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Ashlyn’s Picks: March’s Best Concerts, Comedy Shows & Plays

With spring on the horizon, now is the perfect time to get out of the house and enjoy craft beverages, good company and live entertainment. Check...

7 Enchanting Northern Michigan Winter Destinations

These Northern Michigan winter destinations from Marquette to Ludington prove snow beauty satisfies like no other. This article first appeared in...

Ashlyn’s Picks: 7 Festivals & Events Taking Place This Weekend

From Suttons Bay to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula there’s plenty of fun to be had this weekend in Northern Michigan. Check out these 7 winter festivals...

Take a Look Inside this Vintage Lake Lodge on Walloon Lake

Building a Northern Michigan home that looks as though it has stood for a hundred years takes more than last-century ingenuity. From coffered...

17 Valentine’s Day Events to Love: Food, Wine, Hikes, Concerts

These Northern Michigan events—some romantic, some adventurous, some delicious—will make you feel the love this Valentine's Day. This is a web...

Ashlyn’s Picks: 9 Events to Explore This Weekend, February 2-5

Experience small-town charm and outdoor winter adventure this weekend with these 9 Northern Michigan events taking place February 2-5. Hosting an...

Traverse City Named One of Most Beautiful Main Streets in U.S.

Architectural Digest recently named Traverse City one of America's most beautiful main streets. From stunning scenery to a charming downtown, here's...

Rock Hunting Finds Turned Heirloom Jewelry by Charlevoix Metalsmith

Struggling to find the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your partner? You're in luck! Meet Christine Leader, a Charlevoix metalsmith making heirloom...


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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!