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30 Northern Michigan Events to Check Out This March

March brings exciting early spring and end-of-winter events. From St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to laid-back concerts at local venues, here are 30...

Lindy Bishop Celebrates Northern Michigan One Painting at a Time

From uncovering a path that led to a full-time painting career to opening a new studio, this Elk Rapids native is celebrating Northern Michigan in...

11 Northern Michigan Bakeries with Paczki for Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday is all about indulging your tastebuds. To properly celebrate, enjoy a paczki (or two!) from these Northern Michigan bakeries. The Polish...

26 Can’t-Miss Valentine’s Day & Winter Events

It’s finally February! From romantic wine dinners to winter festivals and aprés-ski celebrations, Northern Michigan is bustling with cozy events for...

Ultimate Winter Insider’s List: Charlevoix & The Chain of Lakes

From dog sledding and distilleries to tempting sweet treats, winter in Charlevoix and the Chain of Lakes is pure joy. Here are 6 of our favorite...

Antique Day Trips: Find Vintage Treasures in Elk Rapids

Looking for an out-and-about fall afternoon packed with delights? Northern Michigan's antique shops are filled with untold treasures. Our first...

August 2023 Events: 20+ Things to Do in Northern Michigan

Summer's last hurrah! We’re taking advantage of every second of these sun-shining, vacation-filled days in Northern Michigan with 20+ local events...

Shoreside Village Getaway: How to Spend 24 Hours in Elk Rapids

From local food and drink to a summertime sunset date night, there's no shortage of fun ways to spend a day in Elk Rapids. Here's how to explore...


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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!