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  • 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?

  • bay harborTheInnNight1 Inn at Bay Harbor Among the World’s 500 Best Hotels

    Travel + Leisure magazine has distinguished The Inn at Bay Harbor one of the “500 World’s Best Hotels” for 2014.  The Inn, which is owned and operated […]

  • Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Skiing the Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail

      Hankering for the quintessential Northern Michigan winter outing? Rent skis or snowshoes at Crystal River Outfitters in Glen Arbor, then set out on the Sleeping Bear […]

  • Escape to Northern Michigan for a Valentine’s Day Getaway

    Valentine’s Day and President’s Day always land smack-dab on the 14th and 17th of February, but this year the two holidays span the workin’ man’s best friend: […]

  • Pentwater Winter Festival's Polar Dip Outdoor Events During President’s Day Weekend

    Enjoy a variety of outdoor events during President’s Day weekend.  Whether you want to take a jog at Frankfort’s Shiver by the River, take a swim at […]

  • RS50655_DSC_05381 Brewer’s Dinner Kicks Off Microbrew & Music Festival

    The Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival will hold its Brewer’s Dinner at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa on Friday, Fe-brew-ary 7th.  The event precedes […]

  • Winter Family Wintry Northern Michigan Celebrations in Benzie

    Wintry Northern Michigan celebrations in Benzie invite you to snowy towns like Frankfort and Beulah for February festivities. Embracing winter and the quirky possibilities it offers is […]

  • Chateau Chantal Northern Michigan Wine Warriors: Chateau Chantal

    Traverse City’s Chateau Chantal stars in the reality television series pilot Wine Warriors. Cameras from the Detroit-based Red & White Entertainment group followed the Old Mission Peninsula […]

  • Beaver Island Boat Winter Comes to Northern Michigan’s Beaver Island in Photos and Essays

    Northern Michigan Islands: Beaver Island, a Lake Michigan island off the coast of Charlevoix, takes on a new life in the winter.

  • staff photographer Celebrate Boyne Highland’s Golden Anniversary with a Special Two-Night Package

    Celebrate Boyne Highland’s golden anniversary with a special two-night package fit for the whole family.  Featuring a schedule chock-full of entertainment, pyrotechnics and merrymaking, Boyne’s party planners […]

  • Valentine's Day Snow Northern Michigan Valentine’s Events and Festivities

    Valentine’s events and festivities in Northern Michigan help couples, friends and families celebrate love Up North! Check out all that’s happening in small towns like Traverse City, […]

  • Petoskey-2 Video: Petoskey, Michigan

    Petoskey, Michigan, attract visitors from all over the world. Looking for a Northern Michigan vacation that includes fabulous shopping, upscale food & drink, a lively arts scene, breathtaking scenery and world-class outdoor activities that […]

  • Cadillac, Michigan Video: Downtown Cadillac, Michigan

      Downtown Cadillac, Michigan, is chock full of everything you need for a memorable Northern Michigan vacation. Find great restaurants and a rich arts scene in this historic downtown. […]

  • South Manitou Video: South Manitou Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes

      This video of South Manitou Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, introduces you to the spectacular natural beauty of this island within the Sleeping Bear Dunes […]

  • bike mackinac island Video: Biking Mackinac Island

      Whether you hug the 8-mile path that circles the island (and borders gorgeous Lake Huron!) or take off for the interior on a mountain bike, biking […]

  • Northern Michigan Ski Resorts Vacation at a Northern Michigan Ski Resort

    Vacation at a Northern Michigan ski resort for a crisp January weekend getaway. Those lights twinkling on deep powder, the tempting pools steaming slope-side in the winter […]

  • Sojourn Lakeside Resort Video: Sojourn Lakeside Resort, Gaylord

    Sojourn Lakeside Resort in Gaylord is tailor-made for your group vacation—whether it be a family reunion, wedding or corporate retreat. This rustically elegant resort sleeps 58 people […]

  • Leelanau Color Tour Leelanau County Color Tour

      From the Sleeping Bear Dunes coast to inland lakes, from rivers to countryside, and through the small towns of Northport, Suttons Bay, Leland, Glen Arbor and […]

  • Grand_Traverse_Tours_Van_Grand_Traverse_Bay Grand Traverse Tours

    Shop Grand Traverse Tours: Manning the wheel for customized wine and brew tours through Northern Michigan Jeff Geiger began giving tours of Northern Michigan in 1987, although […]

  • Grand_Traverse_Balloons Grand Traverse Balloons

    Shop Grand Traverse Balloons: Catch an unforgettable lift with Northern Michigan’s original ballooning service Despite having chartered hundreds of balloon rides across Northern Michigan, Jeff Geiger of […]