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15 Northern Michigan Events to Put on Your List This September

September marks the inevitable end of summer in Northern Michigan, but we're keeping the party going with beer festivals, wine tours and more local...

August 2023 Events: 20+ Things to Do in Northern Michigan

Summer's last hurrah! We’re taking advantage of every second of these sun-shining, vacation-filled days in Northern Michigan with 20+ local events...

July 2023 Events Calendar: 20+ Can’t-Miss Summer Events

Summer is heating up in Northern Michigan with 20+ local events taking place across the region. Be sure to check back! We’ll continue to update this...

Ashlyn’s Picks: 18 Concerts for Your Summer Bucket List

Get your groove on all summer long in Northern Michigan with these outdoor concert series, festivals and live performances taking place through...

Red Hot Best 2023: The Best of Benzie & Leelanau

The votes have been counted and the results are in for the BEST in Benzie and Leelanau County! From Frankfort to Northport, here are your 2023 Red...

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...


Lake Leelanau Region Outdoors

Five Ways to Get Outdoors in Leelanau County

Your Guide to Leelanau County Beaches

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Outdoor Dining in Lake Leelanau, Omena & Northport

Where to Find Breakfast in Leelanau County

Lake Leelanau Craft Drink

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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!