Recent and Featured Attractions Articles

  • Ludington State Park Video: Ludington State Park

      A visit to Ludington State Park on Lake Michigan is the quintessential Northern Michigan vacation. Ludington State Park offers a slew of fabulous outdoor attractions including […]

  • Orchard Beach Video: Orchard Beach State Park, Manistee

    Orchard Beach State Park, Manistee, has all the ingredients for a memorable Northern Michigan vacation. Spread a towel on the sandy Lake Michigan beach, hike a nature […]

  • winterbeachfun Winter Fun at Good Harbor Beach. Photo: Drew Warner
  • RS23122_Bay View Houses-20-lpr Bay View, Petoskey, Michigan

    You can’t miss Bay View, Petoskey, Michigan—the enclave of charming Victorian-era cottages that are a major attraction along US 31 south of Petoskey. More than pretty faces, […]

  • leelanau state park beach Leelanau State Park, Michigan

    The stunning, 1300-acre Leelanau State Park, Michigan, is your vacation destination, sitting at the very tip of Leelanau County. At Leelanau State Park, Michigan, pitch a tent at […]

  • Northern Michigan Wine Tours Four Loops for Wine Touring Northern Michigan

    The Traverse City region is blessed with two wine-producing peninsulas—a delicious fact that makes wine touring Northern Michigan an enormous vacation attraction. Leelanau Peninsula (Leelanau County)  is […]

  • RS39424_DSC_0382-lpr Lake Charlevoix, Michigan

    There’s a reason that Lake Charlevoix, Michigan, placed second only to Lake Tahoe in USA Today’s readers poll of America’s best lakes.  A boat tour of Lake […]

  • Torch Lake Torch Lake, Michigan

    In a land of jaw-dropping beautiful lakes, Torch Lake, Michigan, is considered by many to be the state’s crown jewel. On sunny days, when the turquoise waters […]

  • wineries Wineries in Traverse City and Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan

    Taking a day to savor the wines and the gorgeous landscape of Traverse City and Old Mission Peninsula is a delightful Northern Michigan vacation attraction (designated driver […]

  • wine vinyard Wineries in Leelanau County, Michigan

    The 26 wineries in Leelanau County, Michigan, produce fine, award-winning Northern Michigan wines. Leelanau’s wineries are set in the rolling countryside near Traverse City. Their many views […]

  • 1050190347_e1ced4b1ab_b Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

    One of Michigan’s two treasured national lakeshores (the other being Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore), Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan, stretches along the Lake Superior shoreline in […]

  • bike mackinac island Biking on Mackinac Island

    Biking on Mackinac Island is one of Mackinac Island’s attractions and an integral part of a Northern Michigan vacation. You can either bring your own bike over […]

  • Fishtown in Leland, Michigan Fishtown in Leland, Michigan

      Fishtown in Leland, Michigan, is a historic enclave of 19th-century Lake Michigan shanties, turned into hip boutiques, eateries and other Northern Michigan attractions. Set in Leelanau […]

  • Manistee’s Victorian Sleighbell Parade Old Christmas Weekend Manistee’s Victorian Sleighbell Parade Old Christmas Weekend

    Manistee’s Victorian Sleighbell Parade Old Christmas Weekend is the highlight of a Northern Michigan vacation at the holidays. But you don’t have to be on vacation to […]

  • Michael Moore Helps Manistee Vogue Theatre Reopen Michael Moore Helps Manistee Vogue Theatre Reopen For Film

    Michael Moore helps Manistee Vogue Theatre reopen its doors after three years of restoring the 75 year-old building. Michigan’s economic development CEO Mike Finney will debut the official reopening […]

  • RS7249_TVM BEAVER kayaks-lpr Beaver Island, Michigan

    Beaver Island, Michigan, Lake Michigan’s largest island, is a Northern Michigan vacation in and of itself. Take the ferry or the plane and cross 40 miles of […]

  • Avalanche Bay Boyne Mountain Brings Big Waterpark Ride to Northern Michigan

    Northern Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark, Avalanche Bay, located at Boyne Mountain Resort near Boyne City is underway with construction of a new half a million dollar slide that is expected to […]

  • Matt Carissimi/Photography Intern M-119’s Tunnel of Trees

    Northern Michigan Attractions: Find the winding, breathtaking Tunnel of Trees (M-119) near Petoskey and the scenic route to Mackinac Island.

  • Red Hot Best Northern Michigan Trail: Sleeping Bear Point

    This year, do what the thousands who voted for the 2013 Red Hot Best Northern Michigan Trail on Hike the hands down favorite, Sleeping Bear Point […]

  • Traverse City Film Festival 2013: The "Bijou by the Bay"

    Traverse City Film Festival 2013: Traverse City’s newest movie theater, the “Bijou by the Bay” is set to open just in time for the TCFF