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Ashlyn’s Picks: 10 Things to Do This Weekend, January 27-29

Wrap up the last weekend of January 2023 in Northern Michigan with an enchanted hike to a yurt, ice skating, winter festivals and more, taking place...

Ashlyn’s Picks: Events Happening This Weekend January 13-15

On the hunt for weekend plans? From outdoor adventures to exciting indoor concerts, you're not going to want to miss these Northern Michigan events...

New Up North 2023: New Business & Restaurant Openings Up North

What's New Up North? From new Northern Michigan restaurants to outdoor adventures, there's always something new happening in our region. Check back...

New Up North 2022: Local Restaurant & Business Openings

Searching for what’s new Up North in 2022? Each month in Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, we share the newest openings for local businesses,...

Libby’s Picks: Events Happening this Weekend Dec. 1-3

From tree lightings and festive parades to live performances of the Nutcracker and brunch with Santa, here are the Northern Michigan events...

Elk Rapids & Bellaire Holiday Guide: Festive Events & Shopping

Get into the Up North holiday spirit! From festive Northern Michigan events to gift and sip stops, here are our favorite ways to celebrate the...

Libby’s Picks: Northern Michigan Events Happening this Weekend Nov. 4-6

From Northern Michigan's biggest mountain bike race to a wine dinner in Bellaire with a favorite Elk Rapids winery, here are the events near you...

100 Years Green: The Storied Past of Elk Rapids Golf Club

Nearly a century ago, a small town with a big vision hired a legendary course designer. The result is one of the most playable and beloved golf...

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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!