Tag Archives: Leelanau Peninsula

The Cherries Start to Ripen — and Thereby Hangs a Tale

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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Touring the Tall Treetops of Traverse City

Tree-climbing instructor Bo Burke heads up into another tree. (Photo by Ken Scott) By MIKE NORTON TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The dunelands of Northern Michigan have lots of sand, but no rocky cliffs or mountains. So what do you do … Continue reading

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The Cherry-Roubaix: TC Does Cycle Racing with European Style

By MIKE NORTON I love riding my bike. I won’t call what I do “cycling,” because that would make it sound much more serious and obsessive than it is. I don’t race, and I’ll never wear Spandex — for which … Continue reading

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It’s National Cherry Festival time again — and there are Cherries!

By MIKE NORTON My ears are ringing with the memory of jet engines. The air is filled with the delicate scent of bratwurst and elephant ears, and several thousand people seem to have appeared overnight outside my window. It must … Continue reading

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Hey, Birders! The Leelanau Peninsula BirdFest is June 1-4

A great blue heron, one of the region’s most majestic wading birds. I love the birds of the Grand Traverse region. From the bald eagles and orioles that hang out near our house to the beautiful tanagers and indigo buntings … Continue reading

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