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Homestead Township residents please take our Parks and Recreation Survey by January 19, 2017.

Details: Homestead Township is in the process of preparing a Five-Year Parks and Recreation Plan. The information from this survey will be used by the Township to prepare the plan and establish priorities. Your input will help shape the future of Homestead's parks and recreation facilities. This survey is confidential, and we do not ask any names or addresses. The deadline for completing this survey is January 19, 2017. Thank you for taking the time to help improve Homestead Township's recreation system! (Posted 1/11/17)

The Benzie Central Schools Athletic Boosters announce the Benzie Athletic Stadium Project, please see here for information as well as to be a part of the project. (Posted 10/24/16)
Governor Snyder Signs Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (Posted 9/30/16)

Survey on Benzie County Broadband Internet Service

To all Benzie County stakeholders Connect Michigan is conducting a survey to assess the extent of broadband internet service in Benzie County. The information generated by the survey responses will be invaluable in determining where and how to expand and improve internet service for county residents and organizations. If you live in Benzie County, please take a moment to fill out the residential survey. If you work for an agency or government unit that is based entirely or partially in Benzie County, then please also fill out the survey that is appropriate for your organization. The link listed below will take you to the main page for the survey. By scrolling down you will find a listing of the different surveys. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Take the Survey!! (Posted 8/17/16)

Inland and Homestead Townships are hiring a Joint Zoning Administrator. Here is the job description. Please contact Mary Geetings at clerk@homesteadtwp.com for information. (Posted 8/02/16)
The schedule for Township meetings for 2016 to 2017 has been added to the Meetings page. (Posted 2/07/16)
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)
The Joint Planning Commission Regular Meeting Schedule for 2016 has been updated, see here. (Posted 8/05/16)

Saturday, October 1, 2016 Right-of-way tree clearing on Pioneer Road (from Aylsworth Road north to Goose Road) begins. Please see this document for details.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 100 PM Homestead Township Board of Review, Homestead Township Hall. The purpose of this board of review is to make corrections: clerical, typos, etc. The board will also hear requests for exemptions. Applications and information must reach the Homestead Township office by the end of the day December 12, 2016. (Posted 11/03/16)
Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 to 9:00 PM Timber and Taxes Workshop Homestead Township Hall. This workshop is designed for forest land owners, foresters, loggers, and tax preparers. The 2 1/2 hour workshop will be presented by Susan Metcalfe, co-owner of Metcalfe Forestry LLC & Burns Timber Tax Service. Please see here for more details. (Posted 11/11/16)

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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