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Live the Many Things to do in Traverse City

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa


  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

Choose Your Season

Winter Activities

  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Skating
  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Indoor Water Playground
  • Winter Microbrew Festival
  • Indoor Golf

Spring Activities

  • Sunday Brunch in Aerie Restaurant
  • Traverse City Hunting & Fishing Expo
  • Spring Sip 'n Savor Wine Event
  • Bayshore Marathon
  • Old Mission Blossom Days Wine Event
  • Traverse City Shopping Spree
  • Self-Guided Foodie Tour
  • Dennos Museum Center
  • Indoor Tennis
  • Gaming at Turtle Creek Casino

Summer Activities

  • Swimming at the Beach Club
  • Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • Elk Rapids Harbor Days
  • Watersport Rentals at the Beach Club
  • 54-Holes of Championship Golf
  • Ice cream at Dylan's Candy Bar
  • Summer Microbrew Festival
  • Fishing
  • National Cherry Festival
  • Traverse City Film Festival

Fall Activities

  • Scenic Fall Golf
  • Detroit Red Wings Training Camp
  • Fall Tennis
  • Bike the TART Trail
  • Take a Spa-cation
  • Microbrew Tour
  • Group Wine Tour
  • Iceman Cometh Mountain Bike Race
  • Fall Color Tour
  • Sunset Dining in Aerie

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Exciting discoveries happen every day, every hour as you explore Resort activities and the many attractions of the Grand Traverse region.


The newest addition to the many ways to play at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is here! Introducing the ElliptiGO fitness bike. ElliptiGO bikes are quickly garnering national accolades as one of the top ways for runners to train. The ElliptiGO bikes are easy to ride and provide a great, low-impact--and fun--exercise experience.

ElliptiGO rentals are now available at our Health Club. Advance reservations are not required, but are recommended. For more information, visit the official ElliptiGO website.

ElliptiGO 1-hour Rental:

$15 for Resort Guests

$10 for Club Members

Includes riding instruction and helmet. Must be 18. Based on availability. ElliptiGO bikes may be ridden on our sidewalks and/or Resort roads; riding on golf cart paths is not permitted.

To reserve a ElliptiGO bike, visit the Health Club or call 231-534-6770.

Water Activities

From ‘big air” rides to rentals that can be pedaled, paddled and pulled full-throttle, there are many different ways to play in the pristine waters of East Grand Traverse Bay. Off-site water adventure options inlude nearby parasailing, canoeing, and fishing. For the ultimate in convenience, the staff at Blue Sky Rentals are ready to assist with an on-site rental facility at our Private Beach Club, located directly on East Grand Traverse Bay. Blue Sky's watersport rentals options include:

  • Kayaks
  • Pontoon Boats
  • Ski Boats
  • Sea Doo jet skis
  • Water Trampoline
  • Stand-Up Paddleboards

blue sky rentals

Winter Activities


The fun doesn’t stop when the temperatures drop. Guests can enjoy ice-skating, explore groomed trails on cross-country skis or trek through fresh powder on snowshoes. Bring your own gear, or find Winter Snow Sports Rentals at the Bear Logo store in the Resort’s Gallery of Shops.

On-Site Winter Activities

Ice Skating

Bring your own or rent for $5/hr or $20/day.
No fee for those using their own equipment.
Located near Health Club/Spa parking lot.


Bring your own or rent for $15/hr or $30/day.
No fee for those using their own equipment.

Cross Country Skiing

Bring your own or rent for $10/hr or $25/day.
Rental includes boots.
No fee for those using their own equipment.

Kids' Activities
12:00pm-2:00pm Saturdays, Sundays

Winter themed crafts in the Health Club

Winter Golf

Located at our Golf Academy, featuring three heated indoor/outdoor hitting bays.

Monday-Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Practice Rates:
$10 for 30 min. | $20 for 60 min.

GC2 Golf Simulator Rates:
$25 for 30 min. | $40 for 60 min. | $80 for 120 min.

For details, call 231-534-6550 or golfacademy@gtresort.com.

Off-Site Winter Activities

Snowmobile Rides

Blue Sky Rentals
Only a 15 minute drive from Resort.
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Sleigh Rides

Antler Ridge Farms
Only a 5 minute drive from Resort.

Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing

Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation Area
Only a 10 minute drive from Resort.
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