Northern Michigan Beach Articles

Land for All: Celebrating 50 Years of Little Traverse Conservancy

This year, Little Traverse Conservancy (LTC) celebrates half a century of land protection and preservation across its five-county service area in...

Have You Seen Gaylord’s Stunningly Turquoise Sinkhole Lakes?

Tucked among the trees at Pigeon River Country State Forest near Gaylord, you’ll find a handful of tiny turquoise gems. These sinkhole lakes make...

Red Hot Best Outdoors: 2022 Winners for Hiking, Kayaking & Beaches

Whether on dirt paths or playing in the waves, there are endless ways to enjoy Northern Michigan’s outstanding outdoors! Explore the 2022 Red Hot...

Where to Find Leland Blues & Local Rock Hunting Laws to Know

Comb Leland's beaches for pieces of colorful lake-tumbled slag, locally and affectionately known as Leland Blue stones. Dive in to learn how they...

Grab & Go: A Charlevoix Lunch Stop & Boating Oyster Bay

Launch your boat on Lake Charlevoix and cruise on over to Red Hot Best–winning restaurant The Landing for a bite. Make your next stop just 3.5...

5 Best Places to Watch the Sunset on Leelanau Peninsula

When a peninsula faces due west, you have to know the sunsets are epic. Here are five of our favorite Leelanau places, from Northport to Empire, to...

Red Hot Best Winners 2022: The Best of Northern Michigan

After more than 63,100 nominations and 177,700 votes, a record-breaking 22,200 people voted in the 2022 MyNorth Red Hot Best Awards to kick off the...

Best Sunset Spots in the Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes Region

From Elk Rapids to Charlevoix, here are five great spots to watch the sunset in the Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes region. This article was first...


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