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Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 8 Family Physicians

Whether you’re new to Northern Michigan and looking for a family physician, or you’re just transferring to a new doctor, we’ve got you covered....

Try These Northern Michigan Farmers Market Meals + Recipes

Leave your dinner plans behind and head to a local Northern Michigan farmers market. Let these farmers and their produce set the menu for your next...

Go Back in Time at This 100-Year-Old Elk Lake Cottage

Just a few miles from Elk Rapids on Elk Lake, this storied family cottage has been holding onto memories of the past century. Featuring a dramatic...

12 Perfect Picnic Spots in Northern Michigan

Is there anything better than a crusty baguette, fresh cherries and a good view? We don't think so. Spread out a blanket and enjoy these picnic...

Paddle Northern Michigan’s Beautiful Chain of Lakes Water Trail

100-plus miles. 84 access sites. 12 interconnected lakes and rivers.
1 inspired mission to create the Chain of Lakes Water Trail. Get out there and...

3 New Outdoor Adventures You Can’t Miss in Northern Michigan

Even if you think you’ve seen and done it all in Northern Michigan, there's always new excursions popping up! From clear kayaks to wilderness...

Red Hot Best: Up North’s Top 7 Places to get Takeout

Whether you’re looking for something quick to grab or you just don’t feel like cleaning up after dinner - takeout is here for you! From drive-in...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Front Line Workers

From deli clerks to health care professionals, we are thankful beyond words to ALL of our frontline workers in Northern Michigan. Their unwavering...

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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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