More than 10,000 voters from across the state weighed in on 101 things they love about Northern Michigan. Their votes determined over 300 Red Hot Best winners and 700 honorable mentions. Here you’ll find the best Northern Michigan rivers for your next family vacation or fishing trip.

First Place: Platte River
Second Place: Boardman River
Third Place: Crystal River

Head out onto the Platte River with us in this MyNorth Media video.

The remaining winners for Northern Michigan rivers in alphabetical order:

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Red Hot Best winners are featured in the June 2016 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.

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Photo(s) by Kris Riley