Recent Crawford County Articles

Red Hot Best Lodging: 2022 Winners for Best Hotel, Inn, Resort, B&B

Feel at home on your vacation Up North! From elegant Victorian-era inns to contemporary resorts, relax and recharge for all of your Northern...

Red Hot Best Gifts: 2022 Winners for Best Jewelry, Gift & Pet Stores

Take the beauty of Northern Michigan wherever you go! From elegant jewelry to quirky knickknacks to pet items, find something for all  your loved...

Visit AuSable Artisan Village in Grayling for Michigan-Made Art

Northern Michigan art lovers, make Grayling's AuSable Artisan Village your next stop.This article first appeared in Traverse, Northern Michigan's...

25 Summer Events You Won’t Want to Miss This July 2022

From Michigan Legacy Art Park's Summer Sounds Series to the return of the Traverse City Film Festival, here are the 25 Northern Michigan events you...

Libby’s Picks: Events Happening This Weekend June 24-26

From yoga in Suttons Bay to summer festivals on Lake Michigan, here are the Northern Michigan events you’re not going to want to miss this weekend,...

Red Hot Best 2022: The Best of Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling

You voted, and the results are in! Get to know the best of the Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling region. From golf courses to restaurants, here are...

Red Hot Best Winning Events to Add to Your Summer Calendar

Get ready for some Red Hot Best summer fun! From the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival to the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, here are the...

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...


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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!