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30+ Best Things to Do in Traverse City MI: A Local’s Guide

Traverse City is located in Michigan’s Northwest Region of the Lower Peninsula and is home to miles of picturesque hiking and biking trails, endless local breweries and wineries, miles of sandy shores along turquoise blue waters, and a quaint downtown life perfect for shopping, enjoying local restaurants, and family fun!

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Glen Arbor MI Guide: 15 Best Things to Do and See

If you’re looking for one of the very best spots in Michigan for a vacation getaway, look no farther than Glen Arbor, Michigan.

Set in a picturesque glen in the middle of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Glen Arbor is a cherry-land paradise at the top of the list of Michigan’s must-see destinations.

And with good reason.

One visit to this beautiful, friendly town and you’ll be hooked for life. From the charming downtown that swells with delighted visitors in the summer and fall to the cozy surroundings, you can’t help but just love Glen Arbor.

Surrounded by water, including Lake Michigan Big Glen Lake, and Little Glen Lake, it’s home to some of the prettiest beaches in the country. Whether you take a boat, paddleboard, kayak or simply swim and splash on the shores, you’ll love exploring the water here.

You’ll also find boutiques and art galleries to wander, restaurants, and comfortable inns.

Read on to discover what to do in Glen Arbor MI. You’ll find everything you need to know to plan your trip to this special spot in northern Michigan.

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Traverse City Wineries and Vineyards 2022 (MAP): 20 Top Spots for a Wine Tour

Situated between Michigan’s pinky finger (also known as the Leelanau Peninsula) and the rest of the mitten, Old Mission Peninsula juts out into Grand Traverse Bay, splitting it into East and West arms. Because of this, Old Mission has some of the best views in all of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. This is Michigan’s wine country, and nothing pairs better with the gorgeous view of the bay than a glass of Michigan wine from one of the many lovely wineries found along the Old Mission Peninsula wine trail.

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Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 2022: Your Complete Guide

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is scheduled for June 3-12, 2022.

When the lilacs bloom on Mackinac Island, their sweet, elegant aroma welcomes summer to northern Michigan and dresses the island in a debonair shade of purple.

For the 74th year, the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival will bring visitors from all around to celebrate the blooming of the over 250 different types of lilacs found on the island and whose plants have persisted there for over 200 years!

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May Michigan Event Calendar (2022): BEST Things to Do in May in Michigan

In May, Michigan officially welcomes spring with open arms. A swath of green covers the state as trees bloom in full. Farm markets pop up again and offer local foods for fair prices and locals get out to explore a nature preserve or find other fun events in Michigan. 

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BEST Michigan Beach Towns (2022): Your Ultimate Guide to FUN

We ALL agree that Michigan beaches are amazing…but have you heard about our Michigan Beach Towns?

We’re talking about those spots just beyond the sparkling water and sandy beaches where you’ll find food, fun and memories…and if you’re lucky perhaps a glass of wine or craft beer and something fun to take home with you.

The very best beachtowns combine a little bit of everything: proximity to sparkling sand and surf; a walkable downtown area with plenty of fun shops and boutiques to browse and pick up a trinket or two; comfortable benches and/or a park to rest a bit; and some good restaurants or cafes to sample the local food.

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