TRAVERSE CITY WITH KIDS IN SUMMER
I grew up in Traverse City. And I never get tired of going back to visit in the summer.
Summer is the time when Traverse City is ripe with things to do with kids. Beaches, fruit, festivals, you name it, it’s probably happening in Traverse City in the summer.
With endless options on where to go and what to do with kids in TC during the summer, I thought it would be helpful to have a list of the best things to do in Traverse City with Kids. Of course, this is all my based on my personal experience and opinions, so if you have something to add feel free to leave a comment.
THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN TRAVERSE CITY
By far, if the weather is nice, hit up a beach.
With East and West Grand Traverse Bay, you are blessed with miles and miles of sheltered Lake Michigan shoreline that provides a superior swimming experience. If you want to enjoy concessions and a splash pad along with your beach, visit Clinch Park downtown. Traverse City State Park is located on East Bay and offers a lengthy sandy swimming beach with a nautical-themed playground.
If you want seclusion, drive a bit and find one of the many public access points that dot the lake shore.
BIKE THE TRAILS
Over the past two decades, the Traverse City TART Trails group has been working hard building a network of trails and bikeways across the region. Right now there are over 60 miles of trails just waiting for bikers, walkers and in-line skaters.
Most visible is the TART trail, but there are plenty of other trail options to keep you busy. If you need to rent bikes, stop at Brick Wheels, conveniently located on the TART trail on 8th Street. They carry kids bikes, bike trailers, trail-a-bikes and more.