Cross Village  Articles

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...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Global Restaurants

From authentic Mexican and Asian cuisine, to homemade Polish dishes, the North is brimming with global eateries serving up delicious fare from...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Restaurants

From charming bistros to lakeside patios with signature cocktails, you voted for your favorite Northern Michigan restaurant in each region. Here are...

The 10 Most Popular Stories of 2020 on

After the unprecedented year that was 2020, we're all looking ahead to 2021. We think it's important to take time to look back, too. Reflect on this...

Three Pines Studio Shares Holiday Recipes, Art & Community

Inspired by nature and food, a Northern Michigan artist shares her heart and art—and roasted chestnuts—at Three Pines Studio in the tiny community...

Northern Michigan Fall Color Map: Last Chance for Peak Color!

2021 Fall Color Map Coming Soon! Check back on September 17, and then watch each week for updated, current conditions.  We're partnering with Tom...


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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!

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