Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • Battle Plan to Halt Fish Killer’s Advance

    National parks and Grand Portage tribe band together to prevent the spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) to Lake Superior fish.

  • Spend Easter Weekend on the Slopes!

    Spring skiing is going strong at resorts Up North.

  • In Search of Snow Birds

    Find Arctic birds now in the eastern Upper Peninsula.

  • Water Bill Fracas

    Senate’s water withdrawal bill alarms environmentalists.

  • Beat the Big Melt

    When it comes to fishing shanties, don’t mess with thin ice.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Escape to Traverse City’s Arbutus Lakes

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

  • Superb Copper Harbor Day Paddles

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

  • 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.

  • 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.