Recent and Featured Outdoors Articles

  • Play at Ludington State Park

    Hiking, beaches, kayaking, a lighthouse and great food in nearby Ludington make a day at the Ludington State Park fun for every kind of visitor.

  • Escape to Traverse City’s Arbutus Lakes

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

  • Bike Beaver Island

    A day of biking Lake Michigan’s Beaver Island including where to eat.

  • 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.

  • Tom Doak Courses Around the World

    List of some of award-winning Tom Doak’s golf courses throughout the world.

  • Feed the Birds

    How to recycle kitchen scraps to create tasty reats for Michigan’s winter birds.

  • 500 Times Around: The I-500 Snowmobile Race

    A look at the International 500 Snowmobile Race where more than 30 teams race for 500 laps around a one-mile track in Sault Ste. Marie.

  • Plan Carefully to Paddle Lake Superior

    Outfitters, guides, rentals as well as radio weather channels all help to make Lake Superior kayaking or paddling in the Keweenaw a safe experience.

  • Governor Milliken's Environmental Legacy

    Interview with Dave Dempsey, author of William G. Milliken, Michigan’s Passionate Moderate.

  • Cruise Lewiston's Twin Lakes

    Make it a day on the Twin Lakes, near Lewiston, starting off with a good breakfast and then on to the marina to rent a boat. Top it off with a night at the Lewiston Lodge.

  • Kayak Les Cheneaux

    Les Cheneaux Islands offer a kayaker’s paradise, 36 islands sprinkled along 12 miles of Lake Huron shoreline.

  • Two Basic Single-hook Fishing Rigs

    Instructions for tying a hook, line and sinker , putting on bait and fishing for panfish.

  • Mystery of Wrinkled Fingers

    An explanation as to why our the skin on our fingers wrinkles when we soak in warm waters.

  • Explore Wilderness State Park

    Hikes through Wilderness State Park lead through meadows, creeks, forests and the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Stay the night in a rustic cabin or at one of 250 modern campsites.

  • Get on the Bay in Traverse City

    Three ways to get on the waters of Grand Traverse Bay which include parasailing, kiteboarding and sailing on a tall ship replica. Broneah Kiteboarding, Tall Ship Manitou and Traverse City Parasail are profiled.

  • Bike Northport

    A bike trip out of Northport that includes sweeping views and a visit to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse.

  • Explore Lake Bluff Audubon Center

    A visit to the Lake Bluff Audubon Center just north of Manistee, offers beach combing, hiking, wildlife viewing and picnic spots.

  • Golf The Traverse City Great Ones

    Overview of golf courses in and around Traverse City including Jack Nicklaus’ The Bear, Gary Player’s The Wolverine and Tom Doak’s High Pointe.

  • Ice by Any Other Name

    The crew of the mighty Icebreaker Mackinaw came up with names for the kinds of ice that clattered against the hull as the ship broke its way through.

  • Traverse Classics: Ski Jumping in the U.P.

    A visit to Ishpeming Ski Club just outside Marquette in the Upper Peninsula finds veterans of ski jumping’s heyday mixing with young kids hoping to be the next Olympic hopeful for the sport.