Traverse City Region of Michigan

Enjoy Summertime in the Traverse City Area

Michigan Life's Region 9 Traverse City Area including Antrim County, Benzie County, Grand Traverse County, Kalkaska County, Leelanau County, Manistee County, Missaukee County and Wexford County Michigan.

Region 9 Traverse City Area

Michigan Life's Region 9 Traverse City Area

Miles of beaches, spectacular sunsets, and beautiful vineyards are just a few of the reasons to visit Michigan Life's Region 9 Traverse City Area! Surrounded by public parks, forests, and beautiful lake-shores Traverse City has an tones of recreation for outdoor adventure. Just minutes from Traverse City enjoy the natural beauty of the Sleeping Bear Dunes with miles of sugar-sand beaches along Lake Michigan's pristine shoreline.

What to See and Do in Region 9 Traverse City Area

Like many of us, our histories begin with our dreams fueling a way of life. Originally from the Detroit area, Walter and Eileen Brys visited the Napa Valley in the 1970's as part of a business trip when Walter worked for Blue Cross of Michigan shortly after they were married.

Old Mission Tours specializes in tours on Old Mission Peninsula. We offer "private" customized tours based on what you want to see or do. We would love the opportunity to show you the amazing Old Mission views, vineyards, wineries, cherry orchards, restaurants, lighthouse, parks, beaches, farms and much much more.

Raftshol Vineyards is a small family winery located on Michigan’s scenic Leelanau peninsula. Warren Raftshol, the owner and winemaker, was one of the pioneers to grow red vinifera grapes in the area. The oldest vines are over 20 years old and since 1999 Raftshol Vineyards has been producing quality Bordeaux-style wines, meads and ice wine.

Think of it as your very own, perfectly charming winery and Old World inn stocked with fine wine and staffed with attentive proprietors whose sole purpose is to provide a space or experience to meet your every need.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is located in Northwestern Lower Michigan along the eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan. The closest city is Traverse City, 25 miles to the east.

In March of 2013 Richard Fortune became the proud new owner of Shady Lane Cellars. Rich is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and he and his family have been visiting Leelanau County for over 50 years.

Caberfae Peaks Ski Resort boasts Michigan's highest lift-served peaks and some of the state's biggest vertical drops. With 34 runs, skiers and riders will enjoy the best advanced, intermediate, and novice ski runs in the state. As Michigan's closest up-north ski resort, you'll spend less time in the car and more time on the slopes.

An Artisan's Approach... We are dedicated to making wines that reflect the unique character and quality of our vineyard and the vineyards of Michigan. Whether carefully sourcing grapes from top sites in the state or from our own vineyard, our winery was built on the belief that great wines begin in the vineyard.

Getting its French title from proprietor Lucie Matthies' middle name and paying homage to the French immigrants who settled in the area, Chateau Fontaine was a deserted potato farm and cow pasture when Dan Matthies discovered the property in the 1970's with its favorable south-facing slopes for growing grapes.

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