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A little about Traverse City

The Traverse City area is the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States. Near the time of cherry harvest, the city hosts the annual week-long National Cherry Festival in the first full week of July. The surrounding countryside also produces grapes, and is one of the centers of wine production in the Midwest. Visitors, both summer and winter take advantage of Traverse City's varied natural attractions, including freshwater beaches, vineyards, a National Lakeshore, downhill skiing areas, and numerous forests

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The history of Traverse City

Traverse City is named after the Grand Traverse Bay, which the city heads. The bay earned its name from 18th century French voyagers who made la grande traverse or "the long crossing" across the mouth of the Grand Traverse Bay. In 1847, Captain Boardman of Naperville, Illinois, purchased the land at the mouth of the Boardman River at the head of the west arm of the bay. During that year the captain, his son, and their employees built a dwelling and sawmill near the mouth of the river. In 1851 the Boardmans sold the sawmill to Hannah, Lay & Co (Perry Hannah, Albert Tracy Lay and James Morgan), who improved the mill greatly. The increased investment in the mill attracted additional settlers to the new community.

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Traverse City, Michigan
49684

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Businesses in Traverse City, Michigan

Here is a collection of local Traverse City, Michigan businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Art & Soul Gallery

Art

Art makes life better

 

Peninsula Studios

Art

Influenced by the beauty of Northern Michagan

 

Soul Soup Studios

Art

Courageous Poetry and Art to Feed Your Soul

 

Antiquities' Wellington Inn

Lodging

A 1905 neo-classical mansion

 

Chateau Chantal

Lodging

Combines vineyards, winery and bed & breakfast

 

Old Mission Inn

Lodging

Seven guest rooms plus a five-bedroom cabin

 

Park Place Hotel

Lodging

The Park Place Hotel offers the best of it all!

 

City Opera House

Museums / Attractions

The City Opera House is a historically intact Victorian opera house

 

Amical

Restaurants

Eclectic European cuisine

 

Bistro Foufou

Restaurants

Classic French bistro in the heart of downtown Traverse City

 

Mode's Bum Steer

Restaurants

Specializing in Fresh Fish, Steaks and Seafood

 

Patisserie Amie & Chez Peres

Restaurants

Fine French Fare

 

Phil's on Front

Restaurants

American Bistro and Chocolate Lounge

 

Allure Salon

Services

Hair, Skin and Nails. Aveda Concept Salon

 

Bay West Antiques

Shopping

Voted best 5 years in a row

 

Boutique A La Vie

Shopping

eclectic - urban - boutique stylings for the ageless artistic woman

 

Cool Stuff Express

Shopping

Explore. Experience. Evolve.

 

Daisy Jane

Shopping

Must-have clothing, jewelry, and accessories

 

Sweet Pea

Shopping

Making your child's life a little sweeter

 

Wilson's Antiques

Shopping

Wonderful antiques and vintage items