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Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine October 2018

Since 1981, Traverse, Nothern Michigan's Magazine celebrates the best of life Up North through award-winning photography and editorial. Every month, you'll get insider travel tips, regional history, armchair adventure and pristine landscapes. With Traverse Magazine you'll stay in touch with life Up North all year long-wherever you are.

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12 Issues

in this issue

6 min.
dream believers

Here is our mission statement, and while we didn’t have one in the crazy first decade of the company, the sentiment could be found on the day we first set up our sawhorse desks: “We are committed to celebrating and protecting Northern Michigan’s environment, recreational opportunities, cultural experiences, intact small towns and enduring entrepreneurial spirit.” I chose paper and ink as our canvas. It was a reflection of my passion for the medium and my belief that only a magazine of the best quality could capture the beauty and the life of this place. In this issue, we meet two wonderful young women who have chosen a different medium for storytelling, inviting entrepreneurs on stage to share with an audience the reason their chosen work fulfills not only their dream but…

4 min.
the duck side of art

Since 1976, the Michigan State Duck Stamp Program has generated millions of dollars for wetland and waterfowl conservation. Artwork for the stamp is selected every year in a national competition. This year, Suttons Bay artist Chris Smith took first place. This is the fourth time since 2005 that Smith’s artwork has been chosen for the official stamp. But this year’s win was especially sweet, as it was the first time a hunting dog appeared on the winning entry. In addition to the regularly issued stamp, Smith’s work was also made into a special governor’s edition with 100 prints signed by Smith and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Here, Smith—who is also an author and freelance illustrator of over 24 hunting and fishing books—talks about his career, the role hunting plays in…

1 min.
hang out with us beyond the pages of traverse magazine.

TAKE A VIDEO VACATION Sit back, relax, and enjoy these beautiful aerial views of Michigan’s Tunnel of Trees during peak fall color. SHARE YOUR #MYNORTH ADVENTURES Follow us @MyNorthMedia and tag your October pics with #MyNorth. You could end up in the pages of Traverse Magazine. OCTOBER EVENT HIGHLIGHT OCTOBER 12–13 DRUMMOND ISLAND FALL ON THE ISLAND FESTIVAL Drummond Island Township Hall CELEBRATE TRAVERSE MAGAZINE IN-PERSON IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN Join our editorial staff, special guests and your fellow readers at Suttons Bay Ciders for a free celebration of our October 2018 Traverse Magazine. Enjoy casual, fun networking, drink specials and spectacular views of the Leelanau Peninsula. Editor Emily Tyra and Founder Deborah Wyatt Fellows will raise a glass and share behind-the-scene stories of the Fall Color Tour issue. Wednesday, September 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. RSVP:…

6 min.

TIX Look for this symbol in our Events listings and get your tickets at FRI 5 Music | Pop/Soul singer, songwriter and Broadway chanteuse Morgan James returns with her second album, Reckless Abandon. City Opera House, Traverse City. SAT 6 And More | Celebrate Harvest Day at Chateau Chantal with a Wine Aroma Challenge, Mini Slurpin’ Seminar and Grape Stompin’on the west lawn, weather permitting. FRI 12 Festivals | Drummond Island Fall on the Island Festival offers incredible food, tasty craft beer, a talented line-up of musicians, the Artisan Fair, the 5K/10K or tee off in the golf tournament. TIX SAT 13 And More | Northern Home & Cottage’s second home tour of the season, featuring gorgeous homes in the Traverse City area, 10am - 5pm. Tickets available at 800.836.0717 or TIX SUN 14 Festivals |…

1 min.
wine taste like a pro

GET BEYOND THE TASTING BAR Lingering is the latest vineyard visit trend, whether for an extended tasting paired with cheese, a glass of wine on the vineyard deck or beside an outdoor fire, or on a guided cellar tour. At Chateau Chantal, wander amid vines on the “Founders Trail,” a walking path now open year-round (except on spraying days) that encourages you to explore the vineyard; you can also stomp grapes at the October 6 Harvest Fest. Hang with the owner/vintner—Verterra's Paul Hamlin—when you book a private tour and tasting with a vineyard view of library wines so limited they're not served in the tasting room. Or just sit and stare at the fall color view at Petoskey Farms, where owner Tracie Roush says she operates her own fall color hotline,…

1 min.
tasting room do's

1. Be curious and open to trying things outside of your regular pour. Says Lindy Kellogg, tasting room manager at Shady Lane Cellars, this is how you broaden your palate and find some potential new favorites. A tasting room is also the perfect place to try a new grape varietal, or a wine made in a new style, says Marie Chantal-Dalese, president and CEO of Chateau Chantal. 2. Think like a sommelier and go light on the perfumes; they affect your taste of the wine—and that of those around you. 3. Be patient with staff, especially on busy fall Saturdays. If you want a more personalized experience, ask (ahead of your visit) about private tasting or pairing opportunities. 4. Pay attention to tasting notes and hone in on descriptors. Maybe you can't necessarily…