Recent and Featured Attractions Articles

  • 3 Beautiful Drives in Leelanau County

    Point your car and go and you’re sure to find winding roads, art, restaurants, wine, shopping and spectacular vistas from Suttons Bay to Northport, from Leland to Glen Arbor.

  • 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 children

  • Friday Night Live Has Front Street Hopping in Traverse City

    Watch downtown Traverse City come alive with music, food and all kinds of entertainment as Friday Night Live launches its street party held on six Fridays in the summer.

  • Jordan River 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.

  • Tips 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.

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Cruise

    A new perspective on Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

  • Meet Ali Peterson

    Local equestrian blogs about her experience in Traverse City’s big event, Horse Shows by the Bay.

  • Traverse City Attractions: Horse Shows by the Bay

    Horse Shows by the Bay co-founder Alex Rheinheimer answers a few questions about this enormous Traverse City equestrian event.

  • Northern Michigan Sparkling Wine

    Raise a glass to the good life on a summer escape in search of Northern Michigan sparkling wines.

  • Make the Most of Your Mackinac Island Road Trip

    Family road trip to Mackinac? Make the most of it with some delightful (and delicious) stops along the way.

  • The Leelanau County “Don’t Miss” List

    Great restaurants, bike rides, Lake Michigan cruises and cherries are just some of the “must do’s” for fun in Leelanau County, including Glen Arbor, Leland, Suttons Bay and the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

  • Divas Uncorked in Old Mission Wine Country

    A toast to you, woman. Treat yourself to a night of tasting and touring seven Old Mission Peninsula Wineries.

  • Chain of Lakes Cruise the Chain of Lakes, Including Pontoon Rental

    Boat through the Chain of Lakes, from Bellaire to Alden, including Torch Lake, Clam River, Grass River and Lake Bellaire.

  • Northern Michigan Summer Fun Guide

    75 things fabulous summer fun ideas, including beaches, food, festivals, music, hikes and perfect ways to kick back in Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Petoskey and all of Northern Michigan.

  • Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center Opening, Peshawbestown

    Exhibits celebrate Native American heritage in the Grand Traverse Bay Region, near Traverse City.

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Video of a beautiful early summer day at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore including the Dune Climb, Pierce Stocking Drive, Glen Haven and the Visitor Center.

  • Memorial Weekend Deal: Boyne Mountain’s Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park

    Bring the whole family to play at Avalanche Bay Waterpark and stay at the Clock Tower Lodge, both at Boyne Mountain Resort, east of Petoskey, for less than $150 per night.

  • Cherry Blossoms

    At this time each year, mother nature treats us to a wondrous and brief explosion of beauty in the Cherry Blossom.  Take a moment and reflect on […]

  • Volunteer as a Lighthouse Keeper this Summer

    The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association is accepting applications from anyone interesting in living and working at the St. Helena Island light or Cheboygan River Front Range Light, both located in Northern Michigan near the Mackinac Straits.

  • Pick Your Summer Sail on Traverse City’s Inland Seas Schooner

    Learn about the Great Lakes while sailing Grand Traverse Bay aboard the Inland Seas Schooner, based in Traverse City and Suttons Bay. Take your family!