Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • outdoor recreation in Missaukee Missaukee County Outdoor Recreation

    Missaukee County outdoor recreation ranges from exploring the Pere Marquette State Forest to kayaking down the Muskegon River. Snowmobile trails With plentiful snow and vast stretches of state […]

  • Lake Missaukee Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Lake Missaukee

    iconic outdoor attraction: Lake Missaukee When the glaciers melted away approximately 11,000 years ago, they shaped the square of what eventually became known as Missaukee County into […]

  • Northern MI winter Original Northern Michigan Winter

    The story of an original Northern Michigan winter was originally published in the February 2015 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. “There are three things you need […]

  • Benzie Dunes Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore For years, it seemed, this Great Lakes gem was one of the country’s best-kept secrets—then in 2011, viewers of […]

  • Torch Lake Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Torch Lake

    Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Torch Lake Many people have decided to make their life in Antrim County after first falling in love with the aquamarine waters of Torch […]

  • Natural Recreation Resources BENZIE Benzie County Outdoor Recreation

    Benzie County outdoor recreation offers chances to hike, bike, camp, fish and more in a variety of places and spaces to explore from the Arcadia Dunes to […]

  • Chain of Lakes Antrim County Outdoor Recreation

    Antrim County outdoor recreation takes you from freshwater heaven to golfing perfection. Torch Lake One of the most renowned vacation lakes in the Midwest, the 19-mile-long Torch […]

  • Wexford County Wexford County Profile

    The Wexford County profile gives an overview of what life is like in this county and how you and your lifestyle can fit in. Wexford County is […]

  • Kayaking down the Manistee River Wexford County Outdoor Recreation

    There are a plethora of Wexford County outdoor recreation options, from fishing on the Manistee River to flying down the slopes at Caberfae Peaks. Manistee River Wexford […]

  • Manistee River Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Manistee River

    iconic outdoor attraction: Manistee River The Manistee River has earned renown among river experts nationwide because few rivers as large as the Manistee receive such a high […]

  • SLBD Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Iconic outdoor attraction: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore The crown jewel of Leelanau County is undoubtedly Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a 71,000-acre Great Lakes oasis with […]

  • winter-picnic-pic Elk Rapid’s Wine Shop Owner Embraces the Winter Picnic

    Note: Listen to Rob Crandall talk about the how to’s and benefits of winter picnicking with Traverse Magazine editor and winter camping expert, Jeff Smith on the […]

  • From left to right: Cheyenne Crowell, Savanna Crowell (author of article), Team Leader Erin Williams, Cheyenne Galley and Raven VanHorn. SEEDS GURLS Corps! in Traverse City

    On February 11, 2015 a group of five girls from the Traverse City area will be presented with a “2015 Project of the Year Award” at a […]

  • Bear River Emmet County Outdoor Recreation

    Emmet County outdoor recreation includes The Headlands, Ski hills, Little Traverse Wheelway, Little Traverse Bay, Bear River Valley, Petoskey State Park and the Tunnel of Trees! The […]

  • Grand Traverse County Grand Traverse County Profile

    The Grand Traverse County profile gives an overview of what life is like in this county and how you and your lifestyle can fit in. If you […]

  • sailing 17meter boats walloon lake Michigan Charlevoix County Outdoor Recreation

    Charlevoix County outdoor recreation includes Fisherman’s Island State Park, the Jordan River, Boyne Mountain, Beaver Island and Mt. McSauba Recreation Area. Fisherman’s Island State Park In a […]

  • lighthouse Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Old Mission Peninsula

    Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Old Mission Peninsula Old Mission Peninsula is a 22-mile-long skinny finger of land that begins just east of downtown Traverse City and divides Grand […]

  • Paddleboarding Grand Traverse County Outdoor Recreation

    Grand Traverse County outdoor recreation includes hiking, biking, plenty of play time on natural bodies of water and so much more! Hiking Grand Traverse County trails can […]

  • Lake Charlevoix Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Lake Charlevoix

    Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Lake Charlevoix Michigan’s third-largest inland lake sprawls out across Charlevoix County, covering more than 17,000 acres. Generations of Midwesterners have loved this oasis for […]

  • Wilderness State Park Iconic Outdoor Attraction: Wilderness State Park

    Iconic outdoor attraction: Wilderness State Park The Lower Peninsula’s largest piece of contingent undeveloped land is here in Emmet County, about 11 miles west of Mackinaw City […]