The Kalkaska area offers plenty of villages, towns and cities, each possessing its own unique charms. If you're keen to explore more of the region, you'll find The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast, and Grand Traverse Bay 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east.
Approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west of Kalkaska is Traverse City, a regional center where you'll find Old Town Playhouse, Wuefel Park and Leelanau Sands Casino. Grand Traverse Mall, Traverse City Beach and City Opera House are just a handful of the many other interesting attractions that await.
If the weather looks good, head outside and discover Northern Lower Peninsula's lighthouses.
Get yourself some outdoor gear and go skiing or cross-country skiing. These activities are popular with locals and visitors. If you're not the kind of traveler to go on holiday just to relax, the Kalkaska area offers plenty of high-energy activities like snowmobiling and ice skating.
If you plan on arriving and departing by air, keep in mind that the most convenient major airport is Cherry Capital Airport, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west of Kalkaska.