Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • Easily Transport Your Canoe or Kayak

    Gear for canoe, paddle or kayak.

  • Beach Day in Charlevoix

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

  • Seduced by the U.P.’s Sylvania

    A canoe trip through the Sylvania Wilderness Area of the Ottawa National Forest, including Clark Lake, Crooked Lake and Florence Lake.

  • Finding A Fish

    Techniques for finding where fish hang out in lakes and rivers.

  • 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.

  • Backpack Towel

    A quick-drying towel to carry in your backpack.

  • The Birders of Whitefish Point

    Birders flock to the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, where more than a third of North America’s roughly 800 bird species have been sighted. In April, the birders might spot a huge cross-section stopping off to rest on their long migrations back North.

  • Bill Thompson: Iceman Climbeth

    An interview with Bill Thompson, avid ice climber in the Upper Peninsula and sponsor of the Michigan Ice Climbing Festival.

  • Biking and Camping Grand Island’s Big Beauty

    Biking Grand Island, the largest island on Lake Superior’s south shore, offers big beauty, big trails and a stunning sense of quiet.

  • Keweenaw’s Curious Current

    Description of how weather and current affect kayaking or paddling Lake Superior off the coast of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

  • Skunk Shampoo

    Recipe for Skunk Shampoo.

  • Golf Gaylord’s Marsh Ridge

    Marsh Ridge, an 18-hole golf course in Gaylord, offers spectacular views and challenging uphill shots.

  • Vern Bishop, Elk Guide

    An interview with Vern Bishop, a guide in Pigeon River State Forest.

  • Serene Breaks: Pick Your Pleasure

    A guide to beaches and road trips that allow you to lounge in the sun, take a lighthouse tour, shop or have a late-night campfire. This guide fits the beach to you, in the Upper Peninsula or along the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore.

  • Discover Alanson

    A visit to Alanson including food, dining, boating on the Crooked River into Burt Lake and shopping.

  • Canoe the Manistee

    Rent a canoe and drift this majestic river and finish your lazy day with dinner in Grayling.

  • Adventures with Jonny: Let’s Go Fishing

    Wanna reel your small fry into fishing? Try this great kids book.

  • Hike Leland's Whaleback Natural Area

    Just outside Leland, a glacial moraine has been preserved by the Leelanau Conservancy as the Whaleback Natural Area. A 3/4-mile climb up the trail rewards hikers with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.

  • Float Grand Traverse Bay

    Two great ways to get on the waters of Grand Traverse Bay; a tall ship cruise and kayaking the shoreline vistas.

  • Boyne City Winter Fun

    A getaway to Boyne City which includes snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, historic lodging and restaurant choices.