Bellaire Articles

Paddle Northern Michigan’s Beautiful Chain of Lakes Water Trail

100-plus miles. 84 access sites. 12 interconnected lakes and rivers.
1 inspired mission to create the Chain of Lakes Water Trail. Get out there and...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Northern Michigan Hiking Trails

Northern Michigan’s incredible scenic landscapes and miles of marked trails have long made it a hiker’s paradise, whether you’re climbing sand dunes...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Breweries

You voted for the Top 7 Breweries in each region of Northern Michigan and the results are in! Whether you prefer IPAs, classic stouts, or hard...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Up North Outdoor Dining Restaurants

In the wake of Covid-19, restaurants have embraced open-air dining as the way of the future; many using the natural backdrop of Northern Michigan to...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Hotels

The votes are in! Whether you prefer frequenting posh hotel bars with craft cocktails or filling up on a delicious, chef-prepared breakfast at a...

Biking & Hiking in Charlevoix, Petoskey & Chain of Lakes Region

Northern Michigan Vacations: Make the route up as you go through the miles of scenic roads & trails that cut and climb through the Chain of Lakes region


Explore the Bellaire Region

Torch Lake is a Water Lover's Paradise

Red Hot Best Things in the Bellaire Region

Upcoming Antrim County Events


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Bellaire Region Outdoors

Check Out Glacial Hills for Mountain Biking

Epic One-Day Hike in Jordan Valley Pathway

Outdoors in Antrim County

Explore Grass River Natural Area

Start at Shanty Creek and Just Keep Golfing

Fish the Jordan River, a Blue-Ribbon Trout Stream

Restaurants, Trails, Craft Drinks & More


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Bellaire Region Restaurants

Pelican's Nest Wings Rank Among the Best

Hit Short's for Mac 'n Cheese That Changes Daily

Bellaire Region Craft Drink

Sip Through the Torch Lake Tasting Tour

Mammoth Distillery's Tasting Room & Local Partners

Live, Work & Play in Antrim County 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!