Tag Archives: Snowshoeing

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

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My Two Favorite Winter Sports — Snowshoeing and Beer Drinking — in One Event!

Enjoying good times during Suds & Snow Every winter, we Traverse City beer aficionados face the same problem. Thanks to our large German, Bohemian and Polish population, we’ve always had a healthy appreciation for the brewer’s art. In recent years … Continue reading

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Snowshoes and Chili: a Two-Pronged Strategy for Winter Fun!

By MIKE NORTON Everybody loves the first Christmas-card-pretty snowfall of winter. Maybe even the entire first month of winter. But after a few weeks, opinions begin to diverge sharply among those of us who live in the northern regions. Some … Continue reading

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Nordic Nostalgia: A Return to the Sand Lakes Quiet Area

  By MIKE NORTON New Year’s is all about looking ahead, but sometimes it helps to take a little glance at where you’ve been. That’s what led me and my cross-country skis out to the deep woods east of Traverse … Continue reading

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“Sherpa Mike” Meets a Snowy Owl

Beautiful but Deadly: A Snowy Owl at Old Mission Point By MIKE NORTON OK, the muscles are a little sore this morning. And I’m not sure if that’s from snowshoeing the Empire Bluff Trail on Friday afternoon with a five-year-old … Continue reading

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What a Weekend! A Day in the Kayak, a Day on the Skis!

Heading off toward Leffingwell Point on Saturday (Notice the ice forming on the water….) By MIKE NORTON After weeks of unseasonably warm and snow-free weather, Traverse City is finally getting some winter – and what a welcome surprise for those … Continue reading

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It’s 2012? Well, Let’s Go Out and Enjoy Some WINTER!

Silly hat, happy snowshoer — at the Pelizzari Natural Area. By MIKE NORTON Winter and I were not always friends. I grew up in the city, where this time of year meant dark gray skies, dirty gray slush, icy sidewalks … Continue reading

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