Traverse City is an outstanding community, whether you live there year-round or visit during the summer months. With over 180 miles of beaches in the surrounding areas, it is a water lover’s playground with activities for all to enjoy.
Whether you choose to visit the Leelanau Peninsula for a wine tour or visit Sleeping Bear Dunes for spectacular views of Lake Michigan, you will find that summertime in and around Traverse City provides plenty of opportunity for adventure. That’s what is great about Traverse City- it offers the best of two worlds with outdoor recreational opportunities and many cultural and social opportunities often only found in large cities.
The location of Traverse City is one of the main things that makes it unique. It is situated on the shores of east and west Traverse Bay, both inlets of Lake Michigan. With miles upon miles of shoreline and clear water, the views are endless.
The City is considered the Cherry Capital of the World, and not without justification. The region produces around 3/4 of the countries Cherries! The National Cherry Festival attracts tourists and locals alike, offering countless dishes and attractions themed around cherries during the first week of July. There are cherries everywhere you turn during this week!
With Cherry Capital airport conveniently located on the east edge of town, non-stop daily commercial flights to Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis are easily accessible. This means Traverse City is easy to get to and from, making it easy to get to for seasonal residents and escape from for year-round dwellers.