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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Attractions 9 Essential Sleeping Bear Dunes Attractions & Activities

    With 35 miles of sandy shoreline and 70,000 acres of protected wilderness, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is big—think three times the size of Manhattan.  With […]

  • Northern Michigan Spring Video: A Northern Michigan Spring Teaser

    There’s nothing like a Northern Michigan spring, and to get you geared up for the changing of the season, MyNorth videographer Kris Riley compiled some of his […]

  • Northern Michigan Travel Destinations Northern Michigan Travel Destinations in April

    It’s April! Take an Up North vacation to celebrate a month of Northern Michigan wine or take to the great outdoors and enjoy a hike to catch […]

  • Lunar Eclipse Lunar Eclipse Viewing at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is CANCELLED

    PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CLOUDY SKIES.  Considering the weather restrictions, we recommend viewing the eclipse via a live online stream at […]

  • Northern Michigan Frogs: Census-Taker Mike Gill

    For those who listen, the song of spring peepers is more than background music—it’s understanding the secret lives of Northern Michigan frogs & toads.

  • traverse city trail running festival Traverse City Trail Running Festival

    Hit the trails on Friday, April 11th and Saturday the 12th at the Traverse City Trail Running Festival! The Traverse City Trail Running Festival will feature two […]

  • Morels Morels: Why You May Never Be A Certified Wild Mushroom ID’er

    The State of Michigan provides little guidance on what it takes to be a certified mushroom provider.  How will increased attention from regional health departments affect the […]

  • beach-IMG_1727 Four Hikers Complete Trek to Manitou Island

    For four Northern Michigan amateur explorers, hiking an ice-covered Manitou Passage—the 8-mile stretch of Lake Michigan water separating Pyramid Point from the Manitou Islands—was a lifelong goal […]

  • 4edit Ice Caves Update: Aerial Photographs

    The ice caves off of Leelanau County’s western shoreline were a fleeting phenomenon: accommodating weather afforded thousands of sight-seers the opportunity to see the ice formations, but […]

  • Hike, Ride, and Imbibe at Suds and Snow in Traverse City

    On Saturday, March 8th, hike, ride, and imbibe at Suds and Snow in Traverse City, an outdoor winter festival celebrating music, craft beer, and everybody’s favorite precipitation—snow. […]

  • Leelanau ice caves, people wandering the face in evening sun. Leelanau Peninsula’s Ice Caves Deemed Unsafe

    High winds have destabilized the mammoth ice formations on Leelanau Peninsula’s western shoreline to the extent that Leelanau County officials have deemed the area unsafe. “The winds […]

  • Sleeping Bear Point-Winter Ice Formations Video: Sleeping Bear on Snowshoes

    Ice and snow coat Leelanau County’s Sleeping Bear Dunes, providing the area with a sense of solitude and mystery that greatly contrast the area’s vitality during the […]

  • Ted Okerstrom had a vision for a trail around Boardman Lake Ted Okerstrom Had a Dream–and We All Benefited

    It is with sadness that we mark the passing of one of Northern Michigan’s visionaries, Roy Theodore “Ted” Okerstrom, a leader in Traverse City and a founder […]

  • RS50114_DSC_0020-lpr Showshoe Northern Michigan Vineyards

    Snowshoe through Northern Michigan vineyards and experience the serenity of a snow-blanketed countryside.  Between the silent footsteps, the fresh air, and a long overdue visit to a […]

  • high stompin Women’s Winter Tour 2014 Celebrates Sweet Sixteen at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay All Weekend

    The Women’s Winter Tour 2014 is celebrating its sweet sixteen in bobby-soxer style with poodle skirts and its traditional Northern Michigan snow, skiing, wine and chocolate. This […]

  • South Manitou Video: South Manitou Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes

      This video of South Manitou Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, introduces you to the spectacular natural beauty of this island within the Sleeping Bear Dunes […]

  • Ludington State Park Video: Ludington State Park

      A visit to Ludington State Park on Lake Michigan is the quintessential Northern Michigan vacation. Ludington State Park offers a slew of fabulous outdoor attractions including […]

  • Orchard Beach Video: Orchard Beach State Park, Manistee

    Orchard Beach State Park, Manistee, has all the ingredients for a memorable Northern Michigan vacation. Spread a towel on the sandy Lake Michigan beach, hike a nature […]

  • Winter Trips Little Traverse Conservancy Seven Guided Snowshoe Hikes and Cross Country Outings in Petoskey Region

    Free winter events at Northern Michigan’s Little Traverse Conservancy take families into the outdoors for a day of winter hiking, snowshoeing, birding and wildlife—and all at no […]

  • Charles Mears State Park Video: Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater, Michigan

      Video: Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater, Michigan, is an ideal spot for a Northern Michigan vacation that celebrates the outdoors. Set up camp, spread a towel on the […]