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There’s no better season than spring for a hike through the beautiful Traverse City area, where paved trails take you through flowering orchards and into deep forests filled with blossoms. Try the wonderful Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART) Trail and the new Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail between Glen Arbor and Empire, or head off-road entirely to enjoy some unpaved adventure on your own on at the Timbers Recreation Area, the Brown Bridge Quiet Area or the Peninsula Township Park near Mission Point. Keep your eyes peeled for large-flowered trillium and other wildflowers -- or even some tasty morel mushrooms -- as you walk through those shady forests!