Nature In Northern Michigan Articles

5 Best Places to Watch a Petoskey Region Sunset this Summer

See you at sunset! From Petoskey to Mackinac Island, here are the choicest seats for watching the greatest show on earth. Don't miss these 5...

5 Best Sunset Spots in the Benzie, Manistee & Cadillac Region

Be Here at Sunset! Oceans of fresh water and a westerly view set the scene for picture-perfect sunsets in the Benzie, Manistee and Cadillac region....

Foraging for Local Ramps & Morel Mushrooms + 3 Tasty Recipes

Spring foraging in Northern Michigan yields everything from delicious morel mushrooms to ramps (also known as wild leeks). Learn how our local woods...

5 Stellar Places to Watch the Sunset in Grand Traverse County

Be here at sunset! From an Old Mission Peninsula overlook to Clinch Park in Traverse City, here are the 5 best spots to watch the sunset in Grand...

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...

Grab & Go: An Earth Day Picnic Pick-Up in Charlevoix County

The perfect way to love Mother Earth this Earth Day? Grab lunch at this Boyne City market and pick up a Charlevoix County trail or forestland in...

Waterfalls to Explore this Spring in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

When the snow melts, waterfalls across the Keweenaw Peninsula release a torrent of natural beauty. Dive in for the details and directions to help...

Spring Simple Syrup Recipe Featuring Freshly Foraged Violets

Use freshly foraged violets gathered on a Northern Michigan spring hike to brighten up your next tea, lemonade or cocktail with this violet simple...


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

Upcoming Northern Michigan Outdoors Events

14mar(mar 14)5:00 am13jul(jul 13)11:00 pmVirtual EventVessels - Call For Entry(march 14) 5:00 am - (july 13) 11:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

23apr(apr 23)10:00 am04jun(jun 4)5:00 pmBlank Canvas: High School Portfolio Program ExhibitionWork from CTAC's new High School Portfolio Program.(april 23) 10:00 am - (june 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, 461 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770

30apr(apr 30)10:00 am02jun(jun 2)5:00 amReflective PerspectivesWorks by Liz Barick Fall(april 30) 10:00 am - (june 2) 5:00 am Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City, 322 6th St, Traverse City, MI 49684

30apr(apr 30)10:00 am02jun(jun 2)5:00 pmEarthboundWorks by Pi Benio(april 30) 10:00 am - (june 2) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City, 322 6th St, Traverse City, MI 49684

01may11:00 am29(may 29)1:00 pmSunday Brunch Live Music Series11:00 am - 1:00 pm (29) Artisan Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, 615 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686