Recent and Featured Boating Articles

  • 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 […]

  • TC Boating Traverse City Boating

    In the hottest summer days, enjoy a summertime treat on one of the many bodies of water around Traverse City. Check out some of the best places […]

  • Center: Captain Herman Schuenemann & two members of his crew The Legend of Northern Michigan’s Christmas Tree Ship

    With a load of fragrant evergreens from Michigan’s Northwoods, 
the legendary schooner Rouse Simmons, captained by Herman Schuenemann, carried the spirit of Christmas—and an 
example of unusual courage—to turn-of-the-century Chicago. 
Then one stormy year the Christmas ship never came home.

  • sailing Mariners Memorial Service in Traverse City

    The 39th annual Mariners Memorial Service will take place at noon on Monday, November 10, 2014 in Traverse City. The community is invited to attend the service […]

  • 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 inland seas color Inland Seas Fall Color Tours

    Get out and enjoy the Northern Michigan outdoors and the beauty of fall color from the water on an Inland Seas Fall Color tour! Take a ride […]

  • 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 […]

  • edit_Inland Seas Become a Volunteer for Inland Seas

    Located in Suttons Bay, Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to science education on the Great Lakes. Interested in becoming a volunteer […]

  • edit_schooner 2014 Michigan Schooner Festival in Traverse City

    The 2014 Michigan Schooner Festival is being held in Traverse City from September 19-21, 2014. Over the course of the three day festival people will have a […]

  • Hops & props 3rd Annual Hops & Props Festival in Manistee

    The third annual Hops & Props Festival is slated for September 12th-14th in downtown Manistee. There is a lot packed into this weekend and it all begins […]

  • edited__Leelanau_4 Leelanau County in Ten Pictures

    Leelanau County is a beautiful place with diverse towns, landscapes, and scenery. See below to get a taste of Leelanau County. Click the arrows in the upper-right […]

  • 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 […]

  • cropped-img_9352 Hey Northport: Katie and Jessie are Sailing In!

    Hey, Northport: Katie and Jessie are sailing in! Way back in 2012, when they were just 23 years old, Katie Smith and Jessie Zevalkink hoisted sail out of […]

  • 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 […]

  • A small section of the Pine River near Peterson Bridge. Pine River Kayaking, Floating and Boating

    Cutting through the Manistee National Forest with several camping spots along the way, the Pine River is rife with abundant fishing and hiking opportunities and a perfect […]

  • All photos by Todd Zawistowski The Story of the Inland Seas and Its Captain Emeritus, Tom Kelly

    With 25 years under its belt, the Inland Seas Education Association—a Northern Michigan non-profit that sails its namesake schoolship with kids and adults in tow—has had to take […]

  • Photos by Todd Zawistowski Northern Michigan Sailing on Walloon Lake with Historic “17s”

    The waters of Walloon Lake are rife with Northern Michigan boaters sailing the illustrious 17—a two-person craft steeped in the history of Walloon and surrounding lakes. MyNorth […]