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Open-Water Swimming in Northern Michigan is Epic & Beautiful

Open water swimming in Lake Michigan and other Northern Michigan lakes and bays is stunning, transformative and challenging. Dedicated open water...

Leelanau Lodging Options for Your Northern Michigan Getaway

Leelanau County is home to gorgeous beaches, a blossoming culinary scene and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Explore our list of lodging...

Manitou Passage Golf Club Near Sleeping Bear Dunes is a Must

PAID CONTENT The day’s forecast is perfect. I’ve been keeping my fingers crossed it stays that way, as our day date is one I’ve been looking forward...

Red Hot Best 2021: The Best of Benzie & Leelanau

You voted and the results are in! From the region's best beaches to Veterinarian Practices making a local impact, here are your 2021 Leelanau &...

How We Choose Our Wine, Beer and Cider For ‘From Our Cellar’

Each month, Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine culinary columnist, Stacey Brugeman, is responsible for carefully curating a list of recommended...

4 Northern Michigan Festivals Returning for Summer 2021

From Mackinac Island's Lilac Festival to Traverse City's Cherry Festival, there are plenty of Northern Michigan summer events returning for the 2021...


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Cedar Region Outdoors

Five Ways to Enjoy Cedar Region Outdoors

Hiking, Biking, Fishing & More in Nearby Port Oneida

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Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

A Polish Heritage Reborn in Cedar

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8 Places for Breakfast in Leelanau

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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!

Photo(s) by Taylor Brown