Recent and Featured Beaches Articles

  • ice Winter Exploring Along Lake Michigan

    In this essay Molly Ames Baker reflects on the “everyday awesomeness” of living in Northern Michigan. The original piece was featured in the March 2015 issue of […]

  • ice caves Video: Northern Michigan Ice Caves Return in 2015 to Leelanau

    Last year individuals were wowed by the Ice Caves on the shores of Lake Michigan. For those who couldn’t witness the natural wonder in person, photographer Ken […]

  • Leelanau Adventures Northern Michigan Ice Caves Return for 2015 in Leelanau

    Last week an ice caves video emerged on Facebook news feeds around Northern Michigan and beyond. The 30 second video takes the viewer inside an ice cave […]

  • 184401_571874109543423_1198388588_n 7th Annual M-22 Challenge in Glen Arbor

    MyNorth News Service (Press Release provided by the M-22 Challenge Team) GLEN ARBOR:  What: THE 2015 M-22 CHALLENGE IS PRESENTED BY NORTH PEAK BREWING COMPANY Northern Michigan’s M-22 Events […]

  • Ken Scott Ice Cave Leelanau County Ice Caves

    When the polar vortex converged on Northern Lake Michigan last winter, the unrelenting snow, whipping wind and tumultuous waves gave rise to two-story-high ice mountains and fantastical […]

  • Skegemog Lake kayak Kalkaska County Profile

    The Kalkaska county profile gives an overview of what life is like in this county and how you and your lifestyle can fit in. Nature by the […]

  • Manistee River Manistee County Outdoor Recreation

    Manistee County outdoor recreation ranges from paddling down the Manistee River to teeing off at the nationally renowned Arcadia Bluffs. Lake Michigan The grand and powerful Lake […]

  • Manistee-Iconic Outdoor Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Lake Michigan

    Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Lake Michigan Residents of Manistee County have one of the world’s largest and most beautiful lakes as a regular part of their lives. The […]

  • Seven Bridges, Kalkaska Kalkaska County Outdoor Recreation

    Kalkaska County outdoor recreation ranges from snowmobiling to fishing at the Sand Lakes quiet area. Snowmobile Trails Kalkaska County rates as one of the state’s destination snowmobile […]

  • Lake Missaukee Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Lake Missaukee

    iconic outdoor attraction: Lake Missaukee When the glaciers melted away approximately 11,000 years ago, they shaped the square of what eventually became known as Missaukee County into […]

  • Benzie Dunes Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore For years, it seemed, this Great Lakes gem was one of the country’s best-kept secrets—then in 2011, viewers of […]

  • Torch Lake Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Torch Lake

    Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Torch Lake Many people have decided to make their life in Antrim County after first falling in love with the aquamarine waters of Torch […]

  • Chain of Lakes Antrim County Outdoor Recreation

    Antrim County outdoor recreation takes you from freshwater heaven to golfing perfection. Torch Lake One of the most renowned vacation lakes in the Midwest, the 19-mile-long Torch […]

  • Wexford County Wexford County Profile

    The Wexford County profile gives an overview of what life is like in this county and how you and your lifestyle can fit in. Wexford County is […]

  • Kayaking down the Manistee River Wexford County Outdoor Recreation

    There are a plethora of Wexford County outdoor recreation options, from fishing on the Manistee River to flying down the slopes at Caberfae Peaks. Manistee River Wexford […]

  • SLBD Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Iconic outdoor attraction: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore The crown jewel of Leelanau County and neighboring Benzie County is undoubtedly Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a 71,000-acre […]

  • Bear River Emmet County Outdoor Recreation

    Emmet County outdoor recreation includes The Headlands, Ski hills, Little Traverse Wheelway, Little Traverse Bay, Bear River Valley, Petoskey State Park and the Tunnel of Trees! The […]

  • sailing 17meter boats walloon lake Michigan Charlevoix County Outdoor Recreation

    Charlevoix County outdoor recreation includes Fisherman’s Island State Park, the Jordan River, Boyne Mountain, Beaver Island and Mt. McSauba Recreation Area. Fisherman’s Island State Park In a […]

  • lighthouse Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Old Mission Peninsula

    Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Old Mission Peninsula Old Mission Peninsula is a 22-mile-long skinny finger of land that begins just east of downtown Traverse City and divides Grand […]

  • Paddleboarding Grand Traverse County Outdoor Recreation

    Grand Traverse County outdoor recreation includes hiking, biking, plenty of play time on natural bodies of water and so much more! Hiking Grand Traverse County trails can […]