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Old-Mission is a small community located on the northern tip of Old Mission Peninsula in Grand Traverse Bay, Northern Michigan. This is a fascinating place that is an internationally known wine producing region. Interestingly, the lake effect snows protect the vines from northern Michigan's icy winters. Winter also brings lots of outdoor fun to the Old Mission Peninsula in the way of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and ice-skating. In January and February, many of the local wineries and bed & breakfasts in the area host "Wine, Ski and B&B Weekends," with skiing, wine tasting and gourmet food sampling. Old Mission is definitely a four-season tourist resort area. Springtime brings blossoming cherry trees and the annual weekend-long "Blossom Days Celebration" to the Peninsula. In the summertime, there are farmer's markets and "pick your own" cherries, peaches, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Recreational activities are abundant and include swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, sailing, picnicking and biking. Autumn is no less special with its' Fall Color Tours, roadside pumpkin stands and apple harvests. Just a few of the other points of interest on the Peninsula include the Old Mission Tavern, General Store, Hooper's Farm Market and the Old Mission Inn.

Surrounding areas: Elk Rapids, Michigan (5.8 mi), Suttons Bay, Michigan (8.2 mi), Elk Lake, Michigan (8.7 mi), Torch Lake, Michigan (10.0 mi), Lake Leelanau, Michigan (11.3 mi), Northport, Michigan (13.3 mi), Bellaire, Michigan (13.7 mi)

Old Mission Vacation Rentals




Old Mission Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Elk Rapids Beach Resort8975 N Bayshore DrElk Rapids, MI5.5 mi.(231) 264-6400
Century Farms2421 N Jacobson RdSuttons Bay, MI8.5 mi.(231) 271-2421
Torch Timbers Inn9260 Se Torch LK DrAlden, MI11.7 mi.(231) 331-4050
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3536 Mt Hope RdAcme, MI13.2 mi.(231) 938-2600
Sleep Inn And Suites5520 US 31 NAcme, MI13.2 mi.(231) 938-7000
Shanty CreekOne Shanty Creek RdBellaire, MI13.5 mi.(231) 533-8621
Best Western Four Seasons305 Munson AveTraverse City, MI14.7 mi.(231) 946-8424
Days Inn And Suites Traverse City420 Munson AveTraverse City, MI14.8 mi.(231) 941-0208
Travelodge & Suites-traverse City460 Munson AveTraverse City, MI14.8 mi.(231) 947-5436
Traverse Victorian Inn461 Munson AveTraverse City, MI14.8 mi.(231) 947-5525
Bayshore Resort833 E Front StTraverse City, MI14.9 mi.(231) 935-4400
Americinn Motel & Suites1614 US 31 NorthTraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 938-0288
Baymont Inn & Suites2326 North US 31 SouthTraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 933-4454
Econo Lodge1065 M 37 STraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 943-3040
Fairfield Inn By Marriott--Traverse City3701 N County DrTraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 922-7900
Grand Beach Resort Hotel1683 N US Hwy 31 NTraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 938-4455
Great Wolf Lodge3575 N Hwy US 31 STraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 941-3600
Hampton Inn - Traverse City100 US 31 NTraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 946-8900
Hampton Inn1000 US 31 NorthTraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 946-8900
Knights Inn1941 US 31 NTraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 938-1900
Quality Inn1492 US 31 NTraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 929-4423
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel1773 N US Hwy 31 NTraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 938-0100
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel1773 US 31 NTraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 938-0100
Super 8 Motel1870 N US Hwy 31 NTraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 938-1887
Traverse Bay Inn2300 N US Hwy 31 NTraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 938-2646
Traverse City Courtyard3615 W S Airport RdTraverse City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 929-1800
Park Place Hotel300 E State StTraverse City, MI15.4 mi.(231) 946-5000
Leelanau Country Inn149 E HBR HwyMaple City, MI19.6 mi.(616) 228-5060
Econo Lodge703 N Cedar StKalkaska, MI21.7 mi.(231) 258-9119
The HomesteadWood RDG RdGlen Arbor, MI24.9 mi.(616) 334-5000
Americinn Lodge & Suites11800 US 31 NCharlevoix, MI27.0 mi.(231) 237-0988
Sleep In Hotel801 Petoskey AveCharlevoix, MI27.8 mi.(231) 547-0300
Water Street Inn200 Front StBoyne City, MI28.7 mi.(231) 582-3000
 
Bed & Breakfast
Cairn House Bed & Breakfast8160 Cairn HwyElk Rapids, MI6.1 mi.(231) 264-8994
Deer Lake Bed & Breakfast631 E Deer LK RdBoyne City, MI28.9 mi.(231) 582-9039

Old Mission Weather & Climate

Four very distinct seasons with a lake effect that is quite strong during much of the year describes the climate of Michigan's northern region. The lake effect increases cloudiness during late fall and winter, and also modifies the temperatures - keeping things cooler in the summer. The "Chain of Lakes Region" in northwest Michigan sees a lot of moisture throughout the year in the form of showers and thunderstorms during the summer and snow and ice during the winter. In winter, the humidity from the lake condenses as snow when it reaches land, creating quite heavy snowfalls in some areas. During the winter, the temperature of the lakes continues to drop, and ice sometimes covers portions of the lakes. Summers are warm, but periods of extreme heat and humidity are infrequent.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 27°F 13°F 1.42 in. -
February 29°F 12°F 0.78 in. -
March 38°F 19°F 1.50 in. -
April 50°F 29°F 2.27 in. -
May 64°F 40°F 2.33 in. -
June 73°F 49°F 2.94 in. -
July 78°F 55°F 2.51 in. -
August 76°F 54°F 3.48 in. -
September 68°F 47°F 3.84 in. -
October 56°F 37°F 2.88 in. -
November 43°F 28°F 2.05 in. -
December 32°F 19°F 1.53 in. -

Old Mission Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Cherry Capital airport (TVC) located about 15 miles southwest of Old Mission in Traverse City, Michigan, the Otsego County airport (GLR) located approximately 38 miles east of Old Mission in Gaylord, Michigan, the Pellston Regional Of Emmet County airport (PLN) located roughly 53 miles northeast of Old Mission in Pellston, Michigan, and finally the Manistee County Blacker airport (MBL) located around 60 miles southwest of Old Mission in Manistee, Michigan.

Old Mission Attractions

 
Golf Courses
Elk Rapids Golf CourseElk RapidsMI5.8 mi.
Veronica Valley Golf CourseLake LeelanauMI11.1 mi.
Bellaire Golf ClubBellaireMI13.7 mi.
Chief Golf CourseBellaireMI13.7 mi.
Farm Golf ClubBellaireMI13.7 mi.
Hawks Eye Golf ClubBellaireMI13.7 mi.
High Pointe Golf ClubWilliamsburgMI13.9 mi.
Bay Meadows Golf CourseTraverse CityMI15.3 mi.
Crown Golf CourseTraverse CityMI15.3 mi.
Elmbrook Golf CourseTraverse CityMI15.3 mi.
Mitchell Creek Golf CourseTraverse CityMI15.3 mi.
Antrim Dells Golf ClubEllsworthMI18.2 mi.
Cedar Hills Golf CourseTraverse CityMI18.6 mi.
Lakes of the North Deer Run Golf CourseMancelonaMI21.2 mi.
Windmill Farm of MancelonaMancelonaMI21.2 mi.
Grandview Golf ClubKalkaskaMI21.7 mi.
Timber Wolf Golf ClubKalkaskaMI21.7 mi.
Twin Birch Golf ClubKalkaskaMI21.7 mi.
Mallard Golf ClubEast JordanMI22.1 mi.
Ye Nyne Olde HollesEast JordanMI22.1 mi.
Mistwood Golf CourseLake AnnMI24.1 mi.
Interlochen Golf ClubInterlochenMI26.0 mi.
Belvedere Golf ClubCharlevoixMI26.9 mi.
Charlevoix Country ClubCharlevoixMI26.9 mi.
Charlevoix Golf CourseCharlevoixMI26.9 mi.
Dunmaglas Golf CourseCharlevoixMI26.9 mi.
Dunes Golf ClubEmpireMI30.0 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Shanty CreekBellaireMI13.5 mi.
Sugar Loaf ResortCedarMI17.1 mi.
The Homestead ResortGlen ArborMI24.9 mi.
Boyne USA ResortsBoyne FallsMI31.2 mi.
Crystal MountainThompsonvilleMI37.9 mi.
Treetops SylvanGaylordMI39.9 mi.
Nubs NobHarbor SpringsMI40.4 mi.
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf ResortCadillacMI49.3 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI105.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Traverse City State ParkMI15.7 mi. 
D H Day State ParkMI26.6 mi. 
Interlochen State ParkMI27.2 mi. 
Young State ParkMI28.5 mi. 
Otsego Lake State ParkMI39.5 mi. 
 
Museums
Dennos Museum CenterTraverse CityMI15.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)


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