Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • Petoskey and Harbor Springs Skiing at Boyne Highlands and Nub's Nob

    Details of what skiers will find at Boyne Highlands and Nub’s Nob, both located in the Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Little Traverse region.

  • 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.

  • Explore the Old Mission Peninsula

    Scenic drive to the end of the 22-mile Old Mission Peninsula, including stops for food, hikes and scenic overlooks.

  • Confession of a Carp Fisher

    A trout snob and fly-fishing obsessive gets drawn into the cult of carp.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How to Identify Poison Ivy

    How to identify poison ivy.

  • Bask on Manistee's First Street Beach

    Wander the Manistee Riverwalk to the First Street Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan. Open the picnic you bought in town, play volleyball, read or bask in the sun.

  • Please Eat the Violets

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

  • Paddle Little Traverse Bay

    Gear and outfitters for paddling, canoeing, kayaking Little Traverse Bay in Harbor Springs.

  • Ludington's Big Lake Fishing

    30-pound king salmon can be found in the waters of Lake Michigan and charter boat captains out of Ludington’s port can help you snag one.

  • mackinac island skiing A Mackinac Island Ski Getaway

    Mackinac Island in winter offers serenity, beauty and adventure on this cross-country ski vacation.

  • 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.

  • Hike Little Traverse

    Three hikes offer breathtaking landscapes and solitude, often just a few moments away from Petoskey and Harbor Springs.

  • Fish The Au Sable River

    A description of how and where to fish the Au Sable River’s Holy Waters, near Gaylord.

  • Hooking a Smallmouth Bass

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

  • Bike the Tart Trail

    A day trip on the TART (Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation) Trail, which winds through neighborhoods, past shops and restaurants and arrives at the shores of Grand Traverse Bay.

  • 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.