Welcome to Old Mission Peninsula
The peaceful, idyllic slice of life in Michigan’s gorgeous wine country
You’re entering the gorgeous northern Michigan wine country. It’s a lovely strip surrounded by the sky-blue waters of the east and west arms of the Grand Traverse Bay. From the cool winters to the breezy summers, the Old Mission Peninsula is truly a unique area. Once farmland and orchards, there are now an increasing number of vineyards as the microclimate is conducive to an extraordinary array of grapes.
Of course, no paradise is set up overnight, and the Old Mission Peninsula is no different. Since 1836, the region’s infrastructure naturally developed, and the population of Old Mission Peninsula grew. For those who would like to learn even more about the region, the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society
can serve as your time machine for a step back to the past.
What to Love
- A rich and varied assortment of cuisines
- The location’s connection with the region’s natural amenities
- The fun and delicious tours through the peninsula’s many wineries
- An interesting historical background
The fine folks here are sure to leave you feeling accommodated, and they know how to have a good time. There are boat rides down the Grand Traverse Bay and an assortment of parks and beaches that accent the entire peninsula.
Whether you’re in need of a bite to eat at one of the city’s gourmet restaurants such as Boathouse
or pleasantly drifting along the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail
, The Peninsula has so much for all walks of life to enjoy.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Peninsula is also home to a delicious variety of flavors, from the wines of Brys Estate
Vineyard and Winery to the seafood entrees of Boathouse
. Jolly Pumpkin
also certainly deserves mention with their hickory-smoked baby back ribs and a wide variety of Michigan beers. We’d be remiss if we didn’t also touch on the fantastic wines of the Mari Vineyards
, and that’s far from the only amazing options to choose from in Old Mission.
Things to Do
With such a growing population comes a wealth of excitement to take part in. First up on our list is the Bower’s Harbor Park
, where visitors can spend time with the whole family at the park’s playground, walking trails, and picnic areas. Then there’s the Mission Point Lighthouse
, which regularly holds tours overlooking the beautiful Grand Traverse Bay.
East Bay Park
is always a great spot to come and enjoy a picnic or a day out on the beach. What better way is there to experience Michigan’s wine country than to take a trip down the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail
and visit all 10 of the wineries that make up this trail of memories waiting to be made/ Lastly, the Power Island Park and Campground
can provide residents with nights of tranquil camping below the stars.
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