Northern Michigan Beach Articles

Fisherman’s Island State Park Day-Use Area to Reopen

After high water and storm damage caused the partial closure of Fisherman's Island State Park's main access road and campsites #36-80, conditions...

6 Great Family-Friendly Activities at Sleeping Bear Dunes

PAID CONTENT With an afternoon promising sunshine, a slight breeze and zero percent chance of precipitation, our family’s planned ride on the...

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...

12 Beaches in Charlevoix, Torch Lake & Chain of Lakes Region

Ten Charlevoix/Chain of Lakes beaches of every shape and size, including Fisherman’s Island State Park, Young State Park, Torch Lake and the Antrim Creek Natural Area.

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...

Don’t Miss These 14 Gorgeous Sleeping Bear Dunes Beaches

Searching for a Northern Michigan weekend away? Don't miss our ultimate list of Sleeping Bear Dunes beaches to help plan your next trip. From...


Beaches for Every Mood

14 Gorgeous Sleeping Bear Beaches

Everything You Need to Know About Rock Hunting

Traverse City Beaches for Families, Boaters & Picnickers

Leelanau County Beaches: Big Water & Small Lakes

Top Beaches in Frankfort, Manistee & Ludington

Find Your Beach in Northern Michigan

Top 10 Best Beaches for Kids

Morning Hikes Paired With Afternoons at the Beach

Top Beaches in Petoskey, Harbor Springs & Boyne City

10 Charlevoix & Torch Lake Beaches

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Whitefish, Farm Market Salad, Local Peaches & the Beach

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