Favorite thing: There are about 40 public free-internet-access terminals in the Traverse City Public Liblrary. No reservations, but you can usually get one immediately, or after a wait of 10-20 minutes. No library card required. The Library is at 8th and Woodmere, which is about a ten block walk from the city center. There is also a lake-shore park behind the library, a thrift-shop across the street, and very pretty librarians.
Favorite thing: Go to the Cherry Festival in July and if possible, travel out into the West Bay to watch the 4th of July fireworks, it's beautiful
Fondest memory: My grandparents owned a house on the west bay and spending time on it is the best thing you can do. It's beautiful.
Favorite thing: When visiting Traverse City, I find time to go downtown. Its very nice, especially in the summer.
Fondest memory: Since 1989, the US Navy Blue Angels have performed at the National Cherry Festival Airshow over the West Grand Traverse Bay. The airshow is a highlight and something I look forward to when I visit during the National Cherry Festival.
Favorite thing: There are three auto-repair facilities that I highly recomment, all very near to each other---near the intersction of Cass Road and South Airport Road. They're all within walking distance of each other (and McDonalds, and three auto-parts stores). Between the three of them, you can get your car back on the road again.
1. For simple maintenance, Randy's Old Towne service, in the same building with the Holiday Station, Cass and Airport. 231-947-0349.
2. For brakes, mufflers, basic mechanical work, Cliff's Major Muffler. Watch for their sign on the left, as you drive about a block south on Cass Road from Airport Road. The shop is back on a side street, just past Rent-a-Center. 946-4262.
3. For major auto repairs, Auto Tech is the best in town. A block further down Cass, on the right---also back off the road, watch carefully for their sign. Auto Tech is a full-service shop, very honest and reliable, and they'll do their best to get you in in an emergency. Christian-operated, and very trustworthy. 24-hour emergency service, and mobile service if they can do the job on site without towing. 946-6008.
- Road Trip
Favorite thing: Just go to any beach area and watch the sun set! Also , Go Downtown even if it's just to window shop. There are some good restraunts and brew pubs down there.
Fondest memory: Tall Ship Sailing ! Wow!
Favorite thing: All Four Seasons are Gorgeous!
Fondest memory: I love watching the leaves change in the fall along the Boardman Lake Trail.
- Hiking and Walking