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Biking & Hiking in Charlevoix, Petoskey & Chain of Lakes Region

Northern Michigan Vacations: Make the route up as you go through the miles of scenic roads & trails that cut and climb through the Chain of Lakes region

12 Beaches in Charlevoix, Torch Lake & Chain of Lakes Region

Ten Charlevoix/Chain of Lakes beaches of every shape and size, including Fisherman’s Island State Park, Young State Park, Torch Lake and the Antrim Creek Natural Area.

10 Things To Do in Charlevoix & the Chain of Lakes Region

The Charlevoix and Chain of Lakes Region is full of activities for the entire family. From exploring some of Northern Michigan's best golf courses...

Northern Michigan Fall Color Map: Last Chance for Peak Color!

We're partnering with Tom O'Hare, chief meteorologist at 9&10 News, to bring you the latest Northern Michigan fall color map every week...

TRUE BLUE Gallery Promotes Local Artists, Cares for Torch Lake

TRUE BLUE Gallery on Helena Road in Alden sells art “for the sake of the lake.” The gallery is managed by the Torch Conservation Center, a local...

Alden Volunteers Celebrating 20 Years of Community Service with a Fine-Dining Fundraiser

Over the past 20 years, the Alden Volunteers have completed more than 500 community service projects to enhance and preserve this quaint village on...

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Your Day in Alden

Fall Color in the Alden, Torch Lake Region

Torch Lake is a Water Lover's Paradise

Spring Blossom Tour Through Alden Region

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The Alden Region Outdoors

Alden Beaches, Golf, Lakes & More

Epic One-Day Jordan Valley Pathway Hike

Alden Region Restaurants

Grab a Seat on the Water at Dockside

Alden Region Craft Drink

Torch Lake Region's Newest Tasting Tour

Guide to Craft Drink...Choose Torch Lake, Antrim

Up North Kids

Summer Camps for Kids

These Northern Michigan summer camps embrace a love of the outdoors and the arts.

Endless Summer Family Fun

There are endless opportunities for outdoor fun, so we’ve created this list of 10 healthy and affordable Northern Michigan summer activities to keep your family moving. 

Best Beaches For Kids

We asked our readers to share their favorite spots to take young children to cool off (bonus points for places with playgrounds, restrooms, and picnic tables). These are their picks for best Northern Michigan beaches for kids.

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Traverse City (even on rainy days!)

From exploring the Children's Museum to family-friendly wineries, Traverse City offers endless options for kids and families!

Best Biking For Kids

Sometimes difficult terrain or cars zipping by can make riding too difficult for kids. Read on for our picks of the best Northern Michigan bike trails for kids.

Make It a Day on Mackinac Island

Forts, fudge, biking the island and horse-drawn carriage rides. It's kid heaven...and parents love it, too!

Live, Work & Play in Antrim County Videos

  • Live, Work, Play - Antrim County
  • Exploring the Jordan River Valley
  • Destination Bellaire
  • Grass River Natural Area
  • Shanty Creek Ski
  • Elk Rapids
  • A-Ga-Ming Golf

Map of Emmet County