A DAY ON OLD MISSION
Old Mission Peninsula: the perfect place to unwind after a hectic week. Nestled in the middle of Grand Traverse Bay, OMP is still close to town, but far enough away for almost any summer activity imaginable.
COORDINATES: 44.9902, -85.4797
LEVEL: Beginner (anyone)
TIME: Medium-long (A few hours to a full day)
ACCESSIBILITY: Easy (most stops have ample parking).
THINGS TO DO:
SUP/Kayak, wine tours, sunsets, snorkeling, swimming, Old Mission Lighthouse
WHEN TO GO: Summer, fall
HOW TO GET THERE:
The base of Old Mission Peninsula is only 2 miles from our downtown Traverse City shop. From the store, take Grandview Parkway east until it connects with M-37. This road then takes you up the entire length of the peninsula
WHAT TO BRING: Camera, swimming gear,
OPTIONAL SIDE TREK: Old Mission offers some of the most scenic road riding in the area. Bring your road bike and cruise the loop along the edge of the peninsula
KICK IT UP A NOTCH: Bring a SUP or kayak on a calm day and head on out to Power Island
TIPS: While OMP is famous for its wineries, there are also plenty of great hidden spots to grab a snack or a more formal bite to eat. Among our favorites are Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant & Brewery and Old Mission General Store
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