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Primo walking and exercising and festival gathering spot. During cherry fest and most of the... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Maribeth C
Beautiful area on the bay.

Clinch Park is a wonderful area to relax and enjoy all the Grand Traverse Bay has to offer. Great... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Primo walking and exercising and festival gathering spot. During cherry fest and most of the summertime don't miss the sweetwater garden club's featured display near the corner of union street. Nearest public restrooms over at clinch park beach or across union street at the visitor's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Maribeth C
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Clinch Park is a wonderful area to relax and enjoy all the Grand Traverse Bay has to offer. Great play area for kids including a water feature. We enjoyed walking out on the docks and piers to see the boats and wildlife.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Metered parking. Sidewalks. Next to the Marina. Didn't go to the beach portion. Clean. Perfect spot to watch the sun go down.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Biblib3
Reviewed September 11, 2018

This would be a great spot in the summer but we came in early September so it was too cold to enjoy. The view is nice so we walked along the water for a little.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed August 27, 2018

It's a very short walk from downtown TC. The beach is clean, the water is blue but peak season is crowded, nice sandy beach you don't need water shoes.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank tripannarbor
Reviewed August 27, 2018

My son asked my daughter (soon to be in-law) to get married here. Is there anything better? A beautiful setting!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank theresel833
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic park for many reasons. You can metered park right on the water near the park, so super easy access. The water park fountains for the kids are phenomenal. The public restroom there is fantastic. There are boat docks there, so interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Pencilmarks
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We only rode our bikes through. The park was very clean and beautifully landscaped. There were a ton of people swimming and playing. Looked like a lot of fun.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 673randyf
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I used to come here a lot in the 1960’s when I lived in town as kid. The park is much improved. The park and open areas are really nice and the beach is a great place to bring your family. It next to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Rick1591
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a great beach in downtown Traverse City. Large restrooms, changing rooms, concession stand for food, paddle board and kayak rental. It has it all. A bit of a walk from the parking lot to the beach, so plan accordingly. Pretty good sized area...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SpartanFIJI
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July 2, 2017|
Response from travel_freaks |
Not overnight but for the day. Also, you will need to pay the meter.
June 29, 2017|
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Response from Ryan W | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure. Sorry
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Midland, Michigan
Beach during cherry festival (1 Reply)
We are planning to go beach by Open space/Clinch park on Friday July 6 to relax and swim. How crowding will it be at the beach on that day and what are your advice about going to that beach?
July 02, 2018|
Response fromSuydam|
It will be crowded. If you have a car, you can get out of town and find far quieter beaches if you're worried about crowds. Anything along the Leelanau Peninsula should be scenic and far less crowded. If you are in town and this is your beach, it's quite nice. Enjoy it! You'll be able to find a space, especially if you go in the morning or the early evening. Midday it will be quite crowded but it's still a nice spot to swim and read a book.
Bucks County, PA
Traverse City Road Trip (2 Replies)
First of all, I would like to thank 13Ezra for the Days Inn tip. We did stay there for 2 nights with a continental breakfast daily. I would also like to thank all the other posters on the forum for the Traverse City advice. Day 1 We checked into Days Inn and asked for a suggestion for dinner. The front desk suggested North Peak Brewing Company. First we browsed the shops and found the Cherry Republic with all their delicious samples. Then found our way to the North Peak Brewing Company –...More
August 02, 2012|
Response fromtymetraveler222|
Thanks again for another trip report, so glad to see you posting one (or 2, or 3...lol). TC is a fun place to go. Can't wait to read your Frankenmuth TR. I waved at you when you were in Fmuth, did you see me? ;)
haines, alaska
Amelia Island visit (1 Reply)
Spent 4 days at Orlando (fun, but hectic) and had chosen Amelia Island to spend 4 more days to unwind.....We had never been to Florida, so were not sure what to expect.......turned out to be a Great choice.....We stayed at a beachfront condo (Oceans of Amelia) and played on the beach like a couple of kids.......browsed the antique shops downtown and enjoyed the Veteran's Day parade and farmer's market last Saturday (the home-made pastries at one of the tables were out of this...More
November 17, 2006|
Response fromRustyKat|
Mombear, so glad you enjoyed Amelia Island and thank you for sharing your experience with us. I remember when you were planning your trip I responded to some of your post and it is so nice when someone takes the time to let us know how it went. Next time you visit Florida try the other coast, Anna Maria Island is just beautiful and has that "Old Florida Charm".