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Start Your Summer with 20 Northern Michigan Events

As summer returns in Northern Michigan, our weekends and evenings are filled with barbecues, bonfires and any excuse to enjoy a few brews in the...

May 2024 Swoon List: Our Editors’ Favorites This Month

A neighborhood lemonade stand, but for morel mushrooms. Gaylord day trips. A sublime water trail. Here’s what our editors are loving this month....

April 2024 Swoon List: Our Editors’ Earth Day Favorites

We know where you can get the same geraniums as Grand Hotel. And a secret beach. Here’s what our editors are loving during Earth month. This is a...

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...

January 2024 Events: 15 Winter Events to Kick Off the New Year

As January's hushed winter days arrive, we find ways to embrace the cold and the cozy with supper clubs at a historic mill, snowy wine walks, comedy...

Warm Your Winter Up with 3 Northern Michigan Wine Events

With snow-covered vineyard views and fireside beverages, winter provides a more intimate tasting experience at Northern Michigan wineries. Get...



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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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