Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • Please Eat the Violets

    Pick violets in the northern woods and create edible treats. Includes recipes and the science of the violet.

  • Biking and Camping Grand Island’s Big Beauty

    Biking Grand Island, the largest island on Lake Superior’s south shore, offers big beauty, big trails and a stunning sense of quiet.

  • Do The Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Climb the Dune Climb, hike the Dunes Trail or just picnic at this popular attraction of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

  • 8 Courses Not to Miss

    A list of eight golf courses, including description of the terrain, the challenges and the amenities available at each. Boyne Highlands, Treetops, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Arcadia Bluffs and Shanty Creek are included.

  • Hooking a Smallmouth Bass

    Tips and gear for hooking smallmouth bass and three lakes in Northern Michigan where fisherman will find them.

  • Serene Breaks: Pick Your Pleasure

    A guide to beaches and road trips that allow you to lounge in the sun, take a lighthouse tour, shop or have a late-night campfire. This guide fits the beach to you, in the Upper Peninsula or along the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore.

  • Cary Adgate, Did You Eat Your Wheaties?

    Cary Adgate, winner of six United States National Ski Championships, cooks up a healthy breakfast to down before hitting the slopes.

  • Kevin Kelly, Wildfire Fighter

    Interview with wildfire fighter, Kevin Kelly, a federal Wildland Firefighter for 15 years who is based now at the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore.

  • Persevering for Clean

    Clean up of the vacant industrial site at Tannery Bay, on the St. Mary’s River just upstream from Sault Ste. Marie, is a testament to a communities willingness to push for clean land and water.

  • Canoe the Manistee

    Rent a canoe and drift this majestic river and finish your lazy day with dinner in Grayling.

  • Your Day in Central Lake

    A day in Central Lake which includes U-pick orchards, fishing, dining and lodging.

  • Discovering Watery Wonders

    Explore waterlife beyond fish in an inland lake.

  • Free Michigan Camping? Here’s How.

    This may be your recipe for a perfect summer vacation.

  • Otter Creek Hike in Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore,

    Details of a gorgeous hike on the Otter Creek loop in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, including a spot to eat at the end of the afternoon.

  • The Violet

    The characteristics of the violet and how to identify them in the woods.

  • Going to Grand Island? What To Know

    What to know about getting to and staying the night on Grand Island.

  • Hop the Ferry to South Manitou Island

    Hop the ferry out of Leland to South Manitou island where you can hike, learn about the history, hit the beach and camp.

  • Dune Wonder

    Varied dune ecology can be found in Grand Sable Dunes, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Nordhouse Dunes, including pitcher’s thistle, piping plover and wolf spider.

  • Kayaking the Archipelago of the Gods

    Open-water kayaking adventure paired with the fascinating religious history of Beaver Island and the archipelago.

  • Scott Koontz: White Knight

    Interview with Steve Koontz, chief midnight shift snowmaker at Nub’s Nob ski resort.