Tom From Traverse City Guidebook

Tom
Tom From Traverse City Guidebook

Essentials

This is a good neighborhood store. There is also a Meijer on M-72 in Acme.
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Tom's Food Markets
9475 Market Dr
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This is a good neighborhood store. There is also a Meijer on M-72 in Acme.
This is a large grocery store with many more choices. It has more then food.
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Meijer
3955 N U.S. 31 S
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This is a large grocery store with many more choices. It has more then food.
This is a convenience store that is near the house. They have good pizza too.
G J's Pizza & Market
2700 Holiday Road
This is a convenience store that is near the house. They have good pizza too.

Sightseeing

Great views
Sleeping Bear Dunes is a must see of beauty. Think twice about going down where it’s posted, it's a long way back up. :) There are beaches close for sunset viewing over Lake Michigan too. Do you know the legend of how the dunes were formed?
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
9922 W Front St
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Sleeping Bear Dunes is a must see of beauty. Think twice about going down where it’s posted, it's a long way back up. :) There are beaches close for sunset viewing over Lake Michigan too. Do you know the legend of how the dunes were formed?
During the color tour in the fall, this view is stunning! There is a steep drop of about 150' and you can see for miles.
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High Rollaways Observation Deck
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During the color tour in the fall, this view is stunning! There is a steep drop of about 150' and you can see for miles.
I have been here many times and the view is amazing. You can even see a shipwreck in front of the South Manitou island. The Francisco Morazan; https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Francisco_Morazan_(1922)
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Pyramid Point Trail
Basch Road
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I have been here many times and the view is amazing. You can even see a shipwreck in front of the South Manitou island. The Francisco Morazan; https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Francisco_Morazan_(1922)
There is no charge, and it’s less busy than Sleeping Bear Dunes.
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Empire Bluff Trailhead
Empire Bluff Trail
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There is no charge, and it’s less busy than Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Parks & Nature

Bayside Park is located near the intersection of US 31 & M 72. It's 2.5 miles from us. Sandy beach and not very crowded.
This bike trail goes from Suttons Bay to Acme. It is less then a mile from my house. Great for families on bikes that want to stay off the road. Joggers and walkers will really enjoy this trail. There is a trailhead next to the Walgreens on Holiday Road. In 2022 there is an extension planned near Acme. This will add hundred of miles by connecting to other trail systems.
Traverse Area Recreation Trail
Traverse Area Recreation Trail
This bike trail goes from Suttons Bay to Acme. It is less then a mile from my house. Great for families on bikes that want to stay off the road. Joggers and walkers will really enjoy this trail. There is a trailhead next to the Walgreens on Holiday Road. In 2022 there is an extension planned near Acme. This will add hundred of miles by connecting to other trail systems.
This is Michigan's premier cross country ski trail by winter and mountain bike year around. They even have a single track for your fat tire bike. Check out their website for race schedules.
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VASA Singletrack Trailhead
5450 Supply Rd
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This is Michigan's premier cross country ski trail by winter and mountain bike year around. They even have a single track for your fat tire bike. Check out their website for race schedules.

Drinks & Nightlife

Live music and drinks.
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Kilkennys Irish Public House
400 W Front St
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Live music and drinks.
A great place to have dinner and/or meet friends for a drink.
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Firefly Restaurant
310 N Cass St
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A great place to have dinner and/or meet friends for a drink.
Good food and a great Happy Hour!
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Minervas Restaurant & Bar
300 East State Street
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Good food and a great Happy Hour!
There is an outdoor patio bar on the fifth floor. It has great views of the bay and to watch the sunset.
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Hotel Indigo Traverse City
263 W Grandview Pkwy
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There is an outdoor patio bar on the fifth floor. It has great views of the bay and to watch the sunset.

Getting Around

The airport is about ten minutes away with several flights and car rentals.
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Cherry Capital Airport
727 Fly Don't Drive
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The airport is about ten minutes away with several flights and car rentals.
This is what I will say is a high end bike store. Very good service and experience. They also rent bikes and are right next to the TART Trail
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Brick Wheels
736 E Eighth St
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This is what I will say is a high end bike store. Very good service and experience. They also rent bikes and are right next to the TART Trail

Food Scene

This is a well known restaurant that is a very safe choice. It's right on West Bay and in the summer has an outdoor bar with music.
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Apache Trout Grill
13671 S W Bay Shore Dr
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This is a well known restaurant that is a very safe choice. It's right on West Bay and in the summer has an outdoor bar with music.
Traverse City's first foodie restaurant that started in the '90's. They are amazing!
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amical
229 E Front St
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Traverse City's first foodie restaurant that started in the '90's. They are amazing!
While I haven't eaten here yet, I have heard amazing stories about this restaurant. You will want to get reservations in advance and expect your meal to take a few hours...it's an experience!
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The Cook's House
115 Wellington St
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While I haven't eaten here yet, I have heard amazing stories about this restaurant. You will want to get reservations in advance and expect your meal to take a few hours...it's an experience!
This is where the food trucks hang out and there is a bar inside. A fun, busy place in the summer.
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The Little Fleet
448 E Front St
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This is where the food trucks hang out and there is a bar inside. A fun, busy place in the summer.
This is a down to earth place for good burgers. There's a great deck with live music in the summer too.
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Bayview Inn Bar & Grill
5074 US-31 N
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This is a down to earth place for good burgers. There's a great deck with live music in the summer too.
Sorellina's is in the heart of downtown. Great food and a nice place to meet friends.
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Sorellina
250 E Front St
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Sorellina's is in the heart of downtown. Great food and a nice place to meet friends.
Great Food, especially pork!
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The Towne Plaza
203 Cass St
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Great Food, especially pork!
Good food, especially sushi!
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Red Ginger
237 E Front St
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Good food, especially sushi!
A few doors down from The Little Fleet, burgers and wraps they do well. On Tuesday's you can get a burger and a beer for $5. Check out their other daily specials.
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Bubba's
428 E Front St
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A few doors down from The Little Fleet, burgers and wraps they do well. On Tuesday's you can get a burger and a beer for $5. Check out their other daily specials.
For the donut lover. These tiny fried cakes can be topped with just about anything you want, made to order.
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Peace Love and Little Donuts of Traverse City
441 E Front St
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For the donut lover. These tiny fried cakes can be topped with just about anything you want, made to order.
Nice pizza. Ask about their specials!
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Paesano's Pizza
447 E Front St
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Nice pizza. Ask about their specials!

Entertainment & Activities

The Iceman is a well known bike race that starts in Kalkaska and ends at Timber Ridge which is 3.5 miles from my house. It is held early Nov and their can be ice/snow or warmer. Check out their website, https://www.iceman.com/
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The Iceman is a well known bike race that starts in Kalkaska and ends at Timber Ridge which is 3.5 miles from my house. It is held early Nov and their can be ice/snow or warmer. Check out their website, https://www.iceman.com/
At the 45th Parallel in the Traverse City area wine has been successfully grown for many years. The vineyards are many and here are the two most popular areas for tasting tours, http://www.wineriesofomp.com/2/welcome- and https://www.lpwines.com/
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Old Mission Wineries
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At the 45th Parallel in the Traverse City area wine has been successfully grown for many years. The vineyards are many and here are the two most popular areas for tasting tours, http://www.wineriesofomp.com/2/welcome- and https://www.lpwines.com/
At the 45th Parallel in the Traverse City area wine has been successfully grown for many years. The vineyards are many and here are the two most popular areas for tasting tours, http://www.wineriesofomp.com/2/welcome- and https://www.lpwines.com/
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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 E Cherry Bend Rd
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At the 45th Parallel in the Traverse City area wine has been successfully grown for many years. The vineyards are many and here are the two most popular areas for tasting tours, http://www.wineriesofomp.com/2/welcome- and https://www.lpwines.com/
(231) 941-7060 is their number and http://www.traversecitywinetours.com/ is their website. While I haven't used this service, guests might find it worth while.
Wine Country Limo & Trolley Service
13300 S W Bay Shore Dr
(231) 941-7060 is their number and http://www.traversecitywinetours.com/ is their website. While I haven't used this service, guests might find it worth while.
One week out of the year that is totally amazing! Airshows, fireworks, parades, great entertainment every night, and of course the Beer Tent. So many things to do with your family and kids! Truly the biggest event of the year!
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National Cherry Festival
521 S Union St
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One week out of the year that is totally amazing! Airshows, fireworks, parades, great entertainment every night, and of course the Beer Tent. So many things to do with your family and kids! Truly the biggest event of the year!
During this festival you will have several choices of movies that pairs great with the restaurant choices in Traverse City.
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Traverse City Film Festival
232 E Front St
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During this festival you will have several choices of movies that pairs great with the restaurant choices in Traverse City.