Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • 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 […]

  • Photo by Anjanette Summers 2014 Traverse City Film Festival’s Free Open Space Movies

    The Traverse City Film Festival will present a slate of free films at the Open Space in downtown Traverse City every evening from Tuesday, July 29th to […]

  • Northern Michigan Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Northern Michigan Stand-Up Paddle Boarding: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

    MyNorth’s Adrienne Roberts swung into a Northern Michigan stand-up paddle boarding shop and learned that this once obscure sport is becoming an increasingly popular Northern Michigan outdoor […]

  • Northern Michigan Outdoor Adventures Traverse City Helicopter Tours

    Elevating your Northern Michigan vacation is Traverse City Helicopters, Northern Michigan’s first helicopter tour company that’s been flying passengers across Leelanau County, over Traverse City and beyond […]

  • Photo by Inland Seas Education Association Traverse City’s Inland Seas Welcomes Its 100,000th Student

    Northern Michigan’s most well-traveled educational ship, Grand Traverse Bay’s Inland Seas, warmly welcomed its 100,000 student-passenger in June of 2014.  Inland Seas, the flagship of the Inland […]

  • Northern Michigan Boat Rentals Northern Michigan Boat Rentals and Watersports Lessons

    Waterskiing behind a boat on a pristine Northern Michigan lake is true Up North outdoor experience—yet it takes time and a good teacher to become a confident, […]

  • hummingbirds and butterflies How to Attract Hummingbirds: Northern Michigan Gardening

    Every summer, hummingbirds and butterflies are whimsical visitors to Northern Michigan’s outdoors. It’s common to see hummingbird and butterfly feeders in the neighbor’s yard, but did you […]

  • Northern Michigan kids 6 Northern Michigan Kids Sports Camps

    Northern Michigan kids will love being involved in one of the numerous sports camps happening around the area this summer. These Northern Michigan sports camps are the […]

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Vacation Planning Your Sleeping Bear Dunes Vacation

    Check out our list of some of the best things to do at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore! Dune Climbs, Good Harbor Beach and so much more!

  • labadie's Patio Furniture Contest: MyNorth Announces Contest Winner

    Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine & MyNorth are delighted to announce the Winner of $3,000 in Patio Furniture from Labadie’s Summer Place Casuals! Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine and […]