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Paddle TC is proud to partner with and support many of the local businesses that keep Traverse City on the map as the best small town in the Midwest. Take a look at the many "things to do" we have listed below, and let us help make your summer vacation something you will never forget. We are in the business of making memories.

Traverse City is located on the 45th parallel in the Cherry Capital of the World. The area is becoming known as one of the most well rounded and respected vacation destinations in Northern Michigan, the Great Lakes Region and the even the U.S. It has been named one of the nation’s “top emerging adventure towns,” one of the “top beach towns,” one of the “top seven beer destinations in North America,” one of the “top seven wine regions to watch,” one of the “top five foodie towns in the U.S.,” one of “America’s top ten tourist towns,” one of “the top six bicycle destinations in the country,” and home to one of “the top ten scenic coastal drives” and “the most beautiful place in America.”

You catch our drift - the Traverse City area is amazing!

It's also a perfect place for outdoor lovers to go swimming, hiking, on scenic drives, watch sunsets, and much more. It is Northern Michigan’s hot spot for enjoying fantastic food, beverages, and local fare. Let's not forget the great downtown shopping district.

Paddle TC Proudly Partners wiTh TC WaterSports

An added bonus of renting with Paddle TC is the working connection with TC Watersports, Traverse City’s premier boat rental livery. TC Watersports rents motorized boats (pontoon, jet skis, ski boats, jet boats, deck boats, wakeboard boats and fishing boats) along with water trampolines and parasailing trips.  Ask for information about Paddle TC & TC Watersports combination discounts!

 

Outdoor Activities

TC Watersports

TC Watersports is Northern Michigan's premier watersports rental company. Since our inception customer service has been our top priority. Put simply, our quality equipment and service will make your water adventure a fun experience for the whole family. TC Watersports offers Jet Skis, Jet Boats, Pontoons, Deck Boats, Water Trampolines and more! For those family members who just want a relaxing cruise we offer an unparalleled dry boarding experience.

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Traverse Bay Parasail

We are the most experienced parasail operation in Michigan, and the best in the Midwest. Enjoy breathtaking aerial views of Traverse City, and the crystal blue waters of East and West Grand Traverse Bay. Parasailing is easily one of the most fun and exciting things to do in Traverse City!

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Nauti-Cat

Bringing enjoyment to Northern Michigan since 1998, the Nauti-Cat is the largest commercial sailing catamaran on the Great Lakes. Sailing out of the West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, from May-October we offer lots of comfortable space to relax, great music, live entertainment, and a bar equipped with local beers, wines and custom cocktails. Our daily trips include a morning Kids Cruise, Noon Cruise, Happy Hour Cruise, and Sunset Sails.

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Hotels

Grand Beach & Sugar Beach hotel

The Grand Beach and Sugar Beach Resort Hotel in Traverse City is nestled on beautiful East Grand Traverse Bay. Sitting on over 600 feet of sugar sand beach, perfect for enjoying water sports, building sand castles with the kids, and watching the most breathtaking sunsets. Make your next trip to Traverse City a beach vacation on Traverse City’s nicest stretch of beach at the Grand Beach and Sugar Beach Resort Hotels!

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West Bay Beach Resort

West Bay Beach Holiday Inn is the only full-service waterfront resort located in beautiful downtown Traverse City, MI. It has 179 newly renovated rooms and 5,800 square feet of meeting space. It offers indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna and a whirlpool, kid’s club and game room, 24-hour airport shuttle, fitness center and business center. Enjoy onsite dining at the Bistro and Dayclub, then dance the night away at View Nightclub.

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Restaurants

Blue Tractor

Located in historic Olde Towne Traverse City, at the former site of Dill's Olde Towne Saloon, Blue Tractor is an Old School Dining Establishment. We salute the working men and women of northern Michigan who carry on the tradition of meeting up after a long, hard days work for food, friends and of course, beer.

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North Peak

Join us for lunch or dinner and kick back in Traverse City’s landmark brew pub. We are the premier place for families, students, and friends to gather for great food. We have several different brews on tap daily and our award winning handcrafted beer is brewed on-site. Try our lager, stout, IPA or a seasonal tap.

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Breweries & Vineyards

Chateau Chantal

Think of it as your very own, perfectly charming winery and Old World Inn stocked with fine wine and staffed with attentive proprietors whose sole purpose is to provide a space or experience to meet your every need.

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Black Star Farms

Black Star Farms is a unique agricultural destination in the heart of Traverse City’s wine country that features two winery production facilities with adjacent tasting rooms, a distillery, an Inn, and an equestrian facility. Our winery and distillery produce some of the most sought after and awarded Michigan wines and spirits. Our luxurious Inn is the perfect place to host private special events including weddings, corporate retreats, and family celebrations. Enjoy culinary offerings at the Hearth & Vine Restaurant and the Terrace our Suttons Bay site.

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Festivals & Events

National Cherry Festival

The Grand Traverse Region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors each year during the National Cherry Festival, named one of USA Today's top ten annual festivals. Each day festival goers savor the flavor of cherries along with parades, family and kids events and entertainment.

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More Area Attractions

Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore

Sunny beaches and sky-high dunes. Cool forests and inland lakes. Picturesque farmsteads and a historic maritime village. Sleeping Bear Dunes offers countless opportunities for discovery. So, come make lifelong memories, have fun, and perhaps develop a deep connection to this special place.

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Things to Do in Traverse City

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