Traverse City, Michigan is located in the lower peninsula of the great State of Michigan. In plain terms, Traverse City is located in the upper part of the "mitten" in an area you would describe as the "pinky finger" area of the State. Traverse City is roughly five hours northwest of Detroit and lies on the majestic and beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.
Traverse City enjoys a temperate climate in the summer compared to the majority of the residents of Michigan climbing into the higher eighties. The fall climate is absolutely beautiful with the trees displaying vivid colors of orange, yellow, and red hues, indicating that winter is soon to follow. Traverse City, Michigan lies on the Grand Traverse Bay, which branches off from the cool waters of Lake Michigan. Traverse City is known as a resort city for those that travel that way in the summer and is also recognized as having excellent beaches for the family to relax and play on.
Traverse City offers many other activities for those who wish to take a break away from the fantastic beaches. Looking in the Traverse City, Michigan business directory, visitors and guests will find museums and various art galleries. Looking in the Traverse City, Michigan yellow pages, one can find more and more activities for the entire family such as mini-golf, go cart racing, and visiting a shopping mall. If those don't suit tastes, there is an incredible downtown shopping experience where just about anything can be found at the right price. For adults, an evening of casino gambling may be in order which are operated in conjunction with the Ottowa and the Chippewa Indians. For those who enjoy boating, Grand Traverse Bay offers a large, blue, and clean body of water for suited for pleasure boating and sailing. Enjoy the scenery aboard a large sailing vessel or schooner. On dry land, for those "land lubbers," the Sleeping Bear Dunes offers acres and acres of huge sand dunes for hikers or for those who like to ride in dune buggies. Traverse City is also known for their golf courses if a round of golf or two is on the schedule.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan