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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

It started with one vineyard more than three decades ago. Now Chateau Grand Traverse has moved into its second generation of family winemaking – producing eighteen wine varieties from four vineyards sprawling across more than 120 acres, all earning countless medals to attest to the care and quality we put into every bottle.

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.

We have a problem. At Cherry Republic we have a great group of people. Our staff has diverse personalities and different expectations as to what makes their day go well, just like you. In the rare occasion something goes wrong with an order, or one of our foods, we know it will take unique individualized actions to correct the problem for you.

Providing the finest in men's clothing by offering you Timeless Classic Styles where Fashion Forward Designs meet in today’s latest fashions. Maurie Allen opened the Captain’s Quarters in 1966. With that comes exceptional experience, excellent customer service in a friendly and welcoming hometown atmosphere.

August 15 -21,2021

The Northern District Fair in Cadillac,Michigan

2 Lads Winery is a 10,500 square foot facility located on 58 acres on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Michigan. We currently have 22 acres of established vineyards in three separate blocks that were planted in 1999,2001 and 2008.

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