Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • The Mackinac Island State Harbor 2014 Bayview Mackinac Race Concludes

    The fastest boats competing in the 2014 Bayview Mackinac Race have already entered the harbor at Mackinac Island, and boats will continue to trickle in through Monday, […]

  • The hull of the boat delivered to Alanson.  Photo provided by IWRHS. Help the Inland Water Route Historical Society’s Launch Project

    Give back to the The Inland Water Route Historical Society of Alanson (IWRHS), which is aiming to complete a project that will help visitors and locals fully […]

  • beach Top 10 Northern Michigan Beaches

    Here are the top 10 Northern Michigan beaches to visit for your next picnic, bonfire, or dip into the water. The following winners were determined by more than […]

  • Northern Michigan kids beach safety Northern Michigan Kids Beach Safety

    Northern Michigan beaches are a highlight of a summer Up North, but powerful rip currents, harmful rays from the sun and lack of hydration can cause a beach […]

  • Eldorado Golf Course MyNorth Announces Winner of Northern Michigan Vacation Giveaway

    MyNorth.com, the online home of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, offers a variety of contests including family vacation packages. MyNorth is excited to announce the winner of the […]

  • Northern Michigan camping Gear Up, Michigan! 10 Northern Michigan Camping and Hiking Essentials

    Find Northern Michigan camping and hiking gear recommended by Up North outfitters for your next trip to Northern Michigan’s outdoors. Bypass the struggle of searching for that perfect product in […]

  • Northern Michigan camping Northern Michigan Camping 101 with the DNR

    Camping 101 is an educational program operated by the Michigan DNR that teaches novice outdoor enthusiasts the basics of camping, fishing, and hiking in Northern Michigan’s outdoors.  […]

  • 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, […]