Bay Harbor Region Articles

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...

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Maple + Batter’s New Brunch Menu

Make brunch plans this Mother's Day at Maple + Batter in Bay Harbor. Celebrate both Mom and the brand-new menu at this Northern Michigan restaurant...

Join the Watershed Council in Helping with Local Water Threats

Hear from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, based in Petoskey, on local water threats, how we can help and inspiring the next generation of...

10 Must-Stop Restaurants for Your Northern Michigan Road Trip

Road-trip restaurants! From Munising to Glen Arbor and beyond, here are 10 Northern Michigan restaurants to stop at during your next road trip Up...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top Tax Accountants

The April tax deadline is quickly approaching. Luckily, these local pros can help. We asked for your favorite tax accountants in Northern...

Meet the Winners: 2022 Traverse Magazine Tastemakers of the Year

In our inaugural year of the Tastemakers of the Year awards, we celebrate six innovators who are changing the food and beverage conversation in...

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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!