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

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!

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.

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.

A refreshing modern expression of the world's most ancient fermented drink.

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.

Once upon a time a handsome young man named Patrick McGuire proposed marriage to his high school sweetheart, Sara Veliquette. She accepted and the two would marry the following Christmas. During their engagement many decisions would be made including where they would live and how they would make their living.

We are a small winery with a hand-crafted approach to winemaking, located on the same 45th Parallel that runs through some of the great wine regions of the world. We produce classic varietal wines and fruit brandies of high character and balance.

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.

Gallagher's Farm Market was opened in 1971 by Jack and Bernie Gallagher. For the past 40 years has been run by their daughter, Maria Lammers, with her husband Sid and their family. The farm market opens in June of each year as local asparagus and strawberries become available, and remains open through October.

Experience dry wine with 100% Michigan grapes from classic European varietals such as Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Enjoy wine carefully crafted in the French style to be complex, balanced and served with food. Try our award-winning wines to see why we are “Michigan Red Wine Specialists.”

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.

Our interest in wine came quite naturally, just like it does for most people, a cool, bright Riesling on a warm afternoon, a mammoth California Zinfandel with a pile of BBQ Ribs, and pretty much everything in-between.

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.

U-pick, we-pick dark & lite sweet cherries & tart cherries in July. Fall apple season - 3rd weekend in Sep through October hrs-10 am to 5pm. 15 varieties of apples, honeycrisp, gala, jonagold. Also pears, prunes, pumpkins, squash, gourds. Weekday field trips by appointment.

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