Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • Mystery of Wrinkled Fingers

    An explanation as to why our the skin on our fingers wrinkles when we soak in warm waters.

  • Lazy Day In Frankfort

    A Frankfort day includes shopping, biking, beaches and a sunset at Point Betsie Lighthouse.

  • Finding Your Own Bait

    Tips for finding worms and minnows for bait.

  • Get on the Bay in Traverse City

    Three ways to get on the waters of Grand Traverse Bay which include parasailing, kiteboarding and sailing on a tall ship replica. Broneah Kiteboarding, Tall Ship Manitou and Traverse City Parasail are profiled.

  • Play at Ludington State Park

    Hiking, beaches, kayaking, a lighthouse and great food in nearby Ludington make a day at the Ludington State Park fun for every kind of visitor.

  • Explore Lake Bluff Audubon Center

    A visit to the Lake Bluff Audubon Center just north of Manistee, offers beach combing, hiking, wildlife viewing and picnic spots.

  • Bike Beaver Island

    A day of biking Lake Michigan’s Beaver Island including where to eat.

  • Ice by Any Other Name

    The crew of the mighty Icebreaker Mackinaw came up with names for the kinds of ice that clattered against the hull as the ship broke its way through.

  • Traverse Classics: Ski Jumping in the U.P.

    A visit to Ishpeming Ski Club just outside Marquette in the Upper Peninsula finds veterans of ski jumping’s heyday mixing with young kids hoping to be the next Olympic hopeful for the sport.

  • Tom Doak Courses Around the World

    List of some of award-winning Tom Doak’s golf courses throughout the world.

  • I Spy a Surfeit

    Animal group names we don’t know such as a sleuth of bears.

  • That's Ms. Alpha Dog to You

    Profile of Tasha Stielstra, one of the top female mushers in the Midwest. She and her husband own Nature’s Kennel and share what they know about sled dogs and the sport they love.

  • Plan Carefully to Paddle Lake Superior

    Outfitters, guides, rentals as well as radio weather channels all help to make Lake Superior kayaking or paddling in the Keweenaw a safe experience.

  • The Bats of Mackinac Island

    A look at why bats love Mackinac Island and why we should be happy they do.

  • Kayak Les Cheneaux

    Les Cheneaux Islands offer a kayaker’s paradise, 36 islands sprinkled along 12 miles of Lake Huron shoreline.

  • Two Basic Single-hook Fishing Rigs

    Instructions for tying a hook, line and sinker , putting on bait and fishing for panfish.

  • Beach Day in Charlevoix

    A day at a Lake Michigan beach in Charlevoix that includes gourmet food, shopping and restaurants.

  • Explore Wilderness State Park

    Hikes through Wilderness State Park lead through meadows, creeks, forests and the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Stay the night in a rustic cabin or at one of 250 modern campsites.

  • Ludington State Park

    A visit to Ludington State Park includes a tour of Big Sable Point Lighthouse, hiking, biking, beachwalking Lake Michigan and nature of every sort.

  • Bike Northport

    A bike trip out of Northport that includes sweeping views and a visit to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse.