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Hot Air Ballooning in Traverse City, Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan USA

Passengers:
2-10
Height:
2000-3000 ft / 610-914 m
Weather condition :
Fair
Age:
10 yrs +
Located at the south end of Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City is actually a 32 mi (51 km) long, 10 mi (16 km) wide and up to 620 ft (190 m) deep in spots bay of Lake Michigan. Combining varied natural attractions for adventure and/or relaxation, Traverse City is a four-season visitor’s destination.

Most of us are familiar with Hot Air Balloons from our childhood, after reading (or watching one of the many film adaptations of) Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days”. Maybe we won’t experience the same difficulties as Phileas Fogg -after all we won’t have to worry about the clock ticking- but we will definitely experience the same excitement of a Hot Air Balloon flight with the 21st century’s amenities.

Meet your traveling companions just before sunrise, get into the balloon basket and wait for your experienced F.A.A. Certified Pilot to take care of the rest. The launching varies, as it depends on the direction of the wind, but is always within a 15 mi/24 km radius of Traverse City.

The balloon flies as high as 2000-3000 ft/610-914 m or more. You will be able to see East and West Grand Traverse Bay, the Chain-o-lakes, as well as the alluring northern Michigan landscapes. A small camera or hand-held video camera may come in handy to capture the amazing scenery, while you’re in flight. Upon landing, the experience ends with the traditional Champagne Celebration.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM CADILLAC, MICHIGAN
65.34 km/ 40.6mi, 49 mins
Follow the I-75 N. 1. Head northeast on W Pine St toward N Mitchell St. 2. Take the first turning left onto U.S. 131-BUS N / N Mitchell St. 3. Turning right at (n) -U.S. 131 BUS N / 34 Rd / E Boon Rd Continue to follow the 34 Rd / E Boon Rd. 4. Turn left to merge on US-131 N. 5. Turn left into the (n) M-113 W. 6. Turning right at (n) Clark Rd. 7. Carry straight to Voice Rd. 8. Turning right onto (v) Co. Rd 611 / Garfield Rd Continue to follow the Garfield Rd. 9. Turning right at (n) on the 3rd Mile Rd S. 10. Turning right at (n) Potter Rd E. 11. Take the 3rd left turn at Cross Country Trail Your destination will be on your left.
BY CAR FROM BIG RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
132.29km/ 82.2mi, 1 hour 22 mins
Follow the US-131 N. 1. Head north on U.S. 131-Business / Northland Dr. to Maple St. 2. Turning left at (n) -U.S. 131 Business / the 19th Mile Rd. 3. Turn right to enter (n) U.S. N-131 to Cadillac. 4. Turn left into the (n) M-113 W. 5. Turning right at (n) Clark Rd. 6. Carry straight to Voice Rd. 7. Turning right onto (v) Co. Rd 611 / Garfield Rd Continue to follow the Garfield Rd. 8. Turning right at (n) on the 3rd Mile Rd S. 9. Turning right at (n) Potter Rd E. 10. Take the 3rd left turn at Cross Country Trail Your destination will be on your left.
BY CAR FROM MIDLAND, MICHIGAN
199.56km/124mi, 2 hours 4 mins
Follow the US-10 W and M-115 W. 1. Head northeast on Jerome St to W Larkin St. 2. Turn left into (v) Indian St W. 3. Proceed to Eastman Ave. 4. Merge onto US-10 W via the ramp road to Clare. 5. Take exit 162 to merge on US-10 W to 115 Michigan / Ludington / Cadillac. 6. Take exit M-115 in Cadillac. 7. Turning right at (n) M-115 W / Cadillac Dr. Continue to follow the M-115 W. 8. Turn right to enter (n) U.S. N-131. 9. Turn left into the (n) M-113 W. 10. Turning right at (n) Clark Rd. 11. Carry straight to Voice Rd. 12. Turning right onto (v) Co. Rd 611 / Garfield Rd Continue to follow the Garfield Rd. 13. Turning right at (n) 3 Mile Rd S. 14. Turning right at (n) Potter Rd E. 15. Take the 3rd left turn at Cross Country Trail Your destination will be on your left
BY AIR
Cherry Capital Airport (Domestic),
4 miles (6,4km)
BY TRAIN

There is no train station serving this spot.

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