Ride at Traverse City’s Ranch Rudolf
Take a trail ride on a chestnut mare, play in the river, then head into town and chow down on some homestyle cookin’.Guided Trips: Wonders of Eastern U.P.
Guided outdoor adventures in the Eastern U.P.Relight the South Manitou Light
After 50 years the beautiful beacon will shine again.Thoughts on a Bio-blitz and More
This August, the University of Michigan Biological Station is hosting events celebrating 100 years of research at the camp near Pellston. To share in the festivities, Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine is publishing a feature article about the camp in the August issue and is inviting people to share memories and thoughts about the camp on our website (see bottom of page). To get things started, we are publishing essays by staff and students who helped inventory the hundreds of species living at the University of Michigan Biological Station during a three-day event called a bio-blitz.Beach Us Maximus
Five Fabulous Swaths of Lake Michigan SandBeyond S’mores
6 easy, tasty campfire recipes for those longing for an alternative to the S’more.Horse Shows By the Bay
Spy Coast Farm Sponsors First Grand Prix at 2008 Horse Shows by the Bay in Williamsburg, just outside Traverse City.10 Insider Picks for the Sleeping Bear Dunes
10 top picks for trails, beaches, views, history and more in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.What is sand made of?
A closer look at the stuff that makes our beaches beautiful.Easy, Memorable Traditions for Every Summer
27 ways to soak up summer’s sublime moments.TC Beach Day
Escape the hot streets of Traverse City at these great beaches, where the surf and seagulls croon a lazy daytime lullaby.Ride Traverse City’s Tart Trail
Take a smooth spin through Traverse City on this 11-mile paved pathway.Lightning Illuminations
Stuff you (probably) don’t know about sky bolts.Mystery of the Wrinkled Fingers
Why swimming makes your digits weird.That Busy Beaver: Hard Worker, Small Brain
One amazing–and large–rodent.Summer Vacation: Kayak Les Cheneaux
Les Cheneaux travelSee the New Hybrid Boat
CraigCat’s earth-friendly hybrid boat makes its debut at the Bay Harbor’s In-Water Boat Show this weekend.Explore Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Look for wood thrush and whitetail deer as you hike the shady forest of this beautiful preserve north of Harbor Springs, bordering Little Traverse Bay.