Dandan’s guidebook Traverse City -Year round!

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Dandan’s guidebook Traverse City -Year round!

Food scene

The Filling Station Microbrewery- The best experience with food, beer, ambiance, and service. Great pizza and a nice collection of craft beers very nice dining atmosphere. They also serve a variety of unique delicious wood-fired flatbread pizzas!
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The Filling Station Microbrewery
642 Railroad Pl
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The Filling Station Microbrewery- The best experience with food, beer, ambiance, and service. Great pizza and a nice collection of craft beers very nice dining atmosphere. They also serve a variety of unique delicious wood-fired flatbread pizzas!
Amazing waterfront views! Nestled on the shores of beautiful Bowers Harbor the Boathouse takes full advantage of its delightful view of the docks and bay with wide-open windows and a summer deck. Indoors, the charming decor invokes a relaxed cottage atmosphere where both the casually and formally attired feel welcome. Sunday brunch, cocktails by the fireplace, or dinner during our exclusive sunset views make your dining experience a memorable one. There is an exquisite view from any area in the restaurant. Every dining experience at the Boathouse is accompanied by gorgeous West Grand Traverse Bay and sunsets that make for an unforgettable evening.
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Boathouse Restaurant
14039 Peninsula Dr
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Amazing waterfront views! Nestled on the shores of beautiful Bowers Harbor the Boathouse takes full advantage of its delightful view of the docks and bay with wide-open windows and a summer deck. Indoors, the charming decor invokes a relaxed cottage atmosphere where both the casually and formally attired feel welcome. Sunday brunch, cocktails by the fireplace, or dinner during our exclusive sunset views make your dining experience a memorable one. There is an exquisite view from any area in the restaurant. Every dining experience at the Boathouse is accompanied by gorgeous West Grand Traverse Bay and sunsets that make for an unforgettable evening.
CUISINES-American, Café-Special Diets Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options-Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Must have cherry pie while visiting Traverse City. Visit the Grand Traverse Pie Company and you will find the choices are hard to make… So. Many. Pies. Have the traditional cherry, which is delicious… tart and sweet… great a la mode! ENJOY!
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Grand Traverse Pie Company
525 W Front St
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CUISINES-American, Café-Special Diets Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options-Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Must have cherry pie while visiting Traverse City. Visit the Grand Traverse Pie Company and you will find the choices are hard to make… So. Many. Pies. Have the traditional cherry, which is delicious… tart and sweet… great a la mode! ENJOY!
The Towne Plaza is a place to find the best ingredients using foods from local farms in several dishes. We’re people with a passion for good food. And pigs. (Which is why you’ll find a variety of pork-inspired dishes in the center of our menu). Open daily for breakfast / lunch. The outdoor plaza is open daily for dining, weather permitting. Take in the sites of beautiful downtown TC while enjoying your meal. Fresh air and fresh food – are what Traverse City is all about.
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The Towne Plaza
203 Cass St
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The Towne Plaza is a place to find the best ingredients using foods from local farms in several dishes. We’re people with a passion for good food. And pigs. (Which is why you’ll find a variety of pork-inspired dishes in the center of our menu). Open daily for breakfast / lunch. The outdoor plaza is open daily for dining, weather permitting. Take in the sites of beautiful downtown TC while enjoying your meal. Fresh air and fresh food – are what Traverse City is all about.
Red Ginger is an upscale, chef-owned restaurant that serves Pan-Asian cuisine. Fans of Asian culture and cuisine can easily experience the sophisticated allure of the Orient when they dine in this restaurant because of its posh dress code and sleek contemporary design.
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Red Ginger
237 E Front St
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Red Ginger is an upscale, chef-owned restaurant that serves Pan-Asian cuisine. Fans of Asian culture and cuisine can easily experience the sophisticated allure of the Orient when they dine in this restaurant because of its posh dress code and sleek contemporary design.
Trattoria Stella is a fancy Italian restaurant located in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. You can pair your authentic Italian meals with flavorful cocktails and wine while sitting back and chilling with friends inside the elegant but laid-back dining area.
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Trattoria Stella
830 W Eleventh St
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Trattoria Stella is a fancy Italian restaurant located in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. You can pair your authentic Italian meals with flavorful cocktails and wine while sitting back and chilling with friends inside the elegant but laid-back dining area.
In the finest tradition of old-world European taverns, the "art gallery" restaurant promises both a culinary and visual feast. They provide top-quality fine cuisine such as prime rib, fresh fish and seafood, steaks, chicken, duckling, pastas, and even more comforting entrees. This restaurant’s light and airy atmosphere, extensive wine list, and unique menu make it a favorite for wine connoisseurs visiting the town.
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Old Mission Tavern
17015 Center Rd
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In the finest tradition of old-world European taverns, the "art gallery" restaurant promises both a culinary and visual feast. They provide top-quality fine cuisine such as prime rib, fresh fish and seafood, steaks, chicken, duckling, pastas, and even more comforting entrees. This restaurant’s light and airy atmosphere, extensive wine list, and unique menu make it a favorite for wine connoisseurs visiting the town.
Farm Club is a restaurant, brewery, farm, bakery, and marketplace a few miles from downtown.
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Farm Club
10051 Lake Leelanau Drive
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Farm Club is a restaurant, brewery, farm, bakery, and marketplace a few miles from downtown.
Authentic Mexican cuisine, large portions, awesome guacamole and chips. I never had milk cake before, but it was amazing! Take a trip a few miles off the main drag and find this place before you leave Traverse City. A chic coffee shop located inside Warehouse MRKT that serves vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free choices. Vegetarian cuisine, you should order a table and try the menu at this cafe. Invite your beloved with you to enjoy tasty hummus, shakshuka and rice & curry. Many people visit Hexenbelle to try good biscuits. In accordance with the reviewers' opinions, latte is delicious.
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Hexenbelle
144 Hall St
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Authentic Mexican cuisine, large portions, awesome guacamole and chips. I never had milk cake before, but it was amazing! Take a trip a few miles off the main drag and find this place before you leave Traverse City. A chic coffee shop located inside Warehouse MRKT that serves vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free choices. Vegetarian cuisine, you should order a table and try the menu at this cafe. Invite your beloved with you to enjoy tasty hummus, shakshuka and rice & curry. Many people visit Hexenbelle to try good biscuits. In accordance with the reviewers' opinions, latte is delicious.
Located in the heart of Downtown Traverse City, the Green House Café has been offering made to order breakfasts, specialty lunches and delicious soups. Best known for our amazing Cherry Chicken Salad, and our Reuben was voted best sandwich in Traverse Magazine’s 2017 Red Hot Best awards!
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Green House Café
115 E Front St
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Located in the heart of Downtown Traverse City, the Green House Café has been offering made to order breakfasts, specialty lunches and delicious soups. Best known for our amazing Cherry Chicken Salad, and our Reuben was voted best sandwich in Traverse Magazine’s 2017 Red Hot Best awards!
From Farm to Table- Martha’s Leelanau Table is a charming European-style bistro housed in a century-old farmhouse in Suttons Bay, about 22 minutes away from Traverse City. A wholly different feel from the local restaurants in downtown Traverse City, you’ll feel like you’ve traveled to another country or period when you dine in this cozy restaurant. Its quaint country charm makes for a relaxing experience and is elevated by the live music played while you’re eating.
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Martha's Leelanau Table
413 N St Joseph St
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From Farm to Table- Martha’s Leelanau Table is a charming European-style bistro housed in a century-old farmhouse in Suttons Bay, about 22 minutes away from Traverse City. A wholly different feel from the local restaurants in downtown Traverse City, you’ll feel like you’ve traveled to another country or period when you dine in this cozy restaurant. Its quaint country charm makes for a relaxing experience and is elevated by the live music played while you’re eating.
Offering an unparalleled dining experience since 1989, the executive chef at Poppycocks creates artfully inspired dishes with fresh local ingredients. The eclectic menu of appetizers, seafood, steak, pasta, and more includes vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.
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Poppycocks
128 E Front St
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Offering an unparalleled dining experience since 1989, the executive chef at Poppycocks creates artfully inspired dishes with fresh local ingredients. The eclectic menu of appetizers, seafood, steak, pasta, and more includes vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

Sightseeing

For a tour of Grand Traverse Bay, consider a summer day sail with Traverse Tall Ship Company. It operates two ships: the Manitou and the Scout. You can book windjammer cruises, private charters, dockside overnight stays, and many other packages.
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Traverse Tall Ship Co
13258 S W Bay Shore Dr
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For a tour of Grand Traverse Bay, consider a summer day sail with Traverse Tall Ship Company. It operates two ships: the Manitou and the Scout. You can book windjammer cruises, private charters, dockside overnight stays, and many other packages.
Since 1998, Nauti-Cat Cruises has been offering boat tours and catamaran cruises on Grand Traverse Bay. You can book daily cruises that range from 1.5 to 2.5 hours long. With a capacity of 49 people, the Nauti-Cat can host specialty cruises, private charters, and live music shows, too.
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Nauti Cat Cruises
615 E Front St
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Since 1998, Nauti-Cat Cruises has been offering boat tours and catamaran cruises on Grand Traverse Bay. You can book daily cruises that range from 1.5 to 2.5 hours long. With a capacity of 49 people, the Nauti-Cat can host specialty cruises, private charters, and live music shows, too.
Providing play-based learning, the Great Lakes Children’s Museum is an excellent venue for kids ages 1 to 8 years old. It features informal, interactive, and hands-on educational environments for early childhood development. Some of its weekday programs include interactive storytime and facilitated crafts.
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Great Lakes Children's Museum
13240 S W Bay Shore Dr
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Providing play-based learning, the Great Lakes Children’s Museum is an excellent venue for kids ages 1 to 8 years old. It features informal, interactive, and hands-on educational environments for early childhood development. Some of its weekday programs include interactive storytime and facilitated crafts.
When you want to take a day trip away from Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake shore is the best destination. It’s only about 40 minutes west, and the 64 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline offers sunny beaches, coves, and dunes. Some of the dunes reach 400 feet above the water. Overlooks from Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive offer grand views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake shore. Additionally, stop by the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center for maps of the hiking trails and information about the area’s history.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes
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When you want to take a day trip away from Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake shore is the best destination. It’s only about 40 minutes west, and the 64 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline offers sunny beaches, coves, and dunes. Some of the dunes reach 400 feet above the water. Overlooks from Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive offer grand views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake shore. Additionally, stop by the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center for maps of the hiking trails and information about the area’s history.
Also, be sure to check out another great day trip from Traverse City, the amazing Michigan Tunnel of Trees drive which winds its way from Harbor Springs to Cross Village.
Tunnel of trees, MI
Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route
Also, be sure to check out another great day trip from Traverse City, the amazing Michigan Tunnel of Trees drive which winds its way from Harbor Springs to Cross Village.
Designed for kids aged one to ten. Designed as an interactive, hands-on type of educational and engagement space, the museum is packed with activities that will interest, challenge, and teach children all at the same time!
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Great Lakes Children's Museum
13240 S W Bay Shore Dr
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Designed for kids aged one to ten. Designed as an interactive, hands-on type of educational and engagement space, the museum is packed with activities that will interest, challenge, and teach children all at the same time!
The Traverse Area Recreation Trails, known simply as TART, provides transport and recreational paths across Traverse City, spanning the Leelanau Peninsula. More than 60 miles of multi-use trails, with the longest being the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail of 27 miles, encompass TART, filled with lots of places to see. Traverse City has many different routes of a point-to-point variety that are a part of TART, all distributed across the downtown area.
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Traverse Area Recreation Trail
Traverse Area Recreation Trail
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The Traverse Area Recreation Trails, known simply as TART, provides transport and recreational paths across Traverse City, spanning the Leelanau Peninsula. More than 60 miles of multi-use trails, with the longest being the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail of 27 miles, encompass TART, filled with lots of places to see. Traverse City has many different routes of a point-to-point variety that are a part of TART, all distributed across the downtown area.

Theatre & Museums

The Traverse Area Recreation Trails, known simply as TART, provides transport and recreational paths across Traverse City, spanning the Leelanau Peninsula. More than 60 miles of multi-use trails, with the longest being the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail of 27 miles, encompass TART, filled with lots of places to see. Traverse City has many different routes of a point-to-point variety that are a part of TART, all distributed across the downtown area.
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City Opera House
106 E Front St
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The Traverse Area Recreation Trails, known simply as TART, provides transport and recreational paths across Traverse City, spanning the Leelanau Peninsula. More than 60 miles of multi-use trails, with the longest being the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail of 27 miles, encompass TART, filled with lots of places to see. Traverse City has many different routes of a point-to-point variety that are a part of TART, all distributed across the downtown area.
OLD TOWN PLAYHOUSE The Old Town Playhouse is yet another performing arts center but far removed from the rich environment of the aforementioned opera house. Instead, it began as a Traverse City effort to bring local theater to the wider area of Northern Michigan. Its tale begins in 1960, where its performances were primarily held in high school auditoriums, long before its theater was built and finished. There are two stages for the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City. One is the Main Stage that can seat 277 audience members, located on East Eighth Street.
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Old Town Playhouse
148 E Eighth St
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OLD TOWN PLAYHOUSE The Old Town Playhouse is yet another performing arts center but far removed from the rich environment of the aforementioned opera house. Instead, it began as a Traverse City effort to bring local theater to the wider area of Northern Michigan. Its tale begins in 1960, where its performances were primarily held in high school auditoriums, long before its theater was built and finished. There are two stages for the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City. One is the Main Stage that can seat 277 audience members, located on East Eighth Street.
Interlochen Center for the Arts is one of the country's most prestigious schools for music, dance, writing, film, visual arts and theater, and that's why so many attendees ended up performing on big stages, on TV or in movies.
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Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 J. Maddy Pkwy
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Interlochen Center for the Arts is one of the country's most prestigious schools for music, dance, writing, film, visual arts and theater, and that's why so many attendees ended up performing on big stages, on TV or in movies.

Dog-Friendly Beaches in Traverse City

Clinch Park Beach LEASHED DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH BUT NOT IN DESIGNATED SWIMMING AREAS
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Clinch Park
111 E Grandview Pkwy
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Clinch Park Beach LEASHED DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH BUT NOT IN DESIGNATED SWIMMING AREAS

Hiking Trails

Get to know this 1.8-mile out-and-back trail near Grawn, Michigan. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 36 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and snowshoeing, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.
Lone Pine Trail
Keystone Road South
Get to know this 1.8-mile out-and-back trail near Grawn, Michigan. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 36 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and snowshoeing, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.
Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area Within the 525-acres of the Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve, which adjoins Garfield Township’s Boardman Valley Nature Preserve to the north, are a marsh, swamp, level terrain, upland forest, pine forest, creek, and a river. The cover types of the area provide excellent habitat for beaver, otter, mink, fox, deer, and many other animals and birds. The Boardman River, the central feature of the Reserve, runs through the property.
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Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area
Red Drive
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Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area Within the 525-acres of the Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve, which adjoins Garfield Township’s Boardman Valley Nature Preserve to the north, are a marsh, swamp, level terrain, upland forest, pine forest, creek, and a river. The cover types of the area provide excellent habitat for beaver, otter, mink, fox, deer, and many other animals and birds. The Boardman River, the central feature of the Reserve, runs through the property.
Peaceful and lovely specifically in the spring, summer, and fall!
Boardman Valley Nature Preserve
3000 Racquet Club Dr
Peaceful and lovely specifically in the spring, summer, and fall!
Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area Within the 525-acres of the Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve, which adjoins Garfield Township’s Boardman Valley Nature Preserve to the north, are a marsh, swamp, level terrain, upland forest, pine forest, creek, and a river. The cover types of the area provide excellent habitat for beaver, otter, mink, fox, deer, and many other animals and birds. The Boardman River, the central feature of the Reserve, runs through the property.
Kids Creek Park
3315 U.S. 31
Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area Within the 525-acres of the Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve, which adjoins Garfield Township’s Boardman Valley Nature Preserve to the north, are a marsh, swamp, level terrain, upland forest, pine forest, creek, and a river. The cover types of the area provide excellent habitat for beaver, otter, mink, fox, deer, and many other animals and birds. The Boardman River, the central feature of the Reserve, runs through the property.
Just behind the Grand Traverse Crossings Mall on South Airport Road, you can find the 88-acre Miller Creek Nature Reserve. Recreational opportunities at this park include hiking, nature watching, hunting (with prior Township approval), cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.
Miller Creek Nature Reserve
Just behind the Grand Traverse Crossings Mall on South Airport Road, you can find the 88-acre Miller Creek Nature Reserve. Recreational opportunities at this park include hiking, nature watching, hunting (with prior Township approval), cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.
The 84-acre Silver Lake Recreation Area ("Silver Lake Park") is located at 1785 N. East Silver Lake Road. Amenities at the park include restrooms, grills, a tee-ball field, tennis courts, basketball courts, dog park, a sledding hill, and a multi-use field for playing catch, football, or tossing a Frisbee. Paved and unpaved walking trails are also offered. The paved trail loop surrounds the developed portion of the site and measures 3,700 feet long (seven-tenths of a mile). The unpaved trails, which meander around Hidden Lake and near the shores of the north branch of Silver Lake, total about 4,400 feet in length. The Dog Park at Silver Lake Recreation Area is a huge success. find out when your furry friend will be there to play. When using the dog park, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the park rules and help others to understand them as well.
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Silver Lake Recreation Area
1785 N East Silver Lake Rd
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The 84-acre Silver Lake Recreation Area ("Silver Lake Park") is located at 1785 N. East Silver Lake Road. Amenities at the park include restrooms, grills, a tee-ball field, tennis courts, basketball courts, dog park, a sledding hill, and a multi-use field for playing catch, football, or tossing a Frisbee. Paved and unpaved walking trails are also offered. The paved trail loop surrounds the developed portion of the site and measures 3,700 feet long (seven-tenths of a mile). The unpaved trails, which meander around Hidden Lake and near the shores of the north branch of Silver Lake, total about 4,400 feet in length. The Dog Park at Silver Lake Recreation Area is a huge success. find out when your furry friend will be there to play. When using the dog park, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the park rules and help others to understand them as well.