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Experience the Perfect Winter in Traverse City

Winter is an especially exciting time in Traverse City for its local snow sports and holiday spirit that is fun for the whole family. While it is challenging to navigate the new reality of COVID-19, there are still plenty of activities and attractions to enjoy that observe safety precautions and social distancing. When visiting Delamar, there are endless possibilities for exploring local attractions and activities that defines Traverse City during this special time of year. 

Outdoor Fun

Traverse City offers a plethora of accessible outdoor recreation areas that caters to every skill level and is a blast for the whole family:

Mt. Holiday

Just beyond the city limits, Mt. Holiday is your one stop shop for all your winter fun. Ski and snowboard down 16 runs or take lessons to improve your skills before you hit the slopes. Rent a tube at Mt. Holiday and share an exciting ride with the whole family – or book your family’s tubing adventure in advance to ensure your comfort and safety.

Beyond snow sports, you can race through the trees on ziplines, warm up in the lodge as you grab a bite to eat, sip on a warm beverage, and attend themed snowsport events. 

Hickory Hills

Stay local at one of Traverse City’s favorite slopes. Operated and owned by Traverse City, Hickory Hills offers thirteen downhill runs that range from beginner to advanced and features a 240-foot vertical drop. There are also 5K of cross country trails, 1K of lighted trails for night skiing, and snowshoe paths – perfect for a socially distanced experience of Traverse City’s natural beauty. 

Recently, Hickory Hill renovated its lodge and expanded its recreation terrain for even more fun in the snow. For some refreshing fun that Traverse City residents and visitors love, Hickory Hills is a must to visit. 

Fat Tire Biking

Biking in Traverse City is not a seasonal activity. In fact, winter is one of the the most exciting times to bike your way through the gorgeous region. Hop on a fat tire bike and explore the local scenery through off road trails or paved paths. 

The 17-mile Leelanau Trail is especially well groomed during this time of year for an excellent biking experience. Or visit Grand Traverse Commons for 140-acres of unpaved trails that wind through serene streams, meadows, and woods. Bring your own bike or rent one from one of the various shops around Traverse City to discover a whole new way to enjoy Michigan’s winter!

Local Attractions 

Downtown Traverse City 

After hitting the slopes or biking through the wilderness, swing by Downtown Traverse City for the perfect evening. Brimming with culture, shop at the picturesque boutiques or contemplate art in the local galleries for an escapade of delight. And with a smorgasbord of top-tier restaurants, your appetite is sure to be fulfilled. For a COVID conscious dining experience with a gorgeous view of the Grand Traverse Bay, visit Artisan Traverse City for an indulgent and innovative meal inspired by Great Lakes cuisine. 

Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Traverse City is also known for its rich selection of local wineries, breweries, and distilleries. taste many of the beverages at restaurants or bars in the areas serving some of our local favorites including the wines from Bowers Harbor Vineyards, spirits from Grand Traverse Distillery, or beers by The Workshop Brewing Company. Fortunately if you’d prefer to do a private tasting, you will be sure to find a bottle to take back to your accommodations.

Delamar Traverse City

Enjoy the best this winter by visiting Delamar Traverse City for an unforgettable getaway. With seasonal experiences to explore and weekly events occurring at Delamar, there is always a new memory to share with loved ones. Whether you want to dive into the local scene or unwind with a luxurious staycation, Delamar observes all COVID-19 safety precautions to ensure the wellness of our guests and staff so that you may discover the magic of Traverse City this winter. 

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