Bellaire Articles

Red Hot Best Breakfast: 2022 Winners for Bakery, Coffee Shop & Restaurant

It’s always a good morning with local breakfasts and brews! From delectable donuts to beautiful brunches, start your day in Northern Michigan the...

Short’s and Billy Strings Launch New Non-Alcoholic Hop Water

In collaboration with local, Grammy-award-winning musician Billy Strings, Short's Brewing Company has launched a non-alocholic sparkling hop water....

Red Hot Best 2022: The Best of Charlevoix & The Chain of Lakes

You voted, and the results are in! Dive in for the best of the best in Antrim and Charlevoix counties. From restaurant to local nonprofit (and...

Dining Al Fresco: Best Charlevoix Region Outdoor Dining Spots

Dining outside on a beautiful day with a stunning view is a vacation in itself. Here’s your go-to list for outdoor dining in the Charlevoix and...

Red Hot Best Winners 2022: The Best of Northern Michigan

After more than 63,100 nominations and 177,700 votes, a record-breaking 22,200 people voted in the 2022 MyNorth Red Hot Best Awards to kick off the...

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...


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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!