Traverse City Labor Day: Dedicate your Traverse City Labor Day Weekend 2012 to a labor of TC love and fit in as many Up North end-of-summer activities as you can! Here are some Traverse City Labor Day ideas to get you started.
Get on board the Magical History Tour bus! Take the trolley tour and experience Traverse City history first-hand! Tour guides are eager to share stories about Perry Hannah, the town's founder, "Wild" Bill Germaine, a colorful con artist of the turn of the century, cannons that mysteriously discharged during a ceremonial occasion, the Native American presence at the mouth of the Boardman River, patient care at the Traverse City State Hospital and little known facts about the relationship of Traverse City to celebrities like Henry Ford and golfing great Walter Hagen. Board the comfortable trolley for a 90-minute, nine-mile tour of Traverse City.
Labor Day Weekend is the last Tapas Tour offered for the 2012 season, so put on your driving shoes and take a meandering drive out to the scenic Old Mission Peninsula for Traverse City's acclaimed wines and eats! The Chateau Chantal Tapas Tour is a unique experience at a beautiful Northern Michigan winery located on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City. It consists of an extensive and enlightening tour of the vineyard and winery, as well as a tapas-style offering of small bites paired with Chantal wines. Old Mission Peninsula boasts many of Northern Michigan's award-winning wineries, so if you have the time, stop in at some of the other wineries and restaurants and have yourself a phenomenal foodie day.
This Traverse City hotel offers more than comfortable rooms and a friendly staff. Sit on the Holiday Inn West Bay's outdoor patio overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay and be entertained by live music performed by the talented Traverse City musician, Levi Britton. Food and drinks are also served on the patio.
This Labor Day Weekend Traverse City's beloved Beach Bums face the London Rippers at Wuerful Park. Watch professional baseball, snack on ball game fare, sip local microbrews and make sure to root for the home team! Friday and Saturday: gates open at 6:05 p.m., game begins at 7:05 p.m. Sunday: gates open at 4:05 p.m., game begins at 5:05 p.m. Bonus: Friday and Sunday are Fantastic Fireworks Nights!
Calling all athletes! Take part in this Traverse City Labor Day Weekend triathalon. Here's what you'll do: Swim: Athletes gather at the private beach on East Grand Traverse Bay and swim in the crystal clear and shallow waters of the the Bay. Bike: The road course takes cyclists through the dense woods of Deepwater Point residential area, across US-31 and into the rolling, orchard-filled countryside north of the Resort. Run: Athletes run the perimeter of the Resort property. Olympic distance competitors also venture into the nearby countryside.
Local Northern Michigan farmers bring a wide selection of deliciously wholesome produce and farm products to The Great Outdoor Farmers Market on Monday on the Piazza (across from Pleasanton Bakery). Peruse the produce and pick up farm fresh foods to take home! After the Farm Market, walk over to the Mercato at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons and shop the local stores and art galleries, then walk the historical and beautiful State Hospital grounds.
The best part of living (or visiting!) Traverse City is time spent outdoors at the beach. No where else in the world is the water so clean and pure, the sand so soft and the horizon so uninterrupted. Take advantage of Traverse City's access to paradise and the last rays of summer sun with MyNorth.com's handy guide to Traverse City beaches.