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How to Play on East & West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City

It’s the cornerstone to every trip to Traverse City: A must-see-swim-soak-sun day on Grand Traverse Bay. Dive in to learn why this two-lobed bay,...

Little Traverse Bay Ferry Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

The communities of Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Bay Harbor will soon be connected by The Little Traverse Bay Ferry.  The Michigan Economic...

Cruise Lake Michigan with Traverse Tall Ship Company

I board the Schooner Manitou for her season finale: a four-day cruise from Traverse City. Cell phones off. Ports of call unknown. We're heading...

Two Brothers Sailing Adventures

This week I’m in hanging at Center Point Marina with Two Brothers Sailing Adventures aboard Miss Alexandra with Captain Dave MacVean....

How to Play on Grand Traverse Bay

This two-lobed bay, separated into East and West Bays by Old Mission Peninsula, is 32 miles long and up to 620 feet deep in places—making it one of...

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Northern Michigan Outdoor Events

05mar(mar 5)1:00 am15jul(jul 15)5:00 pmCall-For-Entries: Everyday Objects Exhibition(march 5) 1:00 am - (july 15) 5:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

05mar(mar 5)1:00 am15jul(jul 15)5:00 pmCall-For-Entries: Everyday Objects Exhibition(march 5) 1:00 am - (july 15) 5:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

07apr(apr 7)11:00 am06jul(jul 6)2:00 pmClothesline Exhibit Call-for-Entries(april 7) 11:00 am - (july 6) 2:00 pm

10apr(apr 10)1:00 pm16sep(sep 16)5:00 pm2022 Manitou Music Poster Competition(april 10) 1:00 pm - (september 16) 5:00 pm

27apr(apr 27)10:00 am26jun(jun 26)5:00 pmEgan Franks Holzhausen: Never Thought Twice(april 27) 10:00 am - (june 26) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey

Northern Michigan Boating

Four Days Cruising Lake Michigan with Traverse Tall Ship

Chicago to Mackinac Race, Dangerous & Exciting

Seven Ways to Get On the Water in Traverse City

The Rowing Tradition of the Lake Leelanau Rowing Club

Boating Articles

4 Mackinac Island Boats We Love

4 Mackinac Island Boats We Love

Mackinac Island’s transportation repertoire is anything but average. Beyond the horse carriages and tandem bicycles, the Northern Michigan island is home to one of the most intriguing collections of boats on the Great Lakes. Marion Leigh This...

Map of Traverse City