Wintertime in the Traverse City Region of Michigan

Michigan Life's Region 9 Traverse City area is a four-season wonderland for anyone who loves the Great Outdoors. Every winter the entire region becomes a sparkling white playground for skiers, snowmobilers and snowshoe hikers. 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.

Winter in Michigan's Region 9 Traverse City Area

Enjoy the Winter Season in the Traverse City Region

When the weather turns colder the outdoor sports heat up and Michigan offers the best in wintertime fun and you can find it all right here. Let's start with a little Skiing do you prefer Cross Country Skiing or Downhill Skiing and don't forget the exciting action of Snowboarding! Maybe a little hockey or figure Ice Skating is more your style. Rated number 1 for Family Fun in the wintertime includes Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing! Looking for high energy adventure to cross of your bucket list? Here are Dog Sledding Adventures and Snowmobiling Trails. Finally there are all kinds of Winter Events to enjoy in Michigan.

What to See and Do in Region 9 -Traverse City Area

WaterFire is family-owned and run by Chantal and Mike, who live on the vineyard with their son. As an environmental scientist and wine lover, grape growing resonated with Chantal as a way to connect herself and others with the land.

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.

One of a kind location, come and visit or warm tasting room. The regions first (and only) totally Certified Organic Vineyard, Orchards & Winery and NOW Leelanau's FIRST Micro Brewery. Serving crafted beers made by Guest Brewers.

Willow Vineyards was established in 1992. It was and continues to be a work of passion and love, created and designed by John and Jo Crampton. Located on a beautiful, wind-swept hillside in Suttons Bay, the panoramic views of West Traverse Bay add to the majesty of the vineyard.​ Willow Vineyards was established in 1992.

We're off the beaten path, a winery and vineyard that began with the premise that Bernie Rink's five sons needed something to do to stay out of trouble. In 1965, Bernie, then a librarian at Northwestern Michigan College, planted a one-acre test plot of wine grapes in Leelanau County to determine if commercial wine could be made locally.

Every Summer in late June early July of the National Cherry Festival you will find cherry delights along with parades, family and kids events and entertainment. In all, there are more than 150 events along the shores of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay.

Our family at Bowers Harbor Vineyards invites you to explore the epic views of Lake Michigan and sample our award winning varietal wines. We are a boutique winery located in Northern Michigan on picturesque Old Mission Peninsula.

Short's Brewing Company is a great story about a man following his love of beer and music and making a living doing what he loves. Stop in for something to eat some great craft beer and even take the tour at the Bellaire Brewpub and Elk Rapids Production facility. Tours share the fundamentals of both facilities on Sundays by appointment only.

Brengman Brothers present their Crain Hill Vineyard and Wine Tasting facility to the region. The vineyard and tasting facility are located in Elmwood Township, bordering on Traverse City limits on West Bay.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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