Lauri's Guidebook

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Lauri's Guidebook

Sightseeing

This is a great hiking spot, overlooking Lake Michigan! It is a must see for visitors, and it’s free! Watch out for poison ivy!
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Sleeping Bear Dunes Overlook
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This is a great hiking spot, overlooking Lake Michigan! It is a must see for visitors, and it’s free! Watch out for poison ivy!
This is one of my favorite hikes! It overlooks Lake Michigan and Empire Beach on Lake Michigan. Watch out for poison ivy. It is best to stay on trails because there is poison ivy everywhere!
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Empire Bluff Trail
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This is one of my favorite hikes! It overlooks Lake Michigan and Empire Beach on Lake Michigan. Watch out for poison ivy. It is best to stay on trails because there is poison ivy everywhere!
This is a must do for visitors. Not for the faint at heart. It looks easier than it is. You can get to Lake Michigan from the dunes, but it is about a 3 mile hike. Kids love the dunes!
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Dune Climb
6748 South Dune Highway
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This is a must do for visitors. Not for the faint at heart. It looks easier than it is. You can get to Lake Michigan from the dunes, but it is about a 3 mile hike. Kids love the dunes!
Kayaking, Canoeing, Tubing! This is your headquarters! Also a fun little shop with Michigan memorabilia and snacks. I do this trip several times a summer. The end of the river empties into Lake Michigan with one of the most spectacular views of Northern Michigan. It’s is breathtaking! The river is very mild. It’s a great trip!
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Riverside Canoe Trips
5042 North Scenic Highway
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Kayaking, Canoeing, Tubing! This is your headquarters! Also a fun little shop with Michigan memorabilia and snacks. I do this trip several times a summer. The end of the river empties into Lake Michigan with one of the most spectacular views of Northern Michigan. It’s is breathtaking! The river is very mild. It’s a great trip!
The trip to Mackinaw City from Traverse City is about 2 hr and 20 mins. Then the ferry boat ride to the island is about another 30-45 minutes (ferry costs $$ per passenger). The island is spectacular, and a must see for tourists. You can rent bikes, rent a horse drawn carriage, or walk around the island. The entire island is only about 9 miles, with interesting sites/stops along the way. In town there are many shops, restaurants and events going on. The fudge is to die for! The Grand Hotel is GRAND!
Mackinac Island
The trip to Mackinaw City from Traverse City is about 2 hr and 20 mins. Then the ferry boat ride to the island is about another 30-45 minutes (ferry costs $$ per passenger). The island is spectacular, and a must see for tourists. You can rent bikes, rent a horse drawn carriage, or walk around the island. The entire island is only about 9 miles, with interesting sites/stops along the way. In town there are many shops, restaurants and events going on. The fudge is to die for! The Grand Hotel is GRAND!
This is a nice trip to take if you’re going to the dunes or the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. The overlook is breathtaking! Watch for poison ivy!
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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive Entrance
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This is a nice trip to take if you’re going to the dunes or the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. The overlook is breathtaking! Watch for poison ivy!
Another local favorite hiking spot, taking you to breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. Just beautiful!
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Pyramid Point Trailhead
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Another local favorite hiking spot, taking you to breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. Just beautiful!

Food scene

Yummy food. Nice ambiance.
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amical
229 East Front Street
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Yummy food. Nice ambiance.
Great place for a burger and a beer!
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Bubba's
428 East Front Street
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Great place for a burger and a beer!
Good food. Family friendly. Kids eat free on Sunday! Don’t forget to remind them! Nice patio on the summer.
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North Peak Brewing Company
West Front Street
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Good food. Family friendly. Kids eat free on Sunday! Don’t forget to remind them! Nice patio on the summer.
One of my favorite restaurants. Their tomato basil spinach soup and breadsticks is to die for! Yummy salads and entrees as well. Great Martini list!
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Poppycocks
128 E Front St
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One of my favorite restaurants. Their tomato basil spinach soup and breadsticks is to die for! Yummy salads and entrees as well. Great Martini list!
My all-time favorite lunch restaurant! Pete will make it your way! The best salads in TC, hands down! Swamp soup is awesome!
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Centre Street Café
1125 Centre St
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My all-time favorite lunch restaurant! Pete will make it your way! The best salads in TC, hands down! Swamp soup is awesome!
Great stop before going to the beach, or for your favorite pizza!
Francisco's Market & Deli
2770 Silver Lake Road
Great stop before going to the beach, or for your favorite pizza!
More food than you can eat! A must for tourists! Locals love it too!
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Boone's Long Lake Inn
7208 Secor Road
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More food than you can eat! A must for tourists! Locals love it too!

Physical Activity

The Tart Trail stretches from Sutton’s Bay to Acme for biking enthusiasts, or families. It’s a beautiful ride!
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TART Trail
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The Tart Trail stretches from Sutton’s Bay to Acme for biking enthusiasts, or families. It’s a beautiful ride!
A great biking trail
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Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
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A great biking trail

Entertainment

Time for a movie?! The Cherry Blossom has IMAX or regular screens. 14 screens to choose from!
AMC CLASSIC Cherry Blossom 14
3825 Marketplace Cir
Time for a movie?! The Cherry Blossom has IMAX or regular screens. 14 screens to choose from!

Water

The beach right downtown Traverse City, by the marina. There is paddle board rental, snack shop, and splash pad for the kiddos.
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Clinch Park Beach
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The beach right downtown Traverse City, by the marina. There is paddle board rental, snack shop, and splash pad for the kiddos.
Gorgeous beach
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Glen Haven
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Gorgeous beach
Beautiful little town by Lake Michigan. Beautiful beach and playground, walk out on the lighthouse pier, grab a bite to eat or an ice cream cone. A lovely place to visit in the summer.
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Frankfort
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Beautiful little town by Lake Michigan. Beautiful beach and playground, walk out on the lighthouse pier, grab a bite to eat or an ice cream cone. A lovely place to visit in the summer.

Groceries

Best grocery store in Traverse City. They have everything. Their produce is the best!
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Meijer
3955 U.S. 31
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Best grocery store in Traverse City. They have everything. Their produce is the best!
Local grocery store! Clean and courteous!
Oleson's Food Store
3850 N Long Lake Rd
Local grocery store! Clean and courteous!

Coffee

Best coffee!
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Mundos Roasting & Co.
708 Boon St
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Best coffee!
Coffee drinks and CBD
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Espresso Bay
202 E Front St
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Coffee drinks and CBD