Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • Empire of Sun. © 2014 Richard Thompson ‘Visions of Michigan’ Book Showcases Beauty of the Great Lakes State

    Visions of Michigan is a new photographic book by Michigan native, Richard Thompson, who sets out to capture the charm and candor of Michigan in 148 pages. From stunning scenes of […]

  • Leland Blue Leland Blue, A Way of Life in Northern Michigan

    There are many iconic things that represent the lifestyle of Northern Michigan — sipping a glass of local wine outdoors on a cool night, an evening walk […]

  • Northern Michigan fly fishing July, Sky Fishing: An Essay on Northern Michigan Fly Fishing

    Northern Michigan fly fishing can straddle the line between a simple, systematic outdoor activity and a naturally-induced meditative trance, as MyNorth contributor Michael Delp acknowledges in the […]

  • Traverse city shopping Traverse City Shopping: The Perfect Ladies Shoes for Any Northern Michigan Activity

    There are so many different activities to do on your Northern Michigan vacation—from boating and hiking to shopping and dining—your day can take you from the beach […]

  • TC Rides TC Rides Takes Over Traverse City Streets

    Norte! Youth Cycling is a grassroots organization dedicated to getting Northern Michigan kids outdoors and on their bikes. Every Wednesday evening throughout the summer, Norte! Youth Cycling, […]

  • The Rubber Ducky dive. Photo by the Bellaire Rubber Ducky Festival. 5 Fun Northern Michigan Festivals In August 2014

    Northern Michigan festivals are just good clean fun—unless you’re going to an event like the Buckley Old Engine Show, in which case it’s just good noisy, greasy, […]

  • Photo courtesy of Chippewa Hotel. 2014 Vacation Specials: Northern Michigan Fall Color Tour Packages

    Sure, it might feel like summer, but it’s never too early to start dreaming about fall vacations in Northern Michigan. There are tons of great travel ideas for […]

  • Photo by Brian Walters, courtesy of Shanty Creek Resorts Autumn Northern Michigan Color Tour and Golf Specials

    Take an 18-hole Northern Michigan color tour with the following vacation packages from premier Northern Michigan golf destinations. Remember: it’s never too early to plan your next […]

  • Photos by Todd Zawistowski Northern Michigan Sailing on Walloon Lake with Historic “17s”

    The waters of Walloon Lake are rife with Northern Michigan boaters sailing the illustrious 17—a two-person craft steeped in the history of Walloon and surrounding lakes. MyNorth […]

  • Photo courtesy of the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. Video: The Botanic Garden in Traverse City

    The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park is a 25-acre garden and outdoor recreation center under development in the Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City; the project […]

  • Photo by Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa Northern Michigan Fat Tire Biking

    Fat tire biking has transformed Northern Michigan biking into a sport that can be practiced year-round in Northern Michigan’s outdoors. The activity requires a specialized fatbike with over-sized […]

  • Northern Michigan outdoor Adrenaline-Packed Northern Michigan Outdoor Adventures

    There are plenty of ways to get outside and enjoy the Northern Michigan outdoors; below is a list of some more unconventional ways to please the thrill-seeker in […]

  • Pestoskey was named one of America's Best Beach Towns. Best Beach Towns: Petoskey, Charlevoix, & Harbor Springs

    National Geographic has named Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Harbor Springs as some of America’s best beach towns. Susan O’Keefe, an associate editor at National Geographic Traveler Magazine, calls the Northern […]

  • Top 10 Northern Michigan charter boat captains Top 10 Northern Michigan Charter Boat Captains

    Here are the top 10 Northern Michigan charter boat captains for your next scenic sail or shot at one of Northern Michigan’s favorite sports: fishing. The following winners […]

  • The mouth of the Platte River. Photo by Teri Genovese. Best Northern Michigan Vacation Destinations for Summer Sojourns

    From the beaches of the Sleeping Bear Dunes to the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula, the most splendid Northern Michigan vacation destinations are only a short road […]

  • Swimmer's itch in Northern Michigan lakes How to Avoid Swimmer’s Itch in Northern Michigan Lakes

    Swimmer’s itch is a perennial problem for kids at Northern Michigan beaches, but there are a few simple steps to keep the itching and scratching at bay […]

  • Photo courtesy of Michigan DNR The Plentiful Perks of the Michigan Recreation Passport

    If you’re wondering how to take full advantage of Northern Michigan’s outdoors by camping, fishing, boating, hiking, or biking, there is one tool that can grant you […]

  • photo (29) How to Get Kids Hiking in Northern Michigan

    How to get kids hiking in Northern Michigan? One simple idea: bait them with wild berries. Late summer finds wild raspberries, black raspberries and even blackberries on […]

  • Lake Superior at Isle Royale National Park Summer Outdoor Northern Michigan Travel Ideas

    Here are 4 fun Northern Michigan travel ideas that will take you through Northern Michigan’s outdoors. Camp, kayak, ride or fly—these ideas will have you vacationing across […]

  • Benzie County Biking Benzie County Biking

    Benzie County, home to beautiful towns like Frankfort, Thompsonville, Beulah, and Elberta affords views of Lake Michigan, the Betsie River, Crystal Lake, and miles of pine and […]