Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • Traverse City's Natui-Cat. Photo by Angela Brown. Traverse City Beer and Beaches Make For a Top 5 Beeriest Beach Town

    Combine great Northern Michigan beaches and beer into one city and you’ve got Traverse City, which was named a Top 5 Beeriest Beach Town in America by […]

  • Northern Michigan sailing to Mackinac Island Northern Michigan Boating with the Unsalted Island Hopping Flotilla

    `Seven sailboats left Traverse City with the simple mission of tagging Great Lakes islands—including Mackinac Island, Beaver Island and a chain of islets south of the Upper […]

  • hike Northern Michigan Mosquito and Tick Bite Prevention

    This summer, the Northern Michigan outdoors are buzzing, and learning how to protect you and your kids from Northern Michigan mosquito and tick bites can make your […]

  • Photo by John Newland Video: Sleeping Bear Dunes Bike Trail

    The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is a newly extended Sleeping Bear Dunes bike trail that travels 10 miles from Glen Arbor to Empire, and intersects several fantastic […]

  • Paddling down the Platte. Photo by Kris Riley Sleeping Bear Dunes Kayaking, Floating and Boating

    When the peak of summer approaches, there is no better way to cool off than exploring Northern Michigan’s outdoors by boating along the rivers and beaches of the breathtaking Sleeping […]

  • William Allen's "Frog" within the Michigan Legacy Art Park. Photo by Crystal Moutain. Michigan Legacy Art Park Summer Events at Crystal Mountain

    The Michigan Legacy Art Park, located at Crystal Mountain, is home to beautiful on-site large-scale sculpture installations and stunning scenery, and hosts numerous summer Northern Michigan events […]

  • Photo by Us Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City Coast Guard Rescues Kayakers Near South Manitou Is.

    A rescue air crew from the Coast Guard Air Station of Traverse City rescued two kayakers from Lake Michigan on Sunday evening during a boating trip near South […]

  • Photo by the Village at Grand Traverse Commons Grand Traverse Commons Hiking Trails

    There are some spectacular hiking trails located right behind the Village at Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City that rival top Northern Michigan hiking trails. The Grand Traverse Commons […]

  • Northern Michigan White Pine In Praise of White Pines: An Essay on Michigan’s State Tree

    As the official state tree of Michigan, the white pine has a high standard to uphold in Northern Michigan’s outdoors.  MyNorth contributor and Petoskey-based writer Russ Capaldi […]

  • Top 10 4th of July Celebrations Top 10 Northern Michigan 4th of July Celebrations

    Below are the top 10 Northern Michigan 4th of July celebrations, according to the more than 10,000 folks who voted in MyNorth’s 2014 Red Hot Best of […]

  • Beacon Lounge 5 Fun Things To Do for Your 2014 Traverse City 4th of July

    The best Northern Michigan vacation holiday of the year (in our humble opinion) is quickly approaching. You’ve taken a few days off work, your car is packed, but you […]

  • Photo by Drew Warner Video: Sleeping Bear Dunes Tour at 3000 Feet

    Named “The Most Beautiful Place in America” by ABC’s Good Morning America, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and spectacular scenery—and […]

  • Nauti-Cat Catamaran on Grand Traverse Bay Northern Michigan 2014 4th of July Boating & Water Activities

    Take advantage of Lake Michigan or Northern Michigan’s inland lakes and rivers when you celebrate a Northern Michigan 4th of July with fun on the water: boating, […]

  • The Leland River, parking lot to the Bluebird and the Riverside Inn Top 10 Northern Michigan Restaurants You Can Boat To

    Here are the top 10 Northern Michigan restaurants you can boat to according to the over 10,000 folks who voted in MyNorth’s 2014 Red Hot Best annual contest. […]

  • Photo by Bay Harbor New Northern Michigan Restaurant: Seventeen in Bay Harbor

    Bay Harbor—a resort community situated on the shores of Lake Michigan near Petoskey—is quintessentially American with its world-famous golf courses, equestrian activities, and its eclectic mix of art […]

  • Northern Michigan 4th of July fireworks 5 Fun 2014 Northern Michigan 4th of July Fireworks & Festivities

    Northern Michigan Fourth of July: Check out what Leland and other Northern Michigan towns are doing to celebrate the Fourth of July 2012

  • Art in the Garden Festival Gaylord Art in the Garden Festival

    Looking for an educational, outdoor activity to do in Northern Michigan this weekend? The Art in the Garden Festival happening in Gaylord at the Otsego County Demonstration […]

  • microbrew traverse city Unique Northern Michigan Wine and Brewery Tours

    Traverse City is known for many things, like scenic biking, spectacular wineries, gorgeous beaches, and an up-and-coming craft brewery scene. So, if you have limited time in Traverse […]

  • From left: Bocklund on Isle Royale in 2013, and more comfortably with her guitar.  Photos by Terri Bocklund Isle Royale Artist-in-Residence Terri Bocklund

    As one of the most isolated outdoor recreation areas in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you’d expect to find more backcountry campers and hikers over, say, an artist seeking […]

  • Harbor Springs harbor.  Photo by Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce. Blessing of the Fleet and Summer White Party in Harbor Springs

    Attention Northern Michigan boat lovers: this event is for you. On Wednesday, June 25th, at 6 pm, the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society will launch the boating season […]