For more than 100 years, families have been coming to this bustling resort community on Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay to enjoy its crystal-clear waters, deep green forests and golden beaches. Carved by huge glaciers more than 10,000 years ago, Traverse City is Michigan ’s year-round outdoor adventure capital, w ith more than 150 inland lakes and hundreds of miles of Lake Michigan shoreline (including the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes).  In summer you can sail a two-masted schooner across the bay, paddle a canoe down the Boardman  River , play a round at any of 20 championship golf courses, or just hang out at the beach all day. There are miles of trails for hiking and biking, islands for exploring, and hills for climbing. In winter, there's skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. There’s great food – whether you’re in the mood for an old-fashioned burger at Don’s Drive-In,  a slice of pie at the Cherry Republic (Remember, this is America's Cherry Capital) or a cold glass of the area's award-winning Chardonnay. Explore a lighthouse, take in a concert at the renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts, or enjoy the almost endless shopping opportunities in Traverse City's tree-shaded downtown.