The Grand Traverse region is blessed with an ideal climate for growing fruit. With thousands of acres of farms and orchards, cherries, apples, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, apricots, pears and even saskatoons are in abundance and perfect for making hard cider. Another resource vital to the farms and orchards are honeybees. Honeybees pollinate the blossoms that ultimately produce fruit and berries. They also produce honey which is used in making Mead.
You'll find several cideries and meaderies in the region. Be sure to visit at least a few of each as they are a refreshing alternative to wine and beer.