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travel | WINTER GETAWAYS


Traverse City, MI


Traverse City, Michigan, is a nice spot for relaxation this winter offering a good mix of outdoor and indoor activities. The town is located in North Michigan State, just on the edge of the Lake Michigan bay. Surrounded with stunning


scenery you can stroll through a wooden path or have a find a warm spot to curl up with a good cup of coffee. Do you want to stay indoors?


Traverse City and neighboring towns offer a variety of art galleries and museums. Visitors will find many art forms to suit eclectic tastes, from sculpture and painting to glass artistry and even photography. If history is more your thing, a variety of regional, historical museums are also open to the public. A great, not-to-miss


institution is the Interlochen Center for the Arts, just southwest of Traverse City. This artistic resource center offers more than 750 concerts, art exhibits, theater plays and dance shows annually.


Visit www.visittraversecity.com for more information and a full Traverse City gallery list.


Located just near the banks of the Ohio River, Adams County, OH, is a place still resonating the spirit of America’s past. A cozy, small-town atmosphere mixes well with naturally preserved prairie habitats. For visitors in the area,


it is fascinating to explore the local Amish community. The Amish are a Mennonite Christian community known for their traditional way of life, with simple clothes and little use of technology. The Adams County Wheat


Ridge Amish Community houses about 96 households. Visit their shops and bakeries, as well as artisan shops offering a variety of goods and services and watch them go by in their traditional horse buggies. A historically significant


attraction in this area is the Adams County Paleo-Indian District, one of the largest Paleo-Indian Sites in North America. Check out the history of Ohio’s earliest hunter- gatherer inhabitants, with artifacts dating as far back as 11,500 BC. If you want to explore the


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area’s rich natural habitat, visit the Appalachian Discovery Quilt Barn Trail. In addition to over 85 miles of hiking trails, the park is a haven for bird watchers. Catch a glimpse of a Bald Eagle, Osprey, Horned Lark or many other bird species.


You can also visit Serpent Mound (above), a national historical landmark and an ancient, Native American ceremonial structure.


More information about activities and attractions in the entire region is available on www.adamscountytravel.org.


Adams County, OH


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