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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...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Plumbers in Northern Michigan

These top-notch professionals are ready to help you with all of your home and business needs, whether that’s installing or maintaining your water...

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 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...

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

When times are tough, you can trust that these legal professionals have your back and will fight for their clients’ rights and interests.  We asked...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Pet & Wildlife Nonprofits

From adoptions to community programs, taking care of animals who need it most is endlessly important. Here are your local Red Hot Best winning...

Add These Northern Michigan Small Bites to Your 2021 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 8 Heating & Cooling Businesses

These professionals are top notch when it comes to warming your home during the North’s cold, snowy winters, or cooling your house on sunny summer...

Perch and Some Steelhead in Northern Michigan Fishing Nov 17

Northern Michigan fishing was light for the week with decent yellow perch catches when the weather allowed and some fair steelhead fishing. Upper...

Your Ultimate Holiday & Gift Guide for 17 Northern Michigan Towns

Celebrating the holiday season in Northern Michigan? Whether you're looking for local stores, celebrations or gift ideas here are our 2021 holiday...

2021 Holiday & Gift Guide: Cadillac, Frankfort, Manistee & Ludington

Celebrating the holidays Up North in Cadillac, Frankfort, Manistee or Ludington? Explore our 2021 holiday and gift guide for each town to make...

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

Your furry family member deserves the absolute best medical care, and that’s exactly what they’ll receive at these top Northern Michigan...

Upcoming Events at Ludington’s New Downtown Legacy Plaza

The recent renovation of a downtown plaza in Ludington has created a four-season community and recreational space. From farmers markets to holiday...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Dentists in Northern Michigan

From yearly check-ups to additional dental care, Northern Michigan dentists are providing top-quality services. Here are your top 7 Red Hot Best...

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

Looking for a local doctor you can trust your vision with? Sometimes seeing is believing, so we've compiled a list of the best optometrists in the...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 8 Family Physicians

Whether you’re new to Northern Michigan and looking for a family physician, or you’re just transferring to a new doctor, we’ve got you covered....

Ludington Meat Co. Opens this Fall with Butcher Services & Beer Garden

Ludington Meat Company is opening this fall and will feature everything from on-site smokehouses to an outdoor patio and beer garden. Learn about...

Don’t Miss this Summer Cycling Trip Through Scenic Ludington

Exploring Ludington by bike has never been more fun! Learn how to plan your Northern Michigan biking adventure along with where to stop, where to...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Front Line Workers

From deli clerks to health care professionals, we are thankful beyond words to ALL of our frontline workers in Northern Michigan. Their unwavering...

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...

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

With more than 3,000 miles of freshwater coastline, it’s no surprise that Michigan has some ROCK-ing beaches! You voted for the Top 7 beaches in...

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: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Breweries

You voted for the Top 7 Breweries in each region of Northern Michigan and the results are in! Whether you prefer IPAs, classic stouts, or hard...

The Ultimate Benzie and West Shore of Michigan Must-Do List!

A “must do” list for Benzie County and Northern Michigan’s West Shore including restaurants, golf, theater, hiking, great drives and more.

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...

Best Beaches Across Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan is known for its gorgeous summers and pristine beaches. Dive in to explore beaches from Traverse City to Charlevoix and beyond to...

Outdoor Dining in Northern Michigan: Restaurants To Eat Outside

With views of the water, tucked into charming small-town patios and set in lush landscapes, restaurants with outdoor dining in Northern Michigan...

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...

Red Hot Best Winners 2021: The Best of Northern Michigan

From frontline workers and teachers to restaurants with fabulous takeout and outdoor dining, discover the best of Northern Michigan, region by...

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...

How to Spot and Treat Hemlock Woolly Adelgid this Spring

Recently found in Northern Michigan, Hemlock woolly adelgid is an invasive species responsible for rapidly killing trees. Learn how to identify,...

Protect Michigan’s Trails this Spring with These DNR Tips

Using the catchy slogan "Muddy day? Please don't play" the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding all Michigan residents how to...

Ice Firms, Perch and Walleye Biting + Four Tips for Pike Fishing

Cold weather has ice on Northern Michigan inland lakes and we are seeing slowly sprouting shanties. However, the bite is slow according to the...

10 Northern Michigan Valentine’s Day Gifts on ShopMyNorth

Are you looking for the perfect present to give on February 14? Look no further than these Northern Michigan Valentine's Day gifts on ShopMyNorth,...

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...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Dec. 9: Ice Fishing Ahead

Ice fishing has begun on inland lakes in the Upper Peninsula, although extreme caution is necessary. Inland lakes in the Northern Lower Peninsula...

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!

2021 Fall Color Map Coming Soon! Check back on September 17, and then watch each week for updated, current conditions.  We're partnering with Tom...

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...

7 Ways to Get Outside & Celebrate Michigan’s Fall Color

There is only one thing to do as Michigan’s air grows crisp, temperatures fall and trees turn from green to glorious shades of yellow, orange and...

How to Have Best Outdoor Movie Night in Northern Michigan

Let nature dim the lights as your yard sets the stage. Here are tips, popcorn recipes and more on how to have an awesome outdoor movie night in...

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,...

Looking Forward to Northern Michigan’s Fall Color Season

We check in with Tom O'Hare, chief meteorologist at 9&10 News, for an early look at Northern Michigan's upcoming fall color season. Plus, some...

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...

Red Hot Best Winners 2020: The Best of Northern Michigan

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...

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