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Grand Traverse Bay Jan 08

There is no other place like it in the state of Michigan. Grand Traverse Bay is a Michigan jewel. . This bay off Lake Michigan has 132 miles of shoreline fronting the four Michigan counties of Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim and Charlevoix. Grand Traverse Bay is actually made up of two different bays, the East Grand Traverse Bay and the West Grand Traverse Bay, divided by Old Mission Peninsula.

The West Bay, the larger of the two, begins at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse , and continues south down M22 thru the picturesque Michigan lakefront towns of Northport, Omena, Suttons Bay and into Traverse City with its marinas, parks, beaches, hotels and condos.

The East Bay offers a more residential feel with the private lakefront residences. The city of Acme, located on southern tip of the East Bay, is developing their waterfront into a relaxed park. Elk Rapids located on the northern lakeshore of the bay is a very popular destination with itís proximately to Elk Lake and Torch Lake.

The two bays are separated by the beautiful Old Mission Peninsula. The seventeen mile strip of narrow land is home to several Michigan vineyards. Following M37 north offers many outstanding water views, crowned at the northern tip by Old Mission Point and the Old Mission Lighthouse .



Written by Dave.