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Old Mission Village

  • M-37 to Old Mission Rd.
  • Old Mission, MI 49673
  • Seasonal Experience: spring summer fallk winter
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The oldest permanent town in the Grand Traverse area began in 1839, when the Rev. Peter Dougherty established a mission to the local Odawa Indians near the tip of what is now known as the Old Mission Peninsula. Many of its nineteenth-century buildings are still standing, including a church and general store that are still in use. A replica of Dougherty's original log schoolhouse contains a small museum explaining the community's history.