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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Lake Charlevoix Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Lake Charlevoix

    Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Lake Charlevoix Michigan’s third-largest inland lake sprawls out across Charlevoix County, covering more than 17,000 acres. Generations of Midwesterners have loved this oasis for […]

  • Wilderness State Park Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Wilderness State Park

    Iconic outdoor attraction: Wilderness State Park The Lower Peninsula’s largest piece of contingent undeveloped land is here in Emmet County, about 11 miles west of Mackinaw City […]

  • Leelanau Outdoor Recreation Leelanau County Outdoor Recreation

    There are an abundance of Leelanau County outdoor recreation activities that include soaking up the sun on beaches, biking in the county, driving along M-22, enjoying Leelanau […]

  • Ginger Zee header Ginger Zee’s Northern Michigan Wedding in Bay Harbor

    Good Morning America’s meteorologist Ginger Zee married her fiancé Ben Aaron in an intimate ceremony at The Inn at Bay Harbor in June 2014. Originally from Michigan, […]

  • homestead-wedding Up North Wedding at The Homestead

    Nadia and Mike Stohrer’s wedding at The Homestead in Glen Arbor was a casual, yet elegant celebration of summer. Read more about this summer wedding below. The […]

  • TC Beaches Traverse City Beaches

    Traverse City beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world and when you’re visiting you won’t want to miss out on some fun in the […]

  • edited real Leland Real Estate: Waterfront with Views of Manitou Islands

    Just 2 miles north of downtown Leland on a private road, this home has its own 415′ of private Lake Michigan shoreline with more than 3 acres […]

  • Northport Northport On the Rebound

    This feature was originally published in the October 2014 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine… A tiny burg at the end of a peninsula makes a miraculous […]

  • edited east bay Traverse City Real Estate: East Bay Waterfront

    This home is on the Old Mission Peninsula and has stunning views of East Bay. Located in a protective cove and there is 100 feet of private […]

  • staff photographer Sojourn Lakeside Resort in Gaylord

    This article about the Sojourn Lakeside Resort in Gaylord was originally published in the September 2014 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. In September’s glow, gather with […]

  • Dunes Fall Color Photo Excursion in Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Fall in Northern Michigan is one of the most beautiful times of year. Explore the colorful splendor of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore through a camera lens […]

  • The Lyle Gun being loaded on the shore near the Sleeping Bear Point Maritime Museum. Photo by John Newland. Video: Sleeping Bear Dunes Lyle Gun Demonstration

    The Northern Michigan beaches along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offer a quiet refuge perfect for a Northern Michigan vacation….usually. Every day during the summer months […]

  • SouthManitou10 36 Hours on South Manitou Island

    South Manitou Island is a gorgeous asset of the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore and proves the perfect getaway for this family. With vacation time brief and adventure […]

  • Piping on a friend's dock on Torch Lake. Torch Lake Troubadour: The Bagpiper at the End of the Dock

    Every summer for the last two decades, Andy Michaud, director of bands at Chatfield High School in Littleton, Colorado, has taken a Northern Michigan vacation at his […]

  • Photo by Todd Zawistowski Women on Water: Rowing a Northern Michigan Boat

    For the July 2014 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, we challenged five female Michigan writers with the task of reflecting on Northern Michigan’s lakes, streams, beaches and […]

  • Northern Michigan water Women on Water: Purely Northern Michigan Water

    Originally published in the July 2014 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine as part of a compilation of essays centered around the theme of Northern Michigan water, this essay written by […]