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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Join us tomorrow evening at @mibubbly for The Wine Bar Locals Night

Along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, this Thursday, 4:00 to 7:00 pm, FREE

> At a different Leelanau Peninsula winery each week
> Three complimentary tastes
> $5 featured wine pours
> Wine bottle discounts
> Learn about the local wines
> Wine Time Prize Wheel
> Network with old and new friends
> Everyone welcome (21+)
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Join us tomorrow evening at @mibubbly for The Wine Bar Locals Night
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Along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, this Thursday, 4:00 to 7:00 pm, FREE
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> At a different Leelanau Peninsula winery each week
> Three complimentary tastes
> $5 featured wine pours
> Wine bottle discounts
> Learn about the local wines
> Wine Time Prize Wheel
> Network with old and new friends
> Everyone welcome (21+)

Did you know that Rosé is a very versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of foods? Be sure to get out during the month of May for our Rosé all May event! Get details and tickets at www.lpwines.com/rose-all-may/ #roseallmay #leelanauwine ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know that Rosé is a very versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of foods? Be sure to get out during the month of May for our Rosé all May event! Get details and tickets at https://www.lpwines.com/rose-all-may/ #roseallmay #leelanauwine

 

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Lexus Garcia sooo we’re going up north next month?

Hey you! Join us this Thursday at The Wine Bar: Locals Night at @cicconevineyard! Enjoy three complementary tastes, $5 featured wine pours, and wine bottle discounts while learning about the local wines and networking with old and new friends. Have friends who aren’t locals? Bring them too! And, be sure to play the Wine Time Prize Wheel for a chance to win fun gifts including certificates good toward any event along the trail. #thewinebar #localsnight #leelanau #leelanaupeninsula #leelanaupeninsulawinetrail #siptheleelanau #localwine #upnorth #michigan #wine #winetasting ... See MoreSee Less

Hey you! Join us this Thursday at The Wine Bar: Locals Night at @cicconevineyard! Enjoy three complementary tastes, $5 featured wine pours, and wine bottle discounts while learning about the local wines and networking with old and new friends. Have friends who aren’t locals? Bring them too! And, be sure to play the Wine Time Prize Wheel for a chance to win fun gifts including certificates good toward any event along the trail. #thewinebar #localsnight #leelanau #leelanaupeninsula #leelanaupeninsulawinetrail #siptheleelanau #localwine #upnorth #michigan #wine #winetasting

Join us in our hometown of Traverse City, May 16-19, 2019, for the annual @winemakermag Conference! Don’t miss out on dozens of workshops, classes, special events, and winery tours all created just for home winemakers (details and more info in @winemakermag bio). Plus, you can save $75 by registering now through April 15 (which is just one week away!) to lock in your spot...do it quick - this annual conference regularly sells out. Don’t miss it! We look forward to seeing you soon on the shores of Lake Michigan for days packed with home winemaking knowledge and fun. #upnorth #leelanau #leelanaupeninsula #winemaking #wine #drinkwine #leelanaupeninsulawinetrail #siptheleelanau #michigan #traversecity ... See MoreSee Less

Join us in our hometown of Traverse City, May 16-19, 2019, for the annual @winemakermag Conference! Don’t miss out on dozens of workshops, classes, special events, and winery tours all created just for home winemakers (details and more info in @winemakermag bio). Plus, you can save $75 by registering now through April 15 (which is just one week away!) to lock in your spot...do it quick - this annual conference regularly sells out. Don’t miss it! We look forward to seeing you soon on the shores of Lake Michigan for days packed with home winemaking knowledge and fun. #upnorth #leelanau #leelanaupeninsula #winemaking #wine #drinkwine #leelanaupeninsulawinetrail #siptheleelanau #michigan #traversecity
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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Spring Sip and Savor – May 5 – 6, 2018

Spring Sip & Savor
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 any order you choose on both Saturday (11-6) and Sunday (12-5). Tickets are limited and typically sell out, so get yours TODAY!

Ticket Information:
Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir wine glass, along with a featured wine and food pairing at each winery. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes. Purchase your tickets by selecting a Starting Winery where you will check-in to the event and pick up your supplies before charting your own course to participating wineries in any order you choose. Tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday. A $5 donation for every ticket sold goes to the Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship to help students in their quest for a career in viticulture or enology in Northern Michigan.

Don’t want to drive? Find a willing friend and purchase an additional designated driver ticket for just $20. Your driver can still enjoy the food pairings while he/she takes you from winery to winery. You can also take your food & wine tour via bus or limo by contacting one of our transportation partners. We encourage you to contact them PRIOR to purchasing your tickets and a starting point. Find transportation packages that include your tickets or visit our transportation page for a complete list of our preferred partners.

Saturday, May 5: 11 to 6

& Sunday, May 6: 12 to 5

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Join us tomorrow evening at @mibubbly for The Wine Bar Locals Night

Along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, this Thursday, 4:00 to 7:00 pm, FREE

> At a different Leelanau Peninsula winery each week
> Three complimentary tastes
> $5 featured wine pours
> Wine bottle discounts
> Learn about the local wines
> Wine Time Prize Wheel
> Network with old and new friends
> Everyone welcome (21+)
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Join us tomorrow evening at @mibubbly for The Wine Bar Locals Night
•
Along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, this Thursday, 4:00 to 7:00 pm, FREE
•
> At a different Leelanau Peninsula winery each week
> Three complimentary tastes
> $5 featured wine pours
> Wine bottle discounts
> Learn about the local wines
> Wine Time Prize Wheel
> Network with old and new friends
> Everyone welcome (21+)

Did you know that Rosé is a very versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of foods? Be sure to get out during the month of May for our Rosé all May event! Get details and tickets at www.lpwines.com/rose-all-may/ #roseallmay #leelanauwine ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know that Rosé is a very versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of foods? Be sure to get out during the month of May for our Rosé all May event! Get details and tickets at https://www.lpwines.com/rose-all-may/ #roseallmay #leelanauwine

 

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Lexus Garcia sooo we’re going up north next month?

Hey you! Join us this Thursday at The Wine Bar: Locals Night at @cicconevineyard! Enjoy three complementary tastes, $5 featured wine pours, and wine bottle discounts while learning about the local wines and networking with old and new friends. Have friends who aren’t locals? Bring them too! And, be sure to play the Wine Time Prize Wheel for a chance to win fun gifts including certificates good toward any event along the trail. #thewinebar #localsnight #leelanau #leelanaupeninsula #leelanaupeninsulawinetrail #siptheleelanau #localwine #upnorth #michigan #wine #winetasting ... See MoreSee Less

Hey you! Join us this Thursday at The Wine Bar: Locals Night at @cicconevineyard! Enjoy three complementary tastes, $5 featured wine pours, and wine bottle discounts while learning about the local wines and networking with old and new friends. Have friends who aren’t locals? Bring them too! And, be sure to play the Wine Time Prize Wheel for a chance to win fun gifts including certificates good toward any event along the trail. #thewinebar #localsnight #leelanau #leelanaupeninsula #leelanaupeninsulawinetrail #siptheleelanau #localwine #upnorth #michigan #wine #winetasting

Join us in our hometown of Traverse City, May 16-19, 2019, for the annual @winemakermag Conference! Don’t miss out on dozens of workshops, classes, special events, and winery tours all created just for home winemakers (details and more info in @winemakermag bio). Plus, you can save $75 by registering now through April 15 (which is just one week away!) to lock in your spot...do it quick - this annual conference regularly sells out. Don’t miss it! We look forward to seeing you soon on the shores of Lake Michigan for days packed with home winemaking knowledge and fun. #upnorth #leelanau #leelanaupeninsula #winemaking #wine #drinkwine #leelanaupeninsulawinetrail #siptheleelanau #michigan #traversecity ... See MoreSee Less

Join us in our hometown of Traverse City, May 16-19, 2019, for the annual @winemakermag Conference! Don’t miss out on dozens of workshops, classes, special events, and winery tours all created just for home winemakers (details and more info in @winemakermag bio). Plus, you can save $75 by registering now through April 15 (which is just one week away!) to lock in your spot...do it quick - this annual conference regularly sells out. Don’t miss it! We look forward to seeing you soon on the shores of Lake Michigan for days packed with home winemaking knowledge and fun. #upnorth #leelanau #leelanaupeninsula #winemaking #wine #drinkwine #leelanaupeninsulawinetrail #siptheleelanau #michigan #traversecity
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Champion Hill Golf Course – Northern Michigan Transplant Golf Outing – May 5, 2018

Northern Michigan Transplant TournamentThe 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 Golf Course, 501 North Marshall Rd, Beulah, Mi. 49617

Format: Four person scramble

Tee time available with payment of $180 per foursome. Tee times confirmed with your payment to “Northern Michigan Transplant”.

If you have questions, please call Jim at 231-882-6340 or Champion Hill at 231-882-9200.

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What cold rainy weather? Worked in yard and went fishing!

Gator Trace was open Saturday for my HIO. Witnesses consumed huge guantites of fermented beverages. Hold that ice for two more weeks.

Champion Hill will open on Saturday, April 6th. Only 15 holes will be open due to stubborn snow. Carts will be available.
BCCHS Golf team practicing in the cold today on #18.
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Champion Hill will open on Saturday, April 6th. Only 15 holes will be open due to stubborn snow. Carts will be available. 
BCCHS Golf team practicing in the cold today on #18.

 

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A pleasant 78 at Island Pines today. See you in May.

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Champion Hill Golf Course

Enter Pinecroft's 2019 "Ice Off" contest.2019 Ice Off Contest

Getting tired of the cold weather here in Michigan? Start thinking SPRING.

Enter our annual "Ice Off" Contest for a chance to win free golf for a twosome.
Guess the date of the first day that we can no longer see any ice on Crystal Lake from Pinecroft’s deck and have a chance to win 18 holes with cart for a twosome. To enter, post your guess on Pinecroft’s wall by midnight on Thursday, February, 28th. One guess per person. All correct guesses win. The winners will be announced on Pinecroft’s wall.

Mark Disbrow was the 2018 "Ice Off" contest winner with his guess of May 1st. Maybe we could end the contest a little earlier this year.

Don’t forget to renew or purchase your new 2019 season membership before March 1st to lock in our current rates. Deadline is February 28th. Visit our website at www.pinecroftgolf.com or contact Lee at lee@championhillandpinecroft.com or 231-651-0474 for more information

We have openings on our Thursday Night Men's league and Thursday Morning Ladies league. Contact Lee at lee@championhillandpinecroft.com or 231-651-0474 for more information
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April 28

I will have to give that some thought. It will likely be sometime between Ton Kunitzers guess and the actual ice off date.

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Empire Asparagus Festival – May 18 – 20, 2018

Join the Village of Empire at its 15th Annual Empire Asparagus Festival

Friday, May 18th
7-10 pm Live music from Jack Pine, Pig Roast & FISH BOIL!
$5 Entrance & Dance to Jack Pine
Old Fashioned Fish Boil $16 & Pulled Pork Sandwich with the fixings $12

Saturday, May 19th
10 am Kick Yer Ass-paragus 5K Fun Run/Walk
Registration for the runs starts at 9 am at Empire Public Beach. Entry fee for walkers and kids 17 and younger is $25, includes a t-shirt.
Runners enjoy free entry to the festival with run number PLUS a free drink ticket & customized tech shirt, $40.
Register online: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Empire/KickYourAssparagus5KRunWalk

12 pm Asparagus Recipe Contest Asparagus Cook-Off
Cash Prizes! $100 for the people’s choice winner and $50 for the second prize.

1-4 pm Empire Area Museum open

2 pm Ode to the Asparagus Poetry Contest
Check out the plans for the Glen Lake Library expansion!

12-5 pm Northwoods Soda Children’s Bar Open
12-10 pm Food & Beer Tent

Music & Entertainment Schedule
12-2 pm Keith Scott Blues Guitarist
2-4 pm Cherrylife Productions “Miss Asparagus on Stilts”
2-3:30 pm Andre Villoch
3:30 pm Children’s Magic Show with Magician Gordon Russ
5-7 pm 5th GEAR Band
7:30-10 K.Jones & the Benzie Playboys

Sunday, May 20th
9am-1pm Asparagus Breakfast by The Zonta Club of Leelanau County
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Empire Asparagus Festival

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Artwork by Jim Hilton

 

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Love the landscape 🤗

Great job, Jim!

Hunter Roese

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Empire Asparagus Festival

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Artwork by Jim Hilton

 

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Dan L Davis

Ben Lehr let's go

Let’s go Cana, Kimberly,Cristy, & Elly!

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Heres the Empire Asparagus Festival 2019 Artwork. A HUGE thanks to Jim Hilton for creating the outstanding artwork!

 

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Went to this in 2017 and loved the festival!!!!

Love the poster. We are going to a wedding that weekend ☹️ sorry to miss it.

o my gosh will there be tshirts?! I want one, but won't be there til May 27 or so !)

Where is Empire ,?Michigan

This is really good!

love it! xo xo

Jon Hague

Beth Lankard

This is really good!

Ben Lupton😄

Beautiful!

Glenn N Rasa Poorman is there a 5k😊😊😊

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This year's Asparagus Festival schedule has been added to the Empire Chamber of Commerce website. Check out the lineup for bands, current vendors and more by following the link below:

empirechamber.com/event/asparagus-festival/
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This years Asparagus Festival schedule has been added to the Empire Chamber of Commerce website. Check out the lineup for bands, current vendors and more by following the link below: 

https://empirechamber.com/event/asparagus-festival/

 

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I just hope they have some of that delicious RightBrain asparagus beer ! That stuff rules !

Can’t wait. Love going to this festival. Always well done Empire. 💖

Where’s the parade?

The west coast of Michigan has the best asparagus grown anywhere.

Maybe this year!

Looking forward to it!

Will the snow be gone by then?

What? No parade???

Best way to start summer!

Probably not Debra Donaldson Dams.

Debbie Smith

Chad lets go this year.

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Crystal Mountain – Crystal Cup – May 25 – 27, 2018


Play 36 holes of golf in a Ryder Cup format! The entire field of individual players and pairs will be divided into two teams, with their own team shirts and hats, for two days of friendly competition featuring proximity prizes and awards for the winner of the Crystal Cup. Scoring will be adjusted based on handicap.

Saturday, May 26: Four-ball match (best ball from each pair) on the Betsie Valley course beginning at 8 am.

Sunday, May 27: Singles matches on the Mountain Ridge course beginning at 8:30 am.

Crystal Cup players enjoy a full weekend of fun, including:

Friday, May 25 at 6:30pm: Pairings Party
Saturday, May 26 from 4-8pm: Michigan Beer & Brat Festival. Crystal Cup participants receive admission.
Sunday, May 27: Awards Reception at Kinlochen Plaza will immediately follow the end of play on Sunday.

Rate: $209 per person
Limited Golf Member: $149
Four Seasons Club Member: $129

Registration closes May 1st. For more information, call (855) 972-9725 ext. 4000.

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It’s official - Betsie Valley is open! The Mountain Ridge course is right behind, opening on Saturday. ⛳️

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Crystal Mountain

Build you dream home! Linked by a trail system and surrounded by nature, here you’ll enjoy the peaceful connectedness of Trailside. This homesite is the largest single lot in Trailside and is located on the Mountain Ridge #9 that enjoys a mix of mature trees that will provide shade & privacy for your Trailside cabin. Located in a petite neighborhood of quality homes, your lot features underground utilities and is offered with sealed architectural prints for your choice of Trailside Cabin plans. This is the place to savor crisp winter mornings, balmy summer evenings, and gloriously colorful autumn days. This isn’t just life, this is living!

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/000-UNIT-29-MISTY-MORNING-TRAIL-THOMPSONVILL...
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Build you dream home! Linked by a trail system and surrounded by nature, here you’ll enjoy the peaceful connectedness of Trailside. This homesite is the largest single lot in Trailside and is located on the Mountain Ridge #9 that enjoys a mix of mature trees that will provide shade & privacy for your Trailside cabin. Located in a petite neighborhood of quality homes, your lot features underground utilities and is offered with sealed architectural prints for your choice of Trailside Cabin plans. This is the place to savor crisp winter mornings, balmy summer evenings, and gloriously colorful autumn days. This isn’t just life, this is living! 

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: https://www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/000-UNIT-29-MISTY-MORNING-TRAIL-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-49683/1846034/111/
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Crystal Mountain – North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k – May 27, 2018


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 mountain. Both races will start and finish at the white slopeside tent near the Crystal Clipper chairlift. This is a great spring race for beginners and experienced runners!

Date

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Time

Half Marathon: 8am
10k: 8:30am
5k: 9am
Course closes at 1pm

Registration – Opens January 1, 2018.

Half Marathon
January 1 – 10: $55
January 11 – February 28: $65
March 1 – April 30: $70
May 1 – May 25: $75
May 26-27 (If available at Packet Pick Up): $80

View Half Marathon Race Map »

10k
January 1 – 10: $30
January 11 – February 28: $40
March 1 – April 30: $45
May 1 – May 25: $47
May 26-27 (If available at Packet Pick Up): $50

View 10k Map »

5k
January 1 – 10: $25
January 11 – February 28: $35
March 1 – April 30: $40
May 1 – May 25: $42
May 26-27 (If available at Packet Pick Up): $45

View 5k Map »

Register Online »

Runners must register online. Entry fee is non-refundable. For more information call the Park at Water’s Edge, 888.968.7686, ext. 7000.

Directions to Crystal

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For more information contact the Park at Water’s Edge at 888.968.7686, ext. 7000. Registration space is limited. 

Timing

Endurance Evolution will provide chipped timing for runners.

Check In / Pick Up

Saturday, May 26 from 2-6pm at the Crystal Center
Late Pick Up: Sunday, May 27 from 6:30-8:30am at the Crystal Center

Racers are highly encouraged to pick up their packets on Saturday, May 26. During packet pick up, Crystal Mountain will be hosting the 13th Annual Michigan Beer and Brat Festival. Stay and enjoy the music!

Prizes & Awards

Half Marathon, 10k, 5k: Top overall male and female win a River Kayak, plus entry into next year’s race.

Top three racers in each category win a prize pack. An award ceremony will be held at the Start/Finish Tent at 10:30am. Race results will be posted and updated at the Start/Finish Tent.

Plus all entrants will be entered to win prizes including a resort stay!

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for aid stations, course marshal, registration, start/finish line and course sweeps. All volunteers receive lunch, a tee shirt and one beverage at Micros at MountainTop. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact Janice Davidson at 231.378.2000 ext. 7102 or janicedavidson@crystalmountain.com .

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