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Summer is “beach season” in Traverse City – when you can see why they call this place the Caribbean of the North! Discover why National Geographic named Traverse City one of its Top 10 Summer Trips, why Fodor’s Travel listed it among America's 10 Best Small Towns and why Travel + Leisure called it one of America’s Most Romantic Towns!
With over 150 inland lakes and hundreds of miles of Lake Michigan shoreline – including the majestic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – Traverse City offers visitors almost limitless opportunities for boating, sailing, paddling, swimming and beachcombing. There are miles of hiking and cycling trails, blue-ribbon trout streams, and more than 20 golf courses with inspiring views and striking configurations.