Grand Traverse Bay is located off Lake Michigan in Northern Michigan. The bay is 32 miles long and 10 miles wide and is divided into two arms by the Old Mission Peninsula. Traverse City is situated at the south end of the bay where the Boardman River empties into the west arm. Cherry orchards line the bay region, giving rise to Traverse City's claim to be the Cherry Capital of the World. Sunset on Lake Michigan A different sunset on the lake. ... Northern Michigan - or more properly Northern Lower Michigan - is a region of the U.S. state of Michigan, popular as a tourist destination, resort area, and vacation area. ... Peninsula Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Traverse City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Boardman River flows into the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan. ...
Known for its shimmering blue water and golden sand beaches, the Grand Traverse Bay region is popular vacation destination.
Traverse City leads the lineup as the largest community, with more than 70,000 area residents, while the population in some villages is in the low hundreds.
Traverse area businesses and residential neighborhoods stretch along the shorelines from the eastern edges of East Bay, up and down the Old Mission Peninsula and to the southeastern edge of West Bay, which lies at the fringes of Leelanau County.
The peninsula is surrounded by Lake Michigan to the west and West GrandTraverseBay to the east with 80 miles of shoreline.
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