Don’t let summer sweater-weather keep you from fun in Northern Michigan. Here are 13 ways to love Up North even in the cool weather. First hit the National Cherry Festival for great food (really), great music, carnival rides, give-aways of every kind and more (here are our 5 "don’t miss" picks for the Festival). Then check out these ideas from for having a blast Up North—without putting on your bathing suit.

1. Take a wine tour

2. Shop til you drop

3. Sample Local Cuisine

 4. Wander Sleeping Bear Dunes

5. Take a maritime tour

6. Stroll the arts

7. Follow your nose to fudge on Mackinac Island.

8. Stay home and cook some Up North cozy delights

9. Go biking

 10. Visit a fort

11. Tee off

12. Try a new restaurant

13. Point at our Calendar and go

Want more? Check out our Vacation Guides for sights to see, where to eat, how to get on the water, where to stay and more!

  • Traverse City
  • Leelanau
  • Benzie & the West Shore
  • Boyne City, Charlevoix, Elk Rapids & Torch
  • Petoskey & Harbor Springs
  • Mackinac Island