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Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Food Trucks

We love our kitchens on wheels in Northern Michigan! From taco trucks in Traverse City to rolling smokehouse in Charlevoix, we’ve got it all! You...

Add These Northern Michigan Small Bites to Your Must-Try List

Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, has been on the hunt for must-try food finds, local cookbooks and artisan, made-in-Northern-Michigan kitchen...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Fishing Charters

Michigan's magical waters have long been fishing destinations for first-time anglers and experienced fishermen alike. For vacationers that want to...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Up North Outdoor Dining Restaurants

In the wake of Covid-19, restaurants have embraced open-air dining as the way of the future; many using the natural backdrop of Northern Michigan to...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Hotels

The votes are in! Whether you prefer frequenting posh hotel bars with craft cocktails or filling up on a delicious, chef-prepared breakfast at a...

Red Hot Best 2021: 46 Best of Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington

You voted and the results are in! From best brewery to place to get takeout, here are your 2021 Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington Red Hot Best...

Fishing Report for June 16: Climbing Water Temperatures

Grabbing your poles and heading out to go fishing this weekend? Learn what fishing conditions to expect near you to help plan your Up North fishing...

Ludington Welcomes Summer with New Events, Restaurants

From the re-opening of family favorites like Sandcastles Children’s Museum to new attractions including the Outside Social District, Ludington is...

Dog Friendly Spots in the Ludington, Manistee & Cadillac Areas

Your best friend has plenty of room to ramble in this Northern Michigan region of forests and beaches. Here are some popular Fido-friendly spots for...

Your Ultimate Guide to Visiting Ludington State Park

Ludington State Park is comprised of nearly 5,300 acres of scenic sand dunes, ponds, marshlands and forests. Situated between Hamlin Lake and Lake...

Benzie, Manistee & Cadillac Hotels, Resorts & Inns for Summer

The Benzie, Manistee and Cadillac region is full of Up North cabins, Victorian-era bed and breakfasts and beautiful resorts. Explore all of our...

Sip Like a Local: Benzie, Ludington & Manistee

From Northwoods taverns to hip breweries and distilleries, Northern Michigan is full of good spirits. Explore the spots for beer, wine, spirits and...

Fishing Report for May 12: Low Temperatures & Rainfall Affect Catches

Colder weather has been impacting fishing conditions across Northern Michigan. Dive in to learn what to expect if you're heading out this weekend. ...

Fishing Report for May 5: Warm Weather Brings Steelhead

Heading out to go fishing this weekend? Dive in to find out the current fishing conditions across Northern Michigan to help plan your weekend...

9 Red Hot Best Chicken Wings to Try in Northern Michigan

Who's craving chicken wings? These 9 recipes were voted best in the north. So go ahead; plan a Red Hot Best chicken wing tour of Northern Michigan....

Intimate Northern Michigan Wedding Venues

As micro-weddings become more common, smaller guest lists are presenting unique opportunities for couples and their loved ones. Here are intimate...

New Year’s Eve Events Happening in Northern Michigan

On New Year's Eve, we simultaneously reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new one. Even though many beloved annual events have been...

Northern Michigan Lodging Ideas For Cozy Winter Getaways

Experience the snowy season and surprise your loved one with a winter getaway at one of these Northern Michigan hotels and lodges with...

Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Found in Ludington State Park

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed a new detection of invasive hemlock woolly adelgid at Ludington State Park in Mason...

Northern Michigan Fall Color Map: Last Chance for Peak Color!

We're partnering with Tom O'Hare, chief meteorologist at 9&10 News, to bring you the latest Northern Michigan fall color map every week...

8 Thrilling Activities & Halloween Events in Northern Michigan

This October, gallivant around in your best zombie garb, get to know the spooky secrets of a Northern Michigan town and help solve a citywide...

Fall Events, Attractions & Lodging Specials in Ludington

Autumn beckons visitors to Ludington, offering themed events and new exhibits plus outdoor fall color recreation activities. With fall officially...

Your Guide to Ludington Restaurants, Taverns, Cafes & More

Here's a quick look at what's being served up at Ludington restaurants. Pair a meal with these 12 things to do in Ludington. This post is regularly...

8 Ludington Restaurants With Outdoor Dining

Famous for its beautiful hiking trails in Ludington State Park, the historic S.S. Badger car ferry launch, and so much more, Ludington is one of the...

Ludington Offers New Visitor Attractions, Splash Pad, Exhibits

Visitors still have time to enjoy a warm-weather trip to the beachfront resort community of Ludington, and plenty to do and see once they arrive,...

30 Best Things in Ludington (Resort, Brewery, More!)

More than 12,000 people voted in MyNorth’s 2020 Red Hot Best competition, and if you were one of them, you saw we’ve changed it up. After more than...

Northern Michigan Markets with Tasty Picnic Provisions

These Northern Michigan markets in Boyne City, Harbor Springs, Traverse City and Ludington have the classic picnic provisions you crave. Picture...

Ludington Modifies Events, Attractions to Safely Welcome Visitors

With summer officially here, visitors still have time to plan a Northern Michigan vacation to the beachfront resort community of Ludington—and...

Three Must-Try Beers at Jamesport Brewing Company in Ludington

Jamesport Brewing Company has been operating a three barrel brewhouse in Ludington for over 15 years and consistently creating craft beer you want...

8 Northern Michigan Restaurants With Delightful Brunch Menus

Lie in bed late, perk up with a cup of locally roasted Joe then go be your best brunch self at one of these on-point Northern Michigan restaurants....

4 Cozy Northern Michigan Cabin Rentals for Winter Getaways

Step 1: Pick your winter adventure. Step 2: Head north. Step 3: Hunker down for a snowy weekend at these Northern Michigan cabin rentals. Adventure:...

Annual Ludington BRRRewFest Features 25 Michigan Breweries, Live Music

A sure-fire way to beat cabin fever is Ludington's premier winter event, Pure Ludington BRRRewFest, at Rotary Park on Saturday, January 25. More...

Edgar Struble Presents A Nashville Family Christmas in Ludington

Get ready for a true holiday music extravaganza! The West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series, in collaboration with Edgar Struble,...

West Michigan B&B Christmas Cookie Tour is Sugar, Spice and All Things Nice

Visit three charming coastal towns this December, stopping for cookies at eight cozy inns along the way, during the 2nd Annual West Michigan B&B...

Family-Friendly Farms to Visit This Fall in Northern Michigan (Petting00 Zoos, Treats, Wine, More!)

Think a puppy is cute? Wait until you see a baby alpaca. Visit these family-friendly farms in Northern Michigan where you'll find dwarf goats,...

5 Northern Michigan Art Parks to Experience in the Great Outdoors

When terms like “blue mind” and “forest bathing” enter the cultural lexicon, there's plenty of agreement on the benefits of time spent by trees and...

These 10 Northern Michigan Restaurants Make the Best Mac and Cheese (Extra Cheesy!)

The homey elbow noodle and Velveeta sauce we all think of us as mac n’ cheese? These Northern Michigan restaurants redefine and kick it up in...

10 Sweet Small-Town Main Streets in Northern Michigan

Who doesn't love to stroll through the parks, shops, restaurants and bars along our beloved small-town main streets? These are the top...

12 Things to Do in Ludington This Weekend

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan with miles of beachfront and water access, Ludington offers a quintessential “Up North”...

7 Beautiful Northern Michigan RV Parks by a Lake

Set up camp at these lakeside Northern Michigan RV parks and let the waves lull you to sleep.LAKE LEELANAU RV PARK, LAKE LEELANAUThis family owned...

Where to Drink Local Craft Beverages Across Northern Michigan (Alcoholic + Non)

Whether it's beer, wine, cider, mead, spirits or a booze-free delight; Northern Michigan is full of delectable craft beverages. Sip your way through...

Everyone’s Buzzing About These Beeswax Products by Sister Bees

Meet the Sister Bees ...Ludington teachers and longtime friends Kimberly Ambrose and Amber Boerema began raising bees together nearly...

Ludington Hosting World Record Attempt for Largest Dessert Party

When it comes to celebrating summer, Ludington goes big. This year, the city is hosting its fourth consecutive Guinness World Record attempt—the...

Second Careers Spark Growth in Ludington, Michigan

Former high-level executives hang up their suit jackets and head to Northern Michigan in their retirement—only they don’t retire. Not...

40+ Local Eats for a Food Tour of Northern Michigan

Two flavor fiends hit the road to bring you a batch of the North's most delectable sips and perfect bites. Feast on this Northern...

Pristine Sand Dunes Part of 100-Acre Addition to Ludington State Park

One hundred acres of sand dunes, wetlands and forests soon will become part of Ludington State Park in Mason County, Michigan. The Michigan...

5 Small-Town New Year’s Eve Events in Northern Michigan

The midnight “ball” drop might be a glowing cherry dropped 115 feet (in Traverse City) or a massive turtle (on Mackinac Island). But more than the...

Sister Bees Wins $50,000 in Mason County Business Contest

A small, Ludington-based maker of natural skin care products hit the honeypot last Friday—$50,000 to be exact. Sister Bees took home the top prize...

Experience Pioneer Life at Historic White Pine Village in Mason County

There's a certain magic to the past, and the team at Historic White Pine Village in Ludington knows that. Step back in time at the late 19th-century...

Ludington Will Award $50,000 to Entrepreneur Who Wants to Stay in Mason County

Need $50,000 to get your new business off the ground or to the next level—and want to do it in Mason County? That’s what the Ludington &...

Ludington Goes for Third World Record Attempt During “Love Ludington” Weekend

First, it was the longest ice cream dessert. Then it was the most sand angels. This summer, Ludington is at it again with a third Guinness World...

New West Guitar Group Performing Friday at West Shore Community College

New West Guitar Group has developed a widespread reputation as one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world. See them this Friday, April 13 at...

Northern Michigan New Year’s Eve Events and Parties for a Night to Remember

It's time to ring in the New Year in Northern Michigan! And Up North, the celebration possibilities are endless. We're talking live music, downtown...

Northern Michigan Halloween Events for Adults

Ghoulish events are happening all throughout Northern Michigan this Halloween, and they're not just for kids. We're talking costume contests, drink...

Go on a Shoreline Color Tour: Explore Ludington, Manistee and Onekama This Fall

Mason and Manistee counties offer endless opportunities for leaf peepers. Walk historic neighborhoods lined with Victorian homes and maple trees,...

6 Best Summer Beers Crafted in Northern Michigan

Chase down a summer buzz with these seasonal suds from some of the North’s local craft brew houses. (The best summer beers should be enjoyed...

The Vision and Beers at Starving Artist in Ludington

A typical brew day starts at 6:30 a.m. for Andrew Thomas, founder of Starving Artist Brewing Co. in Ludington. A short commute across his lawn...

Go on a Big Sable Point Lighthouse Adventure!

Who knew in 1867 when the Big Sable Point Lighthouse was built that it would become a destination for one of the most picture-perfect summer days in...

5 Fun Exhibits at the Newly-Opened Port of Ludington Maritime Museum

After eight years of planning, fundraising and building renovations, the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum opened to the community on Saturday, June...

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