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6 Insider Tips for Winter in Northern Michigan’s Snowbelt

The Up North Insiders' List: Head to Gaylord and Grayling in Northern Michigan’s snowbelt to experience a region brimming with winter fun. This...

Dining Al Fresco: Best Outdoor Dining in Gaylord & Grayling

Dining outside on a sunny day with a stunning view is a vacation in itself. Here’s your go-to restaurant list for the Gaylord and Grayling region....

Red Hot Best Winners 2023: The Best of Northern Michigan

The 2023 Red Hot Best results are in! Explore all 46 categories, 8 regions and 900+ winners below or search by region and make this your Red Hot...

Libby’s Picks: Northern Michigan Events Happening this Weekend July 21-24

From music on the bay in Northport to SUP yoga on East Bay, here are the Northern Michigan events you won’t want to miss this weekend, July 21-24,...

Inside a Mullett Lake Cottage with Lone Ranger Ties

The spirit of the masked man lives on in this elegantly rustic Cheboygan County cottage designed by Edgewater Design Group.If you are too young to...


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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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