Author: Jillian Manning

Jillian Manning is the PR/Media Manager at Traverse City Tourism. She loves exploring Northern Michigan, getting lost in a good book, and catching a Traverse City sunset.


November 19 is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, and we are here to celebrate it! So many of the incredible businesses in northern Michigan are run by smart and creative women—it was hard to just pick a few for this story! From restaurants to breweries to retail, check out how four Traverse City women created successful and beloved businesses in our community.


Traverse City Beer Week is our chance to raise a glass to the great beer we know and love in northern Michigan. While things will look a little different this year during the November 13-20 celebration, we’re so excited to be able to offer tons of beer fun in our “hoppy” place. Get the scoop on what the week will look like below. 

Peak color is here in northern Michigan! We'll get to enjoy the gorgeous reds, golds, and oranges over the next week or two, as the color migrates toward the water. Inland forests change colors first up here, with the lake and bays protecting the trees closer to the shoreline.

This first full week of October is looking gorgeous in northern Michigan. The leaves are about halfway through their color turn, so you'll still see a hint of summer green among the red, orange, and gold. The forecast is beautiful too, with sunshine and temperatures in the 60s expected for the next 7-10 days.

Fall color is on its way to northern Michigan! As you drive the rolling hills of Old Mission Peninsula, cruise along M-22, or head toward downtown Traverse City for shopping and dinner, you'll see bright spots of red, orange, and gold in the trees. We're still about a week (two at most) from peak fall color, but a cooler week of weather promises a glorious coming soon. 

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