Here’s a look back at the top stories and photos on MyNorth this year. Cheers to 2018!

10 Most Popular Stories

We want to take a moment and say thank you to our readers. Our “job” is to share stories about Northern Michigan—the people, the places, and the life that’s possible here—and it’s such a blast. Thank you for making it possible! We are incredibly lucky. Now, without further ado, these are the articles you loved most this year!

  1. Guide to a Scenic Michigan Getaway: M-119 Tunnel of Trees in Harbor Springs
  2. Rick and Marty Lagina: The Last Treasure Hunters
  3. 9 Gorgeous Northern Michigan Winter Vacation Ideas
  4. Traverse City’s Best Kept Secret: A Journey to Find the Speakeasy with No Name
  5. 10 Stunning Northern Michigan Summer Vacation Ideas
  6. 9 Essential Sleeping Bear Dunes Attractions & Activities
  7. 6 Tips For Finding Morel Mushrooms in Northern Michigan
  8. Leland Blue, A Way of Life in Northern Michigan
  9. Coastal Camping on Lake Michigan and Beyond
  10. Tips For Rock Hunting In Northern Michigan

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10 Most Popular Photos

MyNorth receives incredible photos all the time from our readers and followers. The MyNorth staff also shares shots from our adventures and travels across Northern Michigan. We post many of them on our Instagram and share others as our Daily Photo, but in case you missed any of these beauties from the past 12 months, here are the most liked photos—the best from 2017. Photo credit: you.

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Ice Trees by Chris Wanch

Daily Photo

Frozen Alligator by Kari Tomashik

Beach Day by @naturetherapyinthemitten

Backyard Beauty by @sandyhansenphotography

Eclipse 2017 by Kelly Canoe

Daily Photo

Go Explore by @thelydialook

Milky Way by Tom Haxby

The Mitten by Richard York

Solar Halo by Lori Timmis

The Mighty Mac by @shanewyattphotos

Carly’s Pick: Over the summer a MyNorth photo intern, Lydia Mejia, took this shot of a child dancing on the shore of Lake Michigan. In 2018, I hope we all recognize and appreciate the beauty of Northern Michigan, the lakes, dunes, forests, and each other.

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Photo(s) by Lydia Mejia