Hiking and Scenery in Traverse City, MI
Lower Northern Michigan’s largest city and “cherry capital of the world” offers plentiful natural beauty for the taking. Set on the southwestern tip of the 32-mile-long Grand Traverse Bay, the area has, in addition to orchards, miles of scenic vineyards. Get your feet dirty on sand dunes and hiking trails by day, and gaze out at the scenery from a beautifully appointed room near the water come nighttime.
This old-world inn pairs vineyard views with amazing breakfasts (it also has a winery and tasting room).
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Climb sand dunes, hike, or enjoy the pristine freshwater beach.
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Drive the 7.4-mile, self-guided tour of forest, dunes, and Lake Michigan vistas.
Traverse Tall Ship Company
Sail Grand Traverse Bay on the schooner Manitou, one of the Great Lakes’ largest sailing vessels.
Boones Long Lake Inn
Juicy steaks and rustic décor make this the perfect spot to refuel.
The local hangout is the spot for drinks, karaoke, and live music.