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  • Spotted Salamander Collect Info on Reptiles & Amphibians in Michigan

    MyNorth News Service (Press Release provided by DNR) MICHIGAN: The Department of Natural Resources is calling all citizen scientists to help collect vital information about Michigan’s reptiles […]

  • edited cherry blossoms 10 Northern Michigan Vacation Ideas in May

    10 trip ideas for May in Northern Michigan include birding, blossom watching and volunteering. The weather is moderate, the prices even more so, as you head North […]

  • Edited BLOSSOM 6 Ideas for a Blossom Tour in Traverse City

    Something magical happens in springtime on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City. The cherry trees blossom and suddenly an already stunning peninsula dotted with homes and […]

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes 5 Spring Hikes in Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Tap into thirty-five miles of pristine Lake Michigan shoreline and 50,000 acres of sand dunes, beaches, and forests with these 5 hikes in Sleeping Bear Dunes.   Alligator Hill Although […]

  • birding 101 Birding 101: 10 Tips for Birders in Northern Michigan

    Spring is in the air and so are the birds, flocking back to Northern Michigan for the warmer months. Because it’s spring migration, there are a lot […]

  • Eric LaPaugh Morels 6 Tips For Finding Morel Mushrooms in Northern Michigan

    After years of hunting for morel mushrooms, Eric LaPaugh, owner of Leelanau Adventures has a lot of experience looking for the tasty morsels. See below for his […]

  • 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 […]

  • Women Gone Wilds Becoming an Outdoors Woman in Michigan

    A story of friendship making and quinzee building was originally published in the February 2015 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. Reluctantly lifting an eyelid to 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Natural Recreation Resources BENZIE Benzie County Outdoor Recreation

    Benzie County outdoor recreation offers chances to hike, bike, camp, fish and more in a variety of places and spaces to explore from the Arcadia Dunes to […]

  • Wexford County Wexford County Profile

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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]