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2-3 miles down the road is Brown Bridge quiet area, 5000+ acres of pristine Up North with the Broadman River running its course.
Traverse City sports some of the best local talent in the state of Michigan, The Acoustic Draft Mead Taproom, Kilkennys, The Workshop, Left Foot Charlies, The Hop Lot and more
Yes their great food in Traverse City, my favorite is Red Ginger for Sushi on happy hour, The Cook House, Peegeos Buffulo Wings, The Taquiria on 3 mile and Hammond, Stellas, too many choices!
Petersen Park is my favorite way up on the northwest side of Leelanau penisula but then theirs Elk Rapids public beach or just hangout on Spider Lake Sandy island or the property.
Traverse City Tourism must include Maritime history, then you have lots of place to go. Wrecks, lighthouses, Maritime Academy to observe. Did you know George H. Bush was a young aviator that did air craft carrier landings in Traverse City West Bay during WWII?
Fish village in Leeland is a must see, where time stopped, so cool to get some whitefish to eat there too.