Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • staff photographer Guide to the Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge

    The Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge is an annual 30 mile mountain biking race from Kalkaska to Traverse City. This year’s 25th annual event takes place on […]

  • edited endurance Top 10 Northern Michigan Endurance Events

    Northern Michigan provides a perfect environment to play, work, wine and dine, plus enjoy the outdoors all year round! Check out our list of top 10 Northern […]

  • conservancy pic Leelanau Conservancy Presents 5 Fall Color Tours

    This weekend enjoy a Northern Michigan fall color tour in Leelanau County. The Leelanau Conservancy has created five fall color tour routes that will take visitors past […]

  • edited microbrew Video: Traverse City Microbrew & Music Festival 2014

    Looking back on summer with nostalgia now that it’s officially fall in Northern Michigan? Check out this video that captures some of the fun that occurred at […]

  • star-party Night Sky Events at Sleeping Bear Dunes

    During the month of October, visitors can enjoy three special night sky events at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Join Park Rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical […]

  • Fountain Point, Lake Leelanau Northern Michigan Fall Color Tours

    One of the most iconic parts about a Northern Michigan autumn is the beauty and abundance of fall color. The list below includes some of the best […]

  • Old Mission Color Tour

    This fall color tour article was originally published in the October 2014 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. It’s the perfect companion for your Old Mission color […]

  • edited inland seas color Inland Seas Fall Color Tours

    Get out and enjoy the Northern Michigan outdoors and the beauty of fall color from the water on an Inland Seas Fall Color tour! Take a ride […]

  • edited gears and beers Bell’s Beer Weekend at the Grand Traverse Resort

    The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, just a short drive from Traverse City, is planning a weekend in celebration of mountain biking and craft beer. The Bell’s […]

  • edited color in the park Color in the Park at Michigan Legacy Art Park

    On Sunday October 5, 2014 from 1-4 pm join Michigan Legacy Art Park for Color in the Park, a celebration of fall’s palette. This annual family event […]

  • Edited food corps Video: School Gardening at Traverse Heights

    Students at Traverse Heights Elementary school in Traverse City recently got their hands dirty learning about seeds. Traverse Heights is one of the four schools in TCAPS […]

  • Northern Michigan Fishery Updates Northern Michigan Fishery Updates

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Northern Michigan fishery update compiles successes and shortcomings from across the Northern Michigan fishing map. Find fast facts about nearby fisheries […]

  • chairlift Skitoberfest at Boyne Mountain Resort

    On October 4, 2014 Boyne Mountain Resort is hosting their sixth annual Skitoberfest! Enjoy a day of activities that will keep the whole family entertained from face […]

  • staff photographer Sojourn Lakeside Resort in Gaylord

    This article about the Sojourn Lakeside Resort in Gaylord was originally published in the September 2014 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. In September’s glow, gather with […]

  • tc rides TC Rides in Traverse City

    Celebrate Michigan Trails week in Traverse City with a family friendly Northern Michigan bike ride! On Saturday September 27, 2014 get the whole family together for a […]

  • Dunes Fall Color Photo Excursion in Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Fall in Northern Michigan is one of the most beautiful times of year. Explore the colorful splendor of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore through a camera lens […]

  • Fishing article The Age We Season: An Essay on Northern Michigan Fishing

    This essay about Northern Michigan Fishing was originally published in the September 2014 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. I lumbered through damp birch and bracken fern […]

  • TART pic Leelanau Harvest Tour 2014

    On Sunday September 21, 2014 the Cherry Capital Cycling Club is hosting the 31st annual Leelanau Harvest Tour, a bicycle road ride through scenic Leelanau County. More […]

  • staff photographer Northern Michigan Honeycrisp Apples

    The Honeycrisp apple was born in Minnesota, but two Northern Michigan growers proved that our region is the variety’s Eden. This piece was originally published in the […]

  • Chip in Fore Chip in Fore Munson Hospice

    On Friday September 19, 2014 Schmuckal Oil Company Presents LochenHeath’s “Chip in Fore Hospice” Fourth Annual Golf Scramble. Enjoy a beautiful day golfing at LochenHeath while raising money […]