6 days in Traverse City Itinerary

6 days in Traverse City Itinerary

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Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Family-friendly places like Colonial Michilimackinac and Kayaking & Canoeing will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Traverse City: Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive), Saint Ignace (Mackinac Bridge & Museum of Ojibwa Culture) and Ludington State Park (in Ludington). There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, stop by American Spoon, experience rural life at Light of Day Organics, and wander the streets of Front Street.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Traverse City journey planning website .

In August, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

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Saint Ignace, Empire, Kayaking & Canoeing, Ludington State Park, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
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Ludington State Park

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