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  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • edited endurance Top 10 Northern Michigan Endurance Events

    Northern Michigan provides a perfect environment to play, work, wine and dine, plus enjoy the outdoors all year round! Check out our list of top 10 Northern […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]