The next cruising hot spot is closer than you think: Get ready for more ships on the Great Lakes – Chicago Tribune — Read about it on the Chicago Tribune.
The Discovery Pier is a new and unique venue for events of all kinds. Not just on the water, it is literally out in the Bay. Surrounded by tall ships and spectacular views of Traverse City. There is no other rentable space like it in northern Michigan. With capacity for a 60′ x 100′ tent, […]
Like an eighth ocean in the forests of North America, the hard-to-access Great Lakes are a natural paradise that the HANSEATIC inspiration will visit in style. A brand-new Expedition Class cruise ship currently being built For Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will be visiting Traverse City on June 15 2020. Originating from Toronto, the 14 day itinerary includes […]
The Discovery Pier can’t be beat for fishing opportunities in West Grand Traverse Bay. Deep water right off the Pier provides access to many species: Lake and Brown Trout, Salmon, Northern Pike, Bass, Perch and panfish. Picnic tables and benches make it a great place to take the kids. There’s even parking and a porta-john […]
MDOT Calls Seasonal Pedestrian Island a Success MDOT has declared the seasonal island of safe refuge between the Discovery Center & the Discovery Pier a success. See the article here: MDOT Calls Seasonal Pedestrian Island along M-22 a Success
New Pedestrian Island Coming to Connect Discovery Center and Discovery Pier The Discovery Center had discussions for years with the Michigan Department of Transportation to find an effective and affordable way to move pedestrians safely across M-22 to West Bay. Both overpass bridges and underpass tunnels are incredibly expensive, difficult to maintain, and challenging to design to accommodate […]
9&10 News describe Inland Seas exiting new plans for the Utopia in 2017: The ship will offer a variety of hands-on learning experiences and will be docking at Traverse City’s soon-to-be Discovery Pier so Fred says people of all age groups can learn from the ship first hand, “So Utopia is going to be docked […]
Edgewater’s community presentation from Tuesday, September 20, 2016. This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office Online.
At 17:45 on Thursday, September 29, 2016 the Utopia finished its journey from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. It landed on its new berth at the Discovery Pier. Ellsworth Peterson generously donated his famed 65-foot schooner, Utopia, to the Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA). The Schooner’s Remarkable History The staysail schooner was designed by the late Fred J. Peterson. It […]
The Grand Traverse Bay coal dock is one step closer to opening to the public. Click below to view the Jan 29, 2016 TV 9&10 news report Source: Rotary Charities of Traverse City Hopes to Open Coal Dock in May