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Episode #1811

“Small Town Shops Up North”

Episode #1811 Travel planner

When Tom’s wife said next time you go north I want to come and shop the quaint little shops that dot the north and I would like to know where to go. So, we went on a quest for some of the charming little stores in a little town up north.

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Roscommon County, Michigan



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White Pine & Petals

White Pine & Petals

Location: 700 Lake St | Roscommon MI

White Pine & Petals is a full service flower and design shoppe. A collection of fresh flowers, plants, terrarium supplies, gourmet grocery, beer & wine, loose leaf teas & accessories, bath n body, cool kid's stuff, apparel, jewelry, essential oils, and more.

Made Up North

Made Up North

Location: 704 Lake St | Roscommon MI

Made UP NORTH is a coffee shop, cafe and retail location for locally made goods.



Location: 708 Lake St #441 | Roscommon MI

A community and tourism focused center with vendor opportunities, events and educational seminars.

Bob's Butcher Shop

Bob's Butcher Shop

Location: 710 Lake St | Roscommon MI

We are a butcher shop in the heart of the Village of Roscommon. Our offerings include a full service fresh meat case and select grocery, deli and produce.

Arnie's Arts 'N' Crafts


Location: 3741 W Houghton Lake Dr | Houghton Lake MI

Operating since 1975, Arnie’s Arts ‘n Crafts is Michigan’s largest family-owned and operated arts and crafts store, offering frames, needlework, scrapbooking, clothing, yarn, gifts and other many other crafting services and products!

Bart's Fruit Market

Bart's Fruit Market

Location: 431 W Houghton Lake Dr | Roscommon, MI

Farmers Market, fruit and vegetable store, specialty grocery store.

The Howling Pumpkin

Howling Pumpkin

Location: 7201 E West Branch Rd | Saint Helen MI

Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze.

R&J's Best Choice and West Shore Marketplace

Best Choice Marketplace

Location: 8982 W Houghton Lake Dr | Houghton Lake MI

R & J's Best Choice Marketplace of Houghton Lake. Fresh cut meat, great deli salads, fresh produce, great wine selection and much more. Stop by and see!

Big Smoque Texas BBQ

Big Smoque BBQ

Location: front entrance | North Higgins Lake State Park

Big Smoque, LLC is a mobile food service that provides hard-wood smoked BBQ in a Texas-style cuisine. Our recipes are authentic, home-cooked creations that represent bold and vibrant flavors.