Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • Petoskey Fun on a Budget

    Snowy and cozy ways to spend a winter evening in Petoskey.

  • COLD RUSH: Michigan Ski Guide 09

    So many slopes, so little time. Make the most of your northern Michigan ski getaway.

  • POLL: What’s your favorite Christmas tree?
  • Eagle Released at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Rebecca Lessard, founder of the raptor rehabilitation non-profit Wings of Wonder, releases an eagle into the wild at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire.

  • SURVEY: What is your favorite outdoor winter activity?
  • Travel to Petoskey for a Week of Winter Family Fun

    Winter in Petoskey is great for family travel fun.

  • Boyne Opens!

    Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls and Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs are open for skiing and snowboarding.

  • Lake Leelanau Deer Tracking Dog

    Interview with Daryl Couturier and his dog Paige, who tracks lost deer for local hunters.

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    Fred Braun bikes the streets of Traverse City in snow, sleet, hail, rain and sun in his daily commute.

  • Traverse City Loves Bill McKibben

    Climate change warrior comes to Traverse City.

  • 5 Ways to Prevent Boat Explosions

    Five tips for avoiding the kind of end-of-season boat accident like this one in South Haven Michigan.

  • Shoreline Hope in Acme

    Acme residents work to purchase a mile of shore on East Grand Traverse Bay near Traverse City.

  • Connecting Middle Schoolers with Nature

    A Teacher’s Perspective on Journaling in Nature

  • Northern Rite: Ski Swaps

    They’re a coming-of-winter tradition we can’t help but love.

  • Buckley’s Big View

    The scene from Buckley’s High Roll-Away is legendary, but don’t miss the subtle beauty that unfolds along the dirt-road drive in. A changing scape of meadow, pine and hardwood forest makes a perfect prelude to this awe-inspiring overlook.

  • Flying with Eagles

    Feel Like You’re Soaring the Sky with Michigan’s Bald Eagles at Traverse City’s Boardman River Nature Center

  • Fall Folly: Last Trip of the Season

    Cold water and rapid weather changes require boaters to take extra precautions in autumn.

  • December Kayak Roll in Omena Bay off Grand Traverse Bay

    Paddler Dave Dickerson enjoys the waters of Omena Bay, off of Grand Traverse Bay, by rolling his kayak in December. Video goes underwater with Dave as he […]

  • Wind Gusher?

    Wind turbines in the Great Lakes could make Michigan a serious contender in the wind power industry says a recent study by Michigan State University.

  • Salmon Running!

    Chinook salmon swim by the thousands out of Lake Michigan and up T.C.’s Boardman River to spawn in nearly the exact location they were born.