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Peninsula Township

Old Mission Lighthouse

Peninsula Township (Old Mission Peninsula) has some of the most impressive scenery in all of Michigan, with rolling hills, 42 miles of Great Lakes’ shoreline, stunning views of Lake Michigan bays, and farms, orchards, vineyards, and wineries. Thousands of tourists visit the area annually to enjoy the beauty of the Old Mission Peninsula, and more than 5,700 people are fortunate enough to call this area home. Residents and community leaders have long recognized the spectacular beauty of the peninsula and have consistently taken innovative steps to be good stewards of this special place.

In the past few years, the Township has been in the process of updating the Master Plan and Parks Plans while exploring opportunities to continue to provide a quality of life for which the area has become known. The Lake Michigan Coastal dynamics continue to shape and impact nearly the entire peninsula as it is surrounded by Grand Traverse Bay (which is part of Lake Michigan) on all sides. In partnership with the Land Information Access Association (LIAA) and a generous grant from the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program, they are in the process of conducting a Coastal Sustainability Assessment as well as identifying and including information pertaining to resiliency best practices as the township continues to update the Master Plan.


  • March 6, 2023 at 7pm - Peninsula Township Planning Commission (13235 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686)

Peninsula Township Coastal Assessment