Recent and Featured Beaches & Boating Articles

  • staff photographer Women on Water: Learning to Love 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • ice caves Video: Northern Michigan Ice Caves Return in 2015 to Leelanau

    Last year individuals were wowed by the Ice Caves on the shores of Lake Michigan. For those who couldn’t witness the natural wonder in person, photographer Ken […]

  • Boat Traverse City Boat & Outdoor Show

    The Traverse City Boat and Outdoor Show will take place at the Civic Center in Traverse City from Friday, April 10–Sunday, April 12. The number one indoor […]

  • 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 […]

  • Leelanau Adventures Northern Michigan Ice Caves Return for 2015 in Leelanau

    Last week an ice caves video emerged on Facebook news feeds around Northern Michigan and beyond. The 30 second video takes the viewer inside an ice cave […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ken Scott Ice Cave Leelanau County Ice Caves

    When the polar vortex converged on Northern Lake Michigan last winter, the unrelenting snow, whipping wind and tumultuous waves gave rise to two-story-high ice mountains and fantastical […]

  • Coast Guard Northern Michigan Cold Water Safety with Coast Guard

    Northern Michigan Outdoors: Traverse City’s US Coast Guard illustrates the importance of proper equipment and precaution when venturing on the waters this spring.

  • Skegemog Lake kayak Kalkaska County Profile

    The Kalkaska county profile gives an overview of what life is like in this county and how you and your lifestyle can fit in. Nature by the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Benzie Dunes Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore For years, it seemed, this Great Lakes gem was one of the country’s best-kept secrets—then in 2011, viewers of […]

  • Torch Lake Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Torch Lake

    Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Torch Lake Many people have decided to make their life in Antrim County after first falling in love with the aquamarine waters of Torch […]

  • Chain of Lakes Antrim County Outdoor Recreation

    Antrim County outdoor recreation takes you from freshwater heaven to golfing perfection. Torch Lake One of the most renowned vacation lakes in the Midwest, the 19-mile-long Torch […]