Yay! It’s officially spring. Over the next several months there will be lots of days full of sunshine and swimming, beaches and boating, festivals and fall color, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing...the list could go right through to next winter.

With so many ways to experience the beauty of Michigan’s upcoming seasons, it can help to make a list. So, here are seven classic activities for a healthy dose of Mitten State fun: 

A Healthy Vegan Meal Plan in Traverse City

Friday, March 8, 2024 11:00 AM by Claire Butler

Headed ‘up north’ but worried about keeping options that align with your eating habits? Good eats with wellness in mind are easy to find in Traverse City, and those who partake in healthful choices or vegan eating won’t be left behind.

Check out our suggestions for a day of great bites: 

Creativity Shines During Traverse City Restaurant Week

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 11:00 AM by Mike Kent

The culinary experience in the area is remarkable all year long, but during Traverse City Restaurant Week (TCRW), the eateries go into hyperdrive. Chefs experiment with different combinations. Items appear on the menu where they’ve never been before and may never show up again. Flavor combinations get ready to dance on your taste buds. There is energy and excitement at nearly 50 participating locations. 

A Very Cherry February!

Friday, February 2, 2024 9:00 AM by Hannah Schramski

When you think of Traverse City, Michigan, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For many, the answer is the fruit that crowned Traverse City the “Cherry Capital of the World.” The state of Michigan produces over 70% of the national tart cherry crop annually, and the Grand Traverse region is especially suited for cherry production. This is due to its proximity to Lake Michigan, which provides a moderating effect on the local climate in addition to the area’s fertile, well-draining soil. Lake Michigan abates the icy winter winds and cools the cherry trees during the hot summer months, resulting in insulation from seasonal temperature drops and increases that would otherwise negatively impact cherry cultivation.

Believe it or not, one month of the new year is already gone. Before you know it, the cherry blossoms will be in bloom, then summer beach days will arrive. Not long after that, fall colors will pop and we’ll be ringing in 2025 at the CherryT Ball Drop in downtown Traverse City.

The seasons go by

Guess what? 2024 is a leap year!

The extra day of February might get you excited about spending even more time out in the snow. Or maybe you relish more opportunities to appreciate the warm comforts of wintertime inside. Either way, you can take advantage of the longer month with a winter weekend

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