Halloween is just around the corner, and there are plenty of ways to have some holiday fun. From ghost tours to corn mazes to carriage rides in your Halloween best, here are five ways to celebrate Halloween in northern Michigan.
Food trucks? Check
Bar food? Check
If islands could talk, then Power Island would speak loudly of legends. This 200-acre island that sits north of Traverse City on West Grand Traverse Bay is currently owned by Grand Traverse County. It is a playground for swimming, hiking, boating, or just relaxing.
But there is a deep history
Help Wanted – Lifesaver
Work in an isolated area
Schedule is 24 hours a day
Work seven days a week
Save lives in inclement weather
Trim wicks & replenish whale fat
Wages $700 a year
By today’s standards, this may not be the most attractive “Help Wanted” ad to entice you to change your career. But this is exactly what was expected of the early Lighthouse Keepers who kept watch over the Great Lakes in the late 1800s.
Photo: Pure Michigan
The Chain of Lakes Water Trail is a 100+ mile water trail that spans four counties: Charlevoix, Antrim, Grand Traverse, and Kalkaska. Best suited for day trips, the water trail has experiences appropriate for all paddling levels from beginner to advanced.
The concert venues were empty. The nightclubs were painfully silent. Even the buskers kept away for the downtown streets where they played for tips. Now, we are on the backside of the pandemic, and music is starting to once again to fill the air of Traverse City.