Mackinaw City Articles

The Insider’s List: 10 Things to Do in the Petoskey Region

From scenic hikes and lighthouse tours to a floating concert and towering SkyBridge, here are 10 ways to make the most of your vacation in the...

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...

Petoskey Region Insider’s List: 6 Winter Adventures from Boyne to Mackinac Island

The Petoskey region is full of winter delights. Start your day with cinnamon rolls along icy Little Traverse Bay, catch an opera, end with a glass...

The Sweet History of Marshall’s Fudge & Chocolate Company

A sweet Mackinac Island's family legacy. Take a bite out of the delicious story of Marshall’s Fudge & Chocolate Company in Mackinaw City. This...

An Insider’s Guide to 4th of July Events in Northern Michigan

Celebrate the 4th Up North! From Frankfort to Traverse City and beyond, these 8 Independence Day events are loved by locals and visitors alike. Dive...

Red Hot Best 2023: The Best Above the Bridge

The votes have been counted and the results are in for the BEST Above the Bridge! From Mackinac Island to Marquette and across Michigan's Upper...

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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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