Outdoor recreation in Northwest Michigan begins with the activity of simply stepping back and taking a look around. Natural beauty abounds in every direction, from the water vistas along the shores of Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay to the lush forests covering the region’s rolling hills. And every lovely view comes with something fun in store for people of all ages.
“This is a very beautiful area,” says Bill Danly, president of the Cherry Capital Cycling Club (CCCC) in Traverse City. “You’ll have this awesome view of everything, then you’ll go around a curve, and it gets even better. And the opportunities this provides for outdoor recreation are phenomenal.”