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 News And Special Events

Crystal Mountain – 22nd Annual Crystal Classic Golf Tournament – April 22, 2018
[ April 22, 2018; 12:00 pm; ] Hippity-hop to the Easter Buffet and enjoy a variety of favorites at the Crystal Center. Time: 11am – 4pm Cost: Adults – $28.95 Seniors – $24.95 Kids 7-12 – $14.95 Kids 6 & under – $8.95 more...

Traverse City Uncorked – May 1 – 31, 2018
[ May 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018. ] Quickly becoming a renowned wine destination, Traverse City boasts a wide range of cool-climate wines that pair perfectly with the exploding cuisine scene. The region’s two peninsulas, Leelanau and Old Mission, are both designated as American Viticultural Areas (AVA) with diverse microclimates uniquely suited for a variety of wine grapes. Among the internationally acclaimed varietals [...] more...

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Spring Sip and Savor – May 5 – 6, 2018
[ May 5, 2018; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. May 6, 2018; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] As our vineyards awaken to the sun and warmth of May, toast to the enchanting beauty of spring, indulge your senses and discover delicious Leelanau Wines splendidly paired with scrumptious small bites! This beloved springtime event includes a self-guided tour along the trail, where you’re free to visit any of the 24 participating wineries in [...] more...

Champion Hill Golf Course – Northern Michigan Transplant Golf Outing – May 5, 2018
[ May 5, 2018; ] The first Saturday in May will be here soon. This is our 25th year in support of the University of Michigan Hospital and Gift of Life of Michigan. Please join us May 5, 2018 at Champion Hill Golf Club. When: As always, the first Saturday in May, this year May 5th, 2018 Where: Champion Hill [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Crystal Cup – May 25 – 27, 2018
[ May 25, 2018 to May 27, 2018. ] Crystal Mountain – Crystal Cup – May 25 – 27, 2018 Stay tuned for details! more...

Crystal Mountain – 13th Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – May 26, 2018
[ May 26, 2018; 3:00 pm; ] Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Held slopeside. VIP Admission begins at 3pm, General Admission from 4-8pm Admission VIP Ticket Package VIP Package includes: Admission at 3pm [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k – May 27, 2018
[ May 27, 2018; 8:00 am; ] Kick off summer with a running start at Crystal Mountain's 5th Annual Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k race! The North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k and 5k is a combination of paved roads, dirt roads and trails. The North Mitten route consists of primarily flat, open trails on Crystal Mountain property and will not climb the [...] more...

Small Plates – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – May 31, 2018
[ May 31, 2018; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Dine with Leelanau winemakers! The next wildly popular Small Plates—an intimate progressive dinner along the trail—is Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with a gourmet tapas dish in the tasting rooms of up to three wineries during this unique dinner event that happens just twice per year! [...] more...

Leland Wine and Food Festival – June 9, 2018
[ June 9, 2018; 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Celebrate northern MI Wine & Food in Leland! Enjoy tasting local award-winning wines from 12 Leelanau Peninsula wineries & 1 local brewery, delicious specialties from 8 local food vendors while soaking up beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands from our Leland Harbor venue. Our 'Come & Go' re-entry wristbands allow you to explore [...] more...

Friends of Fishtown 5K – July 21, 2018
[ July 21, 2018; 9:00 am; ] The 10th Annual Friends of Fishtown 5K Run/Walk returns on July 21, 2018. Tickets go on sale February 1! The Friends of Fishtown 5K course winds through Leland’s neighborhoods and along the Leland River, starting and finishing in the heart of Fishtown. Easy climbs and graceful descents make this an event for the serious runner or [...] more...

Harvest Stompede – Annual Vineyard Run & Walk – September 8 & 9, 2018
[ September 8, 2018; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. September 9, 2018; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] The annual Harvest Stompede is September 8 & 9, 2018. This annual weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self-guided wine tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty. The Harvest Stompede Wine Tour starts on Saturday immediately following the race. The [...] more...

Leland Heritage Festival – September 15, 2018
[ September 15, 2018; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Events, Live Music by Duck Soup, Dining & Shopping Specials! More Info 2018 events listed late summer. Annual Leland Classic Car Show Don't miss Van's annual "invitation only" automobile exhibition! The show continues to grow since it's inception and now numbers about a hundred vehicles from many eras. ~ Sponsored by Van’s Garage 12th Annual Wood Boats on the Wall 100 [...] 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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