Monday, July 29, 2013

Let's Visit Traverse City Michigan

Even though I now live in Ohio, most of my life was spent in Michigan. As the cliche goes, it's where I was born and raised. I have come to love Ohio, but Michigan will always be home. Yes, it's a little too cold for me in the winter, but it's so beautiful otherwise that I forgive it for that. Every few years, I'm drawn back there to visit, and we always start in Traverse City. And one of the prettiest parts of Traverse City is the Old Mission Peninsula. This beach and lighthouse is found at the tip of the peninsula.
One of my favorite parts of Traverse City is the many wineries located nearby. Something about the sandy soil and the warming effect of Lake Michigan makes it an ideal spot to grow wine grapes. So everywhere you look, there's a winery, and they all offer tasting rooms. As a bonus, many of the wineries have incredible views like this. Oh I almost forgot, they have delicious wine too!

Near Traverse City you will find Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which Good Morning America named the Most Beautiful Place in America. Needless to say, I agree with them. If you ever get a chance to visit this gorgeous corner of Michigan, you will not be sorry. From sandy beaches and inland lakes,

  to sand dunes and lighthouses,

to views to take your breath away,

and sunsets over the shore,

you would be hard pressed to find a prettier place on earth. Now my photos don't even begin to cover all the various aspects of this area. There's a charming downtown, beautiful homes, beaches on every side, waterfront views everywhere you look, even a maritime university right in town.
But I haven't even addressed the recreation options, which are many. 
 Now can you see why it's one of my favorite spots on earth? Well, maybe you just need to visit and see for yourself!


  1. Yes, you're right!! Such a wonderful place! And your photos are gorgeous.I would like to visit all that places, but it tooo far from me!
    I hope, you live also in Ohia near the water!!

    Greetings from Northern Germany!
    Meggie from the Baltic Sea

  2. Oh thank you for taking us with you... what a beautiful place to be.

  3. I would love to visit that area of Michigan some day. I went to Muskegon a couple of years ago; Traverse City would be another couple of hours. Your pictures are gorgeous!


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