Arcadia Region Articles

Where to find Spring Wildflowers Across Northern Michigan

Spring has officially sprung in Northern Michigan and our forests are showing their appreciation with some gorgeous blooms. If you're ready to head...

How to Plan 3 Wildflower Hikes Across Northern Michigan

Supplemental to the May 2021 Traverse Magazine feature story "Where the Wildflowers Are," this article gives you the resources for three wildflower...

These Northern Michigan Birding Spots Some of State’s Best

These Northern Michigan natural areas and preserves offer some of the best birding in the state—from unique waterfowl to a wide array of migratory...

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...

Arcadia Group Wants to Develop a Coffee Shop & More

If you’ve ever stopped in Arcadia Township on M-22, you know that there’s only one thing missing after Lake Michigan, Old Baldy, the Mott Preserve,...

30 Best Things in Manistee & Benzie (Campground, Bar, More!)

More than 12,000 people voted in MyNorth’s 2020 Red Hot Best competition, and if you were one of them, you saw we’ve changed it up. After more than...


Explore Acardia

Saving Arcadia Dunes

M22 Road Trip with Arcadia Stop

Upcoming Arcadia Events

07may01octSmall Works Holiday Exhibition - Call For Entry(may 7) 9:00 am - (october 1) 5:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

24mayAll Day24julArt Exhibit | Essential Cargo: Explorations in Hand-Built CeramicUsing hand-built techniques, bold colors, and nontraditional ceramic textures, Leipski aims to evoke a sense of nostalgia, whimsy, and the surreal.(All Day) Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City

24may11:00 am24jul5:00 pmArt Exhibit | Passionate Reality: Life in Full ColorThrough the imaginative colors and bold brush strokes of six Northern Michigan artists, Passionate Reality: Life in Full Color presents a world that is full of life, energy, vibrancy, and passion.(may 24) 11:00 am - (july 24) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City

28may(may 28)9:00 am19aug(aug 19)3:00 pmFood Is Art / Art Is Food(may 28) 9:00 am - (august 19) 3:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

31may12:00 amAlden Dinky Doors"Dinky Doors" have appeared in Alden, Michigan!(may 31) 12:00 am Alden, Michigan

Outdoors in the Arcadia Region

Hike Mt. Baldy

Arcadia Beach Offers Great Birdwatching

Arcadia Bluffs Golf, Try Lucky #13

Bike Arcadia Bluffs Trail

Arcadia Region Restaurants & Local Food

Arcadia Region Craft Drink

Stormcloud Brewing Company Crafting Community

Arcadia Region Videos

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Manistee County History

How to Spend 24 Hours in Manistee, a City with a Storied Past

Take your Northern Michigan adventure up a notch by spending 24-hours in Manistee. Here are four different ways to stay and play in this region with...

Archangel Ancient Tree Archive Restoring Old Growth Forests Internationally

Founder David Milarch calls Archangel Ancient Tree Archive the "most hopeful project on the planet." Learn how the work Archangel does helps restore...

Summers are Magic at Arcadia’s Watervale Inn

There was a time and place during my childhood when I was sure my dad loved me. It was on our two trips each summer to the Watervale Inn in Arcadia,...

Manistee County Offers Virtual Tours of 100+ Historical Sites

From the theater where James Earl Jones got his acting start, to the world’s oldest continuously manned operating fire station, to the largest...


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!

Map of Emmet County

Photo(s) by Nate Richardson