Have you heard? Traverse City, Michigan has been selected as a finalist for the distinction of “Happiest Seaside Town” by Coastal Living Magazine!
Traverse City is the only Michigan city to be selected this year. It makes good sense as to why – the scenic Michigan shoreline and its quaint historic downtowns are reminiscent of Norman Rockwell’s art. Just a short drive from the beauty of Bay Harbor, discover these three reasons that make the area so happy.
Traverse City is known for it’s beautiful nature
In fact, residents here love to be outdoors in any weather – warm or cool! Residents and visitors of the area love snowshoeing, building snowmen, and sledding when the weather is chilly at Boyne Mountain Resort. Its ski lifts and trail system means that visitors can hike, snowshoe, ski, and snowboard all over all season long. When it’s warm, you can find them swimming, sunning, and boating all over Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan! Have you ever searched beaches for the famous Petoskey Stones? They’re only found here in this area.
There’s so much to do here in Northern Michigan
When residents aren’t enjoying the outdoors, they’re exploring the local shops and boutiques, along with the natural and social history that this fascinating area has to offer. Everyone loves to check out Fox Island Lighthouse, which helped ships locate Michigan’s shores since 1867. Lake Michigan also offers some of the best sailing and fishing around. Not to mention the many events the city hosts every year.
Traverse City, MI has the best neighbors!
Just minutes away from Traverse City, you’ll find Bay Harbor, one of Traverse City’s best neighbors. Many residents from Michigan and around the globe love to spend their weekends and vacations here, swimming in the lake, biking or hiking the area, or exploring the city’s boutique stores and restaurants. And to top it off, residents here are just a short drive away from one of Coastal Living’s happiest seaside towns!
Just spending a day here proves how Coastal Living nominated Traverse City as one of their Happiest Seaside Towns! And just s short drive away, Bay Harbor’s local scene consists of eclectic shops and fun activities that will charm you as well.
Located along five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, Bay Harbor is a coastal resort community that offers a great place to stay for a day, a week or a lifetime. No matter how long, you’ll wish it could be longer. Families often enjoy boating, swimming, and fishing off the shores of Little Traverse Bay, shopping and dining at the many boutique stores and restaurants in the city, and staying at the Inn at Bay Harbor or the Bay Harbor Village Hotel.
Start planning your summer adventure today by requesting a complimentary copy of Explore Bay Harbor Magazine. Through its pages, you’ll find information on the area, local events and tips for planning your trip.