Region 9 -Traverse City Area
Region 9 -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.
Enjoy autumns fall color traveling north on M-37 Old Center Road up the center of Old Mission Peninsula into Grand Traverse Bay. The route twists and turns over the hills of beautiful terrain and dotted with vineyards finally reaching the peak of the peninsula at Old Mission Lighthouse and State Park at Lake Michigan.
October 29th, 2022
The Zombie Run, a 5K run/walk, has become a Traverse City Halloween tradition. And what's not to like? Zombies and beer have always been a winning combination. Come join zombies from all walks of life (or shall we say death)! You never know who will show up, but the one thing you will never see is someone not having a great time.
Saturday, Dec. 17 - Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 (Closed Christmas Day)
All aboard! It's time for the annual Festival of Trains, a Traverse City holiday tradition. Come see the massive 0-gauge model train layout along with spectacular HO-, S- and G-gauge layouts. There's a special kids layout, too, where the young (and young-at-heart) may operate the controls.
32 Mile Color Tour starting downtown at the Cadillac City Park parking lot, head East toward Mitchell Street (away from lake) on Cass Street. At Cass/Mitchell traffic light, follow Cass/M-55 East all the way to M-66, approx. 9 miles. Turn left onto M-66 towards Lake City. Follow M-66 thru Lake City, to M-42. Turn left to go East onto M-42.
2nd Weekend in February
Beulahs Winterfest is not your normal winterfest, this festival looks for the quirky fun-loving events that you don't find everywhere else. Check out this list of events and attractions you will find:
January 28-29, 2023
Established in 1965, Kalkaska Winterfest is an annual celebration of wintertime activities and the true “up north” spirit. Each year, Kalkaska Winterfest hosts a slew of family-friendly attractions during the weekend-long event.
October 1, 2022
The Onekama Fall Festival takes place every year in the Village Park with lots of free activities and fun! Featuring scarecrows, hay rides, pumpkin decorating and events, this event is fun for the whole family.
Opens: Oct 7, 2022
Every Friday and Saturday in October the S.S. City of Milwaukee transforms into the Manistee Ghost Ship! This tour will satisfy anyone looking for that fall “scare” For more information on the ghost ship, or the S.S. City of Milwaukee, visit their website at: www.carferry.com
Nov 26 – Dec 31, 2022 | Free - Donations Accepted
Sparkle in the Park will create over 50 holiday displays that visitors can drive by or take leisurely walks through with the family.
Bear Lake’s Sparkle in the Park | 7727 Hopkins Dr. Bear Lake, MI 49614
December 1-4th, 2022
Step back in time as you take part in one of Michigan’s most unique holiday celebrations. An entire weekend of excitement including the Victorian Sleighbell Parade with horse drawn entries, bagpipers, reindeer meet and greet and carolers elegantly dressed in Victorian style attire.
Snow Tubing at Timberlee Hills is the perfect way to spend the day with your whole family in Traverse City this winter. It’s all the fun of sledding – without hiking back up the hill!
Caberfae Peaks is conveniently located in Northern Michigan’s snowbelt. The resort sits in relatively high elevation and is the perfect distance from Lake Michigan. As a result, the “lake effect” snow machine manufactures an average of 150+ inches of annual snowfall per year!
Tubing: Our tubing hill opens 1 hour after our slopes open and starts at the top of every hour. We do recommend reservations as some hours book up. We do not have an age or height limit, we do, however, require each child to ride independently in their own tube… meaning they cannot sit on anyone’s lap.
Hickory Hills features 8 runs with 1 beginner, 5 intermediate, and 2 advanced runs that are serviced by 5 rope tows. Night skiing is available on 7 of the runs. Cross country skiers will find 4k of trails with a 1k trail lighted for night skiing. The Ski Patrol assists by promoting safe skiing and offering first aid services.
S & L Arctic K9’s Dog Sled Adventure is located just 15 minutes north of Cadillac, Michigan.
We are a recreational sled dog kennel & training site that encourages the practice and growth of sled dog activities through education, training and running sled dogs.
Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort recognized nationally as one of the Midwest’s premier destinations. Located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City, Crystal Mountain offers 58 slopes for downhill skiing and snowboarding, Crystal Mountain Snowsports School, winter
Open 10 am to 6pm every weekend in October -Private groups may arrange other times -Restrooms available inside the activity building -Watch them make donuts inside the activity building, also available for purchase -Straw bale maze -pumpkins are pre picked, but also some in patch for you to pick -Take a wagon and walk out to the patch or ride th
Come see our farm animals and get lost in our corn mazes.
(or straw maze for the little ones)
We sell squash, straw, gourds, costumes, Halloween decorations
Corn stalk bundles, and snacks if you get hungry.
Open 7 days a week through Halloween from 10:00 a.m. til 6:30 p.m.
U – Pick: Opens late June
Corn Maze: Opens in August
Make Jacob's Corn Maze your family fall tradition!
Life sized corn mazes are fun for everyone, young and old alike. Experience our world class computer designed 10 acre corn maze creation, unlike any other in Northern Michigan!
December 10, 2022 10 AM - 2 PM
Christmas Spirit and Cheer has come to Friske’s! The Friske elves are ready to deck the halls for family fun at our Country Christmas event on Saturday, December 10 from 11am-3pm! *Market Hours 9am-6pm*
Our Michigan resort offers both indoor water park fun and dry-land experiences. Your stay includes access to 37,000 sq ft water park kept at a warm 84 degrees year-round. Book now and go for the moment today.
Blair Acres is your premier stables located in Lake City, MI. We offer everything from trail rides, carriage rides, sleigh rides and cabin rentals for your visit.
Our distinctive Inn is located on our 160 acre Suttons Bay estate in the heart of northern Michigan wine country, nestled below a hillside of vineyards with sweeping pastoral views. The Inn features luxurious guest rooms with an exceptional package of services and amenities.
2022 SEASON BEGINS SEPTEMBER 23 & 24
Farm is open the last weekend in September through the last weekend in October.
Petting zoo, haybale mountain, nature playscape, basketball arcade, corn pit, photo-op boards, interactive educational displays and yard games.