East Jordan Articles

7 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers from a Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agent Kara Gelven at Live Local Realty shares must-know advice for new buyers. Dive in for seven tips to start your Northern Michigan...

Epic Views & Stunning Design at this East Jordan Barndominium

One family demonstrates that the only thing better than taking your Up North toys out to play might be putting them away. Explore the gorgeous views...

4 DIY Northern Michigan Souvenir Ideas from Photo to Pottery

Tired of dime-a-dozen tourist trinkets? Here are some places where you can be the maker. Explore glass blowing, pottery or photography in these four...

10 Things To Do in Charlevoix & the Chain of Lakes Region

The Charlevoix and Chain of Lakes Region is full of activities for the entire family. From exploring some of Northern Michigan's best golf courses...

The Ultimate Breezeway Road Trip & Scavenger Hunt

Two teenage boys agree to accompany their parents *gasp* on a 26-mile road trip and scavenger hunt along one of Northern Michigan's most beautiful...

East Jordan Middle-Schoolers Raising $70,000 for Solar Array

The East Jordan Middle School “Shoe Club” announced plans today to raise $70,000 to build a 30KW solar array at the school—and have it installed by...


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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!