The Discovery Pier Pedestrian crossing is a seasonal modular pedestrian island of refuge that we put out in the middle of M22 every spring and take out every fall to remove obstructions for snow plows. It is the first of its kind in Michigan. PPP, Inc., the supplier featured our pedestrian island in this YouTube […]
GREILICKVILLE — Transformation of the former coal dock into the publicly accessible Discovery Pier is smoothing the way for more passenger carrying cruise ships to visit Traverse City. The facility in December was certified as a cruise port by the U.S. Coast Guard. Local officials who want to grab a piece of growing Great Lakes […]
This private yacht is enjoying the calm early morning waters in West Bay during 2019 TC Cherry Festival.
Leelanau County’s ship is coming in. In a presentation at the Discovery Center Collaborative in Elmwood Twp. Tuesday, Traverse City Cruise Ship Consortium Chair Mike Wills said the Discovery Center Pier is now open for docking cruise ships up to 250 feet in length. Ships up to 450′ (the largest that can get into the […]
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 […]