At this time of the year in northern Michigan, all eyes are focused on this beautiful season we call spring, when birds are singing, orchards are blooming and the air carries that earthy scent of newness.
We invited local photographer Heather Higham from Snap Happy Gal Photography to share what she loves about taking pictures in the Traverse City region. Take a look at what inspires her and where she goes to get the perfect shot.
Each day, hundreds of people – especially kids – will congregate along the Boardman River at 118 Hall Street, in the city’s warehouse district. If this season is anything like past years, there will be lots of laughter, jumping up and down, pointing of fingers and juvenile squealing.
If you’re a Sleeping Bear Dunes veteran, chances are you’ve run up and down the Dune Climb or biked along the Heritage Trail . You’ve probably hiked to the top of the Empire Bluffs or visited the Good Harbor Bay Beach , looking to find that famous beauty and stunning serenity that the National Lakeshore holds for anyone who needs it. However, it may be just a bit harder to find that serenity when you’re surrounded by people sprinting down a giant sand dune, flailing their arms and yelling like maniacs. But hey – we’ve all been there. We know how much fun it is!
Tell us a little about what a summer intern does at Traverse City Tourism. Thankfully it’s not just getting coffee. I write blog and social media posts, shoot photo and video and help keep our website updated.
Tell us a little about what a Visitor Center Assistant does at Traverse City Tourism. I assist the Visitor Center Manager in keeping the Center stocked with up-to-date information about the area, work alongside our amazing volunteers as they answer questions and provide suggestions to visitors from all over the world, and pitch in with other tasks ranging from filling brochure racks to helping guests find hotel accommodations.
It’s sunny! It’s hot! It’s time to go to the beach! I myself am a big personal fan of all the Northern Michigan beaches – they’ve got the sand and beauty without the salt and jellyfish. Not to mention that every view looking out over the bay or onto the islands is picturesque on sunny and cloudy days alike. And while all beaches are family-friendly, there are a few that seem as though they were made solely for entertaining the kids and relaxing their parents. For a family beach day, which I highly recommend you indulge in, here are the top choices for beaches in Traverse City.
You planned. You prepped. You pop out of bed and hear a soft pitter patter. You peer out the window and...rain. Your perfect day outside may be postponed, but that’s okay - now you have a Plan B. A rainy day in Traverse City is full of possibilities.