Cross Village  Articles

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!

We're partnering with Tom O'Hare, chief meteorologist at 9&10 News, to bring you the latest Northern Michigan fall color map every week...

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Experience Great Lakes Glass Pumpkin Patch Day on a Fall Color Tour

It's pumpkin season with a gorgeous glass twist. As you head to Northern Michigan pumpkin patches or on your Northern Michigan fall color tour, be...


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Pond Hill Farm Chef Schornak Brings Farm Fresh to the Cafe

Legs Inn, A Must-Stop Tunnel of Trees Restaurant

Craft Drinks in the Cross Village Region

The North's Newest Wine Region: Petoskey Wine Region

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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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