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Welcome to Homestead Township...

• The 2017-2018 schedule for the Township meetings has been added to the Meetings page. (Updated 4/04/17)
• The 2017 schedule for the regular meetings of the Joint Planning Commission has been updated. (Updated 2/13/17)
• The Benzie County Road Commission has announced their Millage Proposed Road Projects for 2016-2019. See the Township Documents, Forms, and Maps section of our Docs, Forms, and Maps page. (Posted 1/27/16)
• Governor Snyder Signs Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (Posted 9/30/16)

• Special Recycling Collections — all are by “appointment only” — please call David Schaffer, the Recycling Coordinator, at 882-0554 for an appointment.

• June 17th — household hazardous waste, electronics, mattresss / box springs, scrap tires at the Frankfort recycling site

• July 22nd — scrap tires only at the Village of Thompsonville

• August 5th — household hazardous waste, electronics, and scrap tires at the Almira Township Hall

Please note that latex paint may now be recycled at the Nugent Ace Hardware in Benzonia, Monday through Saturday, from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm, and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. There IS a fee Involved. (Posted 5/3/17)
• Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm — There will be Cemetery Tours commemorating WW1 Veterans at the Champion Hill Cemetery on Marshall Road in Honor. (Posted 5/3/17)

A bit about us...

Homestead Township is a rural area in the northeast part of Benzie County in the lower peninsula of Michigan. It has the quaint Village of Honor within it, which is home to the National Coho Salmon Festival nestled on US-31. It also has the beautiful Platte River not only running through Honor but most of the township.

Homestead Township was established in 1864 and was a logging area at that time. Today it offers ample hunting and fishing to the sportsman, along with canoeing and kayaking for paddlers. It has a section of the Betsie Valley Trail running through the southeast end of the township. For those that enjoy the winter sports, there is snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing

Homestead Township is 12 miles from the harbor town of Frankfort and Lake Michigan to the west. The city of Traverse City is 25 miles to the east for those who would like a bit of city. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 20 miles to the northwest.

The township is home to the Platte River Fish Hatchery and the Cherry Bowl Drive-In, one of the last outdoor theaters left in the country. For those who would like to primitive camp, the township offers two state parks, Veterans Memorial on US-31 and Goose Road State Park on Goose Road. Both parks are on the Platte River.

We hope you will come and check out all we have to offer.

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