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Traverse City

This past weekend, we spent some time in beautiful Traverse City. The day started at small locally owned restaurant, The Green House Café. Located on Front Street in the downtown area, the food is great and the staff is friendly. We have enjoyed breakfast there many times and have never been disappointed.  It seems to be a popular meeting place for family and friends to gather for a weekend meal.


With our stomachs full, we were off to the Traverse City Farmer’s Market. As I mentioned before, I love farmers markets and this is one of Michigan’s best. Located across the street from Grand Traverse Bay, it boasts beautiful water views. For the best selection of produce and baked goods, get there early, as it can get very busy. Parking is somewhat limited, but street parking is available nearby.


A walk down Front Street is an interesting study of people, as tourists and locals peruse the shops lining the street. As dog lovers, we were amused to see a sign posted outside of one of the shops “Dog Park”. Beneath the sign was a bowl of water for any dog in need of a drink on a warm summer day. The water splashed around the bowl was evidence that many of our canine friends took advantage of the free refreshment.




Written by Dave.