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Eat, Drink, Ski, Hike, Explore on These Northern Michigan Tours

An added bonus to Northern Michigan food and drink tours? Many offer opportunities for outdoor excursions either onsite or close by. Here are a few...

Two Brothers Share a McKeever Cabin Adventure in the UP

Two brothers discover a winter challenge when they ski to McKeever Cabin in the Upper Peninsula—along with the refuge of warm fires, gorgeous...

Cross-Country Ski at Sleeping Bear Dunes From The Homestead

PAID CONTENT The stunning vistas and historic sites of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are just a few glides away from The Homestead...

Winter Weekend Fun in Bellaire & Shanty Creek Off the Slopes

Looking for a Northern Michigan ski weekend getaway that isn't all about the slopes? Bellaire, and nearby Shanty Creek Resort, have something for...

Instagram-Worthy Day at The Homestead in Glen Arbor

PAID CONTENT Bryan and I joined the fam for a fantastic winter weekend at The Homestead in Glen Arbor. Check it out. Love, Kathryn.Big Blue...

How to Spend a Perfect Day at 4 Northern Michigan Ski Resorts

From hitting the snowy slopes, to warming up by the fire with friends, local skiers share their perfect day (and night) at four Northern Michigan...

Ski, Snowshoe or Bike the Scenic Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

Thanks to a crew of dedicated volunteers, you can ski, snowshoe or bike the scenic Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail all winter long. While the Sleeping...

Chain of Lakes Region in Winter? Grab Your Snowshoes

While most paddlers of the Chain of Lakes in Antrim County have hung up their boats for the year, we encourage you to still get out and explore by...

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Cross Country Ski Trails in Traverse City

Eight Sleeping Bear Dunes Cross Country Ski Trails

Five Preserved Parcels That Offer Beautiful Ski Trails

Cross Country Ski Trails Connect Leelanau Wineries

Ten Groomed Cross Country Ski Trails in Northern Michigan

Ski Sleeping Bear Dunes' Groomed Heritage Trail

A Cozy Winter XC Getaway

Three Cross Country Trails in Gaylord's Snowy Wonderland

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Learn to Cross Country Ski, Learn to Love Winter

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Northern Michigan XC Ski & Snowshoe Videos

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  • Ski For Light
  • The Beauty and Adventure of Winter on Mackinac Island
  • Cross Country Ski Tips
  • Choosing The Right Cross Country Skis
  • Telemark Skiing Part One, The Right Gear
  • Telemark Skiing Part Two, On the Slopes

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Winter Weekend Fun in Bellaire & Shanty Creek Off the Slopes

Winter Weekend Fun in Bellaire & Shanty Creek Off the Slopes

Looking for a Northern Michigan ski weekend getaway that isn't all about the slopes? Bellaire, and nearby Shanty Creek Resort, have something for everyone—lift tickets optional! Featured in the February 2021 issue of Traverse. Subscribe. Go Au Natural Tackle the...

Instagram-Worthy Day at The Homestead in Glen Arbor

Instagram-Worthy Day at The Homestead in Glen Arbor

PAID CONTENT Bryan and I joined the fam for a fantastic winter weekend at The Homestead in Glen Arbor. Check it out. Love, Kathryn.Big Blue (otherwise known as Lake Michigan) photo bombed us at the top of the ski hill. Trust us, that view is hard to turn your back on!...

How to Spend a Perfect Day at 4 Northern Michigan Ski Resorts

How to Spend a Perfect Day at 4 Northern Michigan Ski Resorts

From hitting the snowy slopes, to warming up by the fire with friends, local skiers share their perfect day (and night) at four Northern Michigan ski resorts. To keep staff and guests safe, masks are required indoors, in lift lines and while riding chairlifts, and...

Ski, Snowshoe or Bike the Scenic Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

Ski, Snowshoe or Bike the Scenic Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

Thanks to a crew of dedicated volunteers, you can ski, snowshoe or bike the scenic Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail all winter long. While the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail can be enjoyed year-round, winter is an especially magical time to glide through towering...

Chain of Lakes Region in Winter? Grab Your Snowshoes

Chain of Lakes Region in Winter? Grab Your Snowshoes

While most paddlers of the Chain of Lakes in Antrim County have hung up their boats for the year, we encourage you to still get out and explore by land in Northern Michigan natural areas. There are so many great family-friendly hikes and chances to snowshoe or cross...

New This Winter at Nub’s Nob Ski Area in Harbor Springs

New This Winter at Nub’s Nob Ski Area in Harbor Springs

The 2020/2021 winter season brings improvements and changes to Nub's Nob Ski Area in Northern Michigan, many to keep guests and staff safe in the era of COVID-19. We check in with General Manager Ben Doornbos.How are you feeling about the 2020/2021 season in 3 words?...

TART Trails Connects Northern Michigan Communities

TART Trails Connects Northern Michigan Communities

If you've been on the Boardman Lake Trail in Traverse City, you've probably seen a couple in bright orange vests clipping, cleaning or waving. The two are a welcome and regular sight on the trail: John on his bike with a cart full of tools in tow, Carla giving...

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