Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • Judge Reprieves Nation’s Oldest Boy Scout Camp

    The nearly 5,000-acre Camp Owasippe remains protected, for now.

  • Deer Vulnerable at Winter’s End

    Biologists warn dog owners: keep pets close to protect deer herds.

  • Brave the Elements With Style

    Look cool, be cozy with down-filled skirts.

  • Feral Pigs Are Running Wild in Northern Michigan

    Feral pigs, a hybrid escaped domestic hogs and wild boars, are multiplying and running wild in the woods of Northern Michigan.

  • Finding August’s Moths at Night

    Tips for finding four varieties of moths on an August night, including Catocala cara, Catocala amatrix, Catocala relicta, Catocala ilia.

  • Trivia: Name that Lake

    Trivia questions around the topic Name That Lake.

  • Sled the Blue Bear Trail

    Fill up on an old-fashioned, rib-stickin’ breakfast before you hop on your sled and ride the Blue Bear from Kalkaska to Frederic and beyond.

  • Kayaking Lake Superior's Shoreline

    Kayaking the Lake Superior coastline along the Keweenaw Peninsula, full adventure, challenge and stunning vistas.

  • Good Harbor Beach Day

    A beach day at the Good Harbor beach, a part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The day ends with dinner at Trattoria Funistrada.

  • The Zebco 202

    The Zebco 202 is a good fishing rod and reel for both adults and kids going for panfish.

  • Escape to Traverse City’s Arbutus Lakes

    Swim, fish and camp on the chain of lakes that make up Arbutus Lakes in Traverse City.

  • Discover Michigan Legacy Art Park

    The 30-acre Michigan Legacy Art Park, located at Crystal Mountain, offers visitors the chance to wander trails that blend art into nature resulting in a stunning stroll through sheer beauty.

  • 10 Reasons To Love Benzie & the West Shore

    10 reasons to visit Benzie County and the West Shore of Michigan including attractions, events and sightseeing opportunities.

  • Pedal Manistee's Big M Trail

    50 miles of trails–26 miles of which is mountain-bike-dedicated single track–make the Big M trail in Manistee County a mountain biker’s dream. Find rentals and read about degree of difficulty.

  • Feed the Birds

    How to recycle kitchen scraps to create tasty reats for Michigan’s winter birds.

  • 500 Times Around: The I-500 Snowmobile Race

    A look at the International 500 Snowmobile Race where more than 30 teams race for 500 laps around a one-mile track in Sault Ste. Marie.

  • Tom Doak, Traverse City’s Course Whisperer

    Profile of Tom Doak, Traverse City’s nationally-renowned golf course architect, and what’s behind his independent style found in Northern Michigan and throughout the world.

  • Governor Milliken's Environmental Legacy

    Interview with Dave Dempsey, author of William G. Milliken, Michigan’s Passionate Moderate.

  • Cruise Lewiston's Twin Lakes

    Make it a day on the Twin Lakes, near Lewiston, starting off with a good breakfast and then on to the marina to rent a boat. Top it off with a night at the Lewiston Lodge.

  • Superb Copper Harbor Day Paddles

    Copper Harbor, day-trip along the Lake Superior Coast and on an inland lake, kayaking or paddling.