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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....

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...

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...

30 Best Things in Manistee & Benzie (Campground, Bar, 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...

Summer’s Sweet Spots: 40 Northern Michigan Vacation Ideas

Soak up every glorious moment of summer in Northern Michigan with these insider tips and vacation ideas from the MyNorth team.Before You Go: We...

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....

So, What Are the Best Things to Do in Michigan in Winter?

Every Northern Michigander is eventually asked the question, "So ... what is there to do when it's that cold and snowy?!" Well, here's the answer....

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...

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