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"Fat Bikes" Make Cycling a Four-Season Sport in Traverse City

Fat Bikes or snow bikes – specially-adapted mountain bikes with large tires capable of cycling on snow and sand -- have turned cycling into a four-season sport in the Traverse City area.


All Things Hook-and-Line

Want to learn the tips, tricks and techniques of fly fishing? Then grab your rod, reel, fly line and leader. Stop by the local outfitter and pick up a few artificial flies or fashion your own. Now, you’re ready to check out the DNR’s new online resource for all things fly fishing.


Benzie County Spring Fling

See spectacular scenery, wildflowers in bloom and panoramic shoreline vistas. Hear the wind and the waves thrashing against the lakeshore and revel the echo of returning birds. Taste great Northern Michigan wines, beer, and local culinary favorites. Bike or hike through the state forest trails or hunt for wild mushrooms. Play a round of golf and a championship course or attend a festival. The season is changing–feel the essence of spring in Benzie County.


Birding in Traverse City

Every spring, Traverse City witnesses the return of its snowbirds – the hundreds of part-time residents who spend their winters farther south. But they’re not the only birds who start arriving with the spring thaws.


Cabin Fever Remedies

Now that spring is just around the corner, we have a line-up of fun, educational – and even taste-teasing ways – to get out and about to see, explore, savor or just have fun. So, forget clipping coupons, signing up for daily specials and waiting for the right season. Check out these suggestions – and almost all are free – to take advantage of right now!


Cool Brews. Hot Eats. on Tap in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids restaurants serve up specially crafted dishes inspired by and paired with Michigan craft beers and hard ciders, starting February 17.


Cool Opportunities for Sportswomen

Learn outdoor sportsman skill, precision and safety at workshops designed especially for women. Now you can hunt, fish, backpack, shoot and canoe like a pro. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman programs offer a mix of outdoor skills over a three-day workshop format in an outdoorsy atmosphere, with supportive instructors where fun and camaraderie are part of the package. Designed for the novice, all equipment is provided. Sing-up for an upcoming workshop today.


Cozy Romantic Getaways

Pack your bags and get ready for a relaxing, stress-free time and delight in all of the wonderful things that make your special getaway a time to savor. Here are a few suggestions to pique your romantic appetite. From the shore of Lake Superior to all of the charm of quaint Lake Michigan shore towns, Michigan offers a perfect amorous getaway for everyone.


Explore, Hear and Feel–Michigan Arts

Embrace a richer appreciation for the world around you. Spring is the perfect time to experience unmatched bursts of color, uncommon creativity, unexpected passion and unusual presentation when you visit Michigan's fine art galleries, cultural institutions and performing arts venues located in every corner across the state.


February in Traverse City: Flurries of Fun

Who says the fun stops when the snow flies? Although Traverse City used to be laid-back in February, that’s not the case anymore. Outdoor recreation and games, beer, wine, chocolate, great cuisine, music, comedy, quirky happenings--you’ll find a celebration or some type of cool event taking place all month long. Book a package and check out the area’s flurries of fun.


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