The sun is starting to shine, the flowers are about to bloom, and we are getting ready to welcome spring with open arms at Leelanau Pines Campground! Northern Michigan offers plenty of spring activites that are great for families! Switch out your snow boots for sneakers, and your winter parka for a rain jacket - it's time to get outside and enjoy all the spring events near Traverse City!
Mud, Sweat, & Beers Fat Tire and Mountain Bike Race: May 6, 2023
Mt. Holiday Ski and Recreational Area hosts this event and the race starts and ends with beautiful views of Grand Traverse Bay. Over 900 cyclists are expected to participate and will have 4 different races you can choose from. The rides will vary by length and difficulty but there are races for the entire family! The four races are a 25 mile (Stout), 12 mile (Pale Ale), 2 mile (Ginger Ale), or the kids' mini-loop (Mud, Sweat and Root Beer). Learn more here.
North Mitten Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Race
Grab your running shoes and head north! This annual race will once again will be held at Crystal Mountain. The courses are a combination of pavement, trail, and backcountry roads and you can choose from running a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, or 1 mile race. Sign up here.
Annual Cherry Blossom: May 2023
Typically happening in mid May, the annual blossoming of the cherry trees in Northern Michigan is a stunning display of mother nature's beauty. Depending on the region and the weather, they may vary on when they bloom, so be ready for a last minute road trip! Read more here.
Michigan Morel Hunting Season: May 2023
Head into the forest and keep your eye out for these hard to find, but rewarding treats! One of the peak times to find Morels in Michigan is May, as it is morel month in Michigan. Morel season lasts from April - June, so you have plenty of time to research and check out a couple forests to find these tasty mushrooms. Learn more about this spring event in Traverse City here.
National Trails Day: June 3, 2023
Grab the family and the hiking boots and explore Northern Michigan hiking trails. This nationally celebrated day, encourages all people to get outside and find a new favorite trail or hike. Happy trails! For a list of northern Michigan hiking trails, click here.
Traverse City Spitters Home Games: Spring 2023
Play ball! Come enjoy America's favorite past time in Traverse City at Turtle Creek Stadium. Come cheer on the Pit Spitters! Check out their season schedule here.
Free Fishing Weekend: June 10-11, 2023
Grab your fishing gear and head north to Lake Leelanau with the friends to enjoy a free weekend of fishing! The state waives all license fees for these two days. You can choose to fish on the smaller inland lakes or take advantage of Lake Michigan. Residents and non-residents can participate! Learn more here.
When you plan a stay at Leelanau Pines Campground, there are always exciting activities and events nearby Traverse City that the whole family will love! Plus, there are always a lot of fun events to attend in the spring - so be sure to book a spring camping trip to our Camp-Resort to see all the events Northern Michigan has to offer. You can browse availability or book your spring stay here.