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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...

Red Hot Best 2021: Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes

Searching for the best restaurants, businesses and activities in Charlevoix & the Chain of Lakes? Explore all 47 Red Hot Best categories ranging...

Outdoor Dining in Elk Rapids

On the hunt for Elk Rapids outdoor dining? From casual spots in town to dinner destinations on Elk Lake, explore some of our favorite spots for...

12 Beaches in Charlevoix, Torch Lake & Chain of Lakes Region

Ten Charlevoix/Chain of Lakes beaches of every shape and size, including Fisherman’s Island State Park, Young State Park, Torch Lake and the Antrim Creek Natural Area.

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...

How to Play on East & West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City

It’s the cornerstone to every trip to Traverse City: A must-see-swim-soak-sun day on Grand Traverse Bay. Dive in to learn why this two-lobed bay,...

Elk Rapids Students Raise $21,000 for Great Lakes Preservation

Three eighth-grade students from Cherryland Middle School in Elk Rapids raised more than $20,000 for Great Lakes preservation on the 46.2-mile...

American House Brings Neapolitan Pizza with a Twist to Elk Rapids

American House, the Siren Hall spinoff, is making darn good pizza. Learn how chef Michael Peterson is bringing Neapolitan pizza with fresh and...


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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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