Elberta is located on Lake Michigan in Benzie County. This city was originally called South Frankfort until 1911, when it was re-named after the Elberta Peach which grew plentifully in the area.
Historically, Elberta was known for hosting ferry service to Wisconsin. Elberta’s Lake Michigan coastline offers rugged beauty as well as pristine white sandy beaches.
A panoramic view of the Frankfort waterfront and its surrounding hills can be viewed from the Elberta side of Betsie Bay.
The Village of Elberta is located in Northwest Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Elberta is approximately 300 miles from Chicago and 260 miles from Detroit.
Traverse City is approximately 40 miles to the East and Manistee is approximately 34 miles to the South.
There are two state highways that lead to the Village.