Recent Leelanau County Articles

A Nest-Like Birdhouse Cottage at The Homestead in Glen Arbor

An Orlando couple discovers the wonder of Northern Michigan—and renovates their new home to reflect their love for it. This article first appeared...

Photos of the Month: 8 Dramatic Northern Michigan Waterscapes

March in Northern Michigan brought winter's final flurries, vibrant skies and early signs of spring. Here are 8 of our favorite photos from the...

20 Things to Do This April in Northern Michigan

Hello, spring! From floral workshops to wine dinners and an Upper Peninsula festival under the stars, here are 20 local events you won't want to...

11 Northern Michigan Vacation Destinations for Summer Sojourns

From the beaches of Sleeping Bear Dunes to the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula, the most splendid Northern Michigan vacation destinations are only...

North Stars: Gladys Muñoz Connects Migrant Families with Support, Hope

Gladys Muñoz has spent nearly four decades advocating for justice and connecting Northern Michigan’s migrant families with resources, support and...

North Stars: Patricia Soutas-Little is a Rural Child-Care Champion

Patricia Soutas-Little is trailblazing innovative new child care options for Northern Michigan families. This article first appeared in Traverse...

Please Eat the Flowers: Try These 5 Simple Recipes with Wild Violets

Pick violets in the northern woods and create edible treats. Includes recipes and the science of the violet.

Experience the Art of Forest Bathing in Northern Michigan’s Woods

Northern Michigan is synonymous with lush spring wildflower walks, summer evening strolls, fall color hikes and winter snowshoe treks. But have you...


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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!