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  • Beacon Lounge 5 Fun Things To Do for Your 2014 Traverse City 4th of July

    The best Northern Michigan vacation holiday of the year (in our humble opinion) is quickly approaching. You’ve taken a few days off work, your car is packed, but you […]

  • Nauti-Cat Catamaran on Grand Traverse Bay Northern Michigan 2014 4th of July Boating & Water Activities

    Take advantage of Lake Michigan or Northern Michigan’s inland lakes and rivers when you celebrate a Northern Michigan 4th of July with fun on the water: boating, […]

  • Mackinac Island 4th of july A Star-Spangled 2014 Mackinac Island 4th of July

    The 4th of July on Mackinac Island means pulling out the stops for a star-spangled celebration. To make sure you make the most of your Northern Michigan […]

  • Northern Michigan 4th of July fireworks 5 Fun 2014 Northern Michigan 4th of July Fireworks & Festivities

    Northern Michigan Fourth of July: Check out what Leland and other Northern Michigan towns are doing to celebrate the Fourth of July 2012

  • microbrew traverse city Unique Northern Michigan Wine and Brewery Tours

    Traverse City is known for many things, like scenic biking, spectacular wineries, gorgeous beaches, and an up-and-coming craft brewery scene. So, if you have limited time in Traverse […]

  • National Cherry Festival Adult Only Events at the National Cherry Festival

    Maybe you’re parents who want to get away from the kiddies, or you’re a couple searching for great date ideas, there is something for every adult to […]

  • Photo by the Cherry Hut Northern Michigan Road Trip for Foodies

    We’ve mined the list of ‘Red Hot Best’s’ top contenders from the June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, and worked up a seam-stretching foodie weekend with […]

  • Photo by John Newland Video: Grand Traverse Lighthouse on the Leelanau Peninsula

    On the northern edge of the Leelanau Peninsula—even north of the aptly named town of Northport—sits the Grand Traverse Lighthouse within the Leelanau State Park.  This iconic […]

  • Photo by Neil Weaver The Mackinac Bridge

    The majestic Mackinac Bridge, which connects St. Ignace in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Mackinaw City in the Lower Peninsula and overlooks Mackinac Island, is an essential part […]

  • North Shore Inn-01 Video: North Shore Inn on Traverse City’s East Bay

    Take a video tour of North Shore Inn, a charming Traverse City hotel located on 200′ of Lake Michigan’s East Grand Traverse Bay.

  • Northern Michigan Outdoor Adventures Traverse City Helicopter Tours

    Elevating your Northern Michigan vacation is Traverse City Helicopters, Northern Michigan’s first helicopter tour company that’s been flying passengers across Leelanau County, over Traverse City and beyond […]

  • Northern Michigan Boat Rentals Northern Michigan Boat Rentals and Watersports Lessons

    Waterskiing behind a boat on a pristine Northern Michigan lake is true Up North outdoor experience—yet it takes time and a good teacher to become a confident, […]

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Vacation Planning Your Sleeping Bear Dunes Vacation

    Check out our list of some of the best things to do at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore! Dune Climbs, Good Harbor Beach and so much more!

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Vacation Things to Do for a Week-long Sleeping Bear Dunes Vacation

    One week at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will more than scratch the surface of this beautiful protected park in Benzie and Leelanau Counties.  A seven-day […]

  • Cherry Festival in one day Experience the National Cherry Festival in One Day

    Experience the National Cherry Festival in one day by visiting the best festival attractions. If you’re on a tight schedule the following Northern Michigan travel ideas will make […]

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes What to Do at the Sleeping Bear Dunes in a Weekend

    However momentary your stay may seem, you can cover a lot of ground at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore during a two-day vacation. Beyond visiting the […]

  • Planning Your Mackinac Island Vacation Planning Your Mackinac Island Vacation

    Mackinac Island is a favorite Northern Michigan vacation destination, with visitors traveling from all over the world to stay at the quaint isle.  This automobile-free, history-laden haven […]

  • Traverse City Vacation Planning Your Traverse City Vacation

    Traverse City, widely known as the nation’s “Cherry Capital,” is a culinary and cultural hub of Northern Michigan. It’s a hip, foodie town with restaurant options ranging from […]

  • Mackinac Island horses Mackinac Island Horses

    The “Horse is King” on Mackinac Island, a place where vacationers’ only means of transportation are bikes, roller blades, and horseback or carriage rides. Known specifically for […]

  • Things to do at the National Cherry Festival in one weekend Things to Do in One Weekend at the National Cherry Festival

    Photo by Matt Carissimi. Pack as much cherry-filled fun into one weekend at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City. It might seem daunting to decide which […]