Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • 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 […]

  • Northern Michigan Fishery Updates Northern Michigan Fishery Updates

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Northern Michigan fishery update compiles successes and shortcomings from across the Northern Michigan fishing map. Find fast facts about nearby fisheries […]

  • 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 […]

  • sunflowers4_1600 Traverse City’s Field of a Million Sunflowers

    If you’re looking for a big dose of happy this weekend, head east along M-72 to see Traverse City’s Field of a Million Sunflowers. Actually, they are […]

  • sleeping bear dunes Women On Water: Love on the Shores of the Sleeping Bear Dunes

    As part of a compilation of short essays written by women that was first featured in the July 2014 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, Leelanau County […]

  • Mackinac island labor day 10 Ways to Spend Your 2014 Mackinac Island Labor Day Weekend

    Mackinac Island: Labor Day is almost here and fall is near! Here are ideas for your 2013 Labor Day Weekend on Mackinac Island while the sun still shines.

  • GUTSEE Girls at the ready! From left: Lidia Frasz, Sarah Johnson, Norah Frasz, Kayden O’Neil, Katelyn Dittmar, Kami Chapp and Jade Fazio. Raven Hill Discovery Center Hosts Educational Programs for Girls

    During the summer of 2014, the Northern Michigan non-profit Raven Hill Discovery Center in East Jordan has provided middle school girls the opportunity to both learn and […]

  • A small section of the Pine River near Peterson Bridge. Pine River Kayaking, Floating and Boating

    Cutting through the Manistee National Forest with several camping spots along the way, the Pine River is rife with abundant fishing and hiking opportunities and a perfect […]

  • All photos by Todd Zawistowski The Story of the Inland Seas and Its Captain Emeritus, Tom Kelly

    With 25 years under its belt, the Inland Seas Education Association—a Northern Michigan non-profit that sails its namesake schoolship with kids and adults in tow—has had to take […]