Your Guide To Enjoying Traverse City’s Cherry Blossoms

May is cherry blossom time in the Traverse City region! The soft pink and white Traverse City cherry blossoms provide a striking contrast to the rich, green, rolling fields. These meadows anchor the cherry orchards across the Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas. Old Mission Peninsula’s Blossoms The best way to see the cherry blossoms on […]

8 Springtastic Events You Must Attend In April

Eight Springtastic Events You Must Attend in April - The Awesome Mitten

Spring is here! It’s time to go outside, revisit our beautiful cities, and be active within our communities. Read on to see what is taking place in The Mitten during the month of April. Tiger’s Opening Day – April 7th – Detroit Nothing says “spring” quite like Opening Day. Forget Memorial Day, Opening Day is the […]

Four Traverse City Distilleries You Need To Visit

4 Traverse City Distilleries You Need to Visit - The Awesome Mitten

The Traverse City region offers a spoil of riches for lovers of food and drink. It’s a must-taste destination for foodies craving fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. These local indulgences are served at four-star restaurants and out of funky food trucks. This area is heralded for its abundance of amazing breweries and wineries. It’s increasingly becoming known for the excellent […]

A Winter Wine Tour of the Old Mission Peninsula

When you think about a weekend away on a wine tour, you may conjure up images of gently rolling hills, a warm summer breeze, and a cheese plate savored on a patio. However, eight of the nine wineries on the Old Mission Peninsula near Traverse City remain open throughout the winter. Have you ever thought […]

Find A Secret Garden On Old Mission Peninsula

The Secret Garden at Brys Estate - The Awesome Mitten

As locals, the summer can start to feel like a lot to handle in Traverse City. As appreciated as tourists can be, it’s not all cherries and sunshine, so many times it’s fun to “play tourist” for a little fun and relaxation. One such adventure is a visit to the Secret Garden at the Old […]

How to put a Local Twist on a Tourist Attraction: Wine Tasting Edition

Living in Northern Michigan means wine tasting is a regular occurrence. There are eight magnificent wineries on Old Mission Peninsula and 25 on Leelanau Peninsula with more cropping up all the time. That is 33 different wineries to choose from, all of which offer unique tastes on what makes northern Michigan wine great. The season of […]

The Festival of the Summer: Traverse City Wine & Art Festival

Traverse City Wine & Art Festival

Summertime in Traverse City–is there anything better? Add 150 different wines, live music, delicious food, and beautiful art? I think that’s called heaven, my friends. The 2014 Traverse City Wine & Art Festival will take place on Saturday, June 21 and will feature the best wine, music, food, and art the Mitten has to offer. Now […]

Chateau Chantal

Awesome Mitten-Chateau Chantal

Nestled in the rolling hills of Old Mission Peninsula, Chateau Chantal winery and vineyard commands a gorgeous view of the sparkling blue Grand Traverse Bay and Power Island. The winery has produced 65 award winning wines of such a caliber in the past three years that Chateau Chantal is now considered one of the best wineries in […]