Traverse City is a four-season playground for anyone who loves the Great Outdoors. Here, you'll find 180 miles of beaches where you can wander as far as you can see. Grand and Little Traverse bays bookend this northwestern corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Things to do in the Traverse City area include Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Little Traverse Wheelway, Earl Young's Mushroom Houses and the Tunnel of Trees. The Traverse City community was named Greatest Town in the Midwest more than a few times.
Traverse Area Recreation & Transportation (TART) Trails is a system of paved and dirt trails for walkers, hikers, bikers, skaters and skiers in Northern Michigan. Trails are open year-round and available for many users and uses. Many of the paved trails offer access to local breweries, wineries, coffeehouses, restaurants and other area attractions such as lakes, rivers and beaches. Many of the dirt trails offer world class mountain biking and hiking opportunities for users of various skill levels. Numerous area bike shops offer rentals for any type of technical or recreational riders. Dogs are also welcomed on the trails and must be leashed and cleaned up after.
Grand Traverse County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 86,986. The county seat is Traverse City. According to the United States Census Bureau, it is estimated that the population of Grand Traverse County in July 2017 was 91,807.