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.
2023 Dates: TBA
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.
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 7, 2023
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.
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.
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!
Saturday August 5, 2023
The Harrietta Blueberry Festival began in 2007 when local residents wanted to organize an event to bring community members together. Choosing a locally grown product to celebrate provided a great reason to have games, live music, a parade and of course blueberry pancakes, pies and sundaes.
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*