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16 June Events to Celebrate Summer in Northern Michigan

Get ready for Northern Michigan summer fun! Kick off June with outdoor events, festivals, concerts and more, while you explore charming small towns...

Find Global Small Plates at New Bay Harbor Restaurant NOMAD

Opening on May 11, NOMAD in Bay Harbor has gorgeous water views, an evolving wine list and globally inspired small plates.Dining options continue to...

7 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers from a Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agent Kara Gelven at Live Local Realty shares must-know advice for new buyers. Dive in for seven tips to start your Northern Michigan...

How Petoskey’s City Park Grill is Celebrating 25 Years

This May, City Park Grill turns 25! To celebrate this milestone, the Petoskey restaurant is hosting charitable events, new entertainment, nightly...

Dining Al Fresco: Best Petoskey Region Outdoor Dining Spots

Longing for a leisurely lunch with a lovely view? Take a table outside at one of these amazing restaurants that offer outdoor dining this summer in...

5 Best Places to Watch a Petoskey Region Sunset this Summer

See you at sunset! From Petoskey to Mackinac Island, here are the choicest seats for watching the greatest show on earth. Don't miss these 5...

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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!