Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to see Traverse City in winter: rentals are affordable, you get a great workout, and there are tons of places to explore. It may take a few minutes for newbies to get used to a new stride, but once you’re winding through a forest on top of the snow, pausing to catch a glimpse of an eagle overhead or a deer dashing across your path, you’ll know like you’re in a pretty great place.

Welcome to the third entry in our series Behind the Tasting Room! We are continuing our look behind the winemakers' curtain focusing on wineries and vineyards in the Traverse City region. Today's feature is covering Mari Vineyards, enjoy a sneak peek of the future and an in-depth look at what's happening in the cellar.

Well folks, 2020 was...a year. Despite all the ups and downs, there were bright spots and silver linings, and we're hoping those good vibes continue into the new year. We asked several local leaders, business owners, and Traverse Citians about what they were most looking forward to in 2021. See what they have to say! 

 

2020 is the year of the takeout revolution, and plenty of northern Michigan restaurants have risen to the occasion. We encourage you to get takeout from your favorite spot whenever you can, but also take a look at these unique to-go options. From heat-at-home dinners to collaborative brunches to holiday meals on the go, there are so many great tastes in Traverse City.


It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together up north! If you’ve never taken a sleigh ride before, it’s everything you see in the movies—prancing horses, falling snowflakes, and cozy blankets. Across northern Michigan, there are plenty of ways to get your sleigh on, whether it’s a romantic ride for two or an adventure for the whole family.

 

There is nothing quite like a real Christmas tree this time of year! The fresh scent and holiday cheer it provides is unmatched. If you're considering a natural tree, ponder no more! When purchasing your tree from a local farm, you are making a difference by helping the economy and the environment. Not to mention, it's a one-of-a-kind souvenier that you'll remember for years to come! 

Welcome to the second installment of Behind the Tasting Room! We are continuing our look behind the winemakers' curtain focusing on wineries and vineyards in the Traverse City region. Today's feature is covering 45 North Vineyard & Winery, enjoy a sneak peek of the future and an in-depth look at what's happening in the cellar.

Gift-buying plays a big part in holiday preparations, and in the Traverse City area our charming downtown districts, unique shops, craft beverage providers and many other local businesses are always putting a clever spin on the season. While your shopping might not look like it has in years past, here are five ways to support local—and give great gifts!—with some northern Michigan flair.

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