Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • Hops & props 3rd Annual Hops & Props Festival in Manistee

    The third annual Hops & Props Festival is slated for September 12th-14th in downtown Manistee. There is a lot packed into this weekend and it all begins […]

  • Jim Harrison Jim Harrison: On Leaving Leelanau County

    This short article by Jim Harrison was originally published in the January 2002 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. He wrote it shortly before his move to […]

  • hands_logo Run to Prevent Domestic Violence in Northern Michigan

    On Saturday, October 11, run to prevent domestic violence in Northern Michigan—and enjoy fall colors at the tree-filled grounds of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons in […]

  • edited__Leelanau_4 Leelanau County in Ten Pictures

    Leelanau County is a beautiful place with diverse towns, landscapes, and scenery. See below to get a taste of Leelanau County. Click the arrows in the upper-right […]

  • Skis Early Bird Deals for Northern Michigan Skiing

    As autumn approaches in Northern Michigan now is the time to get deals on ski passes for winter. We’ve compiled a list of some Northern Michigan Ski […]

  • Trails Tornado Damage Closes Trails In Northern Michigan

    The Northern Michigan Outdoors have been affected by the severe weather that occurred on Labor Day and caused damage to some trails in Northern lower Michigan. The […]

  • The Lyle Gun being loaded on the shore near the Sleeping Bear Point Maritime Museum. Photo by John Newland. Video: Sleeping Bear Dunes Lyle Gun Demonstration

    The Northern Michigan beaches along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offer a quiet refuge perfect for a Northern Michigan vacation….usually. Every day during the summer months […]

  • SouthManitou10 36 Hours on South Manitou Island

    South Manitou Island is a gorgeous asset of the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore and proves the perfect getaway for this family. With vacation time brief and adventure […]

  • Coaster Brook Trout Research Jim Harrison: A Northern Michigan Literary Icon

    Traverse City author Jerry Dennis has a conversation with Jim Harrison about writing, Northern Michigan, and the influence of the outdoors in this piece that was originally […]

  • northern michigan golf packages Three Fall Northern Michigan Golf Packages from Crystal, Boyne and the Homestead

    Find three stay-and-play Northern Michigan golf packages below and enjoy the twilight of Northern Michigan’s vacation and golf season. MyNorth recommends that all interested parties contact the […]

  • Image courtesy of Up North Media Traverse City Youth Triathlon Challenges Northern Michigan Kids

    On Saturday, September 6th, 2014, Northern Michigan kids will get their chance to participate in a sport event typically reserved for more mature athletes. The Traverse City […]

  • Cycling Outdoors Northern Michigan Biking Trails

    According to this world traveler and cyclist, Northern Michigan bikers have some of the best cycling routes in the world. This story was originally published in the August […]

  • Sail the Manitou on a Labor Day cruise Events and Activities for 2014 Labor Day Weekend in Traverse City

    Planning a trip to Traverse City for Labor Day weekend? There isn’t a better time to check out the town! Whether you enjoy the water, Northern Michigan […]

  • Piping on a friend's dock on Torch Lake. Torch Lake Troubadour: The Bagpiper at the End of the Dock

    Every summer for the last two decades, Andy Michaud, director of bands at Chatfield High School in Littleton, Colorado, has taken a Northern Michigan vacation at his […]

  • traverse city run Man from Traverse City Runs 100-Mile Race

    In mid-August of 2014, Traverse City’s Dan Kaupas ran 100 miles. For fun. Kaupas competed in an unfathomable sport event called the Leadville Trail 100 Run, finishing in […]

  • Photo by Todd Zawistowski Women on Water: Rowing a Northern Michigan Boat

    For the July 2014 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, we challenged five female Michigan writers with the task of reflecting on Northern Michigan’s lakes, streams, beaches and […]

  • cropped-img_9352 Hey Northport: Katie and Jessie are Sailing In!

    Hey, Northport: Katie and Jessie are sailing in! Way back in 2012, when they were just 23 years old, Katie Smith and Jessie Zevalkink hoisted sail out of […]

  • The Trifecta at Crystal Mountain. Photo courtesy of Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa. September 2014 Northern Michigan Runs and Biking Events

    You’ve had all summer to train, and with a bundle of Northern Michigan sports events crammed into September’s weekends, it’s time to get out and show the […]

  • Northern Michigan water Women on Water: Purely Northern Michigan 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 […]

  • Photo courtesy of the Michigan DNR Northern Michigan Fishing Maps Provided Online by Michigan DNR

    Has your stand-by Northern Michigan fishing hole failed to produce during your time in Northern Michigan’s outdoors? Or are you an avid angler who wants some inside […]