Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • Adventures with Jonny: Let’s Go Fishing

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

  • Escape to Sturgeon Bay north of Harbor Springs

    A beach day turns into a road-trip including M-119′s Tunnel of Trees, Leg’s Inn, Cross Village and Wilderness State Park, north of Harbor Springs.

  • 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.

  • Cruise The Straits

    Hop on an Arnold Line ferry for a guided tour of the Mackinac Straits, complete with history, local lore and spectacular vistas and sunsets.

  • Going to Grand Island? What To Know

    What to know about getting to and staying the night on Grand Island.

  • The Tunnel of Trees

    Road trip through M-119 Tunnel of Trees, north out of Harbor Springs, including where to eat, hike and pull over for gorgeous views.

  • Winter Science: The Subnivean Zone

    Animals long ago discovered how to use the subnivean zone, a place near the earth that take advantage of the insulating nature of snow. A look at how wildlife uses this zone as well as how to take advantage yourself.

  • 8 Courses Not to Miss

    A list of eight golf courses, including description of the terrain, the challenges and the amenities available at each. Boyne Highlands, Treetops, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Arcadia Bluffs and Shanty Creek are included.

  • How to Identify Poison Ivy

    How to identify poison ivy.

  • Kayaking the Archipelago of the Gods

    Open-water kayaking adventure paired with the fascinating religious history of Beaver Island and the archipelago.

  • Please Eat the Violets

    Pick violets in the northern woods and create edible treats. Includes recipes and the science of the violet.

  • Your Day in Central Lake

    A day in Central Lake which includes U-pick orchards, fishing, dining and lodging.

  • Do The Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Climb the Dune Climb, hike the Dunes Trail or just picnic at this popular attraction of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

  • Otter Creek Hike in Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore,

    Details of a gorgeous hike on the Otter Creek loop in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, including a spot to eat at the end of the afternoon.

  • Hooking a Smallmouth Bass

    Tips and gear for hooking smallmouth bass and three lakes in Northern Michigan where fisherman will find them.

  • Kevin Kelly, Wildfire Fighter

    Interview with wildfire fighter, Kevin Kelly, a federal Wildland Firefighter for 15 years who is based now at the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore.

  • Persevering for Clean

    Clean up of the vacant industrial site at Tannery Bay, on the St. Mary’s River just upstream from Sault Ste. Marie, is a testament to a communities willingness to push for clean land and water.

  • Discovering Watery Wonders

    Explore waterlife beyond fish in an inland lake.

  • Free Michigan Camping? Here’s How.

    This may be your recipe for a perfect summer vacation.

  • Kayaking Beaver Island's Waters: What to Know

    The logistics of getting to Beaver Island and finding a kayaking guide once you do. Includes books about Beaver Island history and that of the archipelago.