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Stories and Tips Traverse City

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Ranch Rudolph

Written by Houdini2 on 27 Feb, 2003

As the saying goes… There’s MORE to do at Ranch Rudolph (RR). RR is a 195 acre four season resort just minutes away from downtown Traverse City (TC). It is nestled in the pristine Pere Marquette State Forest and on the beautiful Boardman River. RR…Read More

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Hiking at Sleeping Bear Dunes State Parks

Written by ColettePenland on 09 Jan, 2005

For years I have heard from my mother about the Legend of Sleeping Bear which gives the state park its name. And when you hike to the top of one of the many paths, you can see the mound of sand which is supposed to…Read More

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Canoeing down the Platte River

Written by ColettePenland on 09 Jan, 2005

We had a great time canoeing down the Platte River. We had the sunniest day of our timeshare week. This was a two-hour adventure that was primarily relaxing. But heed the warning about hitting the lake halfway though the trip… stay to…Read More

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Shopping in Traverse City

Written by Houdini2 on 27 Feb, 2003

Shopping in the Traverse City (TC) area provides a multitude of options. Within the TC area you will find: Grand Traverse Mall, Horizon Outlet Center, Cherryland Center, Grand Traverse Crossing, Historic Downtown District, and many local shops. Since everyone has their own taste when it…Read More

Cherry Festival

Written by dragonmom on 11 Aug, 2005

It’s the cherry festival; need I say more? Everything has cherries: beer, pies, etc. Good heavens, the delicacies are incredible. It is worth it to buy the cherry wine, but check in the wine store to get the good stuff. Some of it is lousy.…Read More

Ag-A-Ming Golf Course

Written by Debszoo on 12 Sep, 2004

AgaMing Golf Course in Elk Rapids is beautiful. It's next to Torch Lake and a few of the holes on the backside have breathtaking views of the lake. We took our camera and should get some pretty pictures. The course is very nice and somewhat…Read More

Lelanau Club Golf Course

Written by Debszoo on 12 Sep, 2004

We played 18 holes at Lelanau Club Golf Course in the Lelaunau Peninsula, near Lake Lelanau - on Otto Road. This was a very nice course, with some tough greens. The course is through an old orchard - lots of trees, lots of hills! Would be…Read More

Shopping downtown Traverse City and Suttons Bay

Written by goblue01 on 20 Mar, 2006

Downtown Traverse City has blocks of great stores and restaurants. Some of our favorite stores include: Annie's for to purchase beans of flavored coffee, cards, other stationery, gifts for kids, and other fun gifts; ColdStone Creamery for ice cream, of course; American Spoon Food for…Read More

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