Nature In Northern Michigan Articles

Open-Water Swimming in Northern Michigan is Epic & Beautiful

Open water swimming in Lake Michigan and other Northern Michigan lakes and bays is stunning, transformative and challenging. Dedicated open water...

TC Resident Explores 77 Michigan Campgrounds in 6 Months

A woman and her dog are spending five to six months on the road, visiting each of the state’s 77 rustic state forest campgrounds, and gathering...

Get Closer to Nature with Plant It Wild’s Summer Programming

Plant It Wild has released its upcoming schedule for summer 2021. Learn more about each Northern Michigan event and how to save your spot by...

Help Build the Migizi Aviary North of Harbor Springs

Learn how Wings of Wonder and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians are teaming up to bring one of only eight aviary and rehabilitation...

The Story Behind the UP’s New Elise M. Kummer Nature Preserve

Motivated by a childhood passion for preserving Michigan’s incredible natural landscape, Walter Kummer purchased a nearly 600-acre plot of land in...

7 Lavender Farms to Explore in Northern Michigan this Summer

On a three-day trip through Northern Michigan, Sarah Bence was on a mission to discover the region's best lavender farms. She shows us seven...

Don’t Miss This Magical Garden Tour in Northern Michigan

Traverse City's Friendly Garden Club is hosting its 38th annual Garden Walk. Learn what to expect at this July Northern Michigan event along with...

Go Glamping in Northern Michigan at Beaver Island Retreat

Escape is necessary. This is exactly why my wife, Laura, and I find ourselves sailing west from Charlevoix on the Emerald Isle ferry with another...


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

07may01octSmall Works Holiday Exhibition - Call For Entry(may 7) 9:00 am - (october 1) 5:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

28may(may 28)9:00 am19aug(aug 19)3:00 pmFood Is Art / Art Is Food(may 28) 9:00 am - (august 19) 3:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

31may12:00 amAlden Dinky Doors"Dinky Doors" have appeared in Alden, Michigan!(may 31) 12:00 am Alden, Michigan, Alden, Michigan

18jun(jun 18)10:00 am04sep(sep 4)5:00 pmBeneath the Moon and Under the Sun: Landscape Paintings by Heidi A. Marshall(june 18) 10:00 am - (september 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, 461 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770

18jun(jun 18)10:00 am04sep(sep 4)5:00 pmPast Is Present: A Dart Featured Artist Retrospective(june 18) 10:00 am - (september 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, 461 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770


  • Adventures in Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • National Park Service Turns 100!
  • Fascinating History of Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes - Dune Climb
  • Canoeing on the Platte River
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes - Pyramid Point
  • Don't Miss Sleeping Bear Dune's Pierce Stocking Drive

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