Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

Traverse City Uncorked – May 1 – 31, 2018

Traverse City Uncorked
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 are Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.

Pair all of this with the beauty of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and experience, firsthand, the Traverse City region which will have you yearning for more.

Throughout the month of May, enjoy lodging packages, tasting room specials, chef events, winemaker dinners, education and more. Visit Traverse City Uncorked‘s website for further information.

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail On Facebook

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HAPPY NATIONAL WINE DAY!!! 🍷

Our new brochures have officially arrived and we're thrilled to feature this colorful rendition of Willow Vineyard on the cover!

This painting was part of Stephanie Schlatter Art's Project 24—a yearlong art project where Stephanie painted each of our wineries along the trail. Check out more of her stunning interpretations of our wineries at stephanieschlatterart.com/galleries/on-the-michigan-wine-trail/
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HAPPY NATIONAL WINE DAY!!! 🍷

Our new brochures have officially arrived and were thrilled to feature this colorful rendition of Willow Vineyard on the cover! 

This painting was part of Stephanie Schlatter Arts Project 24—a yearlong art project where Stephanie painted each of our wineries along the trail. Check out more of her stunning interpretations of our wineries at https://stephanieschlatterart.com/galleries/on-the-michigan-wine-trail/

 

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Love it!!! VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL!!

3 days ago

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Fun pairing alert to try this weekend!

Psst...when in doubt, just have s'more wine ; )

—with Aurora Cellars

Aurora Cellars
Try a Fun pairing for Memorial Day Weekend! It's time for S'mores (try this delightful cookie version). Yes, you can pair them with Aurora Cellar’s Medium Sweet Riesling (2016). Our wine has beautiful stone fruit aromatics with hints of minerality from the soil where it is grown on the Leelanau Peninsula. The fruit that was harvested had a perfect balance of sugar and acid. What a perfect burst of flavor when you pair these two!

S’mores Cookies
Ingredients:
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt, coarse
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup dark-brown sugar
1 large egg
Ghirardelli 60% cacao dark chocolate chips
Marshmallows, halved

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse oats until finely ground. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; pulse to combine. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, scraping down side of bowl. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture just until combined.

2. Drop dough by tablespoons, 1 inch apart, onto two baking sheets. Top each with 4 chocolate chips. Bake just until lightly golden, 11 to 13 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Remove sheets from oven; heat broiler. Top each cookie with a halved marshmallow. Broil until marshmallows are lightly browned, watch closely. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Makes 24 cookies.
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Nope—not a new tasting room. Just a whole new L. Mawby Winery thanks to this picturesque wall of windows.

Enjoy the view 😍
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Crystal Mountain – 13th Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – May 26, 2018


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 (one hour before general admission) to the Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 10 tokens.

Cost: $60 per person (Ages 3 & under are free).

Tokens can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, brats and delicious sides! No refunds. Tickets are available for pick up beginning in May (date to be determined), at Crystal Mountain’s Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your tickets on Saturday, May 26, please visit the lower level of the Crystal Center.

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General Admission Beer and Brat Tickets

Early Bird Sale – Save on General Admission Tickets and buy before May 2, 2018! On Sale February 7 – May 1, 2018: $25 per person

General Admission Tickets, On Sale May 2 – Friday, May 25, 2018: $30 per person

Day-of Pricing: $35 per person

• Ages 3 & under are free

General Admission Package includes: Admission at 4pm to the Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, one (1) beer glass (9oz) and 5 tokens.

Tokens can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, brats and delicious sides! No Refunds. Tickets are available for pick up beginning in May (date to be determined), at Crystal Mountain’s Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your tickets on Saturday, May 26, please visit the lower level of the Crystal Center.

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Tokens

Additional tokens will be available to purchase at the festival for $2 each.

Full Pour: 1 – 2 tokens*
Half Brat: 1 token
Full Brat: 2 tokens

*Some specialty craft beers and meads may be 2 tokens due to limited availability.


Entertainment

Drew Hale Band

Time: 3-5pm
Influenced by Texas roots and artists such as Reckless Kelly and Eric Church, the Drew Hale Band’s music pays homage to the red dirt country and southern rock scenes, as well as paints a picture of their love for the people and culture of Michigan, where the band calls home. They have shared stages and played festivals with some of Nashville’s biggest recording artists, including Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins, Toby Keith, and more. You can count on an eclectic show that delivers a dynamic combination of originals and covers that bridge the gap between country, roots rock, and blues.

The Rock Show Band

Time: 5:30-8pm
Mirroring the look and bombast of Journey in its 1980s heyday, The Rock Show Band takes fans on a sojourn through the greatest hits of the Steve Perry era. The song list timewarps to the golden days of shoulder pads and leopard prints as the band loves, touches, and squeezes out all the greatest hits. Their flashy fun performances are sure to keep you on your feet all night!

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Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – Photos From Instagram

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Small Plates – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – May 31, 2018

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! Many wineries partner with local chefs to prepare and serve each delicious pairing. Culinary aficionados will enjoy this upscale, gourmet dining experience!

Tickets are $15 per seating*, and you may get tickets for one, two or three seatings, each at the winery of your choice. Seating times are roughly 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm. Tickets must be ordered in advance for this event and always sell out quickly, so be sure to get yours today.

*Please note that due to the nature of this event, we are unable to accommodate shared plates at this time. Each $15 seating is per person.

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail On Facebook

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HAPPY NATIONAL WINE DAY!!! 🍷

Our new brochures have officially arrived and we're thrilled to feature this colorful rendition of Willow Vineyard on the cover!

This painting was part of Stephanie Schlatter Art's Project 24—a yearlong art project where Stephanie painted each of our wineries along the trail. Check out more of her stunning interpretations of our wineries at stephanieschlatterart.com/galleries/on-the-michigan-wine-trail/
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HAPPY NATIONAL WINE DAY!!! 🍷

Our new brochures have officially arrived and were thrilled to feature this colorful rendition of Willow Vineyard on the cover! 

This painting was part of Stephanie Schlatter Arts Project 24—a yearlong art project where Stephanie painted each of our wineries along the trail. Check out more of her stunning interpretations of our wineries at https://stephanieschlatterart.com/galleries/on-the-michigan-wine-trail/

 

Comment on Facebook

Love it!!! VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL!!

3 days ago

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Fun pairing alert to try this weekend!

Psst...when in doubt, just have s'more wine ; )

—with Aurora Cellars

Aurora Cellars
Try a Fun pairing for Memorial Day Weekend! It's time for S'mores (try this delightful cookie version). Yes, you can pair them with Aurora Cellar’s Medium Sweet Riesling (2016). Our wine has beautiful stone fruit aromatics with hints of minerality from the soil where it is grown on the Leelanau Peninsula. The fruit that was harvested had a perfect balance of sugar and acid. What a perfect burst of flavor when you pair these two!

S’mores Cookies
Ingredients:
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt, coarse
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup dark-brown sugar
1 large egg
Ghirardelli 60% cacao dark chocolate chips
Marshmallows, halved

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse oats until finely ground. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; pulse to combine. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, scraping down side of bowl. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture just until combined.

2. Drop dough by tablespoons, 1 inch apart, onto two baking sheets. Top each with 4 chocolate chips. Bake just until lightly golden, 11 to 13 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Remove sheets from oven; heat broiler. Top each cookie with a halved marshmallow. Broil until marshmallows are lightly browned, watch closely. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Makes 24 cookies.
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Nope—not a new tasting room. Just a whole new L. Mawby Winery thanks to this picturesque wall of windows.

Enjoy the view 😍
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Nope—not a new tasting room. Just a whole new L. Mawby Winery thanks to this picturesque wall of windows. 

Enjoy the view 😍
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Leland Wine and Food Festival – June 9, 2018

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 our beaches, unique shops, galleries and Historic Fishtown, and then return for more festival fun – as often as you like! Scroll to bottom of page for details.

Non-Stop Live Music
2018 band(s) announced in the spring!
The 2017 line-up of all-day entertainment included: The award-winning Drew Hale Band‘s ‘modern country with a roots rock edge’ gets the party started from 12-3pm. Then ‘Detroit’s Ultimate Party Band’ – The Hidden Agenda Band – will have everyone dancing as they rock the stage from 3-6pm!

Artist’s Booths
2018 artists announced in the spring!
The following artists had booths in the 2017 festival:
Dune Grass Designs ~ Including Blue & Petoskey Stone Jewelry
Northern Michigan Art ~ Small Canvas Paintings
• Wine Girl Clothing ~ At The Lake’s original brand!
• Aluminum Wine Racks by David Lamson of Lockwood USA

2018 Tickets
Adult – $15* advance | $25 at event
– includes commemorative glass & 2 wine tasting tokens
Under 21 or food only – $10* advance | $20 at event
– includes commemorative glass – no wine tasting tokens
• Tickets sold the week of the festival are Will Call only
• Additional tokens are $2 each within festival
• Non-alcoholic beverages are available to purchase
• Volunteer – In exchange for admission & wine glass (no taste tokens) Sign-up for a shift!
Purchase early to save, ensure entrance w/faster gate line.

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Leland Wine & Food Festival On Facebook

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3 hours ago

Leland Wine & Food Festival

Have you ever had the chance to stop by Aurora Cellars? Inside and out their tasting room evokes old world charm while “Aurora's collections of white, red, and sparkling wines are all exquisite examples of the quality of wine that is being produced from fruit grown on the Leelanau Peninsula. They offer an assortment of wine from dry to sweet and white to red in hopes of having a wine to please a wide variety of palates and strive to produce wines that have a true sense of place.”

If you’re out and about this holiday weekend be sure to stop by Aurora to see for yourself what a magical place it is otherwise be sure to stop by and say hello during this year’s festival. To purchase tickets follow the link in our profile.
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Leland Wine & Food Festival

Congrats Erin! See you June 9th! Watch for our next giveaway Wednesday, May 30th! ... See MoreSee Less

Congrats Erin! See you June 9th! Watch for our next giveaway Wednesday, May 30th!

 

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Congratulations

2 days ago

Leland Wine & Food Festival

We are happy to have Laurentide Winery as one of our wineries this year.

A little on Laurentide Wine: "Laurentide was named in honor of the last great ice sheet that receded 10,000 years ago from the upper tier of the North American continent. With the completion of this great geologic event, the Great Lakes and surrounding lands assumed their present forms. The Leelanau peninsula was exposed and the rocks and fossils from a 350 million year old ancient sea floor started to formulate the soil that sustains our vines today contributing to the unique terroir of the region.

Our boutique winery, located in lovely Lake Leelanau in Northwestern Michigan on the 45th parallel, specializes in cool climate wines. We started growing vitis vinifera on our cherry farm in 2006 and now have 6 varietals flourishing on about 10 acres located on sweeping vistas almost 900 feet above sea level and about 1 mile from Lake Michigan. We are dry farmed, with high density planting and associate with the most professional and knowledgeable experts at all levels and all times on the journey from soil to bottle. Our mission is to grow the best grapes that can be expressed as the best wine."

Get your tickets to the 33rd Annual Leland Wine and Food Festival today before prices go up!
mynorthtickets.com/events/leland-wine-food-festival-2018
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We are happy to have Laurentide Winery as one of our wineries this year. 

A little on Laurentide Wine: Laurentide was named in honor of the last great ice sheet that receded 10,000 years ago from the upper tier of the North American continent. With the completion of this great geologic event, the Great Lakes and surrounding lands assumed their present forms. The Leelanau peninsula was exposed and the rocks and fossils from a 350 million year old ancient sea floor started to formulate the soil that sustains our vines today contributing to the unique terroir of the region.

Our boutique winery, located in lovely Lake Leelanau in Northwestern Michigan on the 45th parallel, specializes in cool climate wines. We started growing vitis vinifera on our cherry farm in 2006 and now have 6 varietals flourishing on about 10 acres located on sweeping vistas almost 900 feet above sea level and about 1 mile from Lake Michigan. We are dry farmed, with high density planting and associate with the most professional and knowledgeable experts at all levels and all times on the journey from soil to bottle. Our mission is to grow the best grapes that can be expressed as the best wine.

Get your tickets to the 33rd Annual Leland Wine and Food Festival today before prices go up!
https://mynorthtickets.com/events/leland-wine-food-festival-2018

UPDATED

Erin Monigold is this week’s winner. Watch for our next giveaway Wednesday, May 30th.

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It’s GIVEAWAY time! Every #winewednesday from now until the Leland Wine and Food Festival on June 9th we’ll be celebrating our love of wine with a giveaway of some sort!

Today’s goods?
👉🏻Tickets for 2 to the 2018 Leland Wine and Food Festival + a hot, delicious Cafe Miel (Milk, honey, cinnamon) in a snazzy new tumbler from Blue Boat Coffee in Leland!

TO ENTER:
1 🍷Like this post
2 🍷Tell us your favorite coffee drink
☕️Tag a coffee loving friend
☕️Up your chances by entering on Instagram
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Must be a US resident 21 or older to win. Entries accepted until 11:59 pm 5/25. Winner announced 5/26.
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This promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 21+ years of age, release Facebook and Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Facebook and Instagram terms of use.
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Chai latte Katherine Palms 🙂

New fav drink is a Miel with oat milk or iced americano 😜☕️💙 Heather Burns Andrea Hunt Harleigh Schumacher

Iced cappuccino Rachel Spear

Macchiato!☕️ Dan Agne!

Carmel mocha. Kristopher Ward Mary Richter

Caffe' Mocha! Paul Kittle! WE LOVE the Leland Wine & Food Festival!

Vanilla latte with Janna Daling Bigelow

Cafe americano Donna Heredia

Iced caramel coffee or iced caramel latte! ☕❤ Joe Linna I cannot wait until the festival! 😍

Sumatran, Black Right Stephanie Longwell Hickson?

Caramel Macchiato. Glenn

Black. Margaret Fullriede

Macchiato! Tammy Flores Sara Good

Carmel mocha. Dawn and DawnAnd Steve Burgess

Black coffee Krista Russo

Black with a touch of Irish cream ☕️ Tim Ness

Cowboy Coffee- Cinnamon! Cherie Foster

Cold Brew with a splash of half & half 😋 Chad Buning

Flat white Jay Frazer

Black coffee Laura French

Black and hot!

Phil Wittry

Favorite coffee is a white mocha, right Jennifer Cupp Vivian? And my teacher mug collection could use a yummy cafe miel in a brand new tumbler from Blue Boat Coffee! We can't wait to come to Leland!

Caramel mocha Jamee Vander Molen

Hazelnut latte Laura Lassaline

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Leland Heritage Festival – September 15, 2018


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 years of vintage wood boats from the region, including Chris Craft, Century, Lyman and Garwood. ~ Sponsored by Leelanau Historical Museum

Fishtown ~ Scavenger Hunt ~ National Park Display ~ Telescopes!
• Scavenger Hunt – Pick-up your event card at the Fishtown Welcome Center, complete and return for a free participation gift and to be entered in the Fishtown Gift Basket drawing!
• GT Astronomical Society – Enjoy this opportunity to view the skys through giant telescopes!
• National Park Display – Visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore display, including maps, program information and wildlife pelts.
Sponsored by Fishtown Preservation

Toast to Old Art Building ~ 2006-2017 Artists in Residence Exhibit
The exhibit will be open to the public Saturday, September 16 through Thursday, September 21 ~ Daily from 10-4 and Sunday 12-4. Hosted by the Leelanau Community Cultural Center

Annual Leland Library Used Book Sale
Come out for great deals on books, while supporting the library! ~ Leland Public Library

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Crystal Mountain – Thanksgiving Reconnect Weekend – November 23 – 26, 2017


Join the celebration… you’ll love being a part of this weekend! On Thanksgiving Day, run or walk a 5K in the morning, and enjoy our delicious Thanksgiving buffet that afternoon. On Friday, celebrate the season at our Holiday Trail Celebration. It’s a weekend of fun, family and celebration!

Thursday, November 23

13th Annual Turkey Vulture Trot 5k

Begin Thanksgiving Day by boosting your metabolism for the feast to come! Crystal’s 13th Annual Turkey Vulture Trot 5K run/walk is held on a paved, looped-course thru the scenic rolling terrain of Crystal Mountain. Top male and female finishers overall in the 5k receive a Crystal Premier Season Pass!

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings – without stepping foot in the kitchen – at the Annual Thanksgiving Buffet in the beautiful Crystal Center.

Friday, November 24

Holiday Trail Celebration

Enjoy a festive tour through Crystal’s quaint resort village during our Holiday Trail Celebration. Each trail stop offers unique activities, entertainment, food & beverage and retail sales. Get your “trail stop sticker” at five or more locations to receive a chance to win one of several great prizes.

Saturday, November 25

First Light Celebration

Help Crystal set the mountain aglow with twinkly holiday lights! Join us as we light our Holiday tree for the first time this season at the First Light Celebration.

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Crystal Mountain On Facebook

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Crystal Mountain

Cheers to the 400-plus runners who got up early to take on the Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K of the North Mitten this morning! ... See MoreSee Less

Cheers to the 400-plus runners who got up early to take on the Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K of the North Mitten this morning!

21 hours ago

Crystal Mountain

Thanks for making the Michigan Beer & Brat Festival such a great tradition. We hope you enjoyed this beautiful Saturday! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks for making the Michigan Beer & Brat Festival such a great tradition. We hope you enjoyed this beautiful Saturday!

 

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A lot of fun! Great food, beer, mead and music! Weather was awesome, too

Awesome as always Crystal Mountain!!!

Great time! Well done!

1 day ago

Crystal Mountain

Welcome to the 2018 Michigan Beer & Brat Festival! 100 Michigan beers. Two dozen varieties of brats. 4-8pm. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Love it too, for 10.00, I could go there and swim and use their exercise room all I wanted. Going to go back to Benzonia for a short visit hope to visit Crystal Mountain, while I’m there.

We just left, lots of people and fun and food and drink.

I love Crystal Mountain!!!

We need something like this in Mesa Arizona

Next Year and an overnight!

fun!

Have fun!!

How much

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Vin Man

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Crystal Mountain

It’s almost time for the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival! It’s sunny and 75 degrees this morning and we are ready for a good time. We hope you are too! 🍻 ... See MoreSee Less

It’s almost time for the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival! It’s sunny and 75 degrees this morning and we are ready for a good time. We hope you are too! 🍻
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