Introduction to Traverse City, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan, in Grand Traverse county, is 119 miles E of Green Bay, Wisconsin and 164 miles NE of . The city has a population of 14,532.
Traverse City History
Traverse City is named after the Grand Traverse Bay. In 1847, Captain Boardman of Naperville, Illinois, purchased the land at the mouth of the Boardman River. He, along with his son, started a saw-mill there. The advancement of the area attracted many settlers to the community. Initially "Grand Traverse City" was proposed as the name of the city, but later the villagers decided on dropping the "Grand" and naming it "Traverse City." The city was finally incorporated on May 18, 1895.
Traverse City and nearby Attractions
- Acme Township Park
- Alden Depot Park & Museum
- Antrim County Park
- Arbutus Lake
- Bowers Harbor Beach
- Bryant Park
Things To Do In Traverse City
The city is dotted with several sun-kissed beaches where one can head with family and friends to enjoy activities like swimming, diving, snorkeling, and parasailing. If you like a more passive relaxation, you can laze around in the beaches and watch the lovely sunset. The city also has a museum and many parks which make for great places to hangout during one's leisure time.
Traverse City Transportation
Cherry Capital is the local airport of the area.
Traverse City Higher Education
The local colleges in the city are Northwestern Michigan College and Traverse Bay Area Career-Tech Center.