WittPrint 3D ‘Prints’ Michigan Phone Cases
Thanks to WittPrint 3D, showing your pride for the Great Lake State has reached new technological heights. Their Michigan phone cases—featuring silhouettes of the state’s iconic geography—are […]Northern Michigan Travel Destinations in April
It’s April! Take an Up North vacation to celebrate a month of Northern Michigan wine or take to the great outdoors and enjoy a hike to catch […]Great Lakes Freezing: Shipping Stalls as Ice Stays
Iron ore, coal and limestone stream from Northern Michigan ports to power the manufacturing and energy economies of the Midwest. Yet as ice continues to coat the […]Northern Michigan Frogs: Census-Taker Mike Gill
For those who listen, the song of spring peepers is more than background music—it’s understanding the secret lives of Northern Michigan frogs & toads.“Yooper” Added To Webster’s Dictionary: Q&A With The “Yooper” Advocate
It’s been a twelve year fight through red-tape and linguistic naysayers for Gladstone resident Steve Parks, but—at long last—he’s reached light at the end of the tunnel/Seney […]Paddling Back: A Reflection on Northern Michigan Kayaking and Family
Paddling is more than what we do, it’s who we are—or more like who we were. The following essay on Northern Michigan kayaking was written by contributor […]DNR to Hold Open Forums on Northern Michigan Fishing
The Department of Natural Resources has announced public forums to be held throughout Michigan this spring, inviting the public to discuss local and statewide fisheries management activities […]It’s Oberon Day!
Some people measure the passage of the seasons by a calendar, while some prefer to trust a never-willing-to-cooperate groundhog. But Michigan beer lovers know that the true […]Man of Steel: Onaway’s Tom Moran
Tom Moran is a proverbial Jack-of-all-trades: industrial welder, avant-garde artist, and a bona fide son of a lumberjack. Jeff Smith—editor of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine—visited Moran’s Onaway workshop, where […]Northern Michigan Campsites Taking Reservations
How do you avoid the last minute scramble to reserve a campsite at one of Northern Michigan’s many beautiful campgrounds? By booking now! The Michigan Department of […]Waterfalls of Ice, Grand Island, Munising. Photo: Timothy DirksIce Falls on Grand Island, Munising Bay. Photo: Wesley WattIce Falls on Grand Island, Munising Bay. Photo: Wesley Watt.DNR: Remove Ice Fishing Shanties by Saturday, March 15th
For anglers yearning for open-water fishing, a recent announcement from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources marks a step in the right direction: the DNR has announced […]Frozen Waterfall at Pictured Rocks. Photo: Jeff SmithMyNorth Classic: Return of Michigan Wolves
This story, which explores the early years of reintroducing gray wolves to Northern Michigan, first ran in the February 2001 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. Once […]Milligan Highway: How to Preserve a Home and a History
Bill Milligan, a teacher in Escanaba, shares the story of the one-bedroom house that has been in his family for nearly a century, and his efforts to […]Snow Bikes in Marquette. Photo: Aaron Peterson (aaronpeterson.net)Northern Michigan History: When the Soo Locks Readied for World War II
Northern Michigan History: German U-boats torpedoing the Soo Locks? During WWII, the threat seemed real enough. Here’s the Upper Peninsula’s wartime story.Fred Dakota Founded Native American Casinos—In A U.P. Garage
25 years ago, unemployed with five kids to feed, Fred Dakota got a hold of a casino license in Michigan and launched the first Native American casino in the country…from a garage in Keweenaw.