Eastbrook’s Tannery Bay Community – Thinking of making Whitehall your home? Take a cruise through Eastbrook Homes’ Tannery Bay Community! Enjoy private beaches, boat docks, and community parks surrounded by pristine White Lake waters and gorgeous views. 

From bike trails bordered with art sculptures to an old-time General Store, Whitehall, Michigan offers something for everyone, and with Eastbrook Homes’ customizable floor plans, you too can have the lifestyle-driven, coastal home of your dreams! Eastbrook Homes’ Tannery Bay community offers townhomes, courtyard homes, attached condominiums, and single-family waterfront opportunities so you can enjoy lakeside living from the comfort of your own back porch. Interested in touring our Tannery Bay model homes or exploring your Tannery Bay dream home options? Connect with Eastbrook Homes today and let’s get started building your paradise! 

Published on 05/10/2022