Tag Archives: Hiking

An Outdoor Adventure Phone App for Traverse City

Hiking at Sleeping Bear Point 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 … Continue reading

Posted in cycling, fishing, kayaking, nature, Outdoor Sports, skiing, Sleeping Bear, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

September: Drama Queen of Seasons/Hiking the Grand Traverse Commons

By MIKE NORTON September has certainly been a dramatic month here in the Traverse City area — great battalions of clouds racing across the sky; beams of thick sunlight¬† lancing out of the darkness like the searchlights of alien spaceships, … Continue reading

Posted in Fall, hiking, history, nature, Outdoor Sports, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Festival to Honor Our Most Famous Cow

Flowering plum trees on the high trail at Old Mission Point Park By MIKE NORTON It was a splendid Easter weekend in Traverse City. A bit brisk (which is what we normally get in April, in case anyone has forgotten) … Continue reading

Posted in Festivals, history, spring | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cooler Weather: A Return to Spring (and Wildflowers!)

A Carpet of Trilliums, Superstars of an Up North Spring By MIKE NORTON Come on. You knew it couldn’t last. Several weeks of astoundingly warm temperatures had some Traverse City folks dreaming of an early summer, while local fruit growers … Continue reading

Posted in hiking, nature, spring | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Learning to Love this “In-Between” Season

Yep, I still get the kayak out in November, December, January… By MIKE NORTON Local wits like to say that if you don’t like the weather in Traverse City, all you have to do is wait five minutes. This past … Continue reading

Posted in Fall, Food & Drink, hiking, kayaking, nature, Outdoor Sports, winter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What an Astonishing October! A Weekend of Kayaking, Cycling and Hiking… and More to Come!

Liz glides her kayak across Spider Lake on a windless October day By MIKE NORTON OK, so far this has been an AMAZING October! And since I had a couple of vacation days to burn before the end of the … Continue reading

Posted in cycling, Fall, hiking, kayaking, Sleeping Bear | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stalking the Dutchman’s Breeches: Come to TC for Spring Wildflowers

The trillium, star of our spring woodlands, turns pink late in its bloom. By MIKE NORTON Every spring, the forested hills around Grand Traverse Bay begin to fill up with crowds of eager, determined hunters. But none of them have … Continue reading

Posted in hiking, nature, Sleeping Bear, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment