Category Archives: Leelanau

A New “Virtual Birding Trail,” Just in Time for This Year’s Leelanau Birding Festival

IMPORTANT NOTE: I’VE MOVED! Dear friends and readers, “Loving Traverse City” now has a new address. (It’s a lot easier to remember, too)  You can reach it easily by going to http://blog.traversecity.com/. Or just follow this link. Thanks! Mike Every … Continue reading

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Leelanau Wineries Introduce a Loopy New Wine-Touring System

IMPORTANT NOTE: I’VE MOVED! Dear friends and readers, “Loving Traverse City” now has a new address. (It’s a lot easier to remember, too)  You can reach it easily by going to http://blog.traversecity.com/. Or just follow this link. Thanks! Mike By … Continue reading

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Welcome Home, Women’s Winter Tour! We Missed You!

By MIKE NORTON The event that helped thousands of American women stop worrying about how they look in ski pants is returning this winter to its birthplace: the resort community of Traverse City. The Women’s Winter Tour, a good-humored “celebration … Continue reading

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At Last! Traverse City Gets a Taste of Bohemian Cuisine

By MIKE NORTON One of my favorite places is about to celebrate its 80th birthday – and in the best possible way. The Little Bohemia Tavern (known to a generation of Traverse City barflies as “Lil Bo’s”) is having a … Continue reading

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A Walk in the High Country: The Red (Wines) of October

By MIKE NORTON I’m a sucker for a good fall weekend. The weather can be cold, wet and miserable for weeks on end, but give me two straight days of sunshine, and all is forgiven. Especially when all that beautiful … Continue reading

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Fall Splendor, Even in the Rain/A Hike at Pyramid Point

By MIKE NORTON I’m looking out my window right now at a misty landscape where rain squalls chase each other across the surface of the Bay like fretful and obnoxious children. Good weather for ducks, as they used to say … Continue reading

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Sleeping Bear Dunes: Not Just Another Pretty Place

By MIKE NORTON In their breathtaking sweep of water, sky and sand, Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes can sometimes be overwhelming. Walking a high trail in the dunelands or a lonely beach on North Manitou Island, you can sometimes feel like … Continue reading

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