Paradise on a Peninsula…
Surrounded by pristine fresh water Old Mission Peninsula extends northward from Traverse City. This 19 mile long, 3 mile wide glacially made peninsula divides Grand Traverse Bay into east and west bays. The Peninsula offers scenic countryside views and beautiful nature walks with enough cherry orchards and vineyards to please any wine lover, Old Mission Peninsula is a traveller’s dream come true. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall you can get lost in the beauty that surrounds you. For land lovers there are numerous public parks complete with hiking trails that will navigate you through nature enriched woods to fresh water shorelines, and local roads provide scenic, hilly biking trails. For the nautical at heart the opportunity to set sail is just a gust away with several public boat launches as well as chartered adventures that are available in nearby Traverse City just minutes away. The Old Mission Lighthouse which is functional and open to the public during the in season, sits at the tip of the Peninsula awaiting your visit. The public beaches on Old Mission Peninsula come completely stocked with cashmere like sands and breathtaking views.
Old Mission Peninsula is in the heart of Northern Michigan Wine Country and with its variety of vineyards and tasting rooms you are guaranteed to find and bring home a bottle of Pure Michigan wine. Grapes are not the only thing that grow well on the Peninsula, setting the stage for several farmers markets. With a choice of cherries, apples and other fresh produce to fragrant lavender you can certainly find it on Old Mission Peninsula.
With so much to do on Old Mission Peninsula, staying overnight is effortless with a variety of lodging from which to choose. Bed & Breakfasts that range in style from elegant country french to a refreshing holistic retreat or take a step back in time at an historical inn. Several Wineries offer comfortable lodging as well. After enjoying a restful nights sleep, embark on a day of antique and gift shopping while fueling up on homemade ice creams, jams and other locally made snacks and treats. As the sun sets over Grand Traverse West Bay and dinnertime approaches, you can find an array of unique dinning experiences from casual to fine by visiting one or all of the restaurants that operate on Old Mission Peninsula.
With all that Old Mission Peninsula has to offer there is no doubt you will find your own piece of paradise on a peninsula.