Grand Traverse Bay Trip Planner
Welcome to Grand Traverse Bay!
Grand Traverse Bay is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, one of North America's Great Lakes. Traverse City, the region's largest city, offers visitors an extensive shoreline with miles of trails for hiking and biking. The annual Cherry Festival in Traverse City is a week-long July celebration that features over 150 events, including parades, live music, food concessions and more. Another prominent Grand Traverse Bay town is Boyne City, set amongst Michigan's forested hills and complemented by a wealth of outdoor activities such as skiing and biking. Hunting for mushrooms during the spring and fall is a popular Boyne City activity as well, with guides available to take visitors into the woods in search of morels, chantrelles and other edible mushrooms. Bellaire, Beulah, Empire and Traverse City are just a few of the area communities that have golf facilities, and wine drinkers have the chance to sample the offerings of several area wineries.