Simply put, the real attraction in Traverse City is outside. No matter when you decide to visit, you’ll feel the positive energy from the treetops to the crashing waves. It fuels the lifestyle here and tells both the outdoor novice and the extreme expert to adventure on. In all four seasons, we listen. 

You’ll find no shortage of road and trail running races in the Traverse City area, of varying distances and taking place pretty much every month of the year. If you’re looking to map out your 2020 race calendar--and perhaps check out a new-to-you event in the new decade--here’s a closer look at a few local races.

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!

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 last 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. This year's event will be held on Nov. 7, 2020. Registration for the race is now open.

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