Summer outdoor fun in Traverse City isn’t all “boats and beaches.” Our forests and uplands are the perfect backdrop for all sorts of great activities. Are you all about racing through the woods on an ATV? The Traverse City area is surrounded by miles and miles of state and national forest land, much of it open to four-wheelers!
Horseback riders will be glad to know that there are several well-developed riding trails in the area as well as a number of riding stables, while disc golf aficionados will find several challenging courses scattered throughout the region.
Birders, meanwhile, have begun to recognize that the Traverse City area is one of the most productive bird-watching areas in the country, since so many of the area's best birding spots are on public land and easily accessible to visitors. And nobody needs to tell the geocaching community that this part of Michigan has been richly provided with hundreds of intriguing caches, just waiting to be discovered over and over again!