Recent and Featured Vacation Articles

  • Shop Manistee

    Shop the streets of Manistee.

  • The Tunnel of Trees

    Road trip through M-119 Tunnel of Trees, north out of Harbor Springs, including where to eat, hike and pull over for gorgeous views.

  • Hemingway’s Horton Bay

    Wander Horton Bay, the hamlet Ernest Heminway roamed in his youth, and sites Hemingway included in his early literature.

  • Water & Wine Weekends

    A list of three different wine weekends, including wine to try, water views to seek out and lodging options.

  • Cruise The Straits

    Hop on an Arnold Line ferry for a guided tour of the Mackinac Straits, complete with history, local lore and spectacular vistas and sunsets.

  • Bask on Manistee's First Street Beach

    Wander the Manistee Riverwalk to the First Street Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan. Open the picnic you bought in town, play volleyball, read or bask in the sun.

  • Beware: Elk Crossing

    A 500-pound elk and a car at 70 mph? It isn’t pretty.

  • Beach It in Elk Rapids

    Where to go to a Lake Michigan beach and swim in Elk Rapids, as well as spots to eat and shop at before and after the beach.

  • Bike Northport

    A bike trip out of Northport that includes sweeping views and a visit to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse.

  • 10 Reasons to Love Benzie and the West Shore

    Top 10 attractions and vistas to see in Benzie County and the West Shore of Michigan, down through Pentwater.

  • Kayak Les Cheneaux

    Les Cheneaux Islands offer a kayaker’s paradise, 36 islands sprinkled along 12 miles of Lake Huron shoreline.

  • Discover Dennos Museum

    Description of the Dennos Museum Center, a premier art museum in Northern Michigan featuring permanent galleries, rotating exhibitions and one of the largest exhibits of Inuit art collections in the country.

  • Art Alive in East Jordan

    East Jordan has a flourishing arts scene set in restored downtown sporting the Jordan River Arts Center, galleries, shops and restaurants.

  • Biking and Camping Grand Island’s Big Beauty

    Biking Grand Island, the largest island on Lake Superior’s south shore, offers big beauty, big trails and a stunning sense of quiet.

  • Your Day in Cheboygan

    Profile of the town of Cheboygan including places to hike, swim, eat and stay the night.

  • Pedal Manistee's Big M Trail

    50 miles of trails–26 miles of which is mountain-bike-dedicated single track–make the Big M trail in Manistee County a mountain biker’s dream. Find rentals and read about degree of difficulty.

  • scenic drive Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in the Sleeping Bear Dunes

    The Pierce Stocking Drive, located within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, provides a gorgeous scenic drive, beautiful lookouts over Lake Michigan and North Bar Lake and a lovely, short hike on the Cottonwood Trail.

  • ski sleeping bear Three Trails for Cross Country Skiing in Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Snowshoe and cross-country ski the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

  • 10 Reasons to Love the Little Traverse Region

    A list of 10 activities not to miss if you visit the Little Travese region which includes Petoskey and Harbor Springs.

  • Do The Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Climb the Dune Climb, hike the Dunes Trail or just picnic at this popular attraction of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.