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From Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine

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The accolades keep rolling in for this small, vibrant city set on one of

the planet’s largest and most pristine freshwater bays. Last year, The Huffington Post called Traverse City one of “six small towns to visit this summer.” Travel + Leisure Magazine named it to a list of “America’s 20 Most Romantic Towns” and Horizon Travel Magazine kicked off 2015 with a call-out to its “Must See American Cities,” list.

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As we write this, new accolades are streaming in for the beaches, boating, restaurants, shopping, wineries, breweries, festivals and so much more that makes this city rock. Spend your vacation in Traverse City—and we guarantee you’ll be penning your own ode to this beautiful city on the bay! —The editors of MyNorth.com and Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.

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10 Gotta Do’s IN TRAVERSE CITY!

GO UP, UP AND AWAY: On a Grand Traverse Balloons adventure. 231.947.7433, GRANDTRAVERSEBALLOONS.COM.

STARGAZE WITH THE PROS: Northwestern Michigan College’s J. H. Rogers Observatory. Twice-monthly public viewing nights run just $2 for individuals and $5 for families,

SPREAD A PICNIC BLANKET DOWNTOWN: Hannah Park on the Boardman River at Sixth and Union Streets, Traverse City.

1753 BIRMLEY RD., TC, 231.946.1787, NMC.EDU.

231.922.4910, GTREC.ORG.

WATCH THE DETROIT RED WINGS TRAIN: At Centre Ice Arena, 1600 CHARTWELL DR., TRAVERSE CITY. 231.933.7465, CENTREICE.ORG.

MEET A REAL LIVE CHEESE MONGER: At Manny’s Specialty Cheese Shop, 1132 E. EIGHTH ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.929.2809,

GO BUGGY: At the Grand Traverse Butterfly House & Bug Zoo.

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8840 E. M72, WILLIAMSBURG, 231.944.0774. GTBUTTERFLYZOO.COM.

GET YOUR VROOM-VROOM ON: Friday nights at the Cherry Raceway. 8649 E. M113, FIFE LAKE, 231.468.1477, CHERRYRACEWAY.COM.

SNOWSHOE IN TOWN: On the hilly trails of Grand Traverse Commons. COTTAGEVIEW DR., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.941.1900, THEVILLAGETC.COM.

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SHOP AT A FARMERS MARKET: Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market (Wednesdays and Saturdays at Cass St. and Grandview Parkway; DOWNTOWNTC.COM) and the Village Outdoor Farmers Market (Mondays at Grand Traverse Commons; THEVILLAGETC.COM).

LET YOUR POOCH FROLIC WITH PALS: Traverse City dog park, DIVISION ST. AND GRANDVIEW PKWY., TRAVERSE CITY. 231.922.4910, GTREC.ORG.

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Festivals Blossom Day and Blessing of the Blossoms, May 16 and 17

Celebrate the coming grape and cherry harvests on Old Mission Peninsula. Taste new releases at peninsula wineries on Blossom Day (WINERIESOFOLDMISSION.COM/EVENT-CALENDAR) and then head to Chateau Chantal Winery the next morning for a nondenominational service to bless the cherry blossoms—and celebrate by eating cherry pie! CHATEAUCHANTAL.COM.

Traverse City Wine and Art Festival, June 20 The seventh annual celebration of regional wine, food and culture on the grounds at the Village at Grand Traverse. 200 different wines, 8 fine restaurants, 40 artists and 7 musical performances. 2 to 9 p.m., $40 in advance; $50 at the door. MYNORTHTICKETS.COM.

National Cherry Festival, July 4–11 The area’s flagship summer festival draws more than a half-million people to the downtown Traverse City waterfront every year to celebrate the region’s favorite fruit (Michigan, and specifically this area, grows nearly 75 percent of the nation’s tart cherries). This year the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will perform in the skies above West Grand Traverse Bay. 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 much, much more. 231.947.4230, CHERRYFESTIVAL.ORG.

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Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, July 8-26

Microbrew & Music Festival, February & August

Experience the thrill of a real-deal equestrian competition just minutes from downtown Traverse City. Thousands of the nation’s best horses and riders show their stuff in show-jumping and dressage events. Festivities start July 8 at Flintfields Horse Park and run intermittently throughout the month. STADIUMJUMPING.COM.

This bi-annual event is a great way to check out what the Mitten’s best brewers have been up to. Dates and schedule at MICROBREWANDMUSIC.COM.

Pancake breakfast, craft show and demonstrations, antique and classic cars, trucks and tractors, pie contests and much more. FLINTFIELDS

Traverse City Film Festival, July 28-August 2

HORSE PARK, BATES RD., WILLIAMSBURG, DISCOVERACME.COM.

Every year the TCFF brings the very best independent, foreign and documentary films to a handful of downtown venues and viewing spaces (including a giant inflatable outdoor screen at the waterfront Open Space park). Ticket information and event schedule online.

North American VASA Festival of Races, February 13-14, 2016

231.392.1134, TRAVERSECITYFILMFEST.ORG.

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Acme Fall Festival, September 26

Friday Night Live, July 31 through August 21 Downtown TC turns into one big block party during this beloved summer tradition. Live music, street food, face-painting, dance performances, and other family-friendly fun. 231.922.2050, DOWNTOWNTC.COM.

A fun, festive weekend of Nordic skiing! 10K, 27K and 50K classic and freestyle Nordic races set on the wooded, groomed VASA Pathway and beyond. Children’s race, too. 231.633.1054, VASA.ORG.

Winter Comedy Arts Festival, February 2016 Renowned comedians descend upon Traverse City in the depths of winter each year for this festival, which also offers Free on Front Street, a host of wonderful (free) activities including a Ferris wheel, ice skating, sledding and even frozen mini golf (the obstacles are ice carvings). WINTERCOMEDY.ORG. MyNorth 2015 Vacation! 5

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Historic by Nature Great Shopping, Food & Drinks in a Historic Setting

Guided historic tours available.

A “pocket of cool in Traverse City.” — Forbes Magazine

800 Cottageview Dr. at Silver Dr., 2 blocks west of Division / US31. Just over one mile from the Bay and Downtown Traverse City! www.thevillagetc.com The Minervini Group: 231-941-1900

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Good to Know About Village at Grand Traverse Commons:

This 63-acre campus on Traverse City’s west side is graced by trees, trails and stunning 19th-century Victorian Italianate architecture. One of the largest historic and adaptive reuse projects in the country, the Commons as locals know it, began its life as a state hospital. Now it bustles with residential units, shops, restaurants and even a winery. THEVILLAGETC.COM.

Old Mission Peninsula, a 22-mile-long finger of land that divides East and West Grand Traverse Bays, boasts beachy coastline, rolling hillsides, cherry orchards, wineries, vineyards and breathtaking views. It’s the perfect destination for a meandering daytrip. Read on for more on the beaches, wineries and eateries of Old Mission Peninsula. OLDMISSION.COM.

This Frontier League ball club is a beloved part of Traverse City’s summertime traditions. Reasonable ticket prices, between-inning kids games, giveaways, fireworks, and shenanigans from the team’s mascot bears make this a perfect family-friendly outing. The park’s laid-back outfield lawn seating is another nice touch. Simply bring your own blanket and a jacket for the late innings, and make it your own field of dreams. Wuerfel Park, 333 STADIUM DR., TC, 231.943.0100,

Eat: Among the many Traverse City restaurants leading the wave of hyper-local cuisine, Mission Table is at the front of the pack, with an elegant menu inspired by ingredients from the region’s farms and fisheries. Local wine, spirits and craft brews, too. (13512 PENINSULA DR., TC, 231.223.4222, MISSIONTABLE. NET). Next door find Jolly Pumpkin, a casual brewery and distillery with elevated comfort food like truffled French fries and crab tater tots. The dough for the artisan pizzas is crafted with Jolly Pumpkin’s own beer (13512 PENINSULA DR., 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 RD., TRAVERSE CITY,

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LET’S GO SHOPPING

Kitsch & Gifts, Housewares, Clothing, Jewelry Over 100 Michigan Makers, Artists and Crafters

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Shopping Districts Downtown: The stroll-able three-block stretch between

Boardman and Union Streets is packed with dozens of boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Lots of clothing and home accessories shops, independent bookstores, boutiques for babies, a toy store, gourmet food purveyors, souvenirs and more. Best of all? Many of the retailers showcase locally made goods, making it easy to shop Michiganmade. Don’t forget to wander down the side streets and alleys to find off-the-beaten-path shops. 231.922.2050, DOWNTOWNTC.COM.

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Old Town: On Union Street a few blocks south of Front Street is TC’s Old Town district, where, despite being so close to downtown, the vibe is decidedly more laid-back. Businesses here include galleries, boutiques, home goods stores, salons, bars, a brewery, Maxbauer’s (a much loved neighborhood butcher shop and grocery), and a handful of casual restaurants including the Blue Heron Cafe featuring sandwiches on fresh baked bread. 231.922.2050, DOWNTOWNTC.COM. Mercato: An expansive indoor marketplace on the garden level of

Grand Traverse Resort: This destination east of Traverse

Grand Traverse Commons’ historic Building 50 (please see page 7). The arched corridors, exposed brick alcoves, art-lined hallways and fine boutiques make for an Old World Euro feel. Find jewelry boutiques, a furrier, fine art galleries, wine tasting room, bike shop, Michigan-made market and much more. 830 COTTAGEVIEW DR., TRAVERSE CITY, THEVILLAGETC.COM.

City is pure Up North: shopping, dining, golf, a world-class spa. The resort’s Tower Gallery of Shops, open to the public, is a cool collection of boutiques ranging from a toy store to gourmet foods boutique to a pro shop. Two of our favorites: Dylan’s Candy Bar and Candy Cafe, with gumball-topped tables and candy cane bar stools, and Mud Pie, a shop with hip clothing and accessories, gifts, items for baby, and beachy gear for summertime. 100 GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT

Warehouse District: Hidden on Garland and Hall Streets— close to Traverse City’s busy Front Street and Grandview Parkway— this is one of the city’s newest hot spots, buzzing with an industrial urban vibe. Find home and clothing boutiques, a music/art gallery venue, a brewery, a hip cafe and even a build-your-own-terrarium shop. 231.922.2050,DOWNTOWNTC.COM.

VILLAGE BLVD., WILLIAMSBURG, 231.534.6705, GRANDTRAVERSERESORT.COM.

Grand Traverse Mall: Over a hundred stores including Old Navy, Macy’s, Victoria Secret and TJ Maxx, a 9-screen cinema and food court with an antique carousel. 3200 SOUTH AIRPORT RD., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.922.0077, GRANDTRAVERSEMALL.COM.

West End: With a cheese shop, two specialty groceries stocked with fabulous food finds and fine wines, a gourmet kitchen supply shop, a pie company and even a doggie bakery, the West End has staked its claim as a foodie district. 231.922.2050, DOWNTOWNTC.

Cherryland Center: This comfortably-sized shopping center houses Sears, Bath & Body Works, Younkers and Kmart among other stores. 1150 SOUTH AIRPORT RD., TRAVERSE CITY, 216.663.3850, CHERRYLANDCENTER.COM.

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BEACHES ON LAKE MICHIGAN Bryant Park: On West Grand Traverse Bay just east of

downtown, this enormous beach offers a playground, picnic tables, charcoal grills, shade trees and squeaky-clean restrooms. At the base of Old Mission Peninsula where Garfield Avenue meets Peninsula Drive.

Clinch Park: Just steps from downtown, TC’s most popular beach offers 1,500 sandy feet of frontage on West Grand Traverse Bay. Picnic tables, lifeguards and big shade trees for when you need a break from the heat. Major renovations last year included sparkling new restrooms and a splash pad for little ones. Get there safely from downtown via the pedestrian tunnel at the foot of Cass Street.

East Bay Park: The shore here is very shallow, making it ideal for young families (and anyone wishing to park their lawn chair right in the water). Lifeguards, restrooms, playground, shaded picnic area. Located at the foot of East Front Street, where it meets East Grand Traverse Bay.

Acme Shoreline Park: The beach at Bayside Park—one section of what will eventually be the mile-long Shoreline Park—is open to the public, with picnic tables, basketball and shuffleboard courts, and public restrooms. (Read more about the project at gtrlc.org). Enter the park just south of the intersection of US31 North and M72.

Lighthouse Park: Head 22 miles to the tip of Old Mission Peninsula (on M37) and beach it in the shadows of the 145-year-old Mission Point Lighthouse. Stay for the sunset. peninsulatownship.com/parks.html.

Haserot Park & Boat Launch: Twelve miles out beautiful Peninsula Drive, the beach on Old Mission Harbor has a swim area, playground, basketball, bathrooms. PENINSULATOWNSHIP. COM/PARKS.HTML.

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OUTDOOR FUN Fall Color Tours starting at $49.95/Person*

Summer Tours starting at $55.95/Person*

SKYDIVE TRAVERSE CITY CHARLEVOIX AIRPORT Make your first Skydive at the Charlevoix Airport at the North end of Grand Traverse Bay. We specialize in first time jumpers. Only 50 minutes from Traverse City. Best view of Grand Traverse Bay, Little Traverse Bay, and all of Northern Michigan. Open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from June 5th to September 15th.

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Explore the breathtaking beauty of one of our nation’s most beautiful regions. Float effortlessly as you take in a bird’s eye view of Grand Traverse Bay, Old Mission Peninsula, Sleeping Bear Dunes and much, much more.

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Join us for an educational sailing adventure aboard a 77' tall ship schooner. Become a scientist during a hands-on ecology voyage, an astronomer on a night-time stargazing cruise, or practice art on one of our specialty sails. Unforgettable experiences for all ages. Schedule and ticket purchases: schoolship.org || 231.271.3077

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THREE TASTING ROOMS Old Mission Tasting Room 360 McKinley Rd E, Traverse City 231-944-1300

TASTES of Black Star Farms

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BEACHES ON INLAND LAKES Taylor Park: The sandy swimming area here is bordered by shady woods, making the spot feel sheltered and peaceful. Amenities include a volleyball court, dock and picnic area; Long Lake Grocery is just across the street for snacks and picnic fare. Located on North Long Lake Road, 10 minutes west of downtown TC.

Arbutus Lake No. 5 Park: About 10 miles southeast of Traverse City, this is a renowned fishing spot—but being just 44 feet at its deepest point, it’s also one heck of a swimming hole, with warm, shallow waters. The public beach is at the sprawling lake’s north end. Bonus: The little brook that empties into the lake will fascinate little kids for hours. Off East Arbutus Lake Road.

Interlochen State Park: Two hundred acres 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.

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On the Water Great Lakes Sailing Company: A fleet of more than

20 charter yachts plus a sailing school offering private and group instruction. 12935 S. WEST BAY SHORE DR., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.941.0535, GREATLAKESSAILINGCO.COM.

Nauti-Cat: A sunset sail around Grand Traverse Bay aboard this catamaran is a dreamy way to cap off a summer day. The boat 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 ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.947.1730, NAUTI-CAT.COM.

CHARTER FISHING ON GRAND TRAVERSE BAY

With nearly 300 square miles, a depth of 600 feet, and an abundance of lake trout, brown trout, steelhead and salmon, the bay offers all the perks of fishing Lake Michigan with some buffer from the elements. Here’s what you need to know. On charters, bait and tackle are usually provided; a typical half-day trip costs about $500 (UP TO SIX PEOPLE TYPICALLY) and runs about five hours; and anyone 17 and over who plans to fish will need a valid Michigan fishing license (DAY LICENSES RUN ABOUT $10).

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Tall Ship Manitou: This 114-foot replica of an 1800s schooner seems to have sailed straight out of a Great Lakes history book. Choose from three daily tours (noon, afternoon and the popular evening cruise), each two hours long. 13258 SW BAY SHORE DR., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.941.2000, TALLSHIPSAILING.COM.

Sunset Water Sports: Boats and jet skis. 803 BAY ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.932.1800, SUNSETWATERSPORTS.COM.

The River: Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Clinch Park, Traverse City, 231.883.7890, THERIVERTRAVERSECITY.COM.

Parasail: Get the best view to be had in all of Traverse City.

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Wet Mitten: Stand up paddleboard rentals by half-day, days, weeks or summer-long.

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Ranch Rudolf: The Boardman River runs clear and cold and,

skis—plus kneeboarding, tubing and waterski paraphernalia. 615 E.

in some places, is fairly swift—but it’s doable for paddlers of all skill levels. Rent canoes, kayaks or tubes at Ranch Rudolf. 6841 BROWN

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Biking TC has long been home to a thriving bike culture, with loads of trails and paths for all types—whether your preferred two-wheeler is a mountain bike, road bike or laid-back cruiser. Find rentals in town at McLain Cycle and Fitness (MCLAINCYCLE.COM), Brick Wheels (BRICKWHEELS.COM) and The River THERIVERTRAVERSECITY.COM. TART TRAIL: This 10.5-mile paved trail connects Acme on

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the northeast side of Traverse City with the east end of the Leelanau Trail—which whisks bike riders into the Leelanau Peninsula town of Suttons Bay. The TART travels past parks, shopping districts, restaurants and serves up occasional glimpses of Lake Michigan shoreline. More at TRAVERSETRAILS.ORG.

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VASA PATHWAY: Come summer, Michigan’s premier

cross-country ski trail becomes a pleasant hiking and mountain biking path. A series of loops (5K, 10K, 20K) threading through Pere Marquette State Forest offers a challenging mix of terrain and top-notch scenery. Trailhead: 4450 BARTLETT RD., ACME, TRAVERSETRAILS.ORG.

BOARDMAN LAKE TRAIL: This short, easy out-and-

back skirts the east side of Boardman Lake. The paved path runs just two miles; we suggest circling back and ending the trip with smoothies at nearby Oryana Food Co-Op, accessible via a bike-friendly bridge across the Boardman River. Find parking off Hannah Road, south of the Traverse Area District Library, TRAVERSETRAILS.ORG.

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The rolling grounds of this beautiful and historic campus (please see page 7) serve as TC’s unofficial “Central Park,” with miles of meandering hiking trails, plus sweeping views of Grand Traverse Bay and the stunning Victorian-Italianate spires of the Commons’ historic buildings. 830 COTTAGEVIEW DR., TRAVERSE CITY, THEVILLAGETC.COM.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY NATURAL EDUCATION RESERVE: 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 RD., TRAVERSE CITY, NATUREISCALLING.ORG.

SAND LAKES QUIET AREA: This secluded section of the Pere Marquette State Forest delivers on the peacefulness its name suggests. Eleven miles of easy-to-moderate hiking trails wind through nearly 3,000 wooded acres, home to five geologically rare marl lakes (two of which are stocked with rainbow and brook trout); a beautiful spot for bird- and wildlife-watching. Ten miles east of Traverse City, off Broomhead Road. 231.922.5280. MyNorth 2015 Vacation! 21

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Golf

Bay Meadows: The best choice for beginners and casual golfers, Bay

Lochenheath: One of the few Scottish links-style courses in Northern

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

Michigan. Set on a scenic bluff that was once home to a cherry orchard, this consistently top-rated course can be quite challenging—so beginners and hackers, take note. 7951 TURNBERRY CIR., WILLIAMSBURG, 231.938.9800, LOCHENHEATH.COM.

BARNEY RD., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.946.7927, BAYMEADOWSFGC.COM.

Grand Traverse Resort: Three signature courses, all 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

Crown Golf Club: For serious golfers, this 18-hole championship layout course is packed with challenging shots and superb 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 onsite. Watch for shoulder-season discounts late spring and early fall. 2430 E. CROWN DR., 231.946.2975, GOLFTHECROWN.COM.

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Elmbrook: A full USGA, par-72, 18-hole course that has the distinction

Interlochen Golf Club: This scenic, playable 18-hole course is an

of being one of the region’s oldest—and most beautiful—public courses. The high, rolling hills afford some breathtaking views of Grand Traverse Bay; the clubhouse’s big covered deck is the place to kick back at the end of a round.

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,

1750 TOWNLINE RD., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.946.9180, ELMBROOKGOLF.COM.

INTERLOCHEN, 231.275.7311, INTERLOCHENGOLF.COM.

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Vineyard Bed & Breakfast

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Northern Michigan’s Oldest Continually Operating Historic Hotel 18599 Mission Rd, Traverse City 231.223.7770 | www.oldmissioninn.com

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. 231-947-2214 or 800-873-0652 www.greyhareinn.com Proprietors Cindy & Jay Ruzak

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EAT IN OR TAKE IT TO THE BEACH Bay Bread: Boxed lunch specials with hot and cold sandwiches on freshly baked breads like ciabatta, foccacia, sourdough and rye. Bonus: It’s right across the street from the bay’s long public beach, one of our favorite places to unfurl a picnic blanket. BL $ 601 RANDOLPH STREET., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.922.8022, BAYBREADCO.COM.

Folgarelli’s: This specialty foods shop has been building some of the finest sandwiches in the region for decades. L $ 424 W. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.947.7651, FOLGARELLIS.COM.

Pleasanton Café: Gourmet pre-made sandwiches make this a quick and sweet stop on the way to the beach. BL $ 118 S. UNION, TRAVERSE CITY, 231.941.1964, PLEASANTBAKERY.COM/OUR-CAFÉ.

The Dish: Great quesadillas, focaccia and panini sandwiches. BL $ 108 S. UNION ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.932.2233, THEDISHCAFETC.COM.

Blue Heron: Gourmet sandwiches like wild mushroom and chipotle roast beef on fresh baked specialty breads. B L $ 408 S. UNION, TRAVERSE CITY, 231.778.2583, CAFEBLUEHERON.COM.

Mary’s Kitchen Port: The Gobbler at this deli/gourmet cooking wares store has been a Traverse City staple since the 1980s. L $ 539 W. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.941.0525.

RESTAURANTS WITH THE BUZZ Aerie: Elevated cuisine served with a sky-high view of Grand Traverse Bay in this Grand Traverse Resort restaurant. The Sunday brunch is famously fabulous. D $$$ A R. 100 GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT VILLAGE RD., WILLIAMSBURG, 231.534.6000, GRANDTRAVERSERESORT.COM.

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Amical: Like a sweet little Parisian sidewalk cafe, this TC institution offers casual streetside dining with European-inspired fare, a wonderful wine selection, aged Scotch and cognac, and a dessert case full of temptations. LD $$$ A 229 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.941.8888, AMICAL.COM.

Apache Trout Grill: A perennial winner in Traverse Magazine’s Red Hot Best contest, this restaurant delivers on both the West Grand Traverse Bay view and memorable seafood, bbq, pasta, gourmet pizza and beef. LD $$$ A 13671 S. WEST BAYSHORE DR., TRAVERSE CITY,

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RESTAURANTS WITH THE BUZZ cont. Bistro Fou Fou: This intimate eatery with a patio facing Cass Street feels like Paris. Bon Appétit! LD $$$ A 118 CASS ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.421.6583, BISTROFOUFOU.COM.

Boathouse Restaurant: Take a table on the spacious deck overlooking the Bowers Harbor shore, savor the Boathouse’s refined, contemporary fare and feel like you just tasted heaven. LD $$$ A 14039 PENINSULA DR., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.223.4030, BOATHOUSEONWESTBAY.COM.

Frenchie’s Famous: House-made pastrami on slipper bread stars at this 10-seat restaurant. BL $ 619 RANDOLPH ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.944.1228, FRENCHIESFAMOUS.COM.

Georgina’s: Traverse City has flipped for this Latin-Asian fused restaurant—moved from a teeny venue to a spacious new Front Street location. LD $$$ A 236 E. FRONT ST., 231.943.1555, GEORGINASTAQUERIA.COM. Harvest: A diner-sized eatery that delivers deliciously inventive fare with a passion for local foods. In the alley just off Union St., between State and Front. BLD $ 131 E. STATE ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.486.6037,

Sorellina: Italian specialties from zuppa to pasta in a relaxed hip atmosphere. LD $$$ A 120 S. PARK, TRAVERSE CITY, 231.421.5912, SORELLINATC.COM.

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Spanglish: Authentic tamales, tostadas, tacos and other Mexican fare at this piñata-sized restaurant tucked into the Village at Grand Traverse. LD $ 1333 YELLOW DR., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.943.1453, SPANGLISHTC.COM.

The Little Fleet: The street food revolution is alive and kicking at this food truck lot and sleek bar that dishes up everything from gourmet mac ‘n’ cheese to smokehouse-style BBQ. Dine outside (or indoors if the weather isn’t favorable). LD $ A 448 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.943.4116, THELITTLEFLEET.COM.

Patisserie Amie and Chez Peres: European-inspired menu featuring sweet and savory crêpes, beignets and steak frites. BLD $$$ A 237

Trattoria Stella: The menu changes daily with a steady emphasis on locally sourced ingredients prepared with an Italian fare. $$$ LD A R. 1200 W. ELEVENTH ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.929.8989, STELLATC.COM.

LAKE AVE., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.922.9645, PATISSERIEAMIETC.COM.

The Franklin: Casual bistro/bar located in the heart of downtown featuring flatbreads, gourmet sandwiches and inventive plates. LD $$ A, 160 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.943.2727, THEFRANKLINTC.COM.

PepeNero: Authentic Italian inside the cream-bricked labyrinth of Building 50. D $$$ A 800 COTTAGEVIEW DR., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.929.1960,

Towne Plaza: Slow-roasted pork belly, stuffed tomatoes, smoked salmon, Grand Marnier French toast. BLD $$$ A 202 E. STATE ST.,

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Red Ginger: Upscale Asian-inspired featuring some of the best sushi in Northern Michigan. D $$$ A 237 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY,

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Bagger Dave’s: Artisan burgers, mac ‘n’ cheese and other foods to die for, served up at this Grand Traverse Mall establishment. Kids meals half-off on Sundays. LD $ A. 3200 W. SOUTH AIRPORT RD., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.943.2200, BAGGERDAVES.COM.

Bubba’s: Famous burgers, burritos, all-day brunch and more. Relaxed downtown atmosphere. BLD $ A 428 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.995.0570,

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Blue Tractor Cook Shop: Pizza, burgers, ribs and other classics done better, served in a historic Traverse City saloon. Nice kids menu. $$ LD A. 423 S. UNION ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.922.9515, BLUETRACTORCOOKSHOP.COM.

Schelde’s Grille and Spirits: Steaks, prime rib, burgers, whitefish and other All-American classics. LD $$ A, 714 MUNSON AVE., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.946.0981. MyNorth 2015 Vacation! 27

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Arts, Letters & a Music Note Bella Galleria: A fine art gallery attached to

Interlochen Center for the Arts:

National Writers Series: Nationally

Old Mission Tavern on Old Mission Peninsula, focusing on original works by more than 75 local and regional artists and a sculpture studio, featuring work by Verna Bartnick, owner of the tavern and gallery. 17015 CENTER RD., TRAVERSE

Situated on 1,200 wooded acres on lovely Green Lake, Interlochen Center for the Arts is an internationally acclaimed music, art and culture camp, private high school and performance venue. Interlochen’s A-list alumni include Norah Jones, Josh Groban and Rufus Wainwright, to name just a few.

acclaimed authors engage in great conversation on stage at the City Opera House. This summer’s line-up includes Civil War novelist Jeff Shaaraon June 2 and bestselling suspense writer Harlan Coben on July 9. More information and tickets:

Beyond the summer-long Interlochen Arts Festival (please see page 33) there is a neverending roster of performances in smaller venues: 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 UptonMorley outdoor pavilion, with open seating and lawn space for taking in Interlochen’s annual Shakespeare Festival performances.

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CITY, 231.223.4142, OLDMISSIONTAVERN.COM.

BlackBird Arts: This independent art studio offers classes in clay, paint, silversmithing and much more for people of all ages. 1485 BARLOW ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.421.8085, BLACKBIRDARTSTC.COM.

Crooked Tree Arts Center: This muchloved Petoskey-based organization recently merged with the ArtCenter Traverse City. See what’s planned for Traverse City at CROOKEDTREE.ORG.

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Dennos Museum Center: The region’s premier art museum 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. Its permanent collections include the nation’s largest and most complete collection of Inuit art, plus the hands-on Discovery Gallery, which will enchant young children. Call or visit online for ticket information and a schedule of upcoming exhibits and events. 1701 E. FRONT ST., TC, 231.995.1055, DENNOSMUSEUM.ORG.

Student recitals are also popular—Interlochen’s annual “Collage” performance is one not to miss; the signature event is an exhilarating sampler of student performances in all mediums. Find a full events schedule and ticket information online. 4000 M137, INTERLOCHEN, 231.276.7800, INTERLOCHEN.ORG.

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state-of-the-art library set on Boardman Lake is also a hub of community events. 610 WOODMERE AVE., 231.932.8500; EAST BAY BRANCH 1989 THREE MILE RD., 231.922.2085, TADL.ORG.

State Theatre: One of the crown jewels of Traverse City’s cultural scene, the State Theatre (233 E. FRONT ST.) is also one of the region’s best historic preservation stories. Saved nearly a decade ago from an uncertain future, the 1916-built single-screen theater now gleams as a volunteer-run, state-of-theart cinema boasting an unmatched lineup of art-house and foreign films, and even 25-cent classic and children’s matinees. Recently, the State saved another historic TC landmark— the WPA-era Con Foster building in Clinch Park—and renovated it into a jewel-box-sized, first-run movie theater: the 170-seat Bijou by the Bay, 181 E. GRANDVIEW PKWY., 231.947.4800, STATETHEATRETC.ORG.

of historic musical instruments from the late 1800s through the 1950s, that demonstrates the history of automated music. 7377 US31, WILLIAMSBURG, 231.938.9300, MUSICHOUSE.ORG.

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Concerts

CITY OPERA HOUSE

This cherished downtown Victorian opera house has been a cornerstone of culture in the region since the late 1800s, hosting everything from gala balls to rock concerts. After a meticulous renovation and preservation campaign, the 700-seat venue now boasts fresco paintings, gold-leaf accents, a dramatic barrel vault ceiling—and state-of-the-art acoustics. National acts play year round. Schedule online. 106 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.941.8082, CITYOPERAHOUSE.ORG.

INSIDEOUT GALLERY

The emerging artists featured at this 200-seat Warehouse District venue often fly under the radar, so stay tuned to the schedule, and you’ll be treated to some of the nation’s best up-and-coming acts in jazz, folk, blues, Americana and world music. 229 GARLAND ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.929.3254.

MILLIKEN AUDITORIUM

At Dennos Museum Center’s intimate, acoustically superior 350-seat venue, the focus is on a diverse lineup of theater, dance and music from around the world, including jazz, soul, folk and the blues. Check the schedule to find performances ranging from Tuvan throat singers and Chinese acrobats to Chicago blues bands. 1701 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.995.1553, DENNOSMUSEUM.ORG.

INTERLOCHEN ARTS FESTIVAL

KATY JOE

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Interlochen, a beloved arts camp and private boarding school (please see page 31), hosts a star-studded entertainment lineup every summer. Last year’s headliners include Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson and Darius Rucker. The main stage is the gorgeous 3,900-seat covered outdoor Kresge Auditorium. TICKETS.INTERLOCHEN.ORG.

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Beacon Lounge: This intimate bar on the 10th floor of the historic Park Place Hotel is the place for great martinis, great sunsets and live piano music Thursday–Saturday nights. 300 E. STATE ST., TRAVERSE CITY,

North Peak Brewing Co.: Live music on the deck almost every weekend all summer long. 400 W. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.941.7325, NORTHPEAK.NET.

231.946.5000, PARK-PLACE-HOTEL.COM.

Jazz at Sunset: Thursday evening jazz series beginning June 18 and continuing through September 3 at the breathtaking Chateau Chantal vineyard and winery on Old Mission Peninsula. 7 p.m. 15900

Poppycock’s: Both emerging and long-loved local music acts can be found playing to the cocktail crowd at this casual, contemporary restaurant. 128 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.941.7632, POPPYCOCKSTC.COM.

RUE DE VIN, 231.223.4110, CHATEAUCHANTAL.COM.

Kilkenny’s Irish Public House: A lively Irish pub with live bands every weekend. 400 W. FRONT ST., 231.941.7527, KILKENNYSPUB.COM.

The Filling Station Microbrewery: Live folk bluegrass, blues and more Wednesday through Saturday summer evenings. Sundays at 3 p.m. features young local talent. 642 RAILROAD PLACE, TRAVERSE CITY, 231.946.8168.

Left Foot Charley: Regional bands on the first Friday and local singer/ songwriters on the third Friday at this winery in the Village at Grand Traverse. 6–8 p.m. 806 RED DR. #100, 231.995.0500, TRAVERSE CITY, LEFTFOOTCHARLEY.COM.

The View: Live bands and DJs play top 40 dance hits every weekend from 9 p.m.–2 a.m. West Bay Beach, A Holiday Inn Resort, 615 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 800.888.8020. TCWESTBAY.COM.

Level 3 Lounge: Live and DJ’ed music plus a weekly comedy series on Thursday nights. Located inside Turtle Creek Casino.

7741 M72,

WILLIAMSBURG, 800.922.2WIN, TURTLECREEKCASINO.COM.

Rare Bird Brew Pub: Live music Monday and Thursday evenings by local and national musicians at this hip downtown brewery. 229 E. LAKE AVE., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.943.2053

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Little Bohemia: A TC West End institution since the ‘30s with great food and live local entertainment several nights a week, 540 W.

Side Traxx Video Dance Bar: Live Music and DJs. Happy Hour

FRONT STREET, TRAVERSE CITY, 231.946.6925, LILBO.COM.

5–9 p.m., 7 nights a week. Gay, straight or bi, everyone is welcome! 520 FRANKLIN ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.935.1666, SIDETRAXXTC.COM.

Nauti-Cat: Two-hour-long catamaran cruises with live music most summer weekends. Local bands jam out on the custom stage aboard. Full cash bar. 231.464.6080, NAUTI-CAT.COM.

Union Street Station: A hip neighborhood watering hole where live entertainment is a staple. Music most evenings, including open mic nights, karaoke and DJ dance parties. 117 S. UNION ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.941.1930, UNIONSTREETSTATIONTC.NET.

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Breweries The Filling Station: In the city’s historic train depot, with a

snacks like pickled eggs and spiced nuts. 511 S. UNION ST., TRAVERSE CITY,

rotating list of 10 craft beers and wood-fired flatbreads. 642 RAILROAD

231.735.8113, BREWERYFERMENT.COM.

PL., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.946.8168.

Workshop: A zero-waste brewery with a mix of classic brews and creative seasonals made with organic grains. Fresh sandwiches, snacks, kids menu. 221 GARLAND ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.421.8977, TRA-

Right Brain: 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 ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.944.1239, RIGHTBRAINBREWERY. COM.

VERSECITYWORKSHOP.COM.

Beggars Brewery: Family-owned production microbrewery and taproom specializing in hand-crafted ales inspired by local ingredients.

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 ST., TRAVERSE, 231.941.7325, NORTHPEAK.NET.

4177 VILLAGE PARK DR., SUITE C, TRAVERSE CITY, BEGGARSBREWERY.COM.

Bravo Zulu: Owned and operated by a disabled American mili-

TRAVERSE MAGAZNE ARCHIVE

tary veteran and a former Police Bomb Squad Commander. Founded with hard working, dedicated individuals in mind, who like a fresh, hand-crafted beer at the end of the day. 6060 US31, WILLIAMSBURG,

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 DR., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.223.4333, JOLLYPUMPKIN.COM.

231.943.1459, BRAVOZULUBREWING.COM.

Mackinaw Brewing Co.: Full line of craft beers and huge

Brewery Terra Firma: A good bit of the beer lifecycle—from

menu offering some of the best burgers in town and a superb onsite smokehouse (ribs!). 161 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.933.1100,

hop harvest to first pour—happens on this historic 10-acre farm. Come prepared with an adventurous tasting mindset. 2959 HARTMAN

MACKINACBREWING.COM.

RD., 231.929.1600, BREWERYTERRAFIRMA.COM.

Rarebird Brew Pub: With its urban industrial vibe, this newbie

Brewery Ferment: A micro-sized taproom where the vibe feels

on the microbrew circuit is making a name for itself with great food and memorable brews. 229 LAKE AVE., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.943.2053,

like lounging in a pal’s living room. Five flagship beers plus retro bar

RAREBIRDBREWPUB.COM.

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Winerie Find a designated driver and follow our ultimate guide to spending a day on the wine trail, savoring the wines—and scenery—of Traverse City and Old Mission Peninsula. Find wine map on page 44

OLD MISSION PENINSULA 1. 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 RD. E., 231.944.1300, BLACKSTARFARMS.COM.

2. Hawthorne Vineyards: The newest addition to the wineries of Old Mission focuses on estate wines that best reflect Michigan’s terroir. The pinot noir and pinot blanc are mesmerizing, as are the views. 1000 CAMINO MARIA DR., 231.929.4206, HAWTHORNEVINEYARDS.COM.

3. Villa Mari Vineyards: Pushing the envelope on Northern Michigan reds, Villa Mari boasts the area’s most extensive underground barrel aging system. Online sales and winery tours by appointment. 8175 CENTER RD., 231.715.1013,

5. Bonobo Winery: The newest produc-

VILLAMARIVINEYARDS.COM.

CITY, BONOBOWINERY.COM.

4. Peninsula Cellars: An 1896-built one-

6. Chateau Grand Traverse: As one of

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 RD.,

the region’s first wineries, Chateau Grand Traverse helped put Michigan on the map for world-class wines. Now CGT is blazing a trail for more sustainable practices in pest management, erosion control and other aspects of wine production. Fine reds, whites, rieslings and specialty cherry wines.

231.223.4050, PENINSULACELLARS.COM.

tion by HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse and his brother, Todd, is this boutique winery and vineyard. The tasting room boasts a menu developed with celebrity chef Mario Batali. 12011 CENTER RD., TRAVERSE

12239 CENTER RD., 231.223.7355, CGTWINES.COM.

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7. Bowers Harbor: A family-run boutique winery pouring award-winning varietals in a laid-back tasting room near Bowers Harbor Park. Don’t miss the signature Meritage blend. 2896 BOWERS HARBOR RD.,

out delicate flavors from their sustainably grown wines. Cool-climate reds are their signature, but you’ll also find sparkling wines and small-batch whites at their state-of-the-art, ultra-modern facility. 16985

800.616.7615, BOWERSHARBOR.COM.

SMOKEY HOLLOW RD., 231.223.7722, 2LWINERY.COM.

8. Brys Estate: The brick-and-mahogany

TRAVERSE CITY

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.

11. Cherry Republic: Cherry wines for adults and a number of playful cherry sodas for kids. 154 E. FRONT ST., 231.932.9205, CHERRYREPUBLIC.COM.

3309 BLUE WATER RD., 231.223.9303, BRYSESTATE.COM.

9. 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. Cellar tours on the hour at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. (mid-June through Labor Day); live jazz every Thursday evening; in-depth Tapas Tours explore the intricacies of winemaking through tasting flights paired with small plates. 15900

12. 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. Live music many nights and a weekly “Happy Hour” featuring ethnic eats. 806 RED DR.

ies Distilleries RUE DE VIN, 800.969.4009, CHATEAUCHANTAL.COM.

#100, 231.995.0500, LEFTFOOTCHARLEY.COM.

13. Taste of Black Star Farms: Two Traverse City locations to sample Black Star’s signature wines and brandies plus locally crafted vodkas and whiskeys. 800 COTTAGE VIEW DR., 231.944.1349; 360 MCKINLEY RD.

10. Two Lads: Vintners Cornel Olivier and

E., 231.944.1300, BLACKSTARFARMS.COM.

Chris Baldyga—the namesake “two lads”— have made a name for themselves teasing

and Mixology Specialists

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

ST., 231.946.1259, GRANDTRAVERSEDISTILLERY.COM.

Low Bar: Tucked below the popular 7 Monks Taproom, find this boozy toast to the retro cocktail.

128 S. UNION, TRAVERSE CITY, 231.944.5397, LOWBARTC.COM.

The Parlor: Occupying its own niche in a restored warehouse just off the downtown, The Parlor prides itself on serving up distinguished drinks.

205 LAKE AVE.,

TRAVERSE CITY, 248.821.6926.

Traverse City Whiskey Co.: Taste the passion of three generations of Michigan distillers who work with ingredients from the family farm. Offering samples, artisan cocktails, appetizers and bottle sales in a pre-prohibition era setting. Come in for whiskey education, tour and a drink. Daily through the summer. Call for offseason hours. 201 E. 14TH ST.,TRAVERSE CITY, 231.922.8292, TCWHISKEY.COM. MyNorth 2015 Vacation! 39

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DINE OUT! Since 1975

Classic Steakhouse and A Traverse City Landmark Celebrating 40 Years in Business

Visit our award winning restaurant in the heart of Traverse City, serving steaks, fresh seafood, ribs and house-made sauces and dressings.

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

Mon - Thurs: 11am - midnight Friday - Saturday: 11am - 1am Serving food until close 125 E. State St. • Downtown Traverse City

231-947-9832 www.ModesBumSteer.com

DOWNTOWN TC 118 CASS STREET BISTROFOUFOU.COM 231-421-6583

Under the Influence of Water

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Tuscan Bistro A LIVELY MIX OF NORTHERN ITALIAN CUISINE

Traverse City’s Only “RAW BAR” 231.922.7795

12930 South West Bay Shore Drive Traverse City, Michigan 49684 www.tuscanbistrotc.com

Old Mission Tavern & Bella Galleria • Lunch • Dinner • • Casual Atmosphere • • New American Cuisine •

Fine Art, Fine Food! Good Food. Local Ingredients. A Fresh Atmosphere.

17015 Center Rd. (M-37) Traverse City 231.223.7280 | www.oldmissiontavern.com

- DOWNTOWN OUTDOOR DINING DOWNTOWN • 128 East Front Street Traverse City, MI • 231-941-7632 poppycockstc.com

231.929.0900 203 Cass Street, Traverse City www.TheTownePlaza.com

Biggest Restaurant Guide in Northern Michigan

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SAULT STE. MARIE Explore where Michigan was Born! Kewadin Casino

1-800-539-2346 www.kewadin.com

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum (906) 635-1742 www.shipwreckmuseum.com

Tahquamenon Falls

One of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River

1-800-432-6301 www.soolocks.com

Home to the famous Soo World-class museums, Locks and situated near spectacular natural Lake Superior lighthouses, sights and the downTahquamenon Falls, and home hospitality of the thrilling casino action, Upper Peninsula are Sault Ste. Marie is yours for the taking in the perfect place for your Sault Ste. Marie. Northern Michigan adventure!

Museum Ship Valley Camp and Tower of History www.saulthistoricsites.com 1-888-744-7867

Soo Locks Boat Tours and Dinner Cruises

Make your lodging reservations online quickly and easily at www.saultstemarie.com Sault Convention & Visitors Bureau

1-800-647-2858

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Climb A Tree: Make that a really big tree— using ropes and other climbing equipment and accompanied with a certified arborist. 231.835.1111, BOKNOWSTREES.COM.

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 AVE.,

Activities for

KIDS

TRAVERSE CITY, 231.947.2610, LUCKYJACKS.COM.

Dennos Museum Discovery Gallery: This

Splash Around: At the Clinch Park Splash

permanent gallery features hands-on art and science installations aimed specifically at kids. 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 ST., TC, 231.995.1553,

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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,

161 E. GRANDVIEW PKWY., TRAVERSE CITY.

231.922.4904.

GALLAGHERSFARMMARKETTC.COM.

Great Lakes Children’s Museum: This

Attend Camp Traverse: Kids ages 6–15

enchanting kids museum mixes entertainment, hands-on activities and education to make the science of the Great Lakes watershed come alive. Make it a day by pairing it with a visit to the Carter’s Kids playground at nearby Elmwood Township beach. Admission to the museum: $6; FREE UNDER AGE 2. 13240 S.

welcome for half-day, full-day or weeklong programs at the Grand Traverse Resort that focus on nature and sports. 800.236.1577,

Be an Actor: At Old Town Playhouse Young Company’s summer weeklong workshops and camp—note: programs fill up quickly!

GREATLAKESKIDS.ORG.

148 E. EIGHTH ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.947.2210, OLDTOWNPLAYHOUSE.COM.

TRAVERSE-CITY.

Go to College: Northwestern Michigan

State Theatre Children’s Matinee:

College’s College for Kids offers 170 different 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.

Great Wolf Lodge: A 38,000-square foot indoor water park that keeps the splash-thrills coming. Kids’ spa, MagiQuest and nightly story time rounds out the experience. 3575 US31, 231.941.3600, GREATWOLF.COM.

231.947.4800; SCHEDULE AT STATETHEATRETC.ORG.

emporium of fun: bowling, laser tag, pizza, arcade and playroom. 1355 SILVER LAKE CROSSINGS

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 AVE., TRAVERSE

BLVD., GRAWN, 231.944.1355, INCREDIBLEMOS.COM.

CITY, 231.932.8500, TADL.ORG.

Incredible Mo’s: Wear ‘em out at this

GRANDTRAVERSERESORT.COM/CAMP-TRAVERSE.

WEST BAYSHORE DR., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.932.4526,

TRAVERSE CITY, 231.938.9599, PIRATESCOVE.NET/

Remember the last time a movie cost a quarter? Neither did we—until the historic State Theatre started offering matinee movies for 25 cents twice a week, inspired by the cost of a single ticket back when the State originally opened in 1916. The Wednesday flicks are always silver screen classics, and the Saturday movies are geared toward kids and young families. 223 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY,

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,

Play at the YMCA: With a brand new facility on Silver Lake Road to complement its longtime Boardman River Branch, the Grand Traverse YMCA has a long list of ways to help kids stay active on their vacation. Swimming, tennis, fitness classes and more. Day pass information: GTBAYYMCA.ORG.

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 RD., 231.941.4122, MOOMERS.COM.

Skateboard: At the Civic Center skate park. 1213 W. CIVIC CENTER RD., TRAVERSE CITY. 231.922.4818.

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Interlochen

Traverse City Boardman Lake

Rennie School Rd

Galvin Dr

TART Gr and Bryant Park view Pkw y Front St

Brackett Rd

Grand Traverse Resort and Nordic Center

Rd ke nnie La Re

C O U N T Y

Bass Lake

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Grand Traverse Distillery

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B E N Z I E

S.

Lake Dubonnet

Dock Rd

Clinch Marina

31

Silver Lake

1

31

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2

Bennett Rd

Lochenheath

Mckinley Rd

Elk Lake

Township Park

Yuba Rd

C O U N T Y

Lake Dubonnet Trl

East Arm Grand Traverse Bay

bolis Rd

Boone Rd

Lost Lake Trail

Randolph St Hickory Hills

Silver Pines Rd

Distillery

K A L K A S K A

Secor Rd

Brewery

Angell Rd

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Long Lake

COUNTY

Petobego Pond

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Bay Meadows

Silver The Crown

ANTRIM

37

3

C O U N T Y

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Harbor

4

22

N. Long Lake Rd

Blue Water Rd

Gray Rd

Greilickville

11 12 13

Lighthouse

Elk Rapids

8

Rd

Workshop Brewing

Cedar Run Rd

Golf

5 Nelson

Right Brain Brewery

Barney Rd

Skiing

6

West Arm Grand Traverse Bay

North Peak Brewing

L E E L A N A U

7

Power & Bassett Islands

Mackinaw Brewing

Cedar Hedge Lake

Hiking

Jolly Pumpkin

Bowe Harbo rs r Rd

Bowers Harbor Vineyard

Beggars Brewery

Filling Station

Fewins Rd

Seven Hills Rd

Pyatt Lake Natural Area Wanta Rd

Brewery Ferment

Thiel Rd

Old Mission

9

Kroupa Rd

13. TASTE OF BLACK STAR FARMS

610

MILES

10

Eimen Rd

12. LEFT FOOT CHARLEY

610

Camping

Prescott Lake

Rd

37

CHERRY REPUBLIC

Lyons Lake

3

Old Mission Rd

10. TWO LADS WINERY

72

1

Murray La

Tompkins Rd

Brinkman Rd

WINERIES OF TRAVERSE CITY 1.

11.

LEGEND

Old Mission Lighthouse

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3480 SOUTH AIRPORT ROAD WEST // TRAVERSE CITY // 231.421.2417 PRICES MAY VARY BY LOCATION. ツゥ2015 BUFFALO WILD WINGS, INC. BWW2015-535

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Wake up to crystal clear blue water and playful days of outdoor summer fun, like golf, paddle boarding, biking, boating and more. Or indoors with delicious cuisine, a day at the spa, or stroll through the charming streets of downtown Traverse City. To plan your next “Up North” getaway, call or book online.

800-748-0303 | grandtraverseresort.com Owned & Operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians

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Mynorth Vacation! Traverse City 2015