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Dining Al Fresco: Best Charlevoix Region Outdoor Dining Spots

Dining outside on a beautiful day with a stunning view is a vacation in itself. Here’s your go-to list for outdoor dining in the Chain of Lakes...

Red Hot Best Winners 2023: The Best of Northern Michigan

The 2023 Red Hot Best results are in! Explore all 46 categories, 8 regions and 900+ winners below or search by region and make this your Red Hot...

Family Fun: 4 More Magical Dinky Doors Appear in Alden

Have you heard the story of Alden’s cutest creatures? Tiny and clever, Dinkies live in Northern Michigan towns much like ours, only much smaller and...

Red Hot Best 2022: The Best of Charlevoix & The Chain of Lakes

You voted, and the results are in! Dive in for the best of the best in Antrim and Charlevoix counties. From restaurant to local nonprofit (and...

Libby’s Picks: Events Happening this Weekend May 27-30

Libby’s Picks is Back! Dive in as our MyNorth Media and Traverse Magazine Office Manager extraordinaire Libby Stallman shares the best events...

Visit These 4 Mysterious & Magical Dinky Doors in Alden

Magical, kid-friendly and located in Alden, you can't miss the community's Dinky Doors! Learn all about Northern Michigan's Dinky creatures and...


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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!

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