Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • 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.

  • Wolves Back on Endangered Species List

    Federal court says the administration cannot yet remove Midwest wolves from protected status.

  • Marking Time

    Buoys come out in October, go back in in spring.

  • Traverse City Fall Adventures

    Discover what there is to do in autumn Up North at the Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau exhibit, “Fall Color Adventures.”

  • What’s Up With the Wood Turtle?

    Not much is known about this humble reptile that lives in forests and rivers–but Professor Lewis and his students are out to change that.

  • Bragging Rights: Isle Royale’s Silence

    Isle Royale, in Lake Superior, named one of five quietest national parks.

  • Checking in with: Colleen Masterson @ Traverse City's New Nature Center

    Meet Colleen Masterson, new education director at the Grand Traverse Conservation District’s cool new center.

  • Adopt-a-Beach 2008: Help Wanted

    Head to your favorite Great Lakes beach on September 20 and make it even better.

  • Paddle & Leisure on the Sturgeon River

    Let the color season unfold on the Sturgeon River from your canoe or kayak and then curl up at a perfect fall color lodge.

  • Boot Camp at Keweenaw’s Mt. Bohemia

    Shape up at this pre-ski season boot camp in the Upper Peninsula’s Keweenaw. Trail runs, kayak, yoga and more mean shaping up for ski season has never been so fun!

  • Bill McKibben Comes to Traverse City

    The nationally renown expert on climate change shows Northern Michigan how to help fight global warming.

  • Do It Now: Les Cheneaux Kayak Weekend

    This 36-island archipelago near Hessel and Cedarville has what you need for an unforgettable watery weekend away.

  • Parks in Focus: Connecting Youth to Nature through Photography

    Eleven downstate teens, four days, hundreds of miles of Upper Peninsula nature to photograph. Check out the results.

  • Get Up and Paddleboard

    The stand-up paddleboard craze has come ashore in the Great Lakes, beach boys and girls.