Nature In Northern Michigan Articles

15 Family-Friendly Activities Across Northern Michigan

For a family day out or all-ages fun with the grandparents, we've rounded up 15 of our favorite family-friendly outings across Northern Michigan,...

Lakes & Trails to Explore at Sand Lakes Quiet Area

Surround yourself with gorgeous Northern Michigan scenery while taking a peaceful hike just a short drive from Traverse City. From wildflower spring...

In Praise of Winter Walks + 6 Local Hiking Trails to Explore

When the sky darkens and wind rattles the bare branches, the best type of walking waits for us. Plus, six easy, peaceful hiking trails for Northern...

Ultimate Winter Rental Guide: Skis, Snowshoes, Snowboards & More

Explore all that winter in Northern Michigan has to offer. From cross-country skiing to snowshoeing, here are our favorite winter rental spots...

10 Reasons to Plan a Ski Vacation in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

PAID CONTENT Head to Sault Ste. Marie, Canada for endless winter adventures. Here are 10 of our favorite ways to celebrate winter just across the...

November Swoon List: What Our Editors Are Obsessed with this Month

From Instagram-worthy sweet treats in the Upper Peninsula to watching winter surfing in Frankfort, here are the adventures, restaurants and...

2 Perfect Late Autumn Adventures with Lodging Deals + Food Stops

Head to Walloon Lake and downtown Petoskey for perfect late-autumn adventures. From fly fishing on a nearly empty river (thanks to deer hunting...

Travel to 10 Upper Peninsula Waterfalls for Stunning Fall Color

Six days. Ten waterfalls. Countless photo ops. This fall in Northern Michigan, hit the backroads across Michigan's Upper Peninsula for a color tour...


Our Natural World

A Week With Piping Plovers on North Manitou

Michigan Cougar Sightings Tracked by DNR Team

In Search of Moose on Isle Royale...and Bones

Four Things You Might Not Know About Mackinac Lilacs

Chasing the Northern Lights

Can the Michigan Arctic Grayling Make a Return?

The Splendor of the Eben Ice Caves in the UP

Where and How to Spot a Snowy Owl in Northern Michigan