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  • Manistee River Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Manistee River

    iconic outdoor attraction: Manistee River The Manistee River has earned renown among river experts nationwide because few rivers as large as the Manistee receive such a high […]

  • SLBD Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Iconic outdoor attraction: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore The crown jewel of Leelanau County and neighboring Benzie County is undoubtedly Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a 71,000-acre […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]