• Directions to Traverse City, MI (including long-term trailer parking) •

Hotels in Traverse City

  • Holiday Inn, West Bay, 615 E Front Street, 231-947-3700
  • Bayshore Resort, 833 E Front Street, 231-935-4400
  • Days Inn and Suites, 420 Munson Avenue, 231-941-0208

Long-term trailer parking in Traverse City is made available to us at the Hagerty Garage by Presenting Sponsor Hagerty, the host of our Official Start on Saturday, June 23, and is available from 12:00 noon Tuesday, June 19, until 12:00 noon Tuesday, July 3.
Race car parking is at the hotels. Trailers must not park at the hotels. Short-term trailer parking is at Saint Francis School; long-term trailer parking is at the Hagerty Garage, 2830 Aero Park Drive.
From the east on I-80/I-90 (Ohio Turnpike)
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From the south on I-75
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From long-term trailer parking in Dearborn, Michigan (270 miles):
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From Detroit airport (DTW) (270 miles):
1.    From the east on I-80/I-90 (Ohio Turnpike):

  • a.    Approaching Toledo, Ohio, take Exit 64 (I-75).
  • b.    Bear right onto I-75 North (comes quick after the toll booth).
  • c.    Bear left to take I-475 West at Exit 204.
  • d.    Bear right to take US 23 North toward Ann Arbor at Exit 14. Stay on US 23 North until instruction # 4.
  • e.    Near Ann Arbor, Michigan, bear left to stay on US 23 North at Exit 42. Stay on US 23 North until instruction # 4.
  • f.    Bear right to stay on US 23 North at Exit 45. Stay on US 23 North until instruction # 4.
  • g.    Continue with instruction # 4.

2.    From the south on I-75:

  • a.    Approaching Toledo, Ohio, stay left onto I-475/US 23 North toward Ann Arbor at Exit 192. Stay on US 23 North until instruction # 4.
  • b.    Stay left to stay on US 23 North toward Ann Arbor at Exit 14. Stay on US 23 North until instruction # 4.
  • c.    Near Ann Arbor, Michigan, bear left to stay on US 23 North at Exit 42. Stay on US 23 North until instruction # 4.
  • d.    Bear right to stay on US 23 North at Exit 45. Stay on US 23 North until instruction # 4.
  • e.    Continue with instruction # 4.

3.    From long-term trailer parking in Dearborn, Michigan:

  • a.    Leave long-term trailer parking through the gate with the blue flags.
  • b.    Turn right back onto Oakwood Blvd (to leave where you entered).
  • c.    Turn right on Michigan Ave at 3rd traffic light. d. Bear right onto 39 North (Southfield Fwy) (don’t go South).
  • e.    Bear left to enter M39 North (comes quick).
  • f.    Bear left onto North 10 at Exit 16.
  • g.    Bear left onto I-696 West toward Lansing at Exit 18C.
  • h.    Stay left onto I-96 West toward Lansing. Stay on I-96 West until next instruction.
  • i.    Bear right onto US 23 North toward Flint at Exit 148B. Stay on US 23 North until instruction # 4.
  •  j.    Continue with instruction # 4.

4.    From Detroit airport (DTW):

  • a.    Leave Detroit airport toward I-94.
  • b.    Take I-94 West toward Chicago.
  • c.    Take I-275 North at Exit 194. d. I-275 North becomes I-96 West. Stay on I-96 West until next instruction.
  • e.    Bear right onto US 23 North toward Flint at Exit 148B. Stay on US 23 North until instruction # 4.
  • f.    Continue with instruction # 4.

5.    Approaching Flint, US 23 North becomes I-75 North. Stay on I-75 North until instruction.
6.    Approaching Grayling, bear left to take Exit 254.
7.    In Grayling, turn left toward Traverse City onto M72 at 3rd traffic light. Stay on West M72 until instruction # 10.
8.    Approaching Kalkaska, turn right at stop sign to stay on M72. Stay on West M72 until instruction # 10.
9.    In Kalkaska, turn left at 2nd traffic light to stay on M72. Stay on West M72 until next instruction.
10. Approaching Traverse City, turn left onto US 31 South at traffic light.
11. Continue 5 miles on US 31 South. The Days Inn is on the left.
12. Continue 1 mile on US 31 South. The Bayshore is on the right.
13. The Holiday Inn is ahead on the right.

From the west on I-80
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From the west on I-90 (Indiana Toll Road from Chicago)
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From the south on I-65 (from Indianapolis):
1.    From the west on I-80:

  • a.    In Indiana, I-80 East becomes I-94 East (do not take the Indiana Toll Road at Exit 16). Stay on East I-94 until Instruction # 4.
  • b.    Continue with instruction # 4.

2.    From the west on I-90 (Indiana Toll Road from Chicago):

  • a.    In Indiana, take Exit 21 (I-94).
  • b.    Stay left onto I-94 East toward Detroit (comes quick). Stay on East I-94 until instruction # 4.
  • c.    Continue with instruction # 4.

3.    From the south on I-65 (from Indianapolis):

  • a.    Approaching Gary, Indiana, take I-94 East (don’t go West). Stay on East I-94 until# 4.
  • b.    Continue with instruction # 4. at Exit 259 instruction

4.    Near Benton Harbor, Michigan, take I-196 North toward Grand Rapids at Exit 34. Stay on North I-196, which becomes East I-196 toward Grand Rapids, until next instruction.
5.    In Grand Rapids, bear left onto US 131 North at Exit 77A. Stay on North US 131 until instruction # 7.
6.    Stay on US 131 North at Exit 191 (Manton). Stay on North US 131 until next instruction.
7.    In 9 miles, turn left onto M113 at a blinker. Stay on West M113 until next instruction.
8.    In 101⁄2 miles, turn right onto N Brownson Ave at blinker. Approaching Traverse City, Brownson becomes Garfield.
9.    To reach the Holiday Inn and the Bayshore:

  • a. In Traverse City, turn left onto Front St/US 31 at a traffic light.
  • b. Continue 1⁄2 mile on Front St. The Bayshore is on the right.
  • c. The Holiday Inn is ahead on the right.

10. To reach the Days Inn:

  • a.In Traverse City, turn right onto Front St/US 31 at a traffic light.
  • b.Continue 1⁄2 mile on Front St, which becomes Munson Ave. The Days Inn is on the right.

From the Hotels in Traverse City to long-term trailer parking at Hagerty Garage (3 miles)
This parking is for only vehicles that are going to remain in Traverse City for the duration of the Race. Trailers that are traveling with the Race must park in short-term trailer parking (below).
1.    From

  • a.    Turn left out of the Holiday Inn or the Bayshore back the Holiday Inn or the Bayshore: onto Front St/US 31 North.
  • b.    Turn right onto Garfield Ave at 1st traffic light after the Bayshore.
  • c.    Continue with instruction # 3.

2.    From

  • a.    Turn left out of the Days Inn back onto Munson Ave/US 31 South.
  • b.    Turn left onto Garfield Ave at 2nd traffic light.
  • c.    Continue with instruction # 3.

the Days Inn:
3.    Turn street becomes Parsons Rd.
left at 2nd traffic light (at railroad crossing). This
4.    Turn right onto Aero Park Dr (look sharp).
5.    Long-term trailer parking is in the parking lot behind the (unnamed) Hagerty Garage at 2830 Aero Park Drive. Parking here is limited; please park accordingly.
From the Hotels in Traverse City to short-term trailer parking at Saint Francis School (3 miles)
1.    From the Holiday Inn or the Bayshore:

  • a.    Turn left out of the Holiday Inn or the Bayshore back onto Front St/US 31 North.
  • b.    Turn right onto Garfield Ave at 1st traffic light after the Bayshore.
  • c.    Continue with instruction # 3.

2.    From the Days Inn:

  • a.    Turn left out of the Days Inn back onto Munson Ave/US 31 South.
  • b.    Turn left onto Garfield Ave at 2nd traffic light.
  • c.    Continue with instruction # 3.

3.    Turn right at 1st traffic light onto Eighth.
4.    Turn left onto Cass (4th traffic light).
5.    Turn right onto Eleventh (3rd intersection). Short-term trailer parking is in the parking lot on the right (comes quick) and also in the parking lot ahead on the left.

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