Headed to Traverse City this fall? Be sure to take in the local flavors while enjoying the sights. Northern Michigan offers a rich agricultural heritage to take part in, and food makers who simplify eating truly local. Use our dining decision map to find the perfect bite (or sip!) while you’re in

It seems like we just turned the calendar from June to July, and now we’ve changed it again to August. In just a few short weeks it will be fall, believe it or not.

As awesome as autumn is, why does summer have to go by so fast? Unfortunately, there is no pause button on life. But there is still time to slow down and soak up summer in northern Michigan before it’s too late. 

Git’ ‘Round Town

Monday, July 3, 2023 11:00 AM by Mike Kent

Increased traffic could be the number-one complaint faced by Traverse City Tourism (TCT) in the summer according to Trevor Tkach, President of TCT. He made the observation during a monthly radio show on WTCM AM called “The Road Best Traveled.” But, he added, there are excellent alternatives to driving for both local residents and visitors that are available during the National Cherry Festival and all summer long.

Where Grace Meets Power

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 12:00 PM by Mike Kent

“This is a big deal for you guys, but it’s a big deal for us as well,” said Major Lauren Schlichting, pilot of the No.4 jet for the Air Force Thunderbirds. She made her remarks having just arrived from Iowa during her 16th stop on a 33-show schedule planned for the year. 

Tall Ship Tall Tale

Friday, June 23, 2023 12:00 PM by Mike Kent

Shortly after setting sail the young lady serving as “Water Protector” passed around a ceremonial copper pail with cool, clear water. Passengers and crew dipped their hands into the water and that simple act forever changed the makeup of the liquid. Eventually, that water would be poured back into Grand Traverse Bay and symbolically altered the makeup of the Bay. The water became a part of everyone onboard the ship. 

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