Recent and Featured Attractions Articles

  • Black Star Spring Michigan Video: Northern Michigan Spring at Black Star Farms

    Michigan Video: Watch spring come to Black Star Farms in Northern Michigan’s Leelanau County.

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes park pass Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Passes Available Online

    It’s no secret that the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the biggest Northern Michigan attractions. Labeled by Good Morning America as the most “Beautiful […]

  • The Grand Hotel The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

    Photo by The Grand Hotel. The Grand Hotel is an epicenter of Mackinac Island, and a visit to the storied attraction should be on the checklist of […]

  • Things to do on Mackinac Island The Best Things to Do on Mackinac Island in One Day

    Making the most of a day-long vacation on Mackinac Island requires a precise plan of action. Despite the island’s small footprint (not even 4 square miles!), the sheer […]

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes in One Day The Best Things To Do at the Sleeping Bear Dunes in One Day

    Experience the best of the Sleeping Bear Dunes in one day by visiting the park’s most popular attractions.  In this age of deadlines and schedules, the following […]

  • the Accidentals Traverse City Wine and Art Festival: Catching Up With The Accidentals

    The Traverse City Wine and Art Festival is quickly approaching on June 21st at the Grand Traverse Village and Commons. The Northern Michigan festival will include great […]

  • M22 Iconic Roads of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey—the adage has never rung truer than when applied to a trip to the Sleeping Bear Dunes.  Yes, there […]

  • Mackinac Island Hotel Packages 6 Spring Mackinac Island Hotel Packages

    The ice surrounding Mackinac Island has given way and the ferries are full steam, so get up to the Island for a Northern Michigan vacation this spring!  […]

  • RS41565_DSC_0452 10 Northern Michigan Memorial Day Weekend Activities

    Top 10 Northern Michigan Memorial Day Weekend ideas for everyone in the family to celebrate the start of summer

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitor Center The Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitor Center, Museums and More

    The shoreline along the Sleeping Bear Dunes has a rich agricultural and commercial history. Take the kids and stop by several museums, the Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitor […]

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Attractions 9 Essential Sleeping Bear Dunes Attractions & Activities

    With 35 miles of sandy shoreline and 70,000 acres of protected wilderness, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is big—think three times the size of Manhattan.  With […]

  • Since 1953, The Cherry Bowl Drive-In in Honor has been an iconic Northern Michigan attraction. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In’s Jubilee

    Save Northern Michigan’s Cherry Bowl Drive-In with your vote!

  • Tom Moran Man of Steel: Onaway’s Tom Moran

    Tom Moran is a proverbial Jack-of-all-trades: industrial welder, avant-garde artist, and a bona fide son of a lumberjack.  Jeff Smith—editor of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine—visited Moran’s Onaway workshop, where […]

  • RS54071_TVM0811_Overlander19-hpr Northern Michigan Campsites Taking Reservations

    How do you avoid the last minute scramble to reserve a campsite at one of Northern Michigan’s many beautiful campgrounds?  By booking now! The Michigan Department of […]

  • Return of the Redwood to Northern Michigan

    The diversity of flora in Northern Michigan is staggering, but a few Up North environmental enthusiasts are working to introduce a majestic and rather conspicuous plant species […]

  • TVM0312_SKYDIVE15 Skydive Harbor Springs

    Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine contributor Kate Bassett introduces us to the man who’s more afraid of a desk than of leaping out of a plane: Charlevoix native […]

  • Frankfort IceLight Video: Lake Michigan’s Frankfort Lighthouse in Winter

    MyNorth videographer Kris Riley ventured to the Frankfort Lighthouse on a crisp February afternoon to capture the shivering beach grasses, the crystalline ice formations and the stoic […]

  • Traverse City Beach Bums Baseball Team Coach Gregg Langbehn Profile

    Northern Michigan Attractions: With the 2011 baseball season set to open, we ask: Can Traverse City Beach Bums’ coach Gregg Langbehn do it again?

  • Sleeping Bear Point-Winter Ice Formations Video: Sleeping Bear on Snowshoes

    Ice and snow coat Leelanau County’s Sleeping Bear Dunes, providing the area with a sense of solitude and mystery that greatly contrast the area’s vitality during the […]

  • DuneClimb Video: Sleeping Bear Dune Climb

    Postcard views of the Glen Lakes and historic D.H.Day barn are one reason to hike up the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb between Empire and Glen Arbor. The […]