Always in Season on Mullett Lake

Topinabee Development Association

The Mission of the Topinabee Development Association is to preserve and enhance the unique historical character and charm of Topinabee while promoting future growth and development of its business district.

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History

Topinabee is small town with a very rich history.

Modern history of the area began when settlers moved to the area in the 1880’s with the extension of the railroad to what is now Mackinaw City.  Horace Pike developed a Hotel along the banks of Mullet Lake adjacent to the railroad tracks and people began to build homes in the area.  Pike wanted to give the area a unique name and he named the area after an Indian Chief-Topinabee. The area continued to grow around the Lake with the hotel the center of activity. (more…)

Recreation

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Fun Things to Do in The Topinabee Area

Winter is a great time to be UP NORTH in Michigan. The scenery is great and there are many activities to enjoy-snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing!  We have it all in Topinabee.  We’re the village right on Mullett Lake and we’re proud of it.

Mullett Lake is legendary for boaters around the Inland Waterway and Topinabee is the only town around its shoreline. Indian River and the sweet waters of Burt Lake are just around the corner. Our game fishing is fabulous, touted by competitive bass fisherman as the the best in the north country, and we’re famous to walleye seekers in the Great Up North. Trails for biking, snowmobiling and ORVing are everywhere. (more…)

Businesses

BUSINESS

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Irv making products for his ABC Rustic Shop 

We have unique shops and restaurants in Topinabee.

You’ll love the famous Breakers Bar and Grill right on the lake, our acclaimed Noka Cafe, and the Topinabee Market and Deli. Topinabee features public access to Mullett Lake, and a warm welcome to all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Business Directory:
 The New Breakers   231-238-7544
www.breakersbar.com
Seating on the lower deck            New and enlarged Kitchen

Motels/Rentals

Country Cabins of Topinabee-231-238-6991

Topinabee Motel-231-238-7541

Topinabee Apartments-231-625-0274

 Camping

Indian River RV Resort & Campground-231-238-0035

 

Bars/Restaurant/Take-Out

Breakers Bar-231-238-7544- www.breakersbar.com

Cafe Noka-231-238-9103

 

 

GAS/GROCERIES/DELI

TOPINABEE VILLAGE MARKET AND MARATHON GAS-

231-238-9578

www.topinabeemarket.com

 

 

Furniture/Gifts
   Cottage Thyme
231-238-4811                                                                  ABC RUSTICS

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Sports Center/Rentals/Marina

Indian River Sports Center-231-333-3600

 

 

Rental Express-231-238-9696

Mullett Lake Marina-231-627-9164

Post Office

Topinabee P.O.( 49791) -231-238-7016

 

Docks/Fences/Decks/Cottage Care

Michigan Lake Products-231-238-4490

D&D Cottage Care-231-238-7001

Contractors

English Electric-231-238-7706

Inland Lakes Plumbing&Heating-231-238-6918

Nichols Construction-231-238-7068

Slanec Builders-231-420-1958

Sexton Septic Service,Excavating & Snow Removal-231-238-7850

Wright -Lawn work, Roofing and Painting-231-238-7603

L.A. Homes Construction- 231-420-0207

Brian Coffell Contractor-231-238-4972

Fairchild Plumbing&Heating-231-818-0937

Jeff’s Trucking & Excavating 231-290-2428

Lawn Service/Tree Removal/Forester

Agua Irrigation & Landscaping-231-238-4268

Scott Wright Lawn Service-231-238-7603

Vieau’s Tree Experts-231-238-7042

Gerald Keiser Consulting Forester-231-238-7164

Alpha Landscaping-231-238-2099

 

Indian River Chamber of Commerce- http://www.irchamber.com/

 

Flags and Banners/Images

IDA Flags-231-238-7571

Inland Lakes Images-231-238-4788

Animal Rescue

Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network-231-238-7297

Real Estate

Carpenter-Ellis-1-800-743-2095

Coldwell Banker-231-2389336

Local Authors/Books

Chillermania-231-238-0338 www.americanchillers.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Pine Lodge Books- http://www.bigpinelodgebooks.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Welcome

Summer IS HERE

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Topinabee invites you to join us along the shores of Mullett Lake in northern Michigan where the good life is always in season. We enjoy a wonderful small town atmosphere with shops, restaurants, and a local market and deli. But it’s the awesome natural beauty all around that is the real reason we live here in our part of the Great Up North. Come and visit us in Topinabee and you and your family will see what we mean!

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CHILDREN’S HOUR AT THE LIBRARY

The Topinabee library will he hosting a children’s story time at 11:00.  The sessions will be held every Tuesday in July and August.  A variety of books read by authors and others will delight children of all ages.

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Johnathon Rand read at the library story time with over 60 people in attendance.  Mother nature provided some sound effects with some appropriately placed thunder!

A large turn-out for the story time at the fire station!

 

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Sept. 14- Taxes are due!

FIREMAN’S CHICKEN BBQ

The annual Topinabee Fire Department’s chicken bbq and corn roast was held on Aug. 21.  It was a cool, blustery day but another large turn-out came out to support this worthy cause and have a great meal.

CHICKEN-ADOBEMel and the chicken crew hard at work over the hot grill!

LADIESADOBEThe serving crew stopped work to pose for a picture!

CORNADOBEThe corn crew hard at work over some hot kettles of corn!

TDA ANNUAL MEETING

Over 50 people attended the TDA Annual Meeting on June 25.  Presentations on storm water run-off that affects our lake and a report from the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance regarding business growth in the area as well as an up-date on TDA activities was heard. 

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Bethany Whitley, community development specialist from the Economic Alliance made a presentation on Streetscapes and heir effect on the community.

GrenataDr, Grenetta Thomassey from the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council led a discussion of watershed protection and the homeowners role in protecting Mullett Lake.

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MARY O’HARE PRESIDED OVER THE MEETING

 

TOPINABEE LIBRARY FEATURED ON TV

The Topinabee library was featured on Channel 9/10 on Friday May 20.  Click on the link below to view the report.

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NEW TOPINABEE MARKET OWNERS

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Lynette and Jeff Lagota have purchased the Topinabee Market.

Lynette is a native of Hillman. Michigan where she was raised and went to school.  Jeff was born and raised in East Jordan.  They met  in Petoskey were married and have a son Jeffrey.  The Lagota’s owned an automobile parts store and repair shop in Petoskey for many years.  They recently sold the parts store and Jeff continues to manage the store.  They have no plans to make any changes in the market and plan to continue to offer the fine service provided by Jeff.  Their hobbies are running their businesses and as a result, work is their hobby.  Their son Jeffrey will be working at the store.  Stop in and welcome Jeff (on Sunday’s), Lynette and Jeffrey to Topinabee. (see the Cheboygan Tribune article on the market in the Business tab)

 

TRUE COLORS-A TOPINABEE VIDEO

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FREE MUSIC

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The Topinabee Library is offering free music streaming through Freegal.  
Freegal® is a free music service from your library. Freegal offers access to about 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries. All you need is your library card number. To begin, simply inquire at Topinabee Public Library, 231-238-7514 or log onto our wedsite with your library card!   www.topinabeepl.michlibrary. org

 

 
TOWNSHIP PLANS FOR PARK IMPROVEMENTS
The Township is submitting an application for a MNRTF Grant to make additional improvements to the park area to include additional defined parking around the area of the restrooms and at the north end of the pavilion.    It will include a rain garden and drainage to better handle storm water runoff.   A pathway will connect the pavilion and parking area with the trail and the new ADA pathway down to the lake and new beach area.    A retaining wall will be built along the highway in the parking area adjacent to the existing restrooms and the kayak rack will be installed down by the lake so people have a place to put their kayaks.  Native plantings and new trees will be featured.  The plan is below:

UP NORTH TRAILS

The site below provides information about all types of trails in Northern Michigan-walking, biking, snowmobile, ATV

UP NORTH TRAILS

MICHIGAN WATER TRAILS

Checkout the new Water Trails web site for Northern Michigan.  Click on the link below:

MICHIGAN WATER TRAILS

TOPINABEE  LIBRARY

The library now provides e-books.  Stop in and pick up a library card and you will have access to thousands of books online.  

Best of all there is no charge!

Learn more about the Library at: TOPINABEE LIBRARY

An article about the library in the Cheboygan Tribune can be read at the bottom of the organization page on this site.

VIDEO

A SIX PART VIDEO ON THE INLAND WATERWAY IS BEING PRODUCED AND THE FIRST SEGMENT ON CROOKED LAKE IS COMPLETE.  A DRONE IS BEING USED IN THIS PRODUCTION.  CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:

INLAND WATERWAY-CROOKED LAKE