Recent Charlevoix County Articles

See the Towers Rise for SkyBridge Michigan at Boyne Mountain

Boyne Mountain Resort is building the world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge. Check out photos and a video of the towers going up in Boyne...

Healing on the Water: Warrior Sailing Pairs Veterans & Sailboats

From its new home in Charlevoix, Warrior Sailing pairs veterans and sailboats to find healing on the open water through forging relationships and...

Dining Al Fresco: Best Petoskey Region Outdoor Dining Spots

Longing for a leisurely lunch with a lovely view? Take a table outside at one of these amazing restaurants that offer outdoor dining this summer in...

From Our Cellar 2022: What to Drink This Month in Northern Michigan

Every month, Traverse Magazine’s Culinary Columnist Stacey Brugeman asks Northern Michigan beverage experts what they’re drinking. In “From Our...

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...

Epic Views & Stunning Design at this East Jordan Barndominium

One family demonstrates that the only thing better than taking your Up North toys out to play might be putting them away. Explore the gorgeous views...

Grab & Go: An Earth Day Picnic Pick-Up in Charlevoix County

The perfect way to love Mother Earth this Earth Day? Grab lunch at this Boyne City market and pick up a Charlevoix County trail or forestland in...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Plumbers in Northern Michigan

These top-notch professionals are ready to help you with all of your home and business needs, whether that’s installing or maintaining your water...


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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!