Explore the Great Outdoors
Ready for an outdoor adventure? That's our specialty. Travel & Leisure named us one of America's favorite beach towns, and Midwest Golf Magazine knows us as the "Best Golf Destination in the Midwest." With everything from beaches to hot air balloons, Traverse City is Michigan's year-round playground.
Play a Round of Golf
A-Ga-Ming is home to 72 holes of golf along the Torch Lake and Lake Michigan.
Drive: A-Ga-Ming Golf Course is about a 40-minute drive from our hotel.
Champion Hill Golf Course is known for its scenic, open, rolling, heather-lined fairways, large contoured greens and distant views of Lake Michigan, Crystal Lake, and Platte Lakes.
Drive: Champion Hill is about a 45-minute drive from our hotel.
The Crown Golf Club’s Championship 18 hole layout offers scenic vistas and elevations that will challenge all levels of golfers.
Drive: The Crown Golf Club is a 15-minute drive from our hotel.
Elmbrook Golf Course is among the oldest public par 72 golf courses in Northern Michigan. Enjoy beautiful views, mature trees, and a challenging layout.
Drive: Elmbrook is a 15-minute drive from our hotel.
Interlochen Golf Course is rated one of the top 100 best value courses in America. Enjoy a challenging course and take in some of Northern Michigan’s most beautiful scenery.
Drive: Interlochen is a 25-minute drive from our hotel.
Bahle Farms is located just minutes from downtown Traverse City in Leelanau County. Enjoy stunning views of rolling hills and Suttons Bay while playing a round of golf.
Drive: Bahle Farms Golf Course is a 25-minute drive from our hotel.
Mistwood is a memorable and challenging championship golf course located 15 miles outside of Traverse City in Lake Ann, Michigan. The 27-hole course is designed for every level of player.
Drive: The Mistwood Golf Course is a 25-minute drive from our hotel.
Come to Pinecroft Golf Course for an experience like none other. This course used to be a family fruit farm and Christmas tree plantation. The course offers beautiful scenery and a challenge for golfers of all levels.
Drive: The Pinecroft Golf Course is a 45-minute drive from our hotel.
Address: Pinecroft Golf Course, 8260 Henry Rd, Benzonia, Michigan 49616
Travel by Water
What a better way to explore nature and your surroundings than on Lake Michigan. Sunset Watersports offers boat, pontoon, jet skis, plus many more rentals to make your vacation one to remember.
Drive: Sunset Watersports is a 15-minute drive from our hotel.
Pine River Paddlesports rents canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, rubber rafts, and tubes on the Pine and Big Manistee rivers.
Drive: Pine River Paddlesports is about an hour drive from our hotel.
Address: 9590 S. Grandview Highway S 37, Wellston, Michigan 49689
Take a Riverside Canoe trip on the Platte River and choose from a canoe, kayak, tube, or raft as your mode of transportation. Riverside can accommodate groups of all sizes. Reservations are recommended.
Drive: Riverside Canoe Trips is a 40-minute drive from our hotel.
Hop aboard Showtime Charters and let the captain guide you to the fish. Enjoy a day on Grand Traverse Bay and experience some of the best fishing around.
Drive: Showtime Charters is less than a 10-minute drive from our hotel.
Address: 12935 S. West Bay Shore Dr., Traverse City, Michigan 49684
As Tall Ship Manitou's website states, “step into "the age of sail" aboard this majestic replica of an 1800’s coasting cargo schooner. Manitou offers two-hour sails, ‘Floating Bed & Breakfast,’ and multi-day Windjammer Cruises.”
Drive: Tall Ship Manitou is less than a 10-minute drive from our hotel.
Address: 13258 S.W. Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Take in Traverse City’s views while parasailing. This is a great activity for the entire family.
Drive: Traverse Bay Parasail is a 10-minute drive from our hotel.
Other Outdoor Activities
Take in the Traverse City skyline in a hot air balloon with Grand Traverse Balloons. This is an experience like none other. Call (202) 928-5822 to schedule a shared, private, or special event balloon ride.
Explore Traverse City on bike or race down some of the best ski hills. Brick Wheels has all your outdoor recreation needs for whatever adventure you want.
Drive or Walk: Brick Wheels is less than a 5-minute drive or a 15-minute walk from our hotel.
Address: 736 East 8th Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49686
Hit the trails and explore Traverse City on two wheels with a bike rental from McLain Cycle & Fitness. They also have pedal-assist bikes, from commuter to mountain.
Drive or Walk: McLain Cycle & Fitness is less than a 5-minute drive or a 15-minute walk from our hotel.
Sleeping Bear Dunes is home to miles of sand beach surrounded by beautiful, peaceful nature. Take a nature walk on of the park’s many trails or plan a camping trip to the park.
Drive: Sleeping Bear Dunes is a 30-minute drive from our hotel.
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