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

Our distinctive Inn, nestled below a hillside of vineyards and overlooking barns and pastures, features luxurious guest rooms with an exceptional package of services and amenities. We are proud to be a Select Registry “Distinguished Inn of North America.”

Peninsula Cellars is a family run winery located on the Old Mission Peninsula, just north of Traverse City, Michigan. The region lies along the 45th parallel, halfway between the north pole and the equator. This gives the region its distinct micro-climate, that makes it perfect for growing high quality wine grapes.

You are welcome to host your event at our unique property, Black Star Farms. Whether you are planning a meeting, a small gathering or a big celebration, we have the venue at our Suttons Bay farm to fit your needs.

Located in the beautiful fields of Leelanau Peninsula, the Gill’s Pier Vineyard and Winery offers award-winning wines in an exquisite atmopshere. From Cabernet Franc to Semi-Dri Riesling, our wines will delight your palate and fill your senses.

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.

Our story started 20 years ago visiting Leland as a family for the first time. The simplicity and beauty of the “tucked away” secret that is Leelanau has always been what we treasure most about the area.

The Simpson family has been growing fruit on the Leelanau Peninsula for three generations. Before the cultivation of vineyards, the Simpson’s were a cherry farming family caring for and harvesting over 300 acres. It was Bruce’s father, John Simpson who had the vision of vineyards and a winery.

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.

Dave and Jane were introduced to Leelanau County in the late 1980’s when they stayed at Fountain Point Resort in Lake Leelanau. They never missed a year with their family at Fountain Point until 2002 when they built a second home in Leland. In 2004 Dave retired and they moved up to their home in Leland full time.

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