Traverse City, named by 18th century French explorers for its location on the Grand Traverse Bay, acts as a metropolitan nexus for the Northern Michigan area.
Traverse is also titled as being the "Cherry Capital of the World". Home of the National Cherry Festival held each summer, friends and families enjoy a variety of events, spectacles and activities ranging from heart gripping air shows to cherry pit spit contests! Competitions, children's and senior's attractions, parades and food galore are all part of Traverse City's National Cherry Festival.
Not far from Traverse City, you may find one of the world's most beautiful inland lakes, Torch Lake, where several celebrities have chosen to call home throughout the years. Torch Lake's expanse of ecological habitat provides for excellent fishing. So give it your shot!