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After the unprecedented year that was 2020, we're all looking ahead to 2021. We think it's important to take time to look back, too. Reflect on this...

Northern Michigan Fall Color Map: Last Chance for Peak Color!

We're partnering with Tom O'Hare, chief meteorologist at 9&10 News, to bring you the latest Northern Michigan fall color map every week...

The Milky Way

Headlands Dark Sky Park

Take a Joy Ride on M119, the Tunnel of Trillium

Right now, the already glorious Tunnel of Trees offers an early-bird bonus—wild trillium. And the seat of a vintage car is the ideal throne to soak...


The Good Hart Region

Guide to M119 Tunnel of Trees

Glass Pumpkins & Art at Three Pines Studio

Stop By Good Hart General Store

Lodging & Must Stops Along M119

Upcoming Northern Michigan Events

Good Hart Region Outdoors

Outdoors in the Good Hart Region

Find Restaurants, Trails, Craft Drink & More


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The Good Hart Region Restaurants

Pond Hill Farms' Grilled Cheese + Wine, Farm Market & More

Guide to Nearby Harbor Springs & Petoskey Restaurants

Legs Inn, A Must-Stop Tunnel of Trees Restaurant

Places to Eat Outdoors in Harbor Springs

Good Hart Region Craft Drink

Wander the Petoskey Wine Region

Where to Drink in the Region, Petoskey to The Straits

Up North Kids

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!

  • Live, Work, Play - Emmet County
  • Fall Colors at M-119 Tunnel of Trees
  • Bay View
  • Kayaking Whitewater Park in Petoskey
  • A Simply Stunning Mackinaw and Petoskey Color Tour
  • Drive Tunnel of Trees to Good Hart's Market Days
  • Pier Restaurant

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Great Reads, Celebrating Northern Michigan

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Northern Michigan's Magazine

For more than four decades, Traverse has been capturing the beauty, people, outdoor recreation, local food and drink, events, entrepreneurial spirt and sense of community found in Northern Michigan...from Ludington to Traverse City, Petoskey to Mackinac Island and onto the Upper Peninsula.

Northern Home & Cottage

For The Way You Live Up North

Life is lived a bit differently at our Northern Michigan homes. We hang on screen porches and bring in sand between our toes. We entertain friends and family and put in bunk beds for grandkids. Mud season is real. And views of every kind are maximized. Find your Northern Michigan home ideas!


For Couples Who Love Northern Michigan

Everything you need to plan your perfect Northern Michigan wedding. Packed with ideas, gorgeous wedding stories, resources and more.

Northern Michigan Vacation Guide

Over 100 pages of fun throughout Northern Michigan. Food, beer, wine, events, shopping, lodging and all-day outdoor fun including Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Grand Traverse County, Emmet County, Leelanau County, Benzie County and Charlevoix County.


Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan has an incredibly vibrant nonprofit community. Read about Northern Michigan nonprofits that are making a difference and then volunteer or donate!


On the Town at the Traverse City Film Festival

This guide to the Traverse City Film Festival is the one to tuck under your arm to enjoy the festival and everything in between your movie choices. Find fun insider tips, where to grab a quick lunch and much more.

Estate & Financial Planning

Your Northern Michigan Guide to a Secure Financial Future

Whether you're a millenial just starting out or retiring to your dream spot in Northern Michigan, this region's experts have excellent advice for how to ensure your financial future so you get to live your best life Up North!


Ideas to Make Your Up North Meeting Great

Northern Michigan professional meetings and conferences take on their own personality when you add a gorgeous, relaxed environment and fun ways to bond with peers.

Inspired Life

Living Better after 55 in Northern Michigan

Life in Northern Michigan after age 55 is truly inspired. Find ways to get outside for health and fitness, ways to volunteer, navigate the health system, find community and more.

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