Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • Nauti-Cat Catamaran on Grand Traverse Bay Special Nauti-Cat Cruise: Sailing for Survivors

    The Nauti-Cat—a large catamaran that sails across West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City—is well-known for being a good time, but on Sunday, July 27th, the boat […]

  • Northern Michigan bass fishing Summertime Northern Michigan Bass Fishing

    Northern Michigan fishing has made another list: Bassmaster magazine unveiled its 2014 list of top 100 bass lakes in the United States, and five of our fishing […]

  • Crystal Mountain's outdoor pool. Photo by Crystal Mountain. Northern Michigan Pools and Splash Pads for Kids

    Sometimes a Northern Michigan beach just won’t cut it for the kids, especially in the midst of their summer vacation in Northern Michigan. For kids (and maybe […]

  • Photo by the Chicago Yacht Club 106th Race to Mackinac Comes to Close

    Lead competitors in the Race to Mackinac, the oldest annual freshwater boating distance race in the world, concluded their 290-mile run from Navy Pier in Chicago to […]

  • Cyclists enjoying the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Sleeping Bear Dunes Biking

    The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is known to many as a perfect destination for activities like hiking, boating, camping, fishing, and simply enjoying the pristine beaches […]

  • Northern Michigan fishing Simple Tips for Northern Michigan Fishing in the Summer

    Having a successful Northern Michigan fishing outing doesn’t take a lot of equipment or much experience on the water, it just takes a little know-how to find […]

  • Batali with East Leland farmer Jim Bardenhagen and daughter, Ginger Mario Batali Helps Preserve Leelanau County Farms

    Mario Batali has teamed up with the Leelanau Conservancy to raise funds in an effort to give back by maintaining historic farmsteads in Leelanau County. Read on […]

  • Northern Michigan Fishing DNR: 19 Million Fish Stocked for Northern Michigan Fishing

    The DNR’s Fisheries Division stocked a total of 19,382,390 fish in Michigan lakes and rivers, which is good news for fans of Northern Michigan fishing and boating. […]

  • Photo by Kris Riley Video: The Village of Empire, Michigan

    The small village of Empire, Michigan has a lot to boast about, from its beautiful beach to its status as the capital of the Sleeping Bear Dunes […]

  • Northern Michigan diving Thunder Bay Wrecks near Alpena a Northern Michigan Diving Destination

    The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is an unlikely Northern Michigan attraction filled with ill-fated boats: Forty-five known shipwrecks, and possibly a hundred more, lie beneath the […]

  • Photo by Kris Riley Northern Michigan Bike Trails for Kids

    For both visitors and those who live here, one of the best ways to truly experience Northern Michigan’s outdoors is by biking; but sometimes difficult terrain or […]

  • Photo courtesy of ISLAND. Northern Michigan Farm is an Incubator for Prospective Agriculturalists

    A new incubator program for farmers at the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s Maple Bay Farm promises to bring innovation and young talent to the area, drawing prospective […]

  • Photo courtesy of Yen Yoga. 5 Reasons to Try Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga from Yen Yoga in Traverse City

    Stand-up paddleboard yoga from Yen Yoga in Traverse City is a unique Northern Michigan outdoor activity that connects participants with their bodies and the water around them. To find […]

  • 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.  […]