Recent and Featured Hike Articles

  • 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 […]

  • Blustone New Cross Country Ski Trail Connects 3 Leelanau Wineries

    New cross country ski trail connects 3 Leelanau County wineries this winter. As of January 3rd, 2014, fine wine and snow lovers can begin a gorgeous Northern […]

  • snowshoe stampede Leelanau County Snowshoe Stampede

    Leelanau County Snowshoe Stampede tromps through Northern Michigan in its second year this February. Between Leland and Glen Arbor, the grounds for the stampede are at the […]

  • pyramid point Pair Five Northern Michigan Breakfasts With Nearby Hikes

    There might be nothing better than pairing a Northern Michigan breakfast with a hike on a nearby Northern Michigan trail. Here are five great suggestions! Glen Arbor Breakfast: Good Harbor […]

  • snowshoe northern michigan 7 Guided Hikes for Snowshoeing Leelanau County Throughout the Winter

    Snowshoeing Leelanau County is glorious in a Northern Michigan winter and the Leelanau Conservancy makes it easy all winter long with these seven guided hikes in their […]

  • headlands dark sky park Hike & Stargaze at Northern Michigan Headlands Dark Sky Park

    Hike & stargaze at the Northern Michigan Headlands Dark Sky Park in a free event with astronomer Jerry Dobek in Mackinaw City on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Take a Northern […]