Northern Michigan Vacations: Northern Michigan's beloved highway M-37, running up the Old Mission Peninsula, has just been named to USA Today's list of 10 Beautiful Coastal Drives Across America, which comes as no surprise to the staff of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine and We've been extolling the virtues of Old Mission Peninsula for years! We've collected some of our favorite adventures below to share them in anticipation that USA Today readers far and wide, plus our own devoted audience, might want to know where to go and what not to miss on the Old Mission Peninsula:

Make It A Traverse City Day Trip: Old Mission Lighthouse and Beach

Traverse City's Old Mission Peninsula is worth a drive no matter the destination, but Peninsula Township Park is a spectacular destination with pristine beach, hiking trails and the Old Mission Lighthouse.

See Wine Country By Bike

Easy guided tours of Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsula

Cruise Old Mission

Cruise Traverse City's Old Mission Peninsula.

Old Mission Peninsula Wine Country

Wine tour on Old Mission Peninsula including descriptions of wineries as well as suggestions for wines to sample at each.

Old Mission Gourmet Kayak Trip

Uncommon Adventures pairs fab food with marvelous kayaking on the Lake Michigan shore of Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City.

Explore the Old Mission Peninsula

Scenic drive to the end of the 22-mile Old Mission Peninsula, including stops for food, hikes and scenic overlooks.

Four Pinot Noir Picks from Old Mission and Leelanau Wineries

Four Northern Michigan Pinot Noirs to try from Old Mission and Leelanau County wineries, including Shady Lanes, Black Star Farms, Victoria Creek and Two Lads.

Northern Michigan Wine: Tasting Old Mission and Leelanau Chardonnays

Northern Michigan Wine: Go wine tasting along Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau County with Northern Michigan chardonnays from Bowers Harbor and more.

Northern Michigan Wine: Sample Old Mission Wineries on the Wine Trail

Northern Michigan Wine: Take a trip up Traverse City's Old Mission Peninsula on the Wine Trail. Hungry? Stop at Traverse City restaurants along the way!

Traverse City Events: Mac n' Cheese Bakeoff at Old Mission Wineries

Traverse City Events: On November 26, comfort food fans head to Old Mission wineries for the Great Mac n' Cheese Bakeoff. Here's a taste, recipes included!

Old Mission Peninsula Wine Tour

Sip the sumptuous wines of the 45th parallel as you meander from East to West Bay down Traverse City's Old Mission Peninsula.

Jolly Pumpkin Brewery Sets Up Shop on Old Mission

Ron Jeffries, founder of Jolly Pumpkin Brewery in Dexter, Michigan, partnered with Bower's Harbor Inn on Old Mission near Traverse City, to bring Jolly Pumpkin to Northern Michigan.

Northern Michigan Wine: Leelanau & Old Mission Pinot Gris for Spring

Northern Michigan Wine: Cheers a chilled glass of these pinot gris and grigio from Leelanau County and Old Mission Peninsula wineries this spring.

Video: Tour Traverse City's Pyatt Lake, an Old Mission Natural Area

Learn about the spectacular eco-system and the landscape of Pyatt Lake Natural Area on Traverse City's Old Mission Peninsula, with Glenn Chown, executive director of the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy.

Tour the Quilt Barns of Old Mission Peninsula

Tour the Quilt Barns of Traverse City's Old Mission Peninsula, where beautiful quilt squares decorate barns tucked throughout a gorgeous landscape.

Video: Spencer Stegenga Walks the Vines of Bowers Harbor Vineyard

Walk along with Spencer Stegenga, proprietor of Bowers Harbor Vineyard on the Old Mission Peninsula, as he talks techniques in planting and maintaining a vineyard as well as judging when a grape is ready.

Wind Through Traverse City's Wine Country

From Traverse City's urban wineries to the seven wineries of the stunning Old Mission Peninsula, a day spent wine touring this region is one not to be forgotten.

Secret Lives of Barns on T.C.'s Old Mission

Stories behind the barns of Traverse City's Old Mission peninsula.

Traverse City Wine: Old Mission Wineries Receive MAEAP Certification

Northern Michigan Wine: 7 Wineries on Old Mission Peninsula honored with MAEAP certification