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Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine September 2017

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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4 min.
the in-between season

It’s been said that travel in September feels like playing hooky. There is no denying the strength of the “back to school,” task-oriented self that naturally emerges in most of us in this month. And that’s partly what makes the heightened sense of escape all the more palpable. We learned this a long time ago, which is why the September issue o f Traverse i s a lways c entered around travel. We want to play our part in giving everyone permission to listen to this month’s siren call beckoning us to drop what we should be doing and indulge. There is no being cast upon the rocks for listening, quite the contrary: This call rewards us with the treasures found in our “in between” month. The deeper, richer beauty of…

7 min.
up north arts & entertainment

Dennos Museum Expansion It’s fitting that Gene Jenneman gets to shepherd a long-planned, soon-to-becompleted $5 million expansion of the Dennos: He’s the only director the museum has ever known—and in fact, delayed his retirement just to see the project through. When it’s all said and done (Gene gave us a tentative ETA of early November), the Dennos will have nearly 15,000 square feet of additional space to devote to its mission, much of which will take shape as new permanent galleries. In November, look for brand new exhibitions of the Dennos’s 1,500-work collection of Inuit art—the largest collection in the United States; and new galleries of non-Inuit art, including the museum's growing collection of world-class photography, the centerpiece of which is a rare print by American photographer Edward Weston. For Jenneman,…

1 min.
mynorth tickets

ART & ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS CROOKED TREE ARTS CENTER, PETOSKEY Oct. 7 | Andreas Klein, solo pianist Nov. 4 | Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash, plucked from the past and brought to stand before you, just as they did in 1956! Dec. 16 & 17 | CTAC School of Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker KIRTLAND CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, GAYLORD Sept. 9 | Larry Gatlin, veteran singer, songwriter, storyteller Oct. 7 | Jimmy Osmond: Moon River and Me, tribute to Andy Williams Nov. 3 | Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks, The music and lives of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn & Johnny Cash MANISTEE CIVIC PLAYERS, MANISTEE Oct. 20–29 | Thriller, Deathtrap Dec. 1–10 | The comedy The Best Christmas Pageant Ever OLD TOWN PLAYHOUSE, TRAVERSE CITY Sept. 15–30 | Main Stage, Wait Until Dark Oct. 13–28 | Studio Theatre at the Depot, An…

12 min.
featured events

September TIX Look for this symbol in our Events listings and get your tickets at FRI 1 Art | Traverse City painter Mark Meyer chases The Light of Leelanau: Reflection, Refraction, Surface. An exhibition of his new oil paintings opens today at Center Gallery, Glen Arbor! SAT 2 Kids | Knee High Naturalists use their imagination to create a special home out of natural materials for forest fairies and gnomes during this Little Traverse Conservancy program. Ages 3–5. SUN 3 Sports | Swim, bike and run at the 5th Annual Boyne City Triathlon. Funds raised from this event support Team Lucky Seven and help to fight brain disease. MON 4 Sports | Happy Labor Day! Celebrate the holiday with a walk across the Mackinac Bridge. It takes about two hours, 7–11am. THU 7 And More | Enjoy…

3 min.
art-filled weekends

Soak up the scenery (and get your heart pumping) in Benzie County. Visit the Michigan Legacy Art Park, a 30-acre wooded preserve at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville that offers both an art experience and hiking trail. (open during daylight hours every day year round). The outdoor sculpture park provides a rich cultural experience—as you meander a winding trail through towering hardwoods, you’ll discover 49 sculptures, 31 poetry stones and an abundance of natural beauty. Book Crystal Mountain’s Bed and Breakfast lodging package, which includes access to the Art Park. Day-trip to nearby Oliver Art Center in the coastal village of Frankfort, where September classes include ceramics, watercolor, yoga and Pilates. CRYSTALMOUNTAIN.COM, MICHLEGACYARTPARK.ORG, OLIVERARTCENTERFRANKFORT.ORG. Be entertained in Manistee. Catch a flick or live performance on the shores of Lake Michigan in Manistee. The…

4 min.
home sweet water

It’s a warm, blustery September day. My heart skips a beat. I’ve been waiting for a day like this—a day fit for surfing Lake Michigan—since I returned to Frankfort nearly two weeks ago. I slip into my bikini, slather on some sunscreen and grab my rental surfboard from the bed of my dad’s truck. My feet dance in the sand as I make my way down to the water. I’m beaming. This is it. For the past nine months as I’ve learned to surf in the San Francisco Bay Area and grown slightly enamored with the Great Lakes surf culture, I’ve dreamed of returning home to Michigan and surfing Lake Michigan, one of my all-time favorite bodies of water. Today’s that day. Today is the day. I stop at the water’s edge, set my…