Grand Traverse Bay
on the northeast side of Lake Michigan also provides excellent smallmouth action.
The one-day event includes live music, stone vendors, a stone-skipping contest, and a stone hunt on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay
Montmorency tart cherries were one of the few crops to withstand the area's sandy soils in the 19th century, and the picturesque city along Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay
still hosts the National Cherry Festival every summer.
Nestled next to the Grand Traverse Bay
, vineyards and forests, Traverse City provided a perfect setting for the board to address the many important issues facing the franchise industry.
The ice cover map shows the greatest loss in ice cover along the shorelines of the upper Great Lakes, especially in large bays like Grand Traverse Bay
, Georgian Bay and on Lake Superior.
Most of the vineyards and wineries near Traverse City are either on the Leelanau Peninsula on the west side of Grand Traverse Bay
or the Old Mission Peninsula on the east side.
During the spring and summer of 2004, a systematic submarine exploration of the sill at the mouth of Grand Traverse Bay
was undertaken by the RV Pride of Michigan.
Situated along the 45th parallel (the same as Bordeaux, Burgundy and Alsace) and sheltered from harsh winters by its proximity to Lake Michigan, the peninsulas on each side of West Grand Traverse Bay
are home to the majority of Michigan's 71 commercial wineries and undoubtedly its finest.
Cindy Fairbanks, an environmental quality analyst at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, says the soil is the source of a groundwater pollution plume that ends up in Grand Traverse Bay
Among the most popular are Michigan Deer, Sleeping Bear Dunes Bear Hug, and Grand Traverse Bay
The Water Studies Institute is located in Northwestern Michigan College's Great Lakes Campus on West Grand Traverse Bay
. It has an on-site water analysis laboratory and will utilize the T/S Northwestern as a floating classroom for exploration of the Grand Traverse Bay