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Red Hot Best Weddings: 2022 Winners for Best Wedding Venues

Say “I do” to lakeside ceremonies and lush garden receptions that will make your Northern Michigan wedding unforgettable. From elegant vineyards on...

Red Hot Best Lodging: 2022 Winners for Best Hotel, Inn, Resort, B&B

Feel at home on your vacation Up North! From elegant Victorian-era inns to contemporary resorts, relax and recharge for all of your Northern...

Red Hot Best Gifts: 2022 Winners for Best Jewelry, Gift & Pet Stores

Take the beauty of Northern Michigan wherever you go! From elegant jewelry to quirky knickknacks to pet items, find something for all  your loved...

Red Hot Best Dining: 2022 Winners for Best Restaurant & Outdoor Dining

Coastal views and a variety of cuisines make Northern Michigan a great place to satisfy any foodie’s craving! From eclectic eats on Mackinac Island...

Red Hot Best Drinks: Your 2022 Winners for Winery, Brewery & More

With farm-fresh brews and picturesque vineyards aplenty, Northern Michigan is full of unique craft drinks to satisfy locals and visitors alike. From...

Red Hot Best 2022: The Best of Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling

You voted, and the results are in! Get to know the best of the Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling region. From golf courses to restaurants, here are...

Red Hot Best Winners 2022: The Best of Northern Michigan

After more than 63,100 nominations and 177,700 votes, a record-breaking 22,200 people voted in the 2022 MyNorth Red Hot Best Awards to kick off the...

Experience the Hex Hatch in Northern Michigan—It’s Epic

No showers. No cooking. When the mayflies hatch in Northern Michigan, it's all about the trout. Experience the magic of the Hex hatch. Plus 6 pieces...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top Tax Accountants

The April tax deadline is quickly approaching. Luckily, these local pros can help. We asked for your favorite tax accountants in Northern...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Plumbers in Northern Michigan

These top-notch professionals are ready to help you with all of your home and business needs, whether that’s installing or maintaining your water...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Cleaning Companies in Northern Michigan

These residential cleaning companies in Northern Michigan will help you keep your home squeaky clean.A record-breaking 16,000 people voted in...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Banking Institutions

When it comes to entrusting your financial security to a local banking institution, you want the most capable, trustworthy hands helping you. We...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Places to Buy Pet Items

For all your pet supplies needs, look no further. These shops prioritize the happiness of you and your animal companions—from health and grooming,...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 8 Heating & Cooling Businesses

These professionals are top notch when it comes to warming your home during the North’s cold, snowy winters, or cooling your house on sunny summer...

Perch and Some Steelhead in Northern Michigan Fishing Nov 17

Northern Michigan fishing was light for the week with decent yellow perch catches when the weather allowed and some fair steelhead fishing. Upper...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Veterinarians

Your furry family member deserves the absolute best medical care, and that’s exactly what they’ll receive at these top Northern Michigan...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Dentists in Northern Michigan

From yearly check-ups to additional dental care, Northern Michigan dentists are providing top-quality services. Here are your top 7 Red Hot Best...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Optometrists

Looking for a local doctor you can trust your vision with? Sometimes seeing is believing, so we've compiled a list of the best optometrists in the...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 8 Family Physicians

Whether you’re new to Northern Michigan and looking for a family physician, or you’re just transferring to a new doctor, we’ve got you covered....

20 Northern Michigan Events You Can’t Miss this September

Fall is around the corner and we're celebrating all September long with concerts, intimate wine tours, an art fundraiser and more! Add these...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Food Trucks

We love our kitchens on wheels in Northern Michigan! From taco trucks in Traverse City to rolling smokehouse in Charlevoix, we’ve got it all! You...

Fishing Report for July 14: Luck at Inlets Across Regions

Summer trolling is picking up and anglers have had success at 100 to 200-foot river mouths. Waterways are experiencing an uptick in leisure boaters...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Events

You voted for the Top 7 Events in each Northern Michigan region and the results are in. From small-town coastal art festivals to record-breaking...

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: 46 Best of Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling

You voted and the results are in! From best brewery to place to get takeout, here are your 2021 Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling Red Hot Best...

United Way of Northwest Michigan Summer Stock Up Food Drive

Throughout June, United Ways across Michigan are participating in a first-ever statewide event to collect food in their areas, for their areas....

Celebrate Spring with Northern Michigan’s Top April Events

Searching for events in Northern Michigan this April? Whether you're looking for an Easter Brunch in Suttons Bay or Wine Dinner Party in Petoskey,...

Winterlochen Brings Free Virtual Arts Event to Northern Michigan

Winterlochen, the annual family-friendly festival brought to you by Interlochen Center for the Arts and featuring arts exploration and creative fun...

Ice Firms, Perch and Walleye Biting + Four Tips for Pike Fishing

Cold weather has ice on Northern Michigan inland lakes and we are seeing slowly sprouting shanties. However, the bite is slow according to the...

Help for Northern Michigan Small Businesses Applying for PPP

There is help for Northern Michigan's small businesses in ten counties of Northwest Michigan as they work to apply for the second round of the...

Northern Michigan Fishing Jan. 13: Cautious Start to Ice Fishing

As we head toward the middle of January, ice fishing in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is becoming more widespread; however, thick lake...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Jan. 7: Ice Fishing Begins

Ice fishing has taken off in the northern sections of the state. Those getting out on inland lakes to the north are getting bluegills and pike. The...

Chain of Lakes Region in Winter? Grab Your Snowshoes

While most paddlers of the Chain of Lakes in Antrim County have hung up their boats for the year, we encourage you to still get out and explore by...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Dec. 16: Wait for Ice Fishing

Very cold temperatures have kept most anglers from open-water fishing. Most are now waiting for ice fishing season to get started. All anglers 17...

Goodwill Northern Michigan Selected as $5 Million Gift Recipient

Goodwill Northern Michigan was selected as a $5 million gift recipient by MacKenzie Scott. The local nonprofit is among 384 organizations nationwide...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Dec. 2: Steelhead Biting

Although lower water levels in rivers have made trout fishing challenging, it looks like steelhead are still biting across the Northwest Lower and...

Farm2Neighbor Gives Gift of Fresh Food in Northern Michigan

It takes a community to grow and deliver local produce to Northern Michigan's residents facing food insecurity. Lucky for us all, Northern Michigan...

The Unforgettable 30th Iceman Cometh Mountain Bike Race

In 2019, the 30th annual Bell’s Iceman Cometh Challenge, a 30-mile point-to-point mountain bike race from Kalkaska to Traverse City, was buried in a...

‘Campaign for Generations’ Protects Northern Michigan Lands

Northern Michigan's protected lands are serving up a much-needed healing dose of natural beauty, and the need to preserve them has never been...

Northern Michigan Real Estate by the Numbers

In May, analysis from the Traverse Area Association of Realtors showed an overall decline in sales of single-family homes compared to the previous...

DNR Launches Interactive Map to Michigan Biking, Hiking Trails

Sometimes you just need to hit the trails—for a hike, a bike ride or a mental or physical reset. No matter how the state's trails call to you, the...

Looking Forward to Northern Michigan’s Fall Color Season

We check in with Tom O'Hare, chief meteorologist at 9&10 News, for an early look at Northern Michigan's upcoming fall color season. Plus, some...

Red Hot Best Winners 2020: The Best of Northern Michigan

More than 12,000 people voted in MyNorth’s 2020 Red Hot Best competition, and if you were one of them, you saw we’ve changed it up. After more than...

Summer’s Sweet Spots: 40 Northern Michigan Vacation Ideas

Soak up every glorious moment of summer in Northern Michigan with these insider tips and vacation ideas from the MyNorth team. We start north in...

Northern Michigan Restaurants with Takeout During COVID-19

Many Northern Michigan restaurants, wineries, breweries and cideries are still offering take-out, delivery and curbside to-go services during the...

Free Yoga Classes Offered at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center

For an hour every Tuesday at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, a group of formerly un-limber, achy people are stretching, chilling, taking deep...

So, What Are the Best Things to Do in Michigan in Winter?

Every Northern Michigander is eventually asked the question, "So ... what is there to do when it's that cold and snowy?!" Well, here's the answer....

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Working to Protect Camp Tapico in Kalkaska County

Old Camp Tapico in Kalkaska, now called the Upper Manistee Headwaters Preserve, is a 1,300-acre treasure with a 130-acre lake, untouched and well...

Meet Northern Michigan’s Traveling Doctor

Becoming a small-town doctor in the 21st Century was (almost) always the dream for Northern Michigan's Dr. Bruce Lirones.Dr. Lirones is...

We (Heart) Hometown Hardware Stores in Northern Michigan

Last weekend I ducked into Lake Ann Grocery & Hardware on a quick errand, crunching over the snow past a marquee that promised: If...

40 Best Things to Eat and Drink in Northern Michigan Right Now

Five foodies in Northern Michigan share their favorite things to eat and drink across the north. May we suggest a napkin? Dig into the March Food...

Savor the Sweetness at 6th Annual Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend

A sure sign that spring is just around the corner is when Michigan’s thousands of sugar maple trees are tapped to release the clear liquid sap which...

Libby’s Picks: Can’t-Miss Northern Michigan Events July 7–13

Northern Michigan’s largest event calendar, the MyNorth Calendar, highlights amazing things going on across the North—from Frankfort and Suttons Bay...

Sunrise Paddle: Kayak Traverse City’s Boardman River

As the year’s longest days grace us with light throughout June, take advantage of the early sunrise with some precious hours in a kayak. If you’re a...

Northern Michigan Pools and Splash Pads for Kids

Cool off at these family friendly Northern Michigan pools and splash pads packed with spray jets, water slides, fountains and more! The...

Libby’s Picks: Can’t-Miss Northern Michigan Events April 21–30

The MyNorth Calendar highlights the amazing things going on across the North—Cadillac up to the Upper Peninsula.  Each week, we pick a few of our...

11 Dazzling Northern Michigan Winter Travel Ideas for Your Bucket List

Keep your winter spirit fresh with gorgeous days outdoors Up North. These 11 Northern Michigan winter travel ideas ... some dazzling, some dreamy,...

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Fat Tire Biking

Fat Tire Biking Trails, Rentals and More

TART's Chris Gallagher Shares His Six Favorite Winter Fat Tire Trails

Where to Try Fat Tire Biking in Traverse City

Stunning Video of Fat Tire Biking Crystal Clear Ice (And How They Made It)

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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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