“We are very pleased with the continued progress that our organization is making in building Traverse City’s destination brand awareness,” said Brad Van Dommelen, President and CEO of Traverse City Tourism.
Traverse City’s craft brewing scene continues to expand at a dizzying rate.
It’s a decentralized and fairly low-key celebration of craft brewing where the focus is on breweries and restaurants, not a music-centered social event in which the beer is simply a sideline.
“It helps raise the profile of the club, the arena, and brings even more people to see all the great things that make up the Grand Traverse region.”
It’s a wonderful season for a shopping adventure, a round of championship golf, or a tour of the beautiful Grand Traverse Bay wine country.
After all, the park encompasses 64 miles of Lake Michigan coastline, two islands, 26 inland lakes and more than 71,000 acres of land about a half hour’s drive west of the resort town of Traverse City.
The festival – timed to coincide with World Astronomy Week — will feature two days of activities, films and talks – including a keynote address by Dr. Alex Filippenko, Professor of Astronomy at the University of California-Berkeley.
They’re a diverse group: college students, retirees, business people, members of religious and fraternal groups, environmentalists and families who just want to make themselves useful to their host community.
The three-day festival will include workshops, demonstrations, appearances by local chefs and culinary celebrities, and tastes and sips of the best dishes and libations from area restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and other food producers.
Clinch Park is the first project tackled from the City’s 2010 Bayfront Plan, a series of recommended improvements along the shoreline.
After months of heated debate, local officials agreed this spring to make it easier and less expensive for mobile food vendors to operate in the city.
To vote, click HERE and find the listing for Sleeping Bear Dunes. Visitors to the site can vote once every 24 hours.
Each year, hundreds of birdwatchers migrate to the dunelands of Northwestern Michigan with their binoculars and notebooks to enjoy the region’s many birding opportunities.
“Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution,” a traveling exhibition from the National Geographic Society, will make its national debut this summer at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Mich.
“Who would have predicted that nature escapes would claim seven of the top ten spots?” he wrote.