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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Aral.

This page contains six sections:

Around Aral (aka 'Otter Creek') ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Traverse City. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the east of where Aral would have been located. Traverse City has a population of 15,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Cadillac. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southeast of Aral and has a population of 10,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Aral and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bellaire   [Map]   1,064   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Benzonia   [Map]   500   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Buckley   [Map]   705   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Central Lake   [Map]   932   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Eastlake   [Map]   504   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Elk Rapids   [Map]   1,614   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fife Lake   [Map]   469   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Frankfort   [Map]   1,290   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kalkaska   [Map]   2,039   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Kingsley   [Map]   1,567   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mancelona   [Map]   1,363   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Manistee   [Map]   6,057   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Manton   [Map]   1,415   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Northport   [Map]   525   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Suttons Bay   [Map]   620   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arcadia   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Beulah   [Map]   337   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bodus   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Copemish   [Map]   191   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elberta   [Map]   371   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Empire   [Map]   375   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Glen Arbor   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grawn   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Griner Station   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Honor   [Map]   327   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Interlochen   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lake Ann   [Map]   267   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Maple City   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Nessen City   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Thompsonville   [Map]   438   S   17 miles [27.4 km]

For more communities neighboring Aral, please visit our County-by-County Page for Aral.

Benzie County ...

Aral would have been located within present day Benzie County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Benzie County: Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee & Wexford. Lake Michigan lies to the west.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aral ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cedar Run   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East of Aral   [Map]
Edgewater   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Empire   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Glen Haven (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Honor   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jacktown (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Lake Ann   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Maple City   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pilgrim   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Aral.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Aral. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aral. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Michigan

    Michigan Tourism
    Parks for Michigan

    Fishing in Michigan
    Hunting in Michigan


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Michigan

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Michigan

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Michigan

Airports Near Aral ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Aral.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Frankfort Dow Meml. Fld.(ICAO: KFKS)   [Map]   FKS   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cherry Capital Airport (TVC/KTVC)   [Map]   TVC   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Manistee Co. Airport (MBL/KMBL)   [Map]   MBL   SSW   34 miles [54.7 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Aral.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Aral. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gerald R. Ford Intl. (GRR/KGRR)   [Map]   GRR   SSE   132 miles [212.4 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   SW   154 miles [247.8 km]
Bishop Intl. (FNT/KFNT)   [Map]   FNT   SE   169 miles [272 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   W   176 miles [283.2 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   WSW   197 miles [317 km]
South Bend Rgnl. (SBN/KSBN)   [Map]   SBN   S   211 miles [339.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cherry Capital Airport (TVC/KTVC)   [Map]   TVC   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Manistee Co. Airport (MBL/KMBL)   [Map]   MBL   SSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Charlevoix Muni.(ICAO: KCVX)   [Map]   CVX   NE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Delta Co. Airport (ESC/KESC)   [Map]   ESC   NW   82 miles [132 km]
Pellston Rgnl. (PLN/KPLN)   [Map]   PLN   NE   83 miles [133.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Frankfort Dow Meml. Fld.(ICAO: KFKS)   [Map]   FKS   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Antrim Co. Airport (ICAO: KACB)   [Map]   ACB   ENE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Wexford Co. Airport (CAD/KCAD)   [Map]   CAD   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Mancelona Muni.   [Map]   D90   ENE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Mason Co. Airport(ICAO: KLDM)   [Map]   LDM   SSW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Washington Island Airport   [Map]   2P2   NW   59 miles [95 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Gerald R. Ford Intl.   (GRR/KGRR)   [Map]
        Website for Gerald R. Ford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pellston Rgnl.   (PLN/KPLN)   [Map]
        Website for Pellston Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Frankfort Dow Meml. Fld.   (ICAO: KFKS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Antrim Co. Airport   (ICAO: KACB)   [Map]
        Website for Antrim County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wexford Co. Airport   (CAD/KCAD)   [Map]
        Website for Wexford County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: KLDM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bishop Intl.   (FNT/KFNT)   [Map]
        Website for Bishop International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Bend Rgnl.   (SBN/KSBN)   [Map]
        Website for South Bend Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cherry Capital Airport   (TVC/KTVC)   [Map]
        Website for Cherry Capital Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manistee Co. Airport   (MBL/KMBL)   [Map]
        Website for Manistee County - Blacker Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlevoix Muni.   (ICAO: KCVX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Delta Co. Airport   (ESC/KESC)   [Map]
        Website for Delta County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Benzie County: www.berriencounty.org/

The official website for State of Michigan: www.michigan.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aral.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Aral. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aral) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aral. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aral

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aral. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7624, Longitude: -86.0747     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aral have been estimated.

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Aral), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aral.