Camping by the Water in Northern Michigan
Snag a site with a view and pitch your tent at one of these three spectacular Northern Michigan spots; Tahquamenon Falls, Sleeping Bear Bay and Sand Lakes Quiet Area near Traverse City.Vacation Traditions: Bonfires and Euchre in Northern Michigan
Sweet summer nights in Northern Michigan are filled s’mores, star gazing and skinny dipping. Here are 10 experiences you’ll want to dive into when twilight arrives and the real fun begins.The Wonders of Grass River Natural Area
Take a video tour of Grass River Natural Area, located just outside Bellaire, whose 1,325 acres of lakes, rivers and streams are great for bird watching, relaxation and hikes and classes for adults and childrenLearn Wooden Boat Building in the Great Lakes
Cedarville’s new Great Lakes Boat Building School just wrapped its second year of classes. We chatted with lead instructor, Pat Mahon, about the classes and the boats.Hike Grass River and Jordan Valley Pathway: With Video
Two great hikes in the Charlevoix region include the Grass River Natural Area and the Jordan Valley Pathway.Boat Buying Guide: 12 Models to Match Your Northern Michigan Style
Pros from around the North point you toward the powerboat that’s right for you in this Northern Michigan Boat Buyers Guide.Old Mission Gourmet Kayak Trip
Uncommon Adventures pairs fab food with marvelous kayaking on the Lake Michigan shore of Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City.Sail The Manitou in Traverse City
Cruise Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City on the tall ship, The Manitou.4 Favorite 3-Hour Northern Michigan Paddle Trips
We asked four devoted Northern Michigan paddlers to share their favorite three-hour paddle trips and they gave us Lake Dubonnet, Lower Herring Lake, Little Traverse Bay and Blacksmith Bayou.Outdoors 101: Knots Every Outdoor Person Should Know Part 1
Knot-tying is an invaluable skill whether in the woods of Northern Michigan or on a boat in Lake Michigan. In this edition of Outdoors 101, we teach two basic knots.Learn It, Love It: Mountain Biking
Traverse City mom, Sarah Racine, was pretty sure she wouldn’t like mountain biking; now she’s a convert and she’s sharing some tips to get anyone started.Life-saving rescue of four fishermen offers life-saving advice
How boating accident victims could have hastened their rescue.Tips for Using Emergency Boating Signal Equipment
EIRPB: a sure life-saving signal from outer space? Maybe.Tee Off at These 8 Benzie & Manistee Golf Courses
The Benzie and Manistee region, including Frankfort, Beulah, Manistee and Crystal Mountain, is rich with gorgeous golf courses sporting something for everyone.The Super Mac: Chicago, Mackinac, Port Huron Race
Celebrations begin at the finish line of the longest freshwater race on the planet–from Chicago to Mackinac Island to Port Huron.The 2009 Chicago to Mackinac Race Winds Up!
Was this year’s race from Chicago’s Navy Pier to Mackinac Island the slowest ever?
The 101st Chicago to Mackinac sailboat race continues into Day 4Tips for a Beaver Island Adventure
Lake Michigan’s Beaver Island, off the coast of Charlevoix, offers biking, hiking, relaxing, kayaking and wandering through a fascinating history of Morman king, James Strang.Hop on the AuSable River Queen
Take a two-hour cruise out of Oscoda along the banks of the AuSable River, one of Northern Michigan’s most beautiful rivers.Pick Your Perfect Beach in Petoskey & Harbor Springs
Three great beach choices in Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Cross Village, including Petoskey State Park, Zorn Park and the Sturgeon Bay Dunes.2009 Chicago to Mackinac Race: The First Boat Is In!
DogDayz is the first to cross the finish line in the Chicago to Mackinac sailboat race, pulling into Mackinac Island early Monday morning, July 20.