Saturday, October 31, 2009

Traverse City and Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan

Went to the nice northern Michigan community of Traverse City last weekend and found a few caches. Didn't try bicycling in the area this time for any geocaches or benchmarks but did hit the lighthouse on the Old Mission Peninsula to the north of Traverse City, an interesting microbrewery called North Peak Brewing Company in Traverse City and enjoyed the great colors. We also went to three wineries. One was the Peninsula Cellars, in a 19th century schoolhouse 6 miles north of Traverse City. The others were Black Star Farms. and Chateau Chantal. On the way up we stopped at a restaurant called Clementines in South Holland and tried a seasonal brew from Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo. On the way back, we went to New Holland Brewery in Holland, Michigan.
I will list the geocaches I did find there on this blog soon. Most of them would be great to find on a bike and the Old Mission Peninsula website cited above lists a good place to start your bicycle touring of the beautiful area. There are also lots of places to buy local apples, cherries, and other produce in the area.

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