Get your copy of the June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine containing the Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan 2014 Winners

Kick off summer with a list of 319 of the best of Northern Michigan, vetted by 10,000 voters and let it guide your vacation and weekend travels. Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine again provides readers of the June issue with a list of winners in 101 categories, calling it the Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan 2014.

The Red Hot Best June Traverse Magazine is the anxiously anticipated conclusion of a month-long winter voting process where anyone can nominate and vote on Northern Michigan candidates in 101 categories. Thousands of nominations are reviewed by the MyNorth Media team.

The issue not only includes a list of three winners in each category, but also profiles some of the list toppers in the magazine’s departments. Read the June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine to learn more about the red hot captain of a party boat; the summer song list from our Red Hot DJ; the summer cocktail recipe from the red hot distiller, as well as advice about summer ticks (the creepy crawly kind) from the red hot pediatrician.

The June Traverse Magazine is available at Northern Michigan newsstands in groceries and bookstores, online at or at the MyNorth Media offices at 125 Park Street in Traverse City. A special package of this year’s Red Hot Best issue plus a year’s subscription to Traverse Magazine is available for $30–ensuring that you don’t miss next year’s Red Hot Best issue.

Deborah Wyatt Fellows’s column in the June issue of Traverse Magazine talks about Road Trip Season, when her family would enjoy journeys long and short across Northern Michigan. “As you hit the road, I’d love to think this Red Hot Best issue will be on your dashboard,” says Fellows. “These pages are filled with road trip inspiration galore, from the winning bakeries you find in the morning to the beach where you spend the day to the wineries you wander and the decks where you can eat outdoors.”Red Hot Best 2014 June Traverse Magazine coming off press

The 2014 categories include:

Tract of Protected Land
Terrain Park
Small Town Shopping Districts
Ski Run
Secluded Swimming Spot
Pretty Photo Spot
Romantic Hotel, B&B or Inn
Roadside Stand (name, location)
Restaurant You Can Boat To
Place to Take the Kids on a Rainy Day
Place to Put in Your Canoe or Kayak
Place to Find a Summer Dress
Place For a Date (location, town)
Petoskey Stone Beach
New Wine Tasting Room (opened in 2013 or later)
Neighborhood Bar
Independent Bookstore
Hotel with a View
Hotel to Stay with Kids
Hiking Trail
Happening Happy Hour
Fitness Studio / Gym
Cooking Class (class name, institution providing course)
Coffee House
Cocktail Dress Shop
Car Dealership
Most Beautiful Golf Hole (number, course)
Boat Dealership
Bike Shop
Bank or Financial Institution
Art Gallery
Sports Reporter
Redheaded Girl or Guy
Radio Morning Host or Team
Party DJ
Masseuse or Masseur
Local Weatherman
Local TV Personality
Local Singer/Songwriter
Local Chef
Local Butcher
Local Builder
Local Band
High School Sports Team
Hair Salon Stylist
Guitar Teacher
County Sheriff
Charter Boat Captain
Bartender / Mixologist
Music Festivals
Fundraising Event by a Non-Profit Organization
Fourth of July Celebration
Foodie & Drink Festivals
Endurance Event
Wine Store
Sub Sandwich
Specialty/Gourmet Food Market
Restaurant with a View
Restaurant that Uses Local Foods
Restaurant Dessert
Outdoor Dining
New Restaurant (opened in 2013 or later)
Lunch – “To-Go”
Lunch – Sit Down
Locally Made Ice Cream
Locally Brewed Microbrew
Local White Wine
Local Rosé Wine
Local Red Wine
Local IPA
Local Jarred Food
Food Truck
Ethnic Food
Cinnamon Bun
Children’s Menu
Cherry Pie
Brunch Spot

Fellows predicts, “Happily, road trip season is upon us. I picture families from all over the country filling their cars with kids and toys and luggage to head on an adventure Up North. I picture young couples just starting out, hopping into the car to build the beginnings of what their adventures in life will look like together. I picture college kids and 20-somethings grabbing nothing more than a backpack and flip-flops to travel freely toward some Northern Michigan getaway.”

Photo(s) by R. North