Grand Traverse Men’s Shed

Become a Member

Why join a Men’s Shed? For many men, work provides an enormous sense of identity and purpose. Once retired, many feel they have nothing to offer. They get bored, start to neglect themselves, and give up on life.  Often, health deteriorates. By offering activities and companionship, Grand Traverse Men's Shed can help provide that all-important sense of purpose.

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GT Men's Shed Membership Application -53kb

What is a Men's Shed

A Men's Shed is a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place where men come together to undertake a variety of mutually agreed upon activities. Men's Sheds are a community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organization accessible to all men, and whose primary purpose is to provide a safe and friendly environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in the company of other men.

We recognize that many men have both time on their hands and a tendency to suffer from isolation, loneliness, and depression. This is especially true when they retire, as the identities of many men are tied to their careers. The members of Men's Sheds come from all walks of life - they have time on their hands and would like to undertake something meaningful. When men have a social network, they are healthier overall.

A Men's Shed is set up to provide men with the opportunity to

  1. Share- skills, stories, news, fun, entertainment, enjoyable conversation
  2. Learn- new trades or skills including cooking
  3. Make/Restore- woodworking, small engine repair, etc.
  4. Recreation - leisure activities (cards, games, hikes, etc)

Men's Sheds are open to all men regardless of age, background or ability. It is a place to share old skills and to develop new ones.

Men don't talk face to face: they talk shoulder to shoulder. It is often this simple insight that resonates with people who are learning about Men's Sheds and wondering why they work.

The Grand Traverse Men's Shed will work toward a future where all men have the opportunity to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing by participating in a community Men's Shed.

The purpose of our Men's Shed is to provide activities that will encourage older men to become active. It is not intended to exclude women or younger men.


Mailing Address:

3171 Lamp Post Lane
Traverse City, MI 49685



Member of:
  • US Men's Shed Association
  • International Men's Shed Association
Grand Traverse Men’s Shed

3171 Lamp Post Lane
Traverse City, MI   49685

Phone: 231-409-8928

Men’s Shed Hours:

We are in the process of looking for a new shed.

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International Men's Shed