traverse city, michigan

My Traverse City blog is all about things to do while spending a summer weekend in northern michigan. It has been awhile since my family has gone up to traverse city, but it is still as beautiful and refreshing as ever. We decided to do a little weekend summer getaway, especially now during COVID it’s hard to travel far. We did so many fun things, not just going to the beach (which is always fun in the summer). Traverse City is a great place to visit because if you don’t care for the beach you can always do other things, like go cherry picking. After all traverse city is the cherry capital. We went cherry picking at this really nice u-pick cherry farm called Cherry Connections. We went the first day they opened for the season, and wow let me tell you we picked a ton of cherries. They have sweet cherries, dark & light cherries. All of them taste delicious. Another fun thing we did was go to a lavender farm! This is something I have always wanted to do, and I knew northern michigan has a few of them. We visited Harbor View Lavender Farm and not only do they have the amazing fresh lavender (it smells sooo good!!), but they also have dried out lavender, and the most DELICIOUS lavender & honey ice cream. We went two days in a row just for some ice cream! With both of those things, there is also the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park. Imagine climbing up dunes made of sand, in the summer and seeing the most amazing lake views. My dad made it all the way to the top..and although it took me a little longer I finally made up up there with him. You get a great workout and your reward is the most amazing views. There are also plenty of other things to do, we visited one of many lighthouses, walked around downtown traverse city, did some shopping. You really can’t get bored because there is something for everyone.