Recent and Featured Paddle Articles

  • Nick-Murray-edited Nick Murray of TC Surfski in Suttons Bay

    Nick Murray owner of TC Surfski in Traverse City, has made his passion for Northern Michigan paddling into a business. This summer he paddled for a good cause. Read the Q&A with […]

  • surf header Surfing in Northern Michigan

    Six Northern Michigan surfers talk about why they love to surf in the Lake Michigan waves. Learn more about the burgeoning Northern Michigan surf culture below and […]

  • edited edited edited manistee river Paddling the Manistee River

    A mom, dad, two kids and two of their friends load up the canoes for a five-day paddle on the iconic Manistee River. Upshot: easy paddling, no people, a healthy […]

  • paddleboard Crossing Lake Michigan on Paddleboards

    With the northern lights above them and 900 feet of water below, five friends from Traverse City battled the elements of Lake Michigan on a journey that […]

  • Owner Will Harper and girlfriend Rachael Dean North Shore Outfitters in Northport

    Sand, beach chairs and a fire pit greet you as you enter the small downtown of Northport, Michigan. You’re not at Lake Michigan just yet though; you’ve […]

  • aldo leopold Les Cheneaux Celebrates Conservationist Aldo Leopold

    MyNorth News Service (Press Release provided by Little Traverse Conservancy) LES CHENEAUX: Les Cheneaux welcomes you to celebrate the legacy of Aldo Leopold— one of America’s most […]

  • Trading Post edited Sleeping Bear Dunes Real Estate: Trading Post

    A Northern Michigan business could be yours! The Trading Post is a convenience store and seasonal canoe/kayak/tube livery serving the upper and lower Platte Rivers. It’s located […]

  • Ann-Marie Northern Michigan Women on Lake Michigan: Poetry in the Waves

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Untitled “Paddle for Pints” Brewery Pub (Crawl) Paddle

    MyNorth News Service (Press Release provided by TC Ale Trail™) TRAVERSE CITY: “Two trails diverged, and I took the RIVER with great beer.” “Paddle for Pints” Brewery […]

  • Red8Boats Red8Boatworks in Traverse City to Teach Students Wooden Boat Building

    MyNorth News Service (Press Release provided by Red8Boatworks) TRAVERSE CITY: Red8Boatworks, a Traverse City-­based community boat building non­profit, has recently launched a pilot project teaching wooden boat […]

  • 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 […]

  • ED Manistee River Kalkaska Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Manistee River

    iconic outdoor attraction: manistee river Kalkaska County is graced with many miles of one of America’s premier rivers, the Manistee, which has headwaters in northern Kalkaska County […]

  • 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 […]

  • outdoor recreation in Missaukee Missaukee County Outdoor Recreation

    Missaukee County outdoor recreation ranges from exploring the Pere Marquette State Forest to kayaking down the Muskegon River. Snowmobile trails With plentiful snow and vast stretches of state […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]