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Imagine a city perched at the edge of some of the most exquisite natural resources on the planet and that boasts a world-class food, drink and arts and entertainment scene. Imagine Traverse City. Spend the day boating on pristine Grand Traverse Bay, lazing on its beaches, fishing the Boardman River (a Blue Ribbon trout stream) and touring pastoral Old Mission Peninsula—then come to town to enjoy all the amenities of this great American city.

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11 Festivals 15 Village at Grand Traverse Commons 16 Old Mission Peninsula 19 Interlochen 20 Get on the Water! 25 Music, Film, Art 27 Hiking 28 Biking 31 Golf 32 Kids 36 Shopping Districts 39 Microbreweries 41 Distilleries 42 Wineries 52 Map

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ADAMS FLY FESTIVAL Live music, kids trout pond and more in celebration of the famous fly-fishing fly that was born near Kingsley. Noon to 6, June 3. Kingsley. FB.

MT. HOLIDAY ZIPLINE Ten ziplines that skim atop the Northern Michigan landscape. Reserve your space. 231.938.2500, mt-holiday.com.

TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS This Frontier League ball club offers reasonable ticket prices, between-inning kids games, giveaways, fireworks, and shenanigans from the team’s mascot bears make this a perfect family-friendly outing. Wuerfel Park, 231.943.0100, traversecitybeachbums.com.

DISCOVERY PIER Five exciting water-based nonprofits interpret and make accessible the history and ecology of the Great Lakes to kids and adults. Find the Great Lake’s Children’s Museum, Maritime Heritage

Alliance, Traverse City Tall Ship Co., Traverse City Area Community Sailing and Watershed Grand Traverse Grand Traverse Bay. Stop in and see what each organization has to offer— and check out the new outdoor Sails Up exhibit and the newly acquired schooner Utopia. 13240 S. West Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City. 231.932.4526, discoverygreatlakes.org.

FIFE LAKE MOVIE NIGHT Outside at Springfield Park on Thursday evenings in the summer. fifelakechamber.com.

TURTLE CREEK CASINO AND HOTEL In this exciting and luxurious 56,000-square-foot casino, enjoy poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and slots. The casino’s flagship restaurant, Bourbon’s 72, appropriately bills itself as Northern Michigan’s premier steakhouse. turtlecreekcasino.com.

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The sandy shoreline of West Grand Traverse Bay along Grandview Parkway in Traverse City is divided into separate beaches—each with its own sunny day personality. Find restrooms and a picnic shelter at West End Beach at the foot of Division Street. Looking for a pickup game of volleyball? Volleyball Beach is just a bit farther east, by Hall Street and the parkway.

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On the east side of pretty Clinch Park Marina find Traverse City’s popular Clinch Park Beach with 1,500 sandy feet of frontage on West Grand Traverse Bay, picnic tables, restrooms and a splash pad for little ones. A swimming area is staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from mid-June through Labor Day. Get there safely from downtown via the pedestrian tunnel that goes under the parkway at Cass Street. Sunset Beach is a lesser-known stretch of sand tucked at the foot of Hope Street and flanked on the east side by the Hagerty Center/Maritime Academy Complex.

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Bryant Park At the base of Old Mission Peninsula, where Garfield Avenue meets Peninsula Drive, is a wonderful beach outfitted with a playground, picnic tables, charcoal grills, shade trees and squeaky-clean restrooms. MyNorth 2017 Vacation Guide

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Tucked among tree-lined neighborhoods near Northwestern Michigan College East Bay Park offers restrooms, a picnic shelter and shallow water, making it ideal for young families. Located at the foot of East Front Street, where it meets East Grand Traverse Bay. The 900-foot-long beach at Acme Bayside Park is outfitted with picnic tables, basketball and shuffleboard courts, and public restrooms. Enter the park just south of the intersection of US31 North and M72. Sayler Park 3.5 miles north of Acme at the end of Yuba Road. Shelters available for rent. 231.938.1350. acmetownship.org. MyNorth 2017 Vacation Guide

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MICHIGAN’S LARGEST

Sail on the Schoolship It’s more than a boat ride.

Be a sailor. Become a steward. Raise the sails, steer the ship, test the water quality, view the stars, examine organisms, and more on the 77’ schooner, Inland Seas. View our summer sailing schedule on our website. • Great Lakes Discovery Sail • Breakfast on the Schooner Sail • Exploring Microplastics Sail • Astronomy Sail • Painting Sail • Music Sail

100 Dame Street, Suons Bay, MI

Purchase Tickets: schoolship.org 231.237.4010

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The sandy swimming area at Taylor Park, on Long Lake, is set at the edge of a lovely woods. Amenities include a volleyball court, dock and picnic area; Long Lake Grocery is just down the street for snacks and picnic fare. Located on North Long Lake Road, 10 minutes west of downtown TC. Gilbert Park, also on Long Lake, has similar amenities. Find it about a mile southwest of Taylor Park off CR610. About 10 miles southeast of Traverse City, Arbutus Lake No. 5 is just 44 feet at its deepest point, so expect warm,

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shallow waters. The public beach is at the sprawling lake’s north end, at the mouth of a charming little brook. Off East Arbutus Lake Road. The 200-acre Interlochen State Park is tucked between Green and Duck Lakes. Swim, fish, camp and take in a concert at the adjacent Interlochen Center for the Arts. 4167 M137, michigandnr.com. Find a sweet little downtown small-town beach on the pretty 627-acre Fife Lake at Fife Lake City Park. MyNorth 2017 Vacation Guide

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“You’ll feel like you’re on cloud nine when you’re living in your Traverse City dream home or condominium. I’ll help get you there.”

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FESTIVALS Celebrate the emerging grape and cherry harvests at Blossom Day, May 13. Taste new releases paired with seasonal foods at Old Mission Peninsula wineries. wineriesofoldmission.com. MyNorthTickets.com.

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Regional wine, food and culture entertain at the Northern Michigan Winefest, June 24 (formerly Traverse City Wine & Art Festival) on the grounds at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Sample more than 100 wines, taste local food, enjoy live entertainment and view the John Robert Williams Wine Country Photography Project. 3 to 9 p.m. The United States Air Force Thunderbirds take to the skies above Traverse City to entertain at the National Cherry Festival, July 1–8. This stellar event draws more than a halfmillion people to the downtown Traverse City waterfront to celebrate the region’s favorite fruit (Michigan, and specifically

this area, grows nearly 75 percent of the nation’s tart cherries). Other highlights include cherry pie–eating and pit-spitting contests, a giant county-fair-style midway, a parade nearly every day, a Cherry Queen pageant, fireworks, and don’t miss truTv’s Impractical Jokers Starring the Tenderloins on Friday, July 7. 231.947.4230, cherryfestival.org. Experience the thrill of real-deal equestrian competition at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, July 5–9, July 12–30, August 2–13, just minutes from downtown Traverse City. Thousands of the nation’s best horses and riders show their stuff in show-jumping and dressage events. Flintfields Horse Park, Williamsburg. greatlakesequestrianfestival.com. MyNorthTickets.com.

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Lunch and Dinner Service Daily Sunday Brunch 9am to 3pm 229 E. Front Street • Traverse City 231-941-8888 • www.amical.com Reservations Accepted • Gift Certificates

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Traverse City bustles with film directors, producers and film fans at the annual Traverse City Film Festival, July 25–30. Enjoy internationally and nationally acclaimed independent, foreign and documentary films at various downtown venues and viewing spaces (including a giant inflatable outdoor screen at the waterfront Open Space park). Ticket information and event schedule online. 231.392.1134, traversecityfilmfest.org.

Traverse City’s Front Street turns into one big block party during Friday evenings in August for Friday Night Live, August 4–27. Wander the street and listen to live music, graze on street food, get your face painted, watch dance performances and much more. 231.922.2050, downtowntc.com. Bend an elbow with other Michigan craft brew fans, listen to great national and local musicians and nosh at hip food vendors at the Microbrew & Music Festival, August 11–12. As if this

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event couldn’t be more chill, there’s a February version of the fest, too. The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse MyNorthTickets.com. City. microbrewandmusic.com.

The Acme Fall Festival, September 30, does harvest season up right with a classic car show, raptor show, kids events, farmers market, craft show and more. Flintfields Horse Park, Bates Road, Williamsburg, discoveracme.com. The headline competitions for the North American VASA Festival of Races February 11–12 are the 12K, 27K and 50K Nordic races, set on the wooded, groomed VASA Pathway and beyond on Saturday. But there’s healthy outdoor fun for everyone here, from a junior VASA race and a Fat Bike Race on Saturday to the Gran Traverse 16K classic tour on Sunday. 231.633.1054, vasa.org.

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Shop, Dine, Explore a “pocket of cool in Traverse City� - Forbes Magazine

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In The Village at Grand Traverse Commons 231.932.0775 | sanctuarytc.com

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Hiking Trail, Grand Traverse Commons grounds

The red spires and yellow brick towers of The Village at Grand Traverse Commons poke up over the treetops like those of an enchanted castle. The stunning 19th-century Victorian Italianate-style buildings on this 63-acre campus are a part of one of the largest historical and adaptive reuse projects in the country. The Commons, as locals know it, began as a state hospital. Now it bustles with residences, shops, restaurants and even a winery and brewery. In the complex’s sprawling main building, Building 50, explore the Mercato, an expansive indoor marketplace on the garden level with arched corridors, exposed brick alcoves, art-lined hallways and boutiques that sell jewelry, furs, art, local wine, Michigan-made products and more. Kirkbride Hall is another Commons jewel. Built in 1885 as the campus chapel, it has been meticulously renovated into an event venue. The rolling grounds of this beautiful and historic campus serve as TC’s unofficial “Central Park,” with miles of meandering hiking trails. There’s always something new at the Commons, given the immensity of the renovation. Look for the microbrewery Earthen Ales (231.252.4270, earthenales.com), the modern familyfriendly cafe ELF (231.943.2272, eatlearnfrolic.com), a new space for the beloved Peppenero restaurant and its all-new Ballaró Wine Lounge, (231.929.1960, pepenerotc.com) and the Red Spire Brunch House 231.252.4648, FB. Grand Traverse Bay. 830 Cottageview Drive, Traverse City, thevillagetc.com.

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THE BOTANIC GARDEN AT HISTORIC BARNS PARK

Located on the grounds of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, this 25-acre botanic garden consists of a visitors center housed in a refurbished granary, hiking trails, gardens that highlight native and healing plants, a magnificent 19th-century barn rented out for events and more. thebotanicgarden.org.

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OLD MISSION PENINSULA This 22-mile-long finger of land that divides East and West Grand Traverse Bays boasts a beachy coastline, rolling hills, cherry orchards, breathtaking views, eight farm markets, one brewery/distillery and 10 wineries with tasting rooms and vineyards. Needless to say, Old Mission is an ideal destination for a dreamy daytrip. MUST DO At nearly 150 years old, the Old Mission Inn is the oldest continually operating lodging establishment in Michigan. The gracious white clapboard building with its 135-foot-long porch (lined with rockers) is set at the end of the Old Mission Peninsula, across a rural road from East Bay and within walking distance of the public beach at Haserot Park. The inn is chock full of the fascinating history of this peninsula and filled with old-fashioned hospitality. 231.223.7770, oldmissioninn.com. Sip your way along a tour of the 10 wineries of the Old Mission Peninsula. From the wine to the ambiance to the gorgeous views, each tasting room is its own distinctive experience. Beyond great wine, you’ll find farm stands, orchards, antique stores and jaw-dropping vistas on the Old Mission Wine trail. wineriesofoldmission.com. Looking for a shuttle service? Find a list at michiganwines.com/ wine-tour-transportation#north. Take a self-guided tour through the Mission Point Lighthouse. Climb to the tower top, visit the gift shop, and check out the historic Hessler Log Cabin, or just sit on the beach and gaze out at the beautiful blue that this lighthouse guarded from 1870 into the 1930s. missionpointlighthouse.com.

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The 159 acres of rare wooded dune-and-swale ecosystem that make up Pyatt Lake Preserve is accessed by a 1.5-mile trail—a wonderful place to see birds and, in the spring, wild orchids and trillium. gtrlc.org. Snag an ice cream cone and browse the shelves for old-timey products at the Old Mission General Store. Part museum, part general store, this is worth a stop on your Old Mission tour! 18250 Mission Road, 231.223.4310, oldmissiongeneralstore.com.

Bella Galleria, a fine art gallery attached to Old Mission Tavern on Old Mission Peninsula, exhibits original works by more than 75 local and regional artists. The sculpture studio features work by Verna Bartnick, owner of the tavern and gallery. 17015 Center Road, Traverse City, 231.223.4142, ldmissiontavern.com. Tickets for fun, festivals and more! MyNorthTickets.com.

BEACH DAYS! Head 22 miles to the tip of Old Mission Peninsula (on M37) and beach at Lighthouse Park in the shadows of the 145-year-old Mission Point Lighthouse. Stay for the sunset. Twelve miles out beautiful Peninsula Drive, Haserot Park & Boat Launch, on Old Mission Harbor, has a swim area, playground, basketball court and bathrooms. peninsulatownship.com.

DINING ON THE PENINSULA Mission Table, on beautiful Bower’s Harbor, has an elegant menu inspired by ingredients from the region’s farms and fisheries. Local wine, spirits and craft brews, too. 231.223.4222, missiontable.net. Next door find Jolly Pumpkin, a casual brewery and distillery where the dough for the artisan pizzas is crafted with Jolly Pumpkin’s own beer. 13512 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, 231.223.4333, jollypumpkin.com. Art and great food create a masterpiece of an experience at Old Mission Tavern Bella Galleria, 17015 Center Road, Traverse City, 231.223.4142, oldmissiontavern.com. A creative menu bridges the gap between bistro fare and fine dining at the Peninsula Grill, with its emphasis on pork, steak and seafood. 14091 Center Road, Traverse City. 231.223.7200, tcpeninsulagrill. Find elevated farm-to-table cuisine served in a waterfront setting (with a spacious covered deck) at the Boathouse Restaurant. 14039 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, 231.223.4030, boathouseonwestbay.com.

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A brand new beachfront resort on East Grand Traverse Bay.

Open each year from May through October

For reservations you can book online at www.thebaywatchresort.com or call 231-943-2800

All rooms feature either one or two king beds, some rooms offer in-room spas. Complimentary continental breakfast is offered each morning and all rooms include in-room coffee maker, microwave and mini-fridge.

Sits on 200 feet of pristine beach on the shore of East Grand Traverse Bay. All rooms offer complimentary breakfast, HDTV, in-rooom coffee makers, microwave and mini fridge. Lawn games, beach volleyball, and gas BBQ grills are available. Open each year from May through October

For reservations you can book online at www.thebeachhausresort.com or call 231-947-3560

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Vineyard Bed & Breakfast

Old Mission Peninsula Traverse City, Michigan Located in the heart of Northern Michigan’s wine country, the estate is styled in the manner of a Tuscan/Provence farmhouse. Offering Grape Harvest Stomps 231-947-2214 www.greyhareinn.com

Free Hot Breakfast Indoor Pool & Hot Tub Access to State Park Beach Adjacent to TART Trail Fun Park · Shopping · Casino Free High Speed Wireless Internet & HBO Mention TRIPS and Receive 15% off Your Room Rate with advanced reservations

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1492 US 31 North · Traverse City, MI 49686 (877) 329-1538 · (231) 929-4423 www.tcqualityinn.com

-47 Bayview rooms with two person Jacuzzi Tubs -Rooms include a mini-fridge, sink, microwave, and coffee pot -Free WIFI Pointes North offers spacious rooms with a distinc-Seasonal outdoor heated pool tive décor. Situated on 300 feet of East Bay frontage, it is the perfect location for your Traverse City -300 feet of sugar sand vacation headquarters. For your enjoyment, every beach room includes private a balcony or patio and a tranquil view of the bay. Rooms also feature a relaxing two person whirlpool tub, refrigerator, microwave and TV with DVD player. Let Pointes North be your vacation base for color tour excursions, area golf courses, casinos, wineries and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Pointes North is minutes from downtown Traverse City shops and restaurants. Pointes North is the perfect spot for your next romantic getaway.

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MUST DO Interlochen Center for the Arts: An internationally acclaimed music, art and culture camp, the private high school and performance venue attracts talented children from all corners of the world to attend camp and high school. The center’s long list of distinguished alumni includes pop music stars Norah Jones, Josh Groban and Grammy-winning soprano Jessye Norman. The summer-long Interlochen Arts Festival brings in big-name entertainers (Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crowe, Darius Rucker to name a few) who play in the 3,900-seat covered outdoor Kresge Auditorium, with Green Lake winking off stage left and right. Additionally, there is a never-ending roster of performances in smaller venues across the campus: 952-seat indoor Corson Auditorium for dance and music; 200-seat Dendrinos Chapel for intimate recitals; state-of-the-art Harvey Theatre for dramatic performances; the Writing House for readings by authors and poets; and the Elizabethan-inspired Upton-Morley

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Have your own boat? Head to Power Island, a 200-acre boaters paradise blessed with sandy beaches and forested hiking trails that lies 3.5 miles from Bower’s Harbor Marina. 231.922.4818. Learn to sail or charter a yacht (either bare-boat or with a captain) from Great Lake Sailing Company, the largest charter fleet on Lake Michigan. If you crave the waves, check out their UnSalted Sailing Flotilla, June 24–30: Bring your own boat, charter a boat, even learn to sail on this cruise (and way more!) of Grand Traverse and Little Traverse Bays. 12935 S. West-Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, 231.941.0535, greatlakessailingco.com. Nauti-Cat sails are the fun way to experience Grand Traverse Bay. The boat, the largest commercial sailing catamaran on the Great Lakes, departs on four cruises daily; or throw a party and rent the whole boat for you and up to 45 of your closest buds. Cash bar and bathroom on board. 615 E. Front Street, Traverse City, 231.947.1730, nauti-cat.com. Get with five of your favorite peeps and book a luxurious private charter on the The Sailing Yacht Scout. Cruises from two hours to a full day. 800.678.0383, ext. 3, tallshipsailing.com.

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See history in the sails aboard the Tall Ship Manitou, a 114-foot replica of schooners that plied the Atlantic and the Great Lakes in the 19th century. Choose from three daily tours (noon, afternoon and the popular evening cruise), each two hours long. 13258 SW Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, 231.941.2000, tallshipsailing.com. MyNorth 2017 Vacation Guide

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Parasailing gives you the best view to be had in all of Traverse City. Traverse Bay Parasail (1773 US31, Traverse City, tbparasail.com) for solo and tandem flights. Rent powerboats, pontoons and jet skis—plus kneeboarding, tubing and waterski paraphernalia from Sail & Power Boat Rental, located at West Bay Beach, A Holiday Inn Resort. 615 E. Front Street, Traverse City, 231.922.9336, theboatrental.com.

The Boardman River runs clear and cold and, in some places, fairly swift—but it’s doable for paddlers of all skill levels. Rent canoes, kayaks or tubes at Ranch Rudolf, 6841 Brown Bridge Road, Traverse City, 231.947.9529, ranchrudolf.com. Fill your cooler with lake trout, brown trout, steelhead, and salmon Charter Fishing on Grand Traverse Bay. To find your charter, go to michigancharterboats.com and choose Traverse City.

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The cherished downtown City Opera House has been a cornerstone of culture since the late 1800s, hosting everything from horse shows to gala balls to rock concerts. Meticulously renovated, the 700-seat City Opera House also boasts stateof-the-art acoustics. National acts play year round. Schedule online. 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, 231.941.8082, cityoperahouse.org.

The region’s premier art museum, Dennos Museum Center, is just steps from downtown Traverse City, yet tucked away on the oasis-like campus of Northwestern Michigan College. All year long, Dennos maintains a dynamic array of exhibitions, including three galleries that showcase national and regional exhibits. The concert and performance lineup at the Dennos Museum Center’s intimate, acoustically superior 350-seat venue, Milliken Auditorium, is as culturally and internationally diverse as the art exhibits in the adjacent galleries. 1701 E. Front Street, Traverse City, 231.995.1553, dennosmuesum.org. MyNorthTickets.com.

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A lineup of national and international performers fills stages throughout the 1,200-acre Interlochen Center for the Arts campus, from the open-sided Kresge Auditorium to the 900-seat Corson and several smaller venues. interlochen.org. Summer workshops at the Crooked Tree Arts Center include instruction in pastels, photography and even fabric marbling. Don’t miss the July 29, Outdoor Art Fair at Northwestern Michigan College. 322 Sixth Street, Traverse City, 231.941.9488, crookedtree.org. One of the crown jewels of Traverse City’s cultural scene, the circa 1916 State Theatre is a beautifully renovated, volunteerrun, state-of-the-art cinema boasting a stout lineup of art-house and foreign films, and even 25-cent classic and children’s matinees. Drive down Grandview Parkway and you can’t miss the twinkle lights of the Bijou By the Bay. This 170-seat jewel–box sized theater on the water in Clinch Park shows first-run movies. 181 E. Grandview Parkway, 231.947.4800, statetheatretc.org.

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The Grand Traverse County Natural Education Reserve is a 505-acre gem with nearly seven miles of trails winding along the Boardman River, past rapids, marshes, swamps, forests and an active beaver pond. Great place to bring kiddos for an easy nature walk; don’t miss the interpretive gallery exhibits at the Boardman River Nature Center (open Tuesday through Friday, some Saturdays), at the north end of the reserve. 1450 Cass Road, Traverse City, natureiscalling.org. Set on 480 acres, the in-town trails of Grand Traverse Commons feel like a backcountry getaway—one that can end with a cold drink at any number of fabulous watering holes or eateries in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. For a trail map: thevillagetc.com/events-attractions/hiking-biking-trails.

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Bay Meadows: The best choice for beginners and casual golfers, the family-owned Bay Meadows offers two nine-hole courses—one, an exclusively par-3 course; the other, a slightly longer executive course that has a few par 4’s and 5’s thrown in. Also a driving range, practice putting greens and private instruction. 5220 Barney Road, Traverse City, 231.946.7927, tcmeadows.com. Grand Traverse Resort: Three signature courses, designed by some of the game’s biggest legends, cover the rolling terrain surrounding Grand Traverse Resort. The courses have all scored accolades by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest, and the Jack Nicklaus–designed course, The Bear, hosted Michigan’s best players in the Michigan Open for decades. 100 Grand Traverse Resort Village Boulevard, Williamsburg, 231.236.1577, grandtraverseresort.com. Elmbrook: A full USGA, par-72, 18-hole course that has the distinction of being Traverse City’s oldest public course. The high, rolling hills afford breathtaking views of Grand Traverse Bay; the clubhouse’s big covered deck is the place to kick back at the end of a round. 1750 Townline Road, Traverse City, 231.946.9180, elmbrookgolf.com.

Lochenheath: This celebrated and challenging Scottish links–style course, set on a scenic bluff that was once home to a cherry orchard, is private but welcomes limited outside play. 7951 Turnberry Circle, Williamsburg, 231.938.9800, lochenheath.com. Crown Golf Club: For serious golfers, this 18-hole championship layout course, located just 10 minutes southwest of downtown Traverse City, is packed with challenging shots and beautiful views. Try the front nine if you’re still in early-season form; low handicappers can contend with hills, hazards and dog legs on the back. Finish up with dinner at the laid-back Mulligan’s Pub and Grill, located on site. Watch for shoulder-season discounts late spring and early fall, 2430 E. Crown Drive, 231.946.2975, golfthecrown.com. Interlochen Golf Club: This scenic, playable 18-hole course is an Interlochen gem. Velvety greens, lush fairways, mature woods and a meandering tributary of the Betsie River all offer plenty of serenity. Other perks include a practice green, driving range, pro-shop and clubhouse with full dining room. Voted one of the 100 best golf values in America, 10586 US31, Interlochen, 231.275.7311, interlochengolf.com. MyNorth 2017 Vacation Guide

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State Theatre’s Saturday morning Kids Matinees: Admission is just 25 cents. Yep, one shiny George Washington, which means, there is no excuse for not loading up the kids and their friends to see a classic children’s flick. Such a deal, you can treat for popcorn! 10 a.m. 223 E. Front Street, Traverse City, 231.947.4800; schedule at statetheatretc.org. Pirate’s Cove: Two 18-hole mini-golf courses, go-carts, zip-lines, a ropes course, bumper boats and a “water coaster” with a 50-foot drop, it’s a summertime must. 1710 US31, Traverse City, 231.938.9599, piratescove.net/traverse-city. Lucky Jack’s: This 12,000-square-foot arcade has more than enough activities to bust through inevitable kid vacation boredom. Laser tag, bumper cars, billiards tables, bowling, plus pizza and pub grub (and craft beers and wine for Mom and Dad). 1705 S. Garfield Avenue, Traverse City, 231.947.2610, luckyjacks.com.

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Discovery Gallery at the Dennos Museum: Highlights include a laser harp, which plays via invisible strings, an interactive sound wall, and the Hubble Space Telescope Theater, featuring ongoing transmissions of programming from NASA. 1701 E. Front Street, TC, 231.995.1553, Dennosmuseum.org.

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Great Wolf Lodge: A 38,000-square-foot indoor water park that keeps the splash-thrills coming with a tree fort in the water, a twisting raft-riding adventure, a fast-water tandem tube ride and more. Kids can spend a rest period in the seriously fun kids spa—manis, pedis, facials (that all smell like ice cream) and even tiaras to take home! 3575 US31, 231.941.3600, greatwolf.com. City District Library: Make a lovely day of visiting the Children’s Garden, taking in a Wigglers Story Time and summer stories and song at the library. 610 Woodmere Avenue, Traverse City, 231.932.8500, tadl.org. Splash Pad at Clinch Park: on the downtown Traverse City waterfront. With the beach, concession and bathrooms close by, it’s easy to make it a day! 161 E. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City. 231.922.4904. See Farm Animals: Goats, chickens, roosters, pigs and, in season, a pumpkin patch and corn maze—and a farm market busting with sweet treats. Gallagher’s Farm Market, 7237 M72 West, Traverse City, 231.947.1689, gallaghersfarmmarketc.com. Go to College: Northwestern Michigan College’s College for Kids offers 170 fun enrichment classes for kids 3 to 17 throughout the summer. 231.995.1700, nmc.edu, choose College for Kids from the Quick Links menu. Old Town Playhouse Young Company: Kids star at the summer programming which ranges from workshops to the Young Company FourWeek Summer Performing Arts Camp and the One-Week Intensive Summer Musical Camps. 148 E. Eighth Street, Traverse City, 231.947.2210, oldtownplayhouse.com. MyNorthTickets.com. Grand Traverse YMCA: With a new facility on Silver Lake Road to complement its longtime Boardman River Branch, the Y has a long list of ways to help kids stay active on vacation. Swimming, tennis, fitness classes and more. Day pass information: gtbayymca.org.

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Eat Ice Cream: For a destination ice cream experience, take a drive to Moomers, a dairy farm and creamery voted America’s best ice cream by viewers of Good Morning America. A whopping 120 flavors await. 7263 N. Long Lake Road, 231.941.4122, moomers.com. Skateboard: At the Civic Center skate park. 1213 W. Civic Center Road, Traverse City. 231.922.4818. Go Buggy: At the Grand Traverse Butterfly House & Bug Zoo. 8840 E. M72, Williamsburg, 231.944.0774. gtbutterflyzoo.com.

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SHOPPING DISTRICTS Browsing the three-block stretch between Boardman and Union Streets in downtown Traverse City isn’t the wearying, shop-till-youdrop variety. It is anything but, packed as it is with dozens of boutiques, gourmet food purveyors, indie bookstores, cafes, restaurants—not to mention gemlike peeks of Grand Traverse Bay and pretty foot bridges and boardwalk along the Boardman River. Don’t forget to wander down the side streets and alleys to find off-the-beaten-path shops. 231.922.2050, downtowntc.com. ar W

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MICROBREWERIES TC Cycle Pub: Tour Traverse City’s breweries on this 14-passenger bike bar. O yay, it’s crazy fun! 231.794.5567, tccyclepub.com. Earthen Ales: Traverse City’s newest microbrew—tucked under the water tower at Grand Traverse Commons. 1371 Gray Drive Suite 200. 231.252.4270, earthenales.com. The Filling Station: In the city’s historic train depot, with a rotating list of 10 craft beers and wood-fired flatbreads. 642 Railroad Place, Traverse City, 231.946.8168, thefillingstationmicrobrewery.com. The Workshop Brewing Company: A zero-waste brewery with a mix of classic brews and creative seasonals made with organic grains. Fresh sandwiches, snacks, kids menu. 221 Garland Street, Traverse City, 231.421.8977, traversecityworkshop.com. Beggars Brewery: Family-owned production microbrewery and taproom specializing in hand-crafted ales inspired by local ingredients. 4177 Village Park Drive, Suite C, Traverse City, beggarsbrewery.com. Brewery Terra Firma: A good bit of the beer lifecycle—from hop harvest to first pour—happens on this historic 10-acre farm. Come prepared with an adventurous tasting mindset. 2959 Hartman Road, 231.929.1600, breweryterrafirma.com. Brewery Ferment: A micro-sized taproom where the vibe feels like lounging in a pal’s living room. Five flagship beers plus retro bar snacks like pickled eggs and spiced nuts. 511 S. Union Street, Traverse City, 231.735.8113, breweryferment.com. Right Brain Brewery: As many as 25 creative brews on tap, ranging from an apple pie amber ale to a fiery chipotle porter. Snack plates, waffle sandwiches. 225 E. 16th Street, Traverse City, 231.944.1239, rightbrainbrewery.com. North Peak: Beers that run the gamut from smooth stouts to aggressive, hoppy IPAs. Extensive menu, cheerful service, huge outdoor deck, live music. 400 W. Front Street, Traverse, 231.941.7325, northpeak.net.

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Jolly Pumpkin: Award-winning hand-crafted spirits and beers. Order a tasting flight, then troll the menu for bison sloppy joes, pulled pork nachos and other hearty fare. 13512 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, 231.223.4333, jollypumpkin.com. Mackinaw Brewing Co.: Full line of craft beers and huge menu offering some of the best burgers in town and a superb onsite smokehouse (ribs!). 161 E. Front Street, Traverse City, 231.933.1100, mackinacbrewing.com. Rare Bird Brew Pub: With its urban industrial vibe, this newbie on the microbrew circuit is making a name for itself with great food and memorable brews. 229 Lake Avenue, Traverse City, 231.943.2053, rarebirdbrewpub.com.

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Mission Table: Sample Civilized Spirits—vodka, sakura, gin, rum and whiskey—created by the folks who also bring you North Peak and Jolly Pumpkin beer. Tasting room is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 13512 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, 231.223.4222, missiontable.net. Grand Traverse Distillery: Award-winning vodka, whiskey and gin distilled right here. Tastings offered at several places in the area, including downtown at 215 E. Front Street, 231.946.1259, grandtraversedistillery.com.

The Parlor: Occupying its own niche in a renovated warehouse a couple blocks from downtown, The Parlor prides itself on serving distinguished drinks. 205 Lake Avenue, Traverse City, 248.821.6926. Traverse City Whiskey Co.: Made in Traverse City by a Traverse City family using a family recipe (from Michigan) and served up in a funky-cool tasting room bar. 201 E. Fourteenth Street, Traverse City, tcwhiskey.com.

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Black Star Farms Old Mission: You’ll probably want to dawdle over your drink in this cushy tasting room, which boasts a fireplace and a bar crafted from wine barrels. Award-winning wines, fruit brandies from the onsite distillery. 360 McKinley Road E., 231.944.1300, blackstarfarms.com. Bonobo Winery: This boutique winery and vineyard is the creation of HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse and his brother, Todd. The tasting room boasts a menu developed with celebrity chef Mario Batali. 12011 Center Road, Traverse City, bonobowinery.com. Bowers Harbor: A family-run boutique winery pouring more than 30 wines and hard ciders in a laid-back tasting room near Bowers Harbor Park. 2896 Bowers Harbor Road, 800.616.7615, bowersharbor.com. Brys Estate: The brick-and-mahogany tasting room provides the perfect backdrop to vintner Coenraad Stassen’s sophisticated wines. Artful reds, crisp whites and a lovely patio for enjoying the scenery out back, formerly home to a centennial cherry farm. 3309 Blue Water Road, 231.223.9303, brysestate.com. Chateau Chantal: This Old World– inspired winery and B&B is set on a hilltop, affording gorgeous views of grapevine-trellised hillsides and the bay. Complement your tasting room experience with a Sensory Treat Tour of the vineyard, cellar and winery. Tours begin in June and run daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (based on availability) through October. $25, reservations. Live jazz every Thursday evening. 15900 Rue De Vin, 800.969.4009, chateauchantal.com. Chateau Grand Traverse: As one of the region’s first wineries, Chateau Grand Traverse helped put Michigan on the map for world-class wines. Fine reds, whites, rieslings and specialty cherry wines. Enjoy a 30-minute complimentary tour of the facility with your tasting. 12239 Center Road, 231.223.7355, cgtwines.com.

Hawthorne Vineyards: Taste handcrafted pinot noir, pinot grigio merlot, lemberger, gamay, chardonnay, pinot blanc, gewürztraminer and riesling at this 80-acre winery on a ridge overlooking East and West Grand Traverse Bays. 1000 Camino Maria Drive, 231.929.4206, hawthornevineyards.com. Peninsula Cellars: An 1896-built one-room schoolhouse serves as the tasting room for this family-run winery. In addition to classic reds and whites, the line-up here includes a selection of enchanting fruit wines made from local tart cherries, sweet cherries and apples. 11480 Center Road, 231.223.4050, peninsulacellars.com. Two Lads: Vintners Cornel Olivier and Chris Baldyga—the namesake “two lads”—have made a name for themselves with cool-climate reds, but you’ll also find sparkling wines and small-batch whites at their state-of-the-art, ultra-modern facility with a view of East Grand Traverse Bay. 16985 Smokey Hollow Road, 231.223.7722, 2lwinery.com. Villa Mari Vineyards: Founded and owned by Marty Lagina, the co-star of History Channel’s popular Curse of Oak Island reality television show, Villa Mari Vineyards grows reds a whole new way in Northern Michigan: in hoop houses, a method that extends the growing and ripening season. Dramatic Italianate tasting room. 8175 Center Road, 231.715.1013, villamarivineyards.com.

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Cherry Republic: Cherry wines and a number of playful cherry sodas. 154 E. Front Street, 231.932.9205, cherryrepublic.com. Left Foot Charley: A distinctly urban vibe, mellow white wines, hard ciders, and a big, beautiful patio with a sandbox to occupy any kids in tow. 806 Red Drive #100, 231.995.0500, leftfootcharley.com.

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GOLF SPA SHOP DINE CASINO

GET UP AND GO Summer feels good on the skin…like freshwater waves gracing the sand. The paradise of Northern Michigan is more than a pristine beach, a day at the spa, or wine tasting with friends. More than an early morning tee time, an emerging food scene, or Vegas-style gaming. It’s having all of those things at your fingertips. You won’t believe it if you haven’t seen it. Get up and go at GrandTraverseResort.com.

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