Good Traverse City Reads – Traverse City Michigan

In Perfect Day Michigan, Amy Eckert says, “Traverse City’s distinct four-season climate makes this region of Michigan a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts.” She offers a tour that includes the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail, trips along the TART Trail, a visit to Grand Traverse Lighthouse, and a drive along M-22 with stops in Glen Arbor and Leland. Eckert stops in for dinner at Trattoria Stella in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

Grand Traverse Commons is also a key theme for Amy Piper’s book, Secret Michigan which promises a guide to the weird and obscure. Piper takes a look in the tunnels that link the buildings of the old Traverse City Asylum, now known as The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. These old tunnels connected the buildings with their heat and electrical needs and today make for a fascinating tour.