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4 Iconic Ways to Kick Off Summer in Northern Michigan

From a drive-in movie screening in Honor to celebrating lilacs on Mackinac Island, here are four of our favorite ways to say hello to summer in...

Dining Al Fresco: Best Benzie Region Outdoor Dining Spots

Is there anything better than an outdoor dining table in the sunshine and lake breeze? Check out our town-by-town guide to eating outside in the...

5 Best Sunset Spots in the Benzie, Manistee & Cadillac Region

Be Here at Sunset! Oceans of fresh water and a westerly view set the scene for picture-perfect sunsets in the Benzie, Manistee and Cadillac region....

4 DIY Northern Michigan Souvenir Ideas from Photo to Pottery

Tired of dime-a-dozen tourist trinkets? Here are some places where you can be the maker. Explore glass blowing, pottery or photography in these four...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Global Restaurants

From authentic Mexican and Asian cuisine, to homemade Polish dishes, the North is brimming with global eateries serving up delicious fare from...

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: Top 7 Places to Buy a Gift in Northern Michigan

From birthday gifts and cards to Petoskey stone jewelry, these Northern Michigan gift shops have it all. Here are your favorite, Red Hot Best...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Jewelry Stores in Northern Michigan

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to drop a hint to your significant other, surprise them, or treat yourself to a...


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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!