Recent Hiking & Trails Articles

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Northern Michigan Hiking Trails

Northern Michigan’s incredible scenic landscapes and miles of marked trails have long made it a hiker’s paradise, whether you’re climbing sand dunes...

Explore South Manitou Island in 1 Day From Leland’s Fishtown

On the hunt for a unique and lush day hike? Head to South Manitou Island, part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, by catching the ferry from...

How to Stay & Play in Northern Michigan’s Leelanau State Park

North of Northport, perched at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, and surrounded by the expanse of Lake Michigan, this approximately 1,350-acre park...

Go Glamping in Northern Michigan at Beaver Island Retreat

Escape is necessary. This is exactly why my wife, Laura, and I find ourselves sailing west from Charlevoix on the Emerald Isle ferry with another...

Hike in Marquette at Vielmetti-Peters Conservation Reserve

Tucked away along the western edge of Marquette is the lush Vielmetti-Peters Conservation Reserve, a 123-acre working forest with about 3.5 miles of...

Biking & Hiking in Charlevoix, Petoskey & Chain of Lakes Region

Northern Michigan Vacations: Make the route up as you go through the miles of scenic roads & trails that cut and climb through the Chain of Lakes region

Fisherman’s Island State Park Day-Use Area to Reopen

After high water and storm damage caused the partial closure of Fisherman's Island State Park's main access road and campsites #36-80, conditions...

6 Great Family-Friendly Activities at Sleeping Bear Dunes

PAID CONTENT With an afternoon promising sunshine, a slight breeze and zero percent chance of precipitation, our family’s planned ride on the...


Northern Michigan Hikes

10 Awesome Trails (With Food & Lodging)

10 Family-Friendly Hikes

Dog-Friendly Hikes

Visit the Manistee River Trail

A Hiker's Road Trip to LTC Preserves, Charlevoix to M119

Petoskey State Park's Trails, Beaches & Campgrounds

Sleeping Bear Dunes' Top Trails

Best Tahquamenon Falls Hikes

Pictured Rocks Lighthouse Hike

Pair a Hike With a Beach

Take a Walk in Town: 5 Trails

Hike Arcadia's Old Baldy

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Hiking the North Country Trail

Epic One-Day Hike on Jordan Valley Pathway

Hike To Michigan's Frozen Waterfalls

Isle Royale, Not for the Faint of Heart

Hiking a UP Route Carved by Waterfalls

5 Places to Take In Upper Peninsula Fall Color

Upcoming Northern Michigan Outdoor Events

State Parks & Sleeping Bear Dunes Videos

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