Grand Traverse Bay, arm of Lake Michigan, 32 mi (52 km) long and 10 mi (16 km) wide, W central Mich. The bay is known for its fishing and boating. The surrounding area is an important cherry-growing and resort region. Traverse City is located at the head of the bay.
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