Recent and Featured Vacation Articles

  • Discover Michigan Legacy Art Park

    The 30-acre Michigan Legacy Art Park, located at Crystal Mountain, offers visitors the chance to wander trails that blend art into nature resulting in a stunning stroll through sheer beauty.

  • Wander Charlevoix's Castle Farms

    Tour Charlevoix’s Castle Farms, the historic French-chateau farmstead built by Albert Loeb, the former preseident of Sears, in 1918. Includes tour, picnic places and a museum.

  • Savor Leelanau’s Wine Country

    Leelanau County hosts a robust list of wineries and local wines. This guide gives an overview of Leelanau’s wine country.

  • Shop Manistee

    Shop the streets of Manistee.

  • Sylvania Paddling Resources

    Campgrounds, permits and outfitters for people wanting to canoe, kayak or paddle the Sylvania Wildnerness Area in the Ottawa National Forest.

  • Water & Wine Weekends

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

  • 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.

  • 10 Reasons to Love Grand Traverse

    List of 10 activities to do and places to visit that should not be missed when vacationing in or travelling to Grand Traverse County.

  • 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.

  • Top 10 Reasons to Love the Mackinac Straits

    Top 10 attractions and sightseeing spots in the Mackinac Straits regions.

  • Bike Northport

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

  • Escape to Traverse City’s Arbutus Lakes

    Swim, fish and camp on the chain of lakes that make up Arbutus Lakes in Traverse City.

  • Kayak Les Cheneaux

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

  • Vintage Summertime Resorts

    Three vintage summertime resorts including the North Branch Outing Club on the Au Sable River, The Inn at Watervale in Arcadia and the Terrace Inn in Bay View.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tour Oden’s Fish Hatchery

    Take a tour of the Oden State Fish Hatchery, north of Petoskey, which incubates, raises and releases 1,000,000 fish into Michigan’s streams, rivers and lakes.

  • 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.

  • Explore Wilderness State Park

    Hikes through Wilderness State Park lead through meadows, creeks, forests and the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Stay the night in a rustic cabin or at one of 250 modern campsites.

  • 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.