Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

Welcome To Traverse City!

One Great Lake. Two Grand Bays. And some of the most beautiful inland lakes in the world. That’s the bounty of water that has drawn people Traverse City area since time immemorial.

We hope to bring you all of the best of the Traverse City Area and Northern Michigan. The best beaches, the best shoreline vistas – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has a few – the best golf courses and resorts, the best of the wineries on the Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas, the best places to stay and the best places to eat. Check back often for to keep up with all that is happening in the Traverse City area – all year long – spring, summer, fall and winter.

Traverse City Featured Photo Albums

Cherry Tree Inn & Suites – Photos
JUST A REMINDER: It’s the first week of August and there is still plenty of summer left to take your Traverse City “beach vacation”. To help you find your place in the sun, here are some of our favorite photos of Cherry Tree Inn & Suites, located on the shores of East Grand Traverse Bay. Cherry [...] more...

Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel – Photos
Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel is located on the shores of East Grand Traverse Bay. You’ll find no better place to relax and unwind in any season. All of our spacious rooms feature accommodations with two person JACUZZI® spas, a private balcony or patio and breathtaking panoramic views of the beach and East Grand [...] more...

Bayshore Resort – Photos
Now is the time for a Traverse City beach vacation. Our latest photo album features Bayshore Resort, located directly on West Grand Traverse Bay within walking distance of downtown Traverse City. If you enjoy the sun and sand and water, the beach at Bayshore Resort is one of the nicest in Northern Michigan. Bayshore Resort – [...] more...

Traverse City News And Special Events

Crystal Mountain – Winter Trails Day – January 11, 2020
[ January 11, 2020; ] Winter Trails Day offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports. Enjoy a free 2-Hour Trail Pass and rentals available from: • 1pm-3pm • 2pm-4pm • 3pm-5pm Trail head Clinics will be going throughout the [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Pre-Ride – January 12, 2020
[ January 12, 2020; ] Join us for biking, snacks, drinks and fun! We'll meet at Iron Fish Distillery at 11am and ride to Crystal Mountain to complete a few laps on the Fat Chance race course. After, we'll ride back to Iron Fish Distillery for food and drink specials! Cost: No charge for the pre-ride unless you need to rent a [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – World Snow Day Celebration – January 19, 2020
[ January 19, 2020; ] In celebration of World Snow Day, Crystal Mountain is offering a variety of free activities geared to introduce "first timers" to the great world of snow. Stay tuned for details! <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> >>>> Below is information from World Snow Day 2019 more...

Crystal Mountain – Iron Fish Distillery Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race – January 19, 2020
[ January 19, 2020; ] Join us for the 4th Annual Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race. The Fat Chance bike race tests racers on a combination of Crystal's groomed and dedicated winter fat bike course, which has been designed for bike tires over 3.5″ wide, PLUS some of our Cross-Country ski trails and the Betsie River Pathway. more...

Crystal Mountain – Paintball Biathlon – February 16, 2020
[ February 16, 2020; ] Join us as we combine paintball and cross-country skiing into our Paintball Biathlon! Stay tuned for details. <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> >>>> Below is information from Paintball Biathlon 2019 more...

Crystal Mountain – NASTAR Midwest Championships – February 29 – March 1, 2020
[ February 29, 2020 to March 1, 2020. ] Crystal Mountain will host the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR Midwest Championships on February 29 - March 1, 2020. The winners will be awarded prize money for the first time in NASTAR regional championships history! The two-day event will see the fastest racers in each age, gender and ability group from Saturday’s qualifying races advance to the [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Mardi Gras on the Mountain – March 7, 2020
[ March 7, 2020; ] Let the good times roll at Crystal Mountain this Mardi Gras Weekend! Dress in your favorite purple, green and gold! Skiers and boarders in FULL COSTUME receive $10 off their open-to-close lift ticket (valid Saturday, March 5, 2016 only). Discount only available at ticket window. more...

Crystal Mountain – Spring Carnival – March 14, 2020
[ March 14, 2020; ] Get ready for a fun filled Saturday with events and activities for the whole family to enjoy! more...

Crystal Mountain – Celts & Kayaks – March 21, 2020
[ March 21, 2020; ] Cheers to a fun-filled St. Patrick's weekend, with plenty of activities for everyone, including Crystal Mountain's epic Kayak on the Snow Race. Saturday, March 21 Open-to-Close: Dress up in your best St. Patrick's Day attire and receive $10 off your Open-to-Close window lift ticket! 9am - 4pm: Pot of Gold Challenge - Enter your best guess [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Retro Weekend – March 28, 2020
[ March 28, 2020; ] It's time for a retro flashback and its happening at Crystal Mountain! Dress in your favorite retro clothing. Skiers & Boarders in FULL COSTUME receive $10 OFF an open-to-close lift ticket. Lift ticket is valid Saturday, March 19, 2016 only. more...

Manitou Passage Golf Club – A Northern Michigan Adventure
By Jim Barnes It may seem unthinkable, even sacrilegious, to make any changes to a course designed by the great Arnold Palmer. Originally opened in 1998 as King’s Challenge, the course languished a bit when Sugar Loaf Mountain Ski Resort closed (the course is built alongside the ski hill), so it needed some rejuvenating and updating. [...] more...

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