Regularly scheduled commercial flights land at Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) daily. Private aircraft are also served by the nearby Antrim County Airport (ACB), a general aviation facility appropriate for craft ranging in size up to a DC-9.
From Chicago: Leave Chicago via Interstate 94 East; at Benton Harbor, MI, turn onto Interstate 196 North to Grand Rapids, take US 131 North to Mancelona; in Mancelona, take M-88 West to the Shanty Creek Main Entrance.
From Detroit: Follow Interstate 75 North from Detroit to Grayling; M-72 West toward Kalkaska. In Kalkaska turn North on US 131 to Mancelona. From Mancelona, take M-88 West to the Shanty Creek Main Entrance.
From Lansing: Proceed North on US 27 to Grayling, M-72 West to Kalkaska, Turn North on US 131 towards Mancelona. In Mancelona, take M-88 West to the Shanty Creek Main Entrance.
From Grand Rapids: Take US 131 North from Grand Rapids to Mancelona. In Mancelona, turn west on M-88 to the Shanty Creek Main Entrance.
From Traverse City: In Traverse City, follow US-31 North to Acme. In Acme, turn right at the light onto M-72. Follow M-72 until you reach a sign indicating a turn to Rapid City. Turn left onto this curiving road and follow it to its junction with County Road 597. Turn north and follow this road through Rapid City and through Alden. County Road 597 has become County Road 618. Stay on County Road 618 until you come to Comfort Road. Turn left onto Comfort Road and follow it to its junction with M-88. Turn left onto M-88 and follow it approximately 3 miles and you will reach Shanty Creek Resorts' Main Entrance.
From the Upper Peninsula: Take I-75 South to exit 282 (Gaylord). Turn right onto M-32. Take M-32 to US 131, turn left (south) towards Mancelona. Take US 131 to M-88. Head west on M-88 towards Bellaire about 6 miles to the Shanty Creek Main Entrance.