The Ultimate Guide To Traverse City

The Ultimate Guide To Traverse City

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Traverse City Travel Guide

Traverse City is a very scenic and vibrant Northern Michigan town, perfect for a getaway at any time of the year. Traverse City is situated on the shores of picturesque East Grand Traverse Bay and West Grand Traverse Bay, which flow into Lake Michigan. Traverse City offers some mesmerizing outdoor recreational opportunities – including a vibrant Downtown, beaches, Sutton Bay, Mission Point Lighthouse, Traverse City state park, and the famous Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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Must See In Traverse City

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore | Traverse City Travel Guide

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore encompasses miles of beautiful Lake Michigan’s eastern coastline, with miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 500 ft above the Lake Michigan, and stunning inland lakes. There is so much to explore – tall dunes offering breathtaking views across the lake, island lighthouse, coastal villages, and much more.

Address: 9922 Front Street, Empire, MI 49630, Entrance Fee: $25 Per non-commercial vehicle

Must See in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive | Traverse City Travel Guide

The Dune Climb: The Climb to the top is strenuous but rewarding; it offers some breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive: Is undoubtedly a must-do activity when visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The 7.5-mile scenic drive loops through the forest and the dunes and has several overlooks with ample parking that offers some awe-inspiring views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lake Michigan. 

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Traverse City Lighthouses

Traverse City Lighthouses | Traverse City Travel Guide

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum near Northport, one of the oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes, is known to have been in service for over 150 years.

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Traverse City State Park

Traverse City State Park | Traverse City Travel Guide

It is a state park with a quarter-mile of beautiful beach on the Grand Traverse Bay. The park is located around 3 miles from downtown Traverse City, offering beach access and a campground.

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National Cherry Festival

Traverse City -National Cherry Festival | Traverse City Travel Guide

Celebrated in Summer, started in 1925 as the “Blessing of the Blossoms,” the event is to celebrate Traverse City’s abundant cherry crop. Eight days of fun – rides, food, and fun activities, drawing thousands of people from all over the world.

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Grand Traverse Commons

The former mental asylum of Traverse City, whose castle-like buildings are slowly being converted into shops, offices, and restaurants. It’s located just a few minutes from Traverse City’s downtown, offering a unique collection of historic buildings.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore | Traverse City Travel GuideI hope you enjoyed reading the post, The Ultimate Guide To Traverse City, and I expect this will help you plan your trip to Traverse City.

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Shreyashi

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