Traverse City Cherries and Sand The first of many cherry purchases. Cherry Festival sideshow: Ultimate Air Dogs in Action. Washington state exceeds Michigan in cherry production. The country that produces the most cherries overall is… Turkey. Michigan grows 75% of tart cherries in the US. Traverse City once baked 28,250 pounds of them into a Guinness World record breaking pie! Cherry picking is tricky. You need to be careful not to tear off the woody fruit spur that produces next year’s crop. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, with 65 miles of pristine Lake Michigan shoreline, is part of the National Parks system. We’re kicking back here after a barefoot sand hike. The highlight is a 450 ft. sand bluff towering over Lake Michigan. The view is spectacular. If it wasn’t for the curvature of the earth, you could look out over the water and see Wisconsin. See the thrill seekers running down the hill? They may soon regret the 2 hour hike back up, on all fours. The Third Coast – water as far as the eye can see. A perfect cherry red sunset! Michigan boasts the world’s longest freshwater coastline. As they say here, four out of five Great Lakes prefer Michigan. July 10th, 2015|Michigan|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestEmail Related Posts Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.