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Fall in Traverse City, Michigan

The last days of fall in Traverse City, Michigan

Fall comes in early October in northern Michigan and just a bit later around the shores of Lake Michigan and the Grand Traverse Bay. Pictured here is a bench under a colorful tree looking out towards Grand Traverse Bay.

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Aerial photo of Traverse City, Michigan

Aerial photo of downtown Traverse City, Michigan

An aerial photo of Traverse City, Michigan taken in August 2013 overlooking downtown Traverse City and the Grand Traverse Bay. View more of my Traverse City photos!

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Traverse City Sunset Timelapse

Traverse City, Michigan is a beautiful place in both the summer and the winter. During the summer, Traverse City offers miles of beaches along the Grand Traverse Bay and is a popular destination for tourists.
 
View this time lapse video of a Traverse City, Michigan sunset over the Grand Traverse Bay.

Downtown Traverse City, Michigan on Front Street

Front Street in Downtown Traverse City, Michigan.

Downtown Traverse City, Michigan at night featuring the historic State Theater. Traverse City is a popular summer destination and is known for its quaint downtown area, fine dining, and sandy beaches.

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Downtown Traverse City Front Street District

Downtown Traverse City Front Street District

The downtown Traverse City Front Street District makes up several blocks of Front Street and includes many stores and shops, restaurants, bars, the State Theater, and more. The Front Street District is located just south of the West Arm of Grand Traverse Bay. The Boardman River runs behind the buildings on the north end of the Front Street District and boating and docking is permitted between the mouth of the river through the downtown district.

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Aerial Photography of Traverse City, Michigan

Aerial photo of Traverse City

Aerial photograph of Traverse City, Michigan, taken facing east towards downtown Traverse City overlooking Front Street and State Street. This photo was taken on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 14, 2013. To the left along the bay is Clinch Park. The Park Place Hotel, which is the tallest building in Traverse City, is on the far right in the distance (with the mint green roof top).

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Retro photograph of Traverse City

Retro photo of Traverse City, Michigan

Retro photograph of Traverse City on Front Street in the downtown district.

Traverse City Film Festival at the State Theater

Traverse City Film Festival at the State Theater

The Traverse City Film Festival at the State Theater on Front Street in downtown Traverse City, Michigan. The historic State Theater has been home to the Traverse City Film Festival since being completely restored.

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Boot Leggers Dillinger’s Pub Traverse City

Boot Leggers and Dillinger's Pub in Traverse City, Michigan

Boot Leggers and Dillinger’s Pub in Traverse City, Michigan located just south of Front Street.

Fifth Third Bank, downtown Traverse City

Fifth Third Bank in downtown Traverse City, Michigan

Fifth Third Bank in downtown Traverse City, Michigan in the Front Street District. This Fifth Third branch is one of the western most buildings in downtown Traverse City and is walking distance from all of the shops and stores along Front Street as well blocks away from Grand Traverse Bay.

Cherry Republic in Traverse City, Michigan

Cherry Republic in downtown Traverse City, Michigan

Cherry Republic is located in Traverse City, Michigan in the downtown Front Street District. Cherry Republic is one of the most popular stores along Front Street and is known for its many cherry flavored items including cherry salsa, cherry BBQ sauce, cherry wine, cherry jelly, cherry candies and much more.

Poppycock’s in Traverse City, Michigan

Poppycock's in downtown Traverse City, Michigan

Poppycock’s in Traverse City, Michigan. Poppycock’s in located in downtown Traverse City in the Front Street district and is a popular location for both local diners and tourists.

Mackinaw Brewing Company in Traverse City, Michigan

Mackinaw Brewing Company in downtown Traverse City, Michigan

Mackinaw Brewing Company in downtown Traverse City, Michigan in the Front Street District. The Mackinaw Brewing Company, located in the historic Beadle Building, has several homemade beers as well as plenty of other local and regional beers to choose from. Try the stuffed mushrooms!

Mackinaw Brewing Company in Traverse City, Michigan.

The Mackinaw Brewing Company on Front Street in Traverse City, Michigan.

American Spoon in Traverse City, Michigan

American Spoon in downtown Traverse City, Michigan

American Spoon in downtown Traverse City. American Spoon sells a variety of different sauces, salsa, barbecue sauces and other edibles with cherry being the predominant ingredient in many of the Traverse City stores products. American Spoon is located in the downtown district along Front Street in the heart of Traverse City.

National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Michigan

The National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Michigan

Every year, people from across the country travel to Traverse City, Michigan to attend the National Cherry Festival. Traverse City, known as the “Cherry Capitol of the World”, has held this tradition which features many local venders, arts and crafts, carnival rides, cherry pancake breakfast, cherry pit spitting contests, and many more events. This event takes place for just over a week every summer, typically in the end of June into the beginning of July.

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Traverse City Attorneys Dingeman, Dancer & Christopherson

Attorneys Dingeman, Dancer & Christopherson

Traverse City Attorneys Dingeman, Dancer & Christopherson and their law office in downtown Traverse City along the Boardman River.

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Duncan L. Clinch Marina in Traverse City

Duncan L. Clinch Marina in Traverse City

The Duncan L. Clinch Marina in downtown Traverse City, Michigan during the National Cherry Festival in June 2013. Traverse City is a popular summer resort town and is known as the ‘Cherry Capitol of the World’.

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Panoramic Sunset on Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City

Sunset over Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan.

A panoramic sunset over Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan. This photo was taken in June 2012 just east of downtown Traverse City. The Holiday Inn West Bay can be seen on the left.

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Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan

The Park Place Hotel in downtown Traverse City, Michigan

After Rose and I left Mackinac Island in October 2012, we stayed for one night at the Park Place Hotel in downtown Traverse City, Michigan. This hotel was constructed in the 1920s and opened around 1930 as a ten story hotel and has remained the tallest building in Traverse City ever since. The hotel was very nice and Rose and I both enjoyed our stay. There are several places to eat within the hotel and the views from the higher level floors are breathtaking if you are facing Grand Traverse Bay. The hotel is also just one block from Front Street in downtown Traverse City as well as the Traverse City State Theater, a historic theater that was restored in the mid-2000s after sitting empty for more than a decade.

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Park Place Hotel, Traverse City by Joey B. Lax-Salinas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.joeyblsphotography.com.

Traverse City, Michigan Fall Front Street

Fall in Traverse City, Michigan along Front Street

Fall in Traverse City, Michigan along Front Street. In this photo, Spice Merchants, Nifty Things and Fustini’s, all of which are great places to shop. Spice Merchants has hundreds of different spices, teas, and more and as a person who loves to cook and eat, to me it’s a must stop destination while in Traverse City. Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars was also amazing and provided the opportunity for us to try many different types of oils and vinaigrettes including pineapple balsamic, ginger and honey, and many others.

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Traverse City, Michigan in the Fall along Front Street.


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Traverse City State Theater Photos, October 2012

The historic State Theater in downtown Traverse City, Michigan

The historic State Theater on Front Street in downtown Traverse City. The State Theater, formerly the Lyric Theater, was transformed in the mid 2000s after sitting empty for well over a decade. The State Theater is mostly volunteer run and is the hosting venue for the Traverse City Film Festival led my documentary film maker Michael Moore. Check out more of my photography!

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Red velvet theater seats.


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Sunset over Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, MI

Sunset over Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan

In this photo, the sun sets over Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan. I took this photo in June 2012 during my first visit to northern Michigan. Traverse City is an absolutely beautiful place to be and the area in that region is incredible. I stayed at the Holiday Inn West Bay, which if in this photo would be just a bit further to the left. While in town, I recommend Amical for dinner and if you like cherries, I recommend a stop at Cherry Republic in downtown Traverse City.

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Holiday Inn West Bay in Traverse City at Sunset

The Holiday Inn - West Bay in Traverse City just after sunset.

The Holiday Inn – West Bay in Traverse City is located just east of downtown Traverse City along the shores of the Grand Traverse Bay. I stayed at the Holiday Inn West Bay during my stay in Traverse City from June 9-11, 2012 and had an enjoyable experience. Our room was located in one of the best locations in the hotel; in the northeast corner on the top floor. The room overlooked the Grand Traverse Bay to the north and the east, which made for a relaxing weekend overlooking the bay. We were happy to learn when we arrived that there are food places to eat at within the Holiday Inn!

This area in particular is a great area to stay if you are a photographer. The sun sets over the bay with the city skyline (small as it may be) just to the south of the sunset. The color reflects nicely off of the calm waters of Grand Traverse Bay creating a reflective reddish and magenta tint throughout the area. I was able to take several photos of the sunset in Traverse City and also have a timelapse video that I will post once I get that video done.

I enjoyed my stay in Traverse City so much that I am eager to get back to the city, perhaps even before winter! It was my first time visiting northern Michigan and the land and communities surrounding Traverse Bay are absolutely stunning. The location is great (although I would worry about the winters) and it’s proximity to Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and Mackinac Island make it a nice destination for travelers. My dream someday would be to have a small cabin in the area just west of town and near the coast, but in the meantime, I’ll likely continue staying at the Holiday Inn West Bay when I come into town to visit and I recommend this hotel to anyone who is traveling to Traverse City and looking for a good beach area resort that is close to Traverse City’s downtown area.

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Sunset at Holiday Inn – West Bay in Traverse City by Joey B. Lax-Salinas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.joeyblsphotography.com.

Sunset in Traverse City, Michigan over the Bay

Sunset near Traverse City, MI

The sun sets over the bay near Traverse City in northern Michigan. This photo was taken in June 2012 from the pier just east of the Holiday Inn – West Bay looking towards the west.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes in Northern Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore near Empire Michigan in Leelanau County.

The Sleeping Bear Dunes in northern Michigan located near Empire, Michigan just 30 minutes west of Traverse City. Sleeping Bear Dunes consists of miles of beaches along Lake Michigan as well as many hiking trails, a scenic drive trail, sand bluffs, wildlife and fauna.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Hiking Trails

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakesore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is located in northern lower Michigan west of Traverse City along the shores of Lake Michigan. This photo was taken in August 2013 along one of the hiking trails in the park. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park is known for its dunes and other glacial formations, fauna, wildlife, hiking trails, kayaking, birding and more.

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AuTrain Beach on Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

The AuTrain Beach in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan along Lake Superior.

The beach in AuTrain, Michigan along Lake Superior. Growing up near the Indiana Dunes along Lake Michigan, it felt so different to be up on the shores of Lake Superior. A few surprises to me were the lack of small rocks along the beach and the shoreline. In Lake Michigan along the shoreline, there are colorful bits of river rock that have eroded into smooth pieces and piled up right at the shoreline. At AuTrain Beach, there was not a single rock along the shore and even into the water, no rocks could be seen.

This photo was taken while taking a road trip around Lake Michigan in June 2012. Be sure to check out my photos of Mackinac Island, Traverse City and Door County which were taken on the trip as well!

In the background of this photo, you can see a man walking with his dogs. I will post a better photo below. As I drove away, I handed this gentleman a business card and I hope he sees the photo below!

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Man walks dogs on AuTrain Beach in Michigan


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AuTrain Beach in Michigan by Joey B. Lax-Salinas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.joeyblsphotography.com.