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Outdoors in Summer

For sheer versatility, you can't beat summer in the outdoors in Traverse City!  In summertime, opportunities for outdoor recreation here are at their peak. Whether you're a hiker or a cyclist, a paddler or an angler -- whether your idea of a good time is playing a round of great golf or walking for miles down a sugar-sand beach -- there's always something to do here in Michigan's True North.

And here's an extra benefit: you'll actually have more time to play during a Traverse City summer than almost anywhere else. Because we're so far to the north, and at the very westernmost edge of the Eastern Time Zone, midsummer days last really long here. Toward the end of June and the start of July, you'll be able to enjoy yourself outdoors with plenty of daylight until well after 9 p.m.

Need help coming up with ideas for that outdoor adventure? Try the popular Experience 231 Mobile App, with helpful information about more than 300 different year-round outdoor activities.