Bay Harbor Region Articles

New Up North 2022: Local Restaurant & Business Openings

Searching for what’s new Up North in 2022? Each month in Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, we share the newest openings for local businesses,...

Libby’s Picks: Events Happening this Weekend Dec. 1-3

From tree lightings and festive parades to live performances of the Nutcracker and brunch with Santa, here are the Northern Michigan events...

20+ Festive Holiday Events Across Michigan this December

Welcome winter and the holiday season with a plethora of festive events for the entire family. Get into the holiday spirit with these 20+ Northern...

Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix & Boyne City Holiday Guide

Get into the Up North holiday spirit! From festive Northern Michigan events to gift and sip stops, here are our favorite ways to celebrate the...

Libby’s Picks: 20 Thanksgiving Dinners & Events in Northern Michigan

From can't-miss Thanksgiving dinners (both in-person and to-go!) to tree lightings and parades to kick off the holiday season, here are the Northern...

Emmet County Has Sparked a Recycling Revolution

The small towns of Emmet County sparked a recycling revolution that has the whole state taking notice. Here's how their plan may become a statewide...


Explore Bay Harbor

The Stellar Great Lakes Center for the Arts

The Inn at Bay Harbor in Top 500 in World

Bay Harbor Region Outdoors

Beaches in the Bay Harbor Region

Bike The Little Traverse Wheelway From Bay Harbor

Bay Harbor Region Restaurants & Local Food

Craft Drinks in Emmet County

Explore the Petoskey Wine Region

Head to Nearby Petoskey Breweries

Bay Harbor Region Videos

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!