Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

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Ironman 70.3 – Traverse City – August 25, 2019
[ August 25, 2019; ] Known as the Cherry Capital of the World, Traverse City is excited to host the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Traverse City race on August 25, 2019. The race consists of a 1.2 mile swim in West Grand Traverse Bay, a 56 mile bike through Leelanau County and Benzie County, and a 13.1 mile run along Boardman Lake, [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Labor Day Weekend – August 30 – September 2, 2019
[ August 30, 2019 to September 2, 2019. ] Kick back, relax and enjoy your Labor Day weekend at Crystal Mountain. Bring your family and friends for a weekend of fun! We have a special lodging offer you won't want to miss! Stay with us on Saturday, August 31, and get 50% OFF lodging* on Friday, August 30 and/or Sunday, September 1. Call (855) 995-5146 to book your stay today! *Two-night minimum stay required. To receive [...] more...

Harvest Stompede – September 7 & 8, 2019
[ September 7, 2019; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. September 8, 2019; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] This annual weekend kicks off the fall harvest season along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring crisp and bright cool-climate wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty. This exciting fall event includes a self-guided tour along the trail, where you’re free to visit any of the 27 participating wineries in any order you [...] more...

Tri Up North Triathlon – Frankfort – September 14, 2019
[ September 14, 2019; ] The Tri Up North triathlons are bike, paddle, run triathlons in Frankfort, Michigan put on by the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. This event centers around Frankfort's Betsie Bay on the Western shore of Lake Michigan which is the perfect setting for a triathlon. Tri Up North features two different triathlon courses: The Classic 10 [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – September 20 – 21, 2019
[ September 20, 2019 5:00 pm to September 21, 2019 5:00 pm. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Weekdays in October
[ October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019. ] Weekdays during October $20 per person Includes signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross. Great wine for a great cause— It doesn’t get better than that! Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Crystal Spa Days – October 1 – November 28, 2019
[ October 1, 2019 to November 28, 2019. ] Enjoy select 50-minute massage, body and facial services starting at only $69 each! Crystal Spa guests also enjoy complimentary Eucalyptus steam rooms, infrared saunas, an indoor relaxation lounge, and mosaic hot tub garden as part of their spa experience. Spa Days Service Menu Coming Soon! Book your appointment by calling 888-968-7686 ext. 7200. Crystal Spa Days special pricing [...] more...

Frankfort Beer Week – October 7 – 12, 2019
[ October 7, 2019 to October 12, 2019. ] Welcome to the 6th Annual Frankfort Beer Week! Celebrate all that is great about Craft Beer in Michigan and do it in the cool, scenic, foodie town of Frankfort. Those who appreciate Craft Beer and delicious food know that the best things come from small-batch attention and creativity from people who care about the total experience. Celebrate beer. [...] more...

Frankfort Fall Festival – October 12, 2019
[ October 12, 2019; ] Visit downtown Frankfort for a day of fall fun! Enjoy a parade featuring the Scottville Clown Band, wagon rides, scavenger hunts, pie eating contests and TONS of pumpkin fun including the Weight Contest, Giant Pumpkin Drop (on a car!) and everyone's favorite pumpkin carvings by Mr. Moody. The annual Fall Festival festivities begin with a pancake [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Haunted Trail – October 18 & 19, 2019
[ October 18, 2019 to October 19, 2019. ] 7:30 - 9:30pm: Get ready to scream!  Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down the Haunted Trail... if you dare. Our Haunted Trail is available October 18-19 and 25-26, 2019. Cost: $9 per person. Ages 6 & under free with paying adult. Haunted Trail is weather permitting. Call the Mountain Adventure Zone at 888-968-7686 ext. [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Peaktoberfest – October 18 – 20, 2019
[ October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019. ] Peaktoberfest, happening October 18-20, 2019, includes first-class mountain bike racing, live music, family fun, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan. 14th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic 9:30am-12:30pm, base of Crystal Clipper chairlift The 14th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling terrain surrounding [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 19, 2019
[ October 19, 2019; ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! It's a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. 2 - 6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30pm: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic – October 19, 2019
[ October 19, 2019; ] The annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling terrain surrounding Crystal Mountain. The race starts and finishes near the base of the front-side slopes. Riders journey through hardwood and pine forests along rambling two-tracks and flowing single-track on a course that is fast and challenging, but not so difficult that [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Haunted Trail – October 25 & 26, 2019
[ October 25, 2019 to October 26, 2019. ] 7:30 - 9:30pm: Get ready to scream! Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down the Haunted Trail... if you dare. Our Haunted Trail is available October 18-19 and 25-26, 2019. Cost: $9 per person. Ages 6 & under free with paying adult. Haunted Trail is weather permitting. Call the Mountain Adventure Zone at [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 26, 2019
[ October 26, 2019; ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! It's a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. 2 - 6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30pm: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: [...] more...

Ski Swap at Crystal Mountain – November 2 & 3, 2019
[ November 2, 2019 to November 3, 2019. ] The Fall Swap will take in ski and snowboard equipment, golf clubs, and paddle sports (kayaks and stand up paddle boards). Where: Held in the lower level of the Crystal Center. When: Saturday, November 2 from 9am - 4pm and Sunday, November 3 from 9am - Noon. 25% of the proceeds benefit our three local high school ski [...] more...

Toast the Season – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Nov. 2 – 3 and Nov. 9 – 10, 2019
[ November 2, 2019 to November 3, 2019. November 9, 2019 to November 10, 2019. ] Toast the Season – Leelanau Style! November 2 & 3 and November 9 & 10, 2019 Saturday 11:00 to 5:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm $50 per person (your ticket is good for the weekend of your choice) Celebrate the holiday season and get inspired for your own holiday gatherings by sampling mouthwatering wine and food pairings along [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Thanksgiving Reconnect Weekend – November 28 – December 1, 2019
[ November 28, 2019 to December 1, 2019. ] Join us Thanksgiving weekend for a holiday full of family activities. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 5k Turkey Vulture Trot Begin Thanksgiving Day by boosting your metabolism for the feast to come! Crystal’s 15th 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 [...] more...

Thanksgiving Buffet at Crystal Mountain – November 28, 2019
[ November 28, 2019; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] 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. Time: 11am-4pm Price: Adults: $29.95, Seniors (Ages 65 +): $25.95, Kids (Ages 7-12): $15.95, Kids 6 and Under: $9.95 Reservations required. Call 888-581-9891. <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >> <> More News From [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Holiday Trail Celebration – November 29, 2019
[ November 29, 2019; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Enjoy a festive tour through Crystal's quaint resort village. Each trail stop offers unique activities, entertainment, food & beverage and retail sales. more...

Crystal Mountain – 5-for-$50 Sunday – December 1, 2019
[ December 1, 2019; ] 5-for-$50 Lift Tickets, 9am-4:30pm - Bring a group of five people and you ALL ski and ride ALL DAY for only $50! The larger the group, the better the deal. more...

Crystal Mountain – 5-for-$50 Sunday – December 8, 2019
[ December 8, 2019; ] 5-for-$50 Lift Tickets, 9am-4:30pm - Bring a group of five people and you ALL ski and ride ALL DAY for only $50! The larger the group, the better the deal. more...

Crystal Mountain – 5-for-$50 Sunday – December 15, 2019
[ December 15, 2019; ] Bring a group of five people and you ALL ski and ride ALL DAY for only $50! The larger the group, the better the deal: • 5+ for $10 each • 4 for $12.50 each • 3 or less $15 each Valid Sundays, December 1, 8, 15, 2019. Does not include rentals, valid for lift tickets only. 5-for-$50 Sundays are weather [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – 5K Turkey Vulture Trot – November 28, 2019
[ November 28, 2019; ] Begin Thanksgiving Day by boosting your metabolism for the feast to come! Crystal’s 15th 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! Start Time: 9am - 5k ; [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – First Light Celebration – November 30, 2019
[ November 30, 2019; 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Join us from 5-6pm as we set Crystal Mountain aglow with twinkly lights! We'll be singing holiday carols and lighting our Christmas tree for the first time this season. Meet us between the Lodge and Crystal Center to light the tree at 5:30pm sharp. <> View Weekend Activities » <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> More News From Crystal Mountain Resort <> Crystal Mountain [...] 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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