We get snow in northern Michigan…often lots of it. If you don’t like winter driving or would like to relax while someone else does the driving, one of the best ways to get around to shops and dining is to hop on the free BATA Bayline Bus route!
How to Get Around
The Bayline delivers fast and frequent service to downtown, the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and more. The Bayline runs daily from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. with buses every 15 minutes on a route that runs along many of the hotels that line East Grand Traverse Bay. See the full map and schedule here.
Where to Go Downtown
Downtown Traverse City is beautiful in the winter with its tree-lined holiday lights. There are several accessible places to eat downtown such as Little Fleet, Slate, Firefly, Grand Traverse City Pie Company, and more, as well as many accessible places to shop such as Horizon Books, Cherry Republic, Ella’s, and Eleven.
Where Else to Go
The Bayline bus is also an easy and convenient way to take a side trip to explore the historic Village at Grand Traverse Commons. The Commons has eclectic boutiques, a winery and brewery, and great restaurants. Both Trattoria Stella and PepeNero restaurants located at the Commons are both accessible and wonderful choices for Italian cuisine.
Looking for more attractions? The Bayline can also take you to:
- Historic Barns Park
- Grand Traverse Mall
- Traverse City State Park
- Pirate's Cove (in the summer, of course!)
- And more
Plan Your Trip
For more information on the BATA Bayline route, visit www.bata.net. (Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic you should always check for updates prior to travel.)