Grand Traverse Area
Northwestern Michigan College is located in what is commonly known as the "Grand Traverse Region" or "Northwest Lower Michigan."
The region includes the counties of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Wexford. Those counties also comprise the primary service area for NMC.
With the proximity to Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay, as well as many inland lakes and rolling hills, the Grand Traverse Region is a major tourist destination and known for its high quality of life.
NMC is located in Grand Traverse County, whose county seat, Traverse City, is well known as the Cherry Capital of the World.