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Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 8 Family Physicians

Whether you’re new to Northern Michigan and looking for a family physician, or you’re just transferring to a new doctor, we’ve got you covered....

Try These Northern Michigan Farmers Market Meals + Recipes

Leave your dinner plans behind and head to a local Northern Michigan farmers market. Let these farmers and their produce set the menu for your next...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Sept. 8: Plentiful Chinook & Coho

The Michigan DNR Fishing Report for the week of September 8, 2021, shows that finishing conditions are excellent in the Northwest Lower Peninsula...

New Up North: Northern Michigan Restaurant Openings & More

Searching for what's new Up North? Each month in Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine, we share the newest openings for local businesses,...

Tickets on Sale Now: 2021 Northern Home & Cottage Virtual Tour

The 2021 Northern Home & Cottage Tour will be hosted virtually again this year. Don't miss out on viewing some of Northern Michigan's most...

Add These Northern Michigan Small Bites to Your Must-Try List

Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, has been on the hunt for must-try food finds, local cookbooks and artisan, made-in-Northern-Michigan kitchen...

20 Northern Michigan Events You Can’t Miss this September

Fall is around the corner and we're celebrating all September long with concerts, intimate wine tours, an art fundraiser and more! Add these...

12 Perfect Picnic Spots in Northern Michigan

Is there anything better than a crusty baguette, fresh cherries and a good view? We don't think so. Spread out a blanket and enjoy these picnic...


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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!