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Northern Michigan Boating Articles

Get on the Water with the New Leelanau Boat Co.

This summer, check out Leelanau Boat Co., a new full-service boating experience venture in Northern Michigan.    So, what is Leelanau Boat...

Voyage to Petoskey, Harbor Springs & Bay Harbor by Ferry

The Little Traverse Bay Ferry connects Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Bay Harbor with passenger ferry services from May through September. Learn what...

5 Summer Cruises You Can’t Miss on the Straits of Mackinac

There's so much to see along the Straits of Mackinac, and the best way to experience it all is aboard a Star Line or Shepler's ferry cruise. From...

How to Play on East & West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City

It’s the cornerstone to every trip to Traverse City: A must-see-swim-soak-sun day on Grand Traverse Bay. Dive in to learn why this two-lobed bay,...

Little Traverse Bay Ferry Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

The communities of Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Bay Harbor will soon be connected by The Little Traverse Bay Ferry.  The Michigan Economic...

Cruise Lake Michigan with Traverse Tall Ship Company

I board the Schooner Manitou for her season finale: a four-day cruise from Traverse City. Cell phones off. Ports of call unknown. We're heading...

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Northern Michigan Outdoor 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 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

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

Northern Michigan Boating

Four Days Cruising Lake Michigan with Traverse Tall Ship

Chicago to Mackinac Race, Dangerous & Exciting

Seven Ways to Get On the Water in Traverse City

The Rowing Tradition of the Lake Leelanau Rowing Club

Boating Articles

14 Northern Michigan Lighthouses to Explore in the Straits of Mackinac

14 Northern Michigan Lighthouses to Explore in the Straits of Mackinac

Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state (at nearly 120) and the Straits of Mackinac is home to more than a dozen of these historic navigational aids. These lights remain a testament to the state’s early maritime history. Throughout the...

A Mighty Mackinaw Boat

A Mighty Mackinaw Boat

Bob Schafer spent three and a half years building a traditional 30-foot Mackinaw boat in his driveway in Ponshewaing, Michigan (a community nestled on the shore of Crooked Lake near Alanson). His story is told by friend Gregory Cutshaw. What’s the...

Savor Summer with These September Vacation Ideas in Northern Michigan

Savor Summer with These September Vacation Ideas in Northern Michigan

Summer temperatures linger well into the month, offering bonus days of carefree fun. Here are four September vacation ideas in Northern Michigan to extend the sweetness. TAKE A DIP Up North regulars know by experience that bay waters are swimmably...

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