Cross Village  Articles

Petoskey Region Insider’s List: 6 Winter Adventures from Boyne to Mackinac Island

The Petoskey region is full of winter delights. Start your day with cinnamon rolls along icy Little Traverse Bay, catch an opera, end with a glass...

Fall Color Update: Northern Michigan’s Tunnel of Trees

The iconic M-119 Tunnel of Trees, which stretches from Harbor Springs to Cross Village, is finally beginning to show off its fall colors! Keep...

Red Hot Best Winners 2023: The Best of Northern Michigan

The 2023 Red Hot Best results are in! Explore all 46 categories, 8 regions and 900+ winners below or search by region and make this your Red Hot...

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...

Petoskey Brewing’s New Taproom Now Open on Tunnel of Trees

Pair your Northern Michigan fall color drive on M-119’s famously scenic Tunnel of Trees with a stop at Petoskey Brewing. This article first appeared...

Waters of Enchantment: Go Fly Fishing at Wilderness State Park

Unlike any secretive river or flashy blue ocean depths, Waugoshance Point in Emmet County’s Wilderness State Park holds its own particular form of...


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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!

Photo(s) by Jordan Oster