North & South Manitou Islands

How to Get to the Islands, What to Bring, What to See

The Manitou Passage, History, Legends, Shipwrecks

Backcountry Camping on North Manitou

North Manitou Lush Wilderness & Secret Beaches

A Family-Friendly 36-Hours on South Manitou Island

A Week With Piping Plovers on North Manitou

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Sleeping Bear Region Craft Drinks

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Sleeping Bear Dunes Articles

3 Sleeping Bear Dunes Water Sports to Add To Your Bucket List

| PAID CONTENT Fact: There's nothing better than being on the water in Northern Michigan in the...

Go on a Wildflower Hike at the Sleeping Bear Dunes this Spring

As the wildflowers begin to blossom during Spring in Northern Michigan, the Lake Michigan views are even more stunning. Head to the Sleeping Bear...

5 Bucket List-Worthy Hiking Trails in the Sleeping Bear Dunes

| PAID CONTENT You can do a different hike every day at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, where...

Experience These 3 Storied Lighthouses of Sleeping Bear Dunes

| PAID CONTENT Three lighthouses guide ships (and today, welcome visitors) along Northern Michigan's...

Hit the Slopes with The Homestead’s 90-Year-Old Ski Instructor

For the love of Northern Michigan skiing! At 90 years old, Tom Awrey is still imparting his ski wisdom— and hitting the slopes —at The Homestead in...