A Locals Guide to Summer in Northern Michigan

The warm weather is finally making its way back to Michigan, just in time for the tourists to start rolling in. Tourist attractions are great, but a local’s point of view will allow you experience a destination like never before. MPN Build wrote this post in hopes that your time in Northern Michigan will be spectacular and full of new adventures. Enjoy!

Festivals

Boyne City’s National Morel Mushroom Festival – May 14-17

Charlevoix Venetian Festival – July 18-25

Traverse City’s National Cherry Festival – July 4-11

Elk Rapids Harbor Days – August 8-11

Sights

Tunnel of Trees – Petoskey 

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive – Leelanau County

Castle Farms – Charlevoix

Activities

Harvest fruit at Friske’s Orchard

Camping at Barne’s Park

Parasailing on Grand Traverse Bay

Relax on the Torch Lake sandbar

Sara Hardy’s Farmers Market in downtown Traverse City 

Food

Red Ginger – Traverse City

Apache Trout Grill – West Bay, Traverse City

Terry’s – Charlevoix

Johan’s Pastry Shop – Harbor Springs, Petoskey 

Walloon Lake Inn Restaurant – Walloon Lake

Pearl’s – Elk Rapids

Short’s Brewing Company – Bellaire 

Chandler’s A Restaurant – Petoskey

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