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The Traverse City area is blessed with miles of Lake Michigan coastline, one of the planet’s most pristine freshwater bays, deep green inland lakes, the Boardman River (a blue ribbon trout stream) and the Old Mission Peninsula, which rolls out in a patchwork of orchards and vineyards. Enough assets to satisfy any populace? Not the over-achieving folks who live here. In Traverse City, all of that natural beauty has inspired residents to create a great American small town to match it. Traverse City offers restaurants that command national attention; one of the largest historic renovation projects in the country; the nationally renowned Traverse City Film Festival, and a vibrant music and art scene (look for art banners hanging from the exterior walls of buildings!). Kick back in Traverse City for your next vacation. Spend the day boating, beaching, fishing and hiking—then come to town to enjoy all the amenities of this great American city. —The editors of MyNorth.com and Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.

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TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS: This Frontier League ball club's 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. GO UP, UP AND AWAY: On a Grand Traverse Balloons adventure. 231.947.2337, grandtraverseballoons.com. LET YOUR POOCH FROLIC WITH PALS: Traverse City dog park, Division St. and Grandview Pkwy., Traverse City. 231.922.4910, gtrec.org. STARGAZE WITH THE PROS: Northwestern Michigan College’s J. H. Rogers Observatory. Twice-monthly public viewing nights in June, July and August run just $2 for individuals and $5 for families. Once a month the rest of the year. 1753 Birmley Rd., Traverse City, 231.946.1787, nmc.edu.

THE OLD COAL DOCKS: Rotary Charities of Traverse City is busy transforming the old coal docks on West Grand Traverse Bay into a place where you can fish, gaze at the water and check out the Tall Ship Manitou, the beautiful schooner that ties up here when not sailing. Find it across the street from the Great Lakes Discovery Center. discoverygreatlakes.org. FILL UP YOUR WATER BOTTLE: Traverse City has seven water bottle filling stations. Find them downtown at Cass and Front, Jay Smith Walkway and Union and State. Also in Clinch Park, Open Space and Volleyball Beach. FIFE LAKE MOVIE NIGHT: Outside at Springfield Park on Thursday evenings in the summer. fifelakechamber.com. HIT THE CASINO: In the exciting and luxurious 56,000-squarefoot Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel 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. CATCH THE ADAMS FLY FESTIVAL: A celebration of this famous fly—born in Kingsley—and of all things fishing. Noon to 6, June 4, Kingsley. facebook.com/AdamsFlyFestival/.

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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).

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WEST GRAND TRAVERSE BAY 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 across Grandview Parkway from the foot of Division St. Looking for a pickup game of volleyball? Volleyball Beach is just a bit farther east, across Grandview Parkway from the foot of Hall Street. 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 at the foot of Cass Street.

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Sunset Beach, tucked across East Front Street at the foot of Hope Street and flanked on the east side by the Hagerty Center/Maritime Academy Complex is a lesser known stretch of sand. 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 squeakyclean restrooms. MyNorth 2016 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 beach at Acme Bayside Park—one section of what will eventually be the mile-long Acme Shoreline Park—is open to the public, with picnic tables, basketball and shuffleboard courts, and public restrooms. Enter the park just south of the intersection of US31 North and M72. MyNorth 2016 Vacation Guide

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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 across the street for snacks and picnic fare. Located on North Long Lake Road, 10 minutes west of downtown TC.

About 10 miles southeast of Traverse City Arbutus Lake No. 5 Park is just 44 feet at its deepest point, so expect warm, 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, michigan.gov/dnr. Find a sweet little downtown small-town beach on the pretty 627-acre Fife Lake at Fife Lake City Park.

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FESTIVALS Celebrate the emerging grape and cherry harvests on Blossom Day, May 14 . Taste new releases paired with seasonal foods at Old Mission Peninsula wineries. wineriesofoldmission.com. Tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com. Regional wine, food and culture entertain at the Traverse City Wine and Art Festival, June 25, on the grounds at the Village at Grand Traverse. Choose your samples from more than a hundred different wines, join local winemakers in the Wine Education Lounge for wine tastings, taste local foods, enjoy live music all evening and see the work of regional artists including Stephanie Schlatter and her series of paintings of Leelanau vineyards entitled Project 24. 4 to 9 p.m. Purchase tickets at MyNorthTickets.com.

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The United States Navy’s Blue Angels take to the skies above Traverse City to entertain at the 90th annual National Cherry Festival, July 2–9. This flagship event draws more than a half-million 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 much, much more. 231.947.4230, cherryfestival.org. Purchase tickets at MyNorthTickets.com. Experience the thrill of real-deal equestrian competition at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, July 6-31 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 6 at Flintfields Horse Park and run throughout the month. Come back for the All New Traverse City Horse Shows August 10–28. greatlakesequestrianfestival.com. Purchase tickets at MyNorthTickets.com.

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Traverse City bustles with film directors, producers and film fans at the annual Traverse City Film Festival, July 26-July 31. 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 5-26. 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 26. As if this event couldn’t be more chill, there’s a February version of the fest, too. microbrewandmusic.com. Purchase tickets at MyNorthTickets.com.

The Acme Fall Festival, September 24, does harvest season up right with pie contests, pancake breakfasts, a truck and tractor show and more. Flintfields Horse Park, Bates Rd., Williamsburg, discoveracme.com.

The headliners 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 Jr. Vasa race and a Fat Bike Race on Saturday followed by the Gran Traverse 16K classic tour on Sunday. 231.633.1054, vasa.org. MyNorth 2016 Vacation Guide

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VILLAGE AT GRAND TRAVERSE COMMONS You can’t miss the red spires and yellow brick towers of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons poking up over the treetops like an enchanted kingdom. The stunning 19th-century Victorian Italianate-style buildings on this 63-acre campus are a part of the largest historical and adaptive reuse project in the country. The Commons, as locals know it, began its life as a state hospital. Now it bustles with residences, shops, restaurants and even a winery. In the complex’s sprawling main building, Building 50, explore the Mercato, an expansive indoor marketplace on the garden level with its arched corridors, exposed brick alcoves, art-lined hallways and fine boutiques that sell jewelry, furs, fine 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, plus sweeping views of Grand Traverse Bay. 830 Cottageview Dr., Traverse City, thevillagetc.com.

DON’T MISS The Traverse Colantha Walker Dairy Festival, June 12. This free family festival celebrates one astronomically prolific milk cow that provided milk for the state hospital before it was the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, live music, farmers market, arts & crafts fair, a parade, a Grilled Cheese Grill Off and more! thevillagetc.com/traverse-colantha-walker-dairy-festival.

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THE BOTANIC GARDEN AT HISTORIC BARNS PARK Just opened last summer, this 25-acre garden promises to become another gem in Traverse City’s crown. Located on the grounds of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, the park 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. MyNorth 2016 Vacation Guide

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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 hillsides, cherry orchards, breathtaking views, eight farm markets, one brewery/distillery and 10 wineries with tasting rooms and vineyards. Needless to say, this is the perfect destination for a dreamy daytrip. GO TO THE BEACH! 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, bathrooms. peninsulatownship.com.

OLD MISSION MUSTS Sip your way along a tour of the ten wineries of the Old Mission Peninsula. (See details on page 50.) 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 and climb up to the tower, 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. The 159 acres of rare wooded dune-and-swale ecosystem that makes 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, the venue 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 Rd., Traverse City, 231.223.4142, oldmissiontavern.com.

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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 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, 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.com. 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. MyNorth 2016 Vacation Guide

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The 1,200 wooded acres tucked between lovely Green and Duck Lakes, where Interlochen Center for the Arts is set, make this music, art and culture camp, private high school and performance venue feel like one of the Northwoods’ best-kept secrets. Don’t be fooled by the secluded setting 15 miles from Traverse City. Talented children and teens come from all corners of the world to attend camp and high school here, and the center’s long list of distinguished alumni includes pop music stars Norah Jones, Josh Groban and Grammy-winning soprano Jessye Norman. Purchase tickets for a performance in the summer-long Interlochen Arts Festival, which brings in big-name entertainers (Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crowe, Darius Rucker to name a few) and you’ll take a seat in the 3,900-seat covered outdoor Kresge Auditorium with Green Lake winking off stage left and right. In addition to

festival acts, 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 outdoor pavilion, with open seating and lawn space for taking in Interlochen’s annual Shakespeare Festival performances. 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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GET ON THE WATER! Charter the Grand Traverse County water shuttle 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—where the shuttle ties up. The fare is $100 for six people, so gather friends and make a reservation. 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 25–July 1: 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 Dr., 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 St., Traverse City, 231.947.1730, nauti-cat.com. Get up 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. MyNorth 2016 Vacation Guide

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discover 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 Dr., Traverse City, 231.941.2000, tallshipsailing.com.

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Parasailing gives you the best view to be had in all of Traverse City. East Bay Parasail 1401 US31, Traverse City, eastbayparasail.com, Traverse Bay Parasail 1773 US31, Traverse City, traversebayparasail.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 St., Traverse City, 231.922.9336, theboatrental.com.

Rent boats and jet skis at Sunset Water Sports. 803 Bay St., Traverse City, 231.932.1800, sunsetwatersports.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 Rd., Traverse City, 231.947.9529, Ranchrudolf.com.

Fill your cooler with lake and brown trout, steelhead and salmon on a Grand Traverse Bay fishing charter with Sport Fish Michigan, 877.442.4294, sportfishmichigan.com. Find more Traverse City charters at michigancharterboats.com >Traverse City.

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LIVE MUSIC (AND DANCING!) BEACON LOUNGE: This intimate bar on the 10th floor of the historic Park Place Hotel is the place for delicious martinis, unforgettable sunsets and live piano music Thursday thru Saturday nights. 300 E. State St., Traverse City, 231.946.5000, park-place-hotel.com. THE FILLING STATION MICROBREWERY: Live folk, bluegrass, blues and more Wednesday thru Saturday, summer evenings. Sundays at 3 p.m. features young local talent. 642 Railroad Place, Traverse City, 231.946.8168, thefillingstationmicrobrewery.com. JAZZ AT SUNSET: Thursday evening jazz series beginning June 16 and continuing through September 1 at the breathtaking Chateau Chantal vineyard and winery on Old Mission Peninsula. No cover, wines by the glass and snacks available. 7–9:30 pm. 15900 Rue De Vin, 231.223.4110, chateauchantal.com. KILKENNY’S IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE: A lively Irish pub with live music every weekend. 400 W. Front St., 231.941.7527, kilkennyspub.com.

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LEFT FOOT CHARLEY: Mondays are Open Mic Night with Blake Elliott. Live music on the patio every Friday 6–8 p.m., weather permitting. 231.995.0500, Traverse City, leftfootcharley.com. LITTLE BOHEMIA: A TC West End institution since the ’30s with great food and live local entertainment: Tuesdays, Celtic; Thursdays, reggae; Fridays and Saturdays, jazz, R&B, Irish rock, country rock. 540 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.6925, lilbo.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. 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. POPPYCOCK’S: Both emerging and long-loved local music acts can be found playing to the cocktail crowd at this casual, contemporary restaurant Fridays and Saturdays, 9 to 11 p.m. 128 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.941.7632, poppycockstc.com. TAPROOT CIDER HOUSE: Open Mic Wednesdays from 7 to 10 pm and live music Fridays from 8 to 10 p.m. at this brand new downtown establishment. 300 E. Front St., 231.943.2500, Traverse City. 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, 231.714.9810. tcwestbay.com. SIDE TRAXX VIDEO DANCE BAR: Live Music and DJs. Happy Hour 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. 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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CONCERTS The cherished downtown City Opera House has been a cornerstone of culture in the region since the late 1800s, hosting everything from gala balls to rock concerts. Meticulously renovated, the Victorian flourishes of this gilded lady—fresco paintings, gold-leaf accents, a dramatic barrel vault ceiling—shine, thanks to a community-wide restoration effort. The 700-seat City Opera House also boasts state-of-the-art acoustics. National acts play year round. Schedule online. 106 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.941.8082, cityoperahouse.org.

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The concert and performance lineup at the Dennos Museum Center’s intimate, acoustically superior 350seat venue, Milliken Auditorium, are as culturally and internationally diverse as the art exhibits in the neighboring galleries. Each year the Dennos Concert Series presents theater, dance and music from around the world, including world music, jazz, soul, folk and the blues. 1701 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.995.1553, dennosmuseum.org. Purchase tickets at MyNorthTickets.com. The emerging artists featured at the 200-seat InsideOut Gallery in the 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-andcoming acts in jazz, folk, blues, Americana and world music, as well as loved local acts. Make sure to order a cocktail from the bar and browse the Outsider Art in the gallery pre- or post-performance. 229 Garland St., Traverse City, 231.929.3254, insideoutarttc.com. A lineup of national and international performers plays all over the 1,200-acre Interlochen Center for the Arts campus, from the open-sided Kresge Auditorium to 900-seat Corson and many smaller venues. Read more about Interlochen on page 21. interlochen.org.

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The secluded Sand Lakes Quiet Area in 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). Ten miles east of Traverse City, off Broomhead Road, 231.922.5280. 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

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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. 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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Get up close and personal with Traverse City by biking the 10.5-mile paved Tart Trail that connects Acme on the northeast side of Traverse City with the south end of the Leelanau Trail—which whisks bike riders into the Leelanau Peninsula town of Suttons Bay. The TART travels past parks, shopping districts, and restaurants and serves up occasional glimpses of Lake Michigan shoreline. More at traversetrails.org.

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Where moments become lifetime memories

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When the snow melts, the Vasa Pathway, one of Michigan’s premier cross-country ski trails, turns into a stellar 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. Perfect for families, the two-mile out-and-back Boardman Lake Trail skirts the east side of Boardman Lake. 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. Need to rent your wheels? McLain Cycle and Fitness (mclaincycle.com) and Brick Wheels (brickwheels.com) will have you pedaling in no time.

Every generation dreams of a family cottage on the lake. Living that dream is now possible with Tamarack’s flexible ownership plans to fit any budget. We have one just for you! Create your own legacy. Call us for details. We turn precious moments into fond memories.

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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. Call for availability, open all summer.

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GOLF 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 Rd., Traverse City, 231.946.7927, baymeadowsfgc.com.

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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 Village Blvd., Williamsburg, 231.534.6000, grandtraverseresort.com. ELMBROOK: A full USGA, par-72, 18-hole course that has the distinction 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. 1750 Townline Rd., 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 Cir., Williamsburg, 231.938.9800, lochenheath.com. CROWN GOLF CLUB: For serious golfers, this 18-hole championship layout course, located just 10 minutes from 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 Dr., 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.

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KIDS WELCOME! Want to have your children grow up to appreciate the wonder of the greatest freshwater body on the planet? Take them to the Great Lakes Children’s Museum,where they’ll pilot a pretend Great Lakes freighter, get their hands wet learning about the ways of water, try their hands at a learn-to-sail game, play house in a lighthouse keeper’s quarters, and so much more. $7; free under age 1. 13240 S. West Bayshore Dr., Traverse City, 231.932.4526, greatlakeskids.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. Admission to the State Theatre’s Saturday morning Kids Matinees is just .25 cents. Yep, one shiny George Washington. Which means, there is practically 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 St., Traverse City, 231.947.4800; schedule at statetheatretc.org. 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., Traverse City, 231.947.2610, luckyjacks.com. INCREDIBLE MO’S: Wear ’em out at this emporium of fun with bowling, laser tag, pizza, arcade and playroom. Silver Lake Crossings Blvd., 231.944.1355, incrediblemos.com. Children have fun learning about space, sound, light and color at the Dennos Museum’s Discovery Gallery. 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., Traverse City, 231.995.1553, Dennosmuseum.org.

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GREAT WOLF LODGE: This 38,000-square foot indoor water park keeps the splash-thrills coming with a fort tree house in the water, a twisting raft-riding adventure, a fast-water tandem tube ride and more. Kids can spend rest period in the seriously fun kids spa—manis, pedis, facial (that all smell like ice cream) and even tiaras to take home! 3575 US31, 231.941.3600, greatwolf.com.

No kid can resist the 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 Pkwy., Traverse City. 231.922.4904. 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. 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. ATTEND CAMP TRAVERSE: Kids ages 6–15 welcome for half-day, full-day or weeklong programs at Grand Traverse Resort that focus on nature and sports. 800.236.1577, grandtraverseresort.com/. GO TO COLLEGE: Northwestern Michigan 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 find a class tab. Kids star at the Old Town Playhouse Young Company’s summer programming which ranges from workshops to the Young Company Four Week Summer Performing Arts Camp and the One Week Intensive Summer Musical Camps. 148 E. Eighth St., Traverse City, 231.947.2210, oldtownplayhouse.com. 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. GO BUGGY: At the Grand Traverse Butterfly House & Bug Zoo. 8840 E. M72, Williamsburg, 231.944.0774. gtbutterflyzoo.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 Ave., Traverse City, 231.932.8500, tadl.org. MyNorth 2016 Vacation Guide

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WHERE TO STAY Beach Condo Hotel-Resort

A Classic Northern Michigan Experience

• 30 condominiums with a spectacular view of beautiful East Grand Traverse Bay • Private bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, private balcony, sleeps four • Two person jacuzzi bath • High Speed Internet in all condos • 267’ sand beachfront, cabanas, outdoor heated pool & spa • Daily, midweek, weekend & 5 day specials, AAA, CAA & AARP discounts honored.

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

Pointes North offers spacious rooms with a distinctive décor. Situated on 300 feet of East Bay frontage, it is the perfect location for your Traverse City vacation headquarters. For your enjoyment, every room includes 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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Fine Accommodations with all the Amenities! Family Activities... Day & Night Upscale Casual Dining & Cocktails in the ParkShore Lounge Indoor Pool & Spa

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ARTS, BOOKS, FILM, THEATER The independent BlackBird Arts offers inspiration and instruction in clay, paint, silversmithing and much more for people of all ages. 1485 Barlow St., Traverse City, 231.421.8085, blackbirdartstc.com. Summer workshops at the Crooked Tree Arts Center include instruction in pastels, photography and even fabric marbling. Don’t miss the June 11 paint-out, where artists gather to paint in and around Traverse City and return to the center to sell their canvasses at the end of the day, or the July 30, Outdoor Art Fair at Northwestern Michigan College. 322 Sixth St., Traverse City, 231.941.9488, crookedtree.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. 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. Look for more expansion at the Dennos this summer. 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. Nationally acclaimed authors engage in great conversation at the National Writers Series. Events are held at the City Opera House in downtown Traverse City. Information and tickets: nationalwritersseries.org. The handsome state-of-the-art Traverse Area District Library with its beautiful Boardman Lake setting is a hub of community events. tadl.org. 610 Woodmere Ave., 231.932.8500; East Bay Branch 1989 Three Mile Rd., 231.922.2085, tadl.org. One of the crown jewels of Traverse City’s cultural scene, the State Theatre 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-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 Pkwy., 231.947.4800, statetheatretc.com. The Interlochen Center for the Arts is famous for its musical entertainment, but its students (both at the academy and camp) put on plays worthy of big city theater districts. Find out what’s playing: tickets.interlochen.org. Community theater is alive and talented at the Old Town Playhouse at the corner of Eighth and Cass Streets in Traverse City. Look for The Kitchen Witches from May 27-June 5. Find days, times and tickets at MyNorthTickets.com. Traverse City’s new Carmike Cherry Blossom 14 Cineplex boasts 3D and jumbo digital screens. Go ahead and order up a beer (or glass of wine) and take it to your seat. 3825 Marketplace Circle, Traverse City. 231.668.7395, imax.com/theatres/carmike-cherry-blossom-14-imax. With its collection of historic musical instruments from the late 1800s through the 1950s, the Music House Museum demonstrates the history of automated music. Their special events (e.g., silent movies with live Wurlitzer organ accompaniment) are especially fun! 7377 US31, Williamsburg, 231.938.9300, musichouse.org. 42 MyNorth.com

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Browsing the three-block stretch between Boardman and Union Streets in downtown Traverse City isn’t the wearying, shop-tillyou-drop 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 along the Boardman River. Don’t forget to wander down the side streets and alleys to find off-the-beatenpath shops. 231.922.2050, downtowntc.com. Step away from the downtown crowds to explore Traverse City’s Old Town, on Union Street a few blocks south of Front Street. 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. 231.922.2050, downtowntc.com. Watching the metamorphosis of the industrial-hip Warehouse District has been a favorite Traverse City pastime. Tucked into 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 café, a build-your-own-terrarium shop and a bean-to-bar chocolate factory and cafe. And new this summer—the handsome Hotel Indigo, located across from the shore at Grandview Parkway and Hall Streets, opens its doors. 231.922.2050, downtowntc.com. Out on downtown’s West End, find an enclave of gourmet food shops guaranteed to get you stocking that picnic basket for an evening on the beach. The lineup includes a cheese shop, two specialty groceries stocked with fabulous food finds and fine wines, a gourmet kitchen supply shop and even a doggie bakery. 231.922.2050, downtowntc.

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The Grand Traverse 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. Williamsburg, 231.534.6708, grandtraverseresort.com. The Grand Traverse Mall offers a hundred stores including Old Navy, Macy’s, Victoria Secret and TJ Maxx, and food court with an antique carousel. 3200 South Airport Rd., Traverse City, 231.922.0077, grandtraversemall.com. The Cherryland Center houses Sears, Bath & Body Works, Younkers and K-mart, among other stores. 1150 South Airport Rd., Traverse City, 231.946.1500. MyNorth 2016 Vacation Guide

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THE FILLING STATION: In the city’s historic train depot, with a rotating list of 10 craft beers and wood-fired flatbreads. 642 Railroad Pl., 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 St., 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 Dr., Suite C, Traverse City, beggarsbrewery.com. BRAVO ZULU: Owned and operated by a disabled American military veteran and a former Police bomb squad commander. Founded with hard working, dedicated individuals in mind, who like a fresh, handcrafted beer at the end of the day. 6060 US31, Williamsburg, 231.943.1459, bravozulubrewing.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 Rd., 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 St., Traverse City, 231.735.8113, breweryferment.com. 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. 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. 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.

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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 St., 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 Ave., Traverse City, 231.943.2053, rarebirdbrewpub.com.

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DISTILLERIES AND MIXOLOGY SPECIALISTS 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 Dr., 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 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.: Smooth, heirloom whiskey recipes. 201 E. Fourteenth St., Traverse City, tcwhiskey.com. MyNorth 2016 Vacation Guide

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WINERIES OLD MISSION PENINSULA 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. 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 Rd., Traverse City, 231.282.9463, 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 Rd., 231.223.7615, 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 Rd., 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 Rd., 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 Dr., 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 Rd., 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 Rd., 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 its reds a whole new way in Northern Michigan: in hoop houses, a method that extends their growing and ripening season. Villa Mari’s tasting room is scheduled to open in 2016. 8175 Center Rd., 231.715.1013, villamarivineyards.com.

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CHERRY REPUBLIC: Cherry wines for adults and a number of playful cherry sodas for kids. 154 E. Front St., 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 Dr. #100, Grand Traverse Commons, 231.995.0500, leftfootcharley.com. TASTE OF BLACK STAR FARMS: Sample Black Star’s signature wines and brandies plus locally crafted vodkas and whiskeys at their cozy location in the Village at Grand Traverse Mercato. 800 Cottage View Dr., 231.944.1349; 360 McKinley Rd. E., blackstarfarms.com. MyNorth 2016 Vacation Guide

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