Kids Up North: Fun Ideas for Sharing Northern Michigan with Your Children
MyNorth.com is launching Kids Up North, a regular series making it easy to share Northern Michigan with the kids in your life. Parents will find ideas for raising healthy kids with easy kids activities, kids projects and kids ideas of all kinds, including Northern Michigan outdoor and indoor activities, attractions, deals and more.Kids Up North: Fly a Kite in Traverse City, Petoskey and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Spring is in the wind—time to get the kids outside. One great way is to buy (or build your own) colorful kites then pack up kid and kite and head for a place with big wide open sky. Read on for where to buy kites in Traverse City, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Leland—and to find out where to go to fly them.Photography Tips Paired With 3 Michigan Getaways From Mackinac Bridge to Sleeping Bear
Use the tips and location suggestions from three Northern Michigan photographers and make it a spring weekend getaway shooting nature photography from the Mackinac Bridge to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.Can the Asian Carp Be Stopped From Destroying the Great Lakes?
Asian carp, an invasive species from China, stand to threaten the future of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. Can Chicago’s Asian carp barrier hold? If it doesn’t, can an answer be found to stop the Asian carp invasion?Interview with Morel Mushroom Expert, Boyne City’s Tony Williams
The expert morel hunter and National Morel Festival record-holder shares tips and anecdotes gathered over his many seasons hunting morels in Northern Michigan.Bluegills Picking Up, Catfish Active: DNR Fishing Report for April 29, 2010
Michigan fishing this week should see the bluegill bites picking up, and catfish fishing active. There’s good perch fishing in Suttons Bay, near Traverse City. Here’s the Michigan fishing report updates for Michigan fishing from the Michigan DNR.MyNorth Offers Free Guide to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
MyNorth Media is offering “Ten Places Not to Miss in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore,” a free guide filled with insider tips to beaches, views, trails and more, perfect for planning a day or a Michigan vacation in this fabulous national park.Short’s to Short’s Paddle to Celebrate Short's Brewery in Bellaire
Pick up a paddle Friday, April 30, and kayak or canoe from Short’s Brewing in Bellaire to Short’s Production in Elk Rapids to help celebrate six years of Short’s Brewery, a Michigan brewing company.Video: Tour Traverse City’s Pyatt Lake, an Old Mission Natural Area
Learn about the spectacular eco-system and the landscape of Pyatt Lake Natural Area on Traverse City’s Old Mission Peninsula, with Glenn Chown, executive director of the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy.Video: Tee Off on One of Shanty Creek Resort's Four Unique Golf Courses
Take a video tour of Shanty Creek Resort’s 72 holes of Michigan golf on four unique golf courses designed by Tom Weiskopf, Arnold Palmer, William Diddel and Warner Bowen.Trout and Walleye Fishing Open: Michigan Fishing Report for Week of April 22, 2010
Michigan fishing has a big weekend ahead as April 24th marks opening day for trout season, as well as walleye, northern pike and muskellunge on inland waters in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Here’s all the Michigan fishing updates from the Michigan DNR.Leelanau Fishing Charters on Lake Michigan
From May to October fishing charter go into full speed on Lake Michigan. Sign on with one of these experienced fishermen from Leland and Glen Arbor to head out into the waters off the Leelanau Peninsula for a lake fishing tale you’ll remember forever.Bike the Little Traverse Wheelway from Harbor Springs to Charlevoix
The 26 miles trail that stretches along Little Traverse Bay from Harbor Springs through Petoskey and down to Charlevoix is great for family biking.Celebrate Earth Day in a Northern Michigan Nature Preserve
Join the Grand Traverse Regional Conservancy, the Little Traverse Conservancy and the Leelanau Conservancy at some of Northern Michigan’s most beautiful places.Kids Up North: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Junior Rangers Program
Your child can become a Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Junior Ranger any day of the year. It’s a terrific way to learn about the flora, fauna and history of Sleeping Bear Dunes. There are special events scheduled at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to celebrate National Junior Ranger Day, April 24, 2010.Morel Season Means Great Northern Michigan Getaways
April is morel season in Northern Michigan, including guided morel mushroom hunting trips at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire and both the Morel Mushroom Festival in Mesick and Bellaire.Take a Hike on Petoskey's Skyline Trail
The newest section of this Petoskey trail is packed with jaw-dropping panoramas.So You Want to Crew on the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac?
Chicago Yacht Club’s Greg Freeman, chair of the race, tells us what you need to know to know to be a part of the 102nd Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.Bike Checklist for Northern Michigan Cyclists
MyNorth picked up a wrench alongside mechanic Travis Cole of Traverse City’s Brick Wheels to find out just what should be on early season cycling checklists.Travel Back to the Age of Glaciers at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
The Great Melt Down—a two hour guided adventure that will have participants traveling back to the glacial age— is happening Saturday, April 3 from 1-3 p.m.