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Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County (of which it is the county seat) north of Grand Rapids along US Highway 31 on the banks of the Boardman River near Grand Traverse Bay and Lake Leelanau. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 15,158, an increase of 3 since 1990.

Traverse City was incorporated in 1881 as a village and later as a city in 1885. First settled in the 1850s by William Boardman near the mouth of the river now named after him, this town built-up by lumbering due to its accessibility to shipping on Lake Michigan. The lumber mill which Boardman and his son started was later bought out by Perry Hannah, who escalated development of the town into a city and is considered its founding father.

Today, Traverse City is a favorite place to begin a vacation due to its central location to so much of the Lake Michigan Coastline and Michigans great Northland. It has also become a popular place for retirement as well as to locate a business due to its diverse economy.

National Cherry Festival |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Au-She-Gun Resort | Driftwood Resort | Gray Hare Inn | Margie's Resort | Timberlee Resort |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Carole Simon Wolff REALTOR | Linda Zajac REALTOR | Rick Stein REALTOR |
Sports and Sporting Events Traverse City HG/Paragliding |
Vacation Rentals Moose Lodge on Deer Lake |
Wildlife Viewing Clinch Park | Hawkins Outfitters |

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03/02 Coming to The area
MorelFest Boyne City MI May16-19 Each May, Boyne City fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel.
National Cherry Festival Traverse City MI June29-July6 The Grand Traverse region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors eager to savor the flavor of cherries tucked into everything imaginable.
National Baby Food Festival Freemont MI July18-21 Show is rain or shine, no lawn chairs, no coolers, no strollers, no smoking or alcohol.
Charlevoix Venetian Festival Charlevoix MI July20-27 What began as a simple candle-lit boat parade has grown into a week-long flurry of color and pageantry that highlights the summer season and attracts tens of thousands of visitors.
Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse Mackinac Island MI August8-11 Mackinac Island Carriage and Saddle Horse Parade, the Breeds of Mackinac presentation, musical kurs featuring the beautiful Friesians, lectures on the role of the horse in Mackinac's history.
Apple and BBQ Cook-Off Festival Hart MI September13-14 BBQ Cook-Off events, classic auto and truck show, dune buggy show, apple pie contest, beautiful baby contest. Farm fresh apples and craft show.