This year’s Downtown Traverse City Ladies’ Shopping Night is Thursday, Dec. 12, from 5-9 p.m., and if you’ve never been, consider this the year to start a new tradition with your girlfriends!
The snow flurries and cold temps give us the perfect excuse for a delicious cocktail. These five winter favorites and their warm comfy locales are the perfect complement to winter in Traverse City. Meet you at the bar in time for Happy Hour!
There’s no better way to see a city, and to feel the character of an area, than by foot. The smells, the sights, the scenery—you get it all when you go for a stroll. Here are a few pedestrian-friendly spots we recommend the next time you’re looking to experience the Traverse City vibe.
You don’t have to spend weeks on vacation to have a transformative getaway. In a world where days off work aren’t endless, and travel budgets have their limits we sometimes have to be creative in finding new ways to escape our busy lives and explore new places with the hours we’re afforded.
Glacial formed hills running through Antrim County provide the ultimate backdrop for fall colors and events. Whether for the weekend or a day, Bellaire is your hub for fall adventures. Located in the heart of the Chain of Lakes, northern Michigan scenic outlooks are just a short drive away. After experiencing the natural beauty, make sure to check out some of the fall traditions in the area.
The Iceman Cometh Challenge celebrates its 30th year this fall in Traverse City. The Nov. 2, 2019, event marks three decades of the largest single-day mountain bike race in the country, with riders cutting through the Pere Marquette forest from Kalkaska to TC via a web of single tracks, two tracks and back roads.
With more than 12,500 miles of state-designated trails to explore (and many of the most serene and beautiful pathways right here in northern Michigan), the Great Lakes state is a haven for off-road exploration. Whether on foot or bike, the trails this time of year are particularly scenic as fall’s colors emerge.
Summer in Northern Michigan is beautiful, but fall brings a quiet magic to our corner of the world, with crisp breezes, vineyard harvests, and glorious fall color. One of the best ways to take in the glory of fall is to take a drive up the scenic M-22. This 116- mile highway follows the coast of Leelanau Peninsula, with lake views appearing around each turn. Check out these top spots to stop—including dining, shopping, wineries, and scenic
overlooks—during your leaf peeping tour.
As Michigan Chews and Brews, we try and keep an eye out for all the deliciousness that the Mitten has to offer. On a recent trip to Traverse City, we checked out the local Hard Cider Scene. One sip and we were hooked, check out these amazing spots and see for yourself!