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Bryan will help you understand the difference between shared access &
private frontage. He will explain traditional septic systems versus
engineered systems versus holding tanks. He will discuss the value
considerations between "waterside of the road" versus "across the road"
when it comes to Grand Traverse Bay water frontage. He will explain the big differences
between "manufactured" & "modular". He will happily guide you through
the Land Division Act guidelines & important steps to consider in
turning a property into a condominium development. Today will always be
the best time to move forward on Grand Traverse Bay, so give Bryan Beckwith a call today
The geographical theme of Grand Traverse Bay is shaped by rolling hills,
close to Great Lakes shorelines including coastal dunes on the west coast, large
inland lakes, numerous rivers and large forests. A tension zone is
identified running from Muskegon to Saginaw Bay marked by a change in
soil type and common tree species. North of the line the historic
pre-settlement forests were beech and sugar maple, mixed with hemlock,
white pine, and yellow birch which only grew on moist soils father
south. Southern Michigan forests were primarily deciduous with oaks, red
maple, shagbark hickory, basswood and cottonwood which are uncommon
further north. Northern Michigan soils tend to be coarser, and the
growing season is shorter with a cooler climate. Lake effect weather
brings significant snowfalls to snow belt areas of Northern Michigan.
There were more than 150 past and present light houses around
Michigan's Great Lakes coasts, including several in Northern Michigan.
They serve as functioning warnings to mariners, but are also integral to
the region's culture and history. See a list of Michigan light houses
for more information on individual lighthouses.
Grand Traverse Bay, Cherry Capital Airport is a United
States Coast Guard air station (CGAS), which is responsible for both
maritime and land-based search and rescue operations in the northern
Great Lakes region.
The state forests in the U.S. state of Michigan are managed by the
Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Forest, Mineral and Fire
Management unit. It is the largest state forest system in the nation at
3,900,000 acres (16,000 km).
In addition, portions of
Grand Traverse Bay are covered by the Manistee
National Forest and the Huron National Forest. In the former, a unique
environment is present at the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness. This
relatively small area of 3,450 acres (14.0 km), on Lake Michigan's east
shore, is one of few wilderness areas in the U.S. with an extensive lake
shore dunes ecosystem. The dunes are 3500 to 4000 years old, and rise to
nearly 140 feet (43 m) higher than the lake. The Nordhouse Dunes are
interspersed with woody vegetation such as jack pine, juniper and
hemlock. Many small water holes and marshes dot the landscape, and dune
grass covers some of the dunes. The wide and sandy beach is ideal for
walks and sunset viewing.
Grand Traverse Bay creating a unique regional ecosystem. A
large portion of
Grand Traverse Bay is the so-called Grayling outwash plain, which
consists of broad outwash plain including sandy ice-disintegration
ridges; jack pine barrens, some white pine-red pine forest, and northern
hardwood forest. Large lakes were created by glacial action.
Grand Traverse Bay is a unique travel environment. Consequently, drivers should
be forewarned: travel distances should not be underestimated. Michigan's
overall length is only 456 miles (734 km) and width 386 miles (621 km) –
but because of the lakes those distances cannot be traveled directly.
The distance from northwest to the southeast corner is 456 miles
(734 km) 'as the crow flies'. Unlike the crows, travelers must go around the Great Lakes. For example, when traveling to the Upper Peninsula, it
is well to realize that it is roughly 300 miles (480 km) from Detroit to
the Mackinac Bridge, but it is another 300 miles (480 km) from St.
Ignace to Ironwood.
Grand Traverse Bay fall activities include harvest festivals, and driving around in the
woods to watch the colorful fall leaves. Hunting in Northern Michigan is
a popular fall pastime. There are seasons for bow hunting and a
muzzle-loader season as well as for using modern rifle season. The
opening day of deer season (November 15) is a major day for some
residents. Some schools close November 15, due to low attendance, due to
opening day of deer season.
Grand Traverse Bay has the four seasons in their extremes, with sometimes
unbearably hot and humid summer days (although, mild in comparison to
some parts of the south) to subzero days in winter. With the expansive
hardwood forest in Northern Michigan, "fall color" tourist are found
throughout the area in early to mid-autumn. When the spring rains come,
many roads and bridges become impassable due to flooding or muddy to the
point a four-wheel drive cannot pass. Snow fall totals can vary
throughout the region due to Lake-effect snow from the prevailing
westerly winds off of Lake Michigan, with average yearly snow fall of
141.4" (359.2 cm) in Gaylord to 52.4" (133.1 cm) in Harrisville. Both
the high and low temperature records for all of Michigan are held by
communities in Northern Lower Michigan. The high is 112°F (44°C) set in
Mio on July 13, 1936 and the low is -51°F (-46°C) set in Vanderbilt on
February 9, 1934.
Grand Traverse Bay was populated by many different ethnicities, including
groups from New England, Germany, and Poland. The Odawa nation is
located in Emmet County. (Little Traverse Band of Odawa Indians) Native
American reservations exist at Mount Pleasant and on the Leelanau