It’s no secret that winery visits will look a little different for the summer of 2020. Tasting reservations, patio pick-ups, and outdoor experiences are headed our way, as are masks and enhanced sanitation procedures. We believe a glass of wine is best enjoyed with a side of safety and a whole lot of creativity, so here’s a look at what to expect out on the Traverse Wine Coast in the coming weeks.

We love the motto of Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy: “Love the land. Pass it on.” Northern Michigan is blessed with dozens of parks, trails, and natural areas that add up to thousands of acres of outdoor spaces to discover and enjoy. Below, get to know some of the special places in Grand Traverse, Benzie, and Antrim counties you can explore. 

With traveling still limited for the month of May, northern Michigan businesses have stepped up to offer some amazing virtual experiences. Check out our event round-up below and get ready to enjoy everything from concerts to art shows to cooking classes from the comfort of your home! 

In this Bright Spots blog: Shanty Creek Resort features inspiring employees. 

We all need bright spots in our day, now more than ever. Our community is full of people and businesses doing amazing things in the face of challenging times, and we want to celebrate the light they’re shining in northern Michigan. Read on for inspiring stories about the folks who make Traverse City a pretty great place. 

This year, the National Cherry Festival made history, cancelling the festival for only the second time in nearly 100 years. (The first time was during World War II.) We’ll all miss the beloved cherry celebration, none more so than the fantastic team that puts on the festival. We asked them to share some of their favorite memories over the years to keep the cherry love going during these challenging times. 

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