Chris' list of fun things to do:
Go to Saving Birds Thru Habitat for the plant sale or a nature talk
Kayak/Canoe on Duck Lake
Bike to the park store (Interlochen State Park) for a snack
Tubing on the Platte River
Canoeing on the Betsie River Alvina's in Karlin (10 minutes from the house).
Canoeing on the Manistee River (near Mesick, 20 minutes from the house).
Ballooning over Grand Traverse County
Hike/Mountain Bike at Lake Ann State Park
-- or at Lake Dubonnet
Bike to Interlochen Center for the Arts for a concert
Dove Song (Interlochen) for some 60s memorabilia and incense
Farm Market in Interlochen (Sundays 9:00-12:00 in summer/fall)
Cherry Bowl Drive-In for a movie (show starts in three minutes. Get your popcorn now!) (Honor)
Check out the Loons on Duck Lake
Go to Sleeping Bear and climb the dunes
Fishing - The fishing is great in northern Michigan. Click here for an area guide from the Traverse City Record Eagle:
Head to TC for happy hour at Red Ginger
-- followed by a nice dinner at Amical, Sorellina, or Bistro FouFou,
-- and a show at The State Theatre
Browse the books at Horizon Books,or at Brilliant Books. TC is fortunate to have two locally owned bookshops -- opposite ends of Front Street, downtown TC.
Spend the afternoon painting ceramics at Handz On Art in Traverse City
Gwen Frostic Shop (near Beulah) for some of their original stationery
Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm (and boutique - 1/2 mile from Gwen Frostic) to see the Alpacas and pick up some really warm socks.
Grass River Natural Area (Near Alden)
Ice Cream on the deck in Glen Arbor (after a day of Gallery hopping)
Explore South Manitou Island (Ferry from Leland)