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4 Things to Do in Traverse City in the Fall

Fall time in northern Michigan is beautiful and breathtaking. When the leaves begin to turn shades of yellow, orange, and red while encompassing the shoreline of Lake Michigan, there isn’t a more scenic and picturesque sight in all the state. The fall also provides people the opportunity to experience Traverse City while it is a little less hectic and busy. The summer season brings with it hundreds of thousands of tourists, so the fall is the perfect time to experience TC. Less busy, more maneuverability, and likelier odds to lodge at various locations. There are a number of things to do in Traverse City in the fall. In fact, most of the activities below are more enjoyable in the fall...

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Historic Buildings in Traverse City

Traverse City is known as one of the best and most popular tourist destinations in all of Michigan. When people think of Traverse City, they think of Lake Michigan, sandy beaches, cherries, and good food with even better drinks. Not many people, locals included, know the rich history of Traverse City. Traverse City has a history that is rich in transformation. Beginning in the mid-19th century, Traverse City began to take shape. A small sawmill town was established in 1847 on the banks of the Boardman River and was dubbed Traverse City. As production at the sawmill increased roads began to be built, and eventually, railroads were built that led in and out of town. Logging was the leading industry for...

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Skiing in Traverse City

Hills You Have to Hit There’s no denying the large amount of snow that northern Michigan gets during the winter months. Lake Michigan drops a ton of lake effect snow on cities all along the western side of the state. However, the lake does something else too. The coastal effect that Lake Michigan has on cities that are near the western coastline keeps them warmer than they should be for their latitude. With this combination of heavy snow and warmer winter weather, Traverse City and the surrounding area is one of the best places in the country to ski and snowboard. Skiing and Snowboarding Spots Hickory Hill Hickory Hills Ski Area is owned and operated by the city of Traverse...

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5 Gift Exchange Games for This Holiday Season

Gift Exchange Games The holidays are a fun time of the year filled with family, friends, laughter, good food, and better yet, drinks. A common holiday tradition is having a party and exchanging gifts. Whether it’s with family, friends, or coworkers, gift exchange games are a big part of the holidays. Check out our list of fun holiday games that will never leave anybody bored. White Elephant White Elephant is a holiday gift exchange classic. Have all of your guests bring one wrapped gift, and place all the gifts together. You can have men bring a gift for a man, women bring a gift for a woman, or have everyone bring unisex gifts. To start the game, draw numbers out...

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New Year’s Eve in Traverse City

New Year’s Eve in Traverse City Traverse City is known as one of the best summer vacation spots in all of the country. In fact, the Cherry Festival alone brings around 500,000 people to Traverse City in just one week. From the beautiful sandy beaches on West Bay to more wineries and breweries than you can count on both hands, there’s no denying the beauty and summer fun that Traverse City has to offer. However, Traverse City has more to offer than just summertime fun. The winter provides tourists an opportunity to hit different ski and snowboarding hills in town, as well as different winter festivals and events. One of the best events Traverse City hosts in the winter is the annual...

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