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30 Northern Michigan Events to Check Out This March

March brings exciting early spring and end-of-winter events. From St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to laid-back concerts at local venues, here are 30...

14 Amazing Northern Michigan Summer Camps for Kids

Help your kids abandon their screens and fall in love with Northern Michigan summers just like you did. These classic sleep-away summer camps will...

Discover Flora Bae Home, a Must-Visit Petoskey Boutique

There are few things you need inside Flora Bae Home in Petoskey, but for anyone with a yearning heart, just about everything you could ever want....

11 Northern Michigan Bakeries with Paczki for Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday is all about indulging your tastebuds. To properly celebrate, enjoy a paczki (or two!) from these Northern Michigan bakeries. The Polish...

8 Date-Night Restaurants in Northern Michigan

These intimate restaurants in Petoskey, Marquette, Traverse City and beyond are perfect for your next romantic night out. This is a web original...

Petoskey Region Insider’s List: 6 Winter Adventures from Boyne to Mackinac Island

The Petoskey region is full of winter delights. Start your day with cinnamon rolls along icy Little Traverse Bay, catch an opera, end with a glass...

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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!