Learn Wooden Boat Building in the Great Lakes
Cedarville’s new Great Lakes Boat Building School just wrapped its second year of classes. We chatted with lead instructor, Pat Mahon, about the classes and the boats.Boat Buying Guide: 12 Models to Match Your Northern Michigan Style
Pros from around the North point you toward the powerboat that’s right for you in this Northern Michigan Boat Buyers Guide.Old Mission Gourmet Kayak Trip
Uncommon Adventures pairs fab food with marvelous kayaking on the Lake Michigan shore of Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City.Sail The Manitou in Traverse City
Cruise Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City on the tall ship, The Manitou.4 Favorite 3-Hour Northern Michigan Paddle Trips
We asked four devoted Northern Michigan paddlers to share their favorite three-hour paddle trips and they gave us Lake Dubonnet, Lower Herring Lake, Little Traverse Bay and Blacksmith Bayou.Outdoors 101: Knots Every Outdoor Person Should Know Part 1
Knot-tying is an invaluable skill whether in the woods of Northern Michigan or on a boat in Lake Michigan. In this edition of Outdoors 101, we teach two basic knots.Life-saving rescue of four fishermen offers life-saving advice
How boating accident victims could have hastened their rescue.Tips for Using Emergency Boating Signal Equipment
EIRPB: a sure life-saving signal from outer space? Maybe.The Super Mac: Chicago, Mackinac, Port Huron Race
Celebrations begin at the finish line of the longest freshwater race on the planet–from Chicago to Mackinac Island to Port Huron.The 2009 Chicago to Mackinac Race Winds Up!
Was this year’s race from Chicago’s Navy Pier to Mackinac Island the slowest ever?
The 101st Chicago to Mackinac sailboat race continues into Day 4Tips for a Beaver Island Adventure
Lake Michigan’s Beaver Island, off the coast of Charlevoix, offers biking, hiking, relaxing, kayaking and wandering through a fascinating history of Morman king, James Strang.Hop on the AuSable River Queen
Take a two-hour cruise out of Oscoda along the banks of the AuSable River, one of Northern Michigan’s most beautiful rivers.Pick Your Perfect Beach in Petoskey & Harbor Springs
Three great beach choices in Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Cross Village, including Petoskey State Park, Zorn Park and the Sturgeon Bay Dunes.2009 Chicago to Mackinac Race: The First Boat Is In!
DogDayz is the first to cross the finish line in the Chicago to Mackinac sailboat race, pulling into Mackinac Island early Monday morning, July 20.Cruise the Inland Waterway in a Houseboat
There may be no more relaxing a way to cruise the Northern Michigan’s Inland Waterway than on a houseboat rented from Windjammer Cove and Marina in Oden.Explore Ludington State Park
You can’t go wrong whether you wander the moss-covered Island Trail, take the short hike to the Big Sable Point Lighthouse or paddle the canoe trail.Kayak the Upper Chain of Lakes
Paddle through all six lakes on one trip or break this fabulous landscape into daytrips, either way, you are in for a unique kayaking experience.Concert at the Sleeping Bear Dunes!
Shout Sister Shout: Steppin’ In It to Perform at the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb,7 p.m. Sunday, July 12.Lake Michigan Ports of Call
Cruising Lake Michigan’s Northeast Coast from the Traverse area to Petoskey, with stops in Suttons Bay, Northport and Charlevoix.10 Beaches Charlevoix, Torch Lake and the Chain of Lakes
Ten Charlevoix/Chain of Lakes beaches of every shape and size, including Fisherman’s Island State Park, Young State Park, Torch Lake and the Antrim Creek Natural Area.