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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...

Immerse Yourself in Nature at these 4 Northern Michigan Retreats

May’s vibrant colors are popping, and they’re calling to us—get outside and explore! Here are four Northern Michigan weekend trips with Airbnb...

Experience the Best Mission Point Resort has to Offer this Summer

Mission Point Resort is offering fun-filled travel packages for weekday and weekend day trips to the car-free, Lake Huron isle. Learn more about...

10 Must-Do Insider Tips for Petoskey & Mackinac Straits

Explore 10 of our favorite ways to get up close and personal with this region of colorful history and bold natural beauty. From the Straits of...

The Ultimate Breezeway Road Trip & Scavenger Hunt

Two teenage boys agree to accompany their parents *gasp* on a 26-mile road trip and scavenger hunt along one of Northern Michigan's most beautiful...

Your Top 5 Favorite Northern Michigan Hikes

Last week we asked our Instagram followers for their favorite hikes in Northern Michigan. From Pyramid Point to Pictured Rocks, here's what they...

These Northern Michigan Birding Spots Some of State’s Best

These Northern Michigan natural areas and preserves offer some of the best birding in the state—from unique waterfowl to a wide array of migratory...

Autumn Wedding Bliss: Boyne Mountain

A couple's Autumn wedding takes center stage against a beautiful backdrop of fall colors. Annie Weidner & Matt Murtha // October 10, 2020 Three...

The Unforgettable 30th Iceman Cometh Mountain Bike Race

In 2019, the 30th annual Bell’s Iceman Cometh Challenge, a 30-mile point-to-point mountain bike race from Kalkaska to Traverse City, was buried in a...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Oct. 28: Steelhead Pick Up

With the salmon runs done for the most part in Northern Michigan, steelhead fishing should be picking up, especially with any increase in water...

Skeletons Arise Fills Harbor Springs with Stylish, Humorous Skeletons This Halloween

Now through Halloween, shoppers, visitors and locals are being welcomed to Harbor Springs by stylish and even funny skeletons. Forty-five local...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Oct. 21: Trying for Perch

Poor weather conditions are keeping Northern Michigan anglers off the water. Parts of the Upper Peninsula, including Marquette, saw snow this week,...

Northern Michigan Fall Color Map: Last Chance for Peak Color!

We're partnering with Tom O'Hare, chief meteorologist at 9&10 News, to bring you the latest Northern Michigan fall color map every week...

Traverse City Children’s Garden Hosting Safe Halloween Event

Looking for a safe, family-friendly Halloween event? Through the end of October, Grand Traverse Area Children's Garden is hosting a Spooky Halloween...

Perfect Pumpkin Recipes for a Northern Michigan Fall

John Richardson, chef and owner of The Bearded Dogg Lounge in Gaylord, finds inspiration each fall in the abundance of fresh pumpkin available in...

DNR Launches Interactive Map to Michigan Biking, Hiking Trails

Sometimes you just need to hit the trails—for a hike, a bike ride or a mental or physical reset. No matter how the state's trails call to you, the...

3 Lighthouse Day Trips for a Northern Michigan Fall Color Tour

Three Great Lakes lighthouses. Three sweet shoreside towns. Pick one and make it a day trip, or spend a long weekend visiting them all on a Northern...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Oct. 15: Good Salmon

The past week has been very windy, which has limited many anglers’ opportunities to get out. This has resulted in limited reports on fishing for...

Get Your Digital Passport to November 2020 Traverse City Beer Week

2020 is putting us all through a lot of changes, but one thing doesn't change: Traverse City brewers are making some fantastic craft beers. Get your...

Hike the Natural Beauty of Bay View Woods Trails in Petoskey

Bay View Woods, in Petoskey, offers five diverse and beautiful hiking trails open to the public. Whether you are wandering on your own through...

Paddle Antrim Urges Caution as Water Temps Drop in Michigan

As temperatures in Northern Michigan are cooling down, Paddle Antrim warns paddlers to take precautions to protect themselves from heightened...

Parallel 45 Theatre Announces Fall Drama Classes, Coaching

Parallel 45 Theatre in Traverse City is expanding its youth educational programming with after-school classes for grades K-8 and private coaching...

Short’s Brewing Company Releases Pure Michigan Autumn IPA

Kicking off fall and aiming to inspire travel during peak foliage season, Pure Michigan and Short’s Brewing Company are once again teaming up to...

Crystal Mountain Ready to Peak with Fall Family Activities

As autumn paints its exquisite colors across Crystal Mountain’s 1,500 acres in Thompsonville, the best place to watch the changing leaves is from a...

7 Northern Michigan Farms & Markets to Visit (Pumpkins!)

These local farms and markets all offer plenty of fall fun (think cider, doughnuts, animals), plus plump pumpkins in all colors, shapes and...

Fall Events, Attractions & Lodging Specials in Ludington

Autumn beckons visitors to Ludington, offering themed events and new exhibits plus outdoor fall color recreation activities. With fall officially...

St. Ignace Fall Camping Getaway at Hiawatha National Forest

PAID CONTENT Your next Upper Peninsula camping getaway should be at this incredible gem: The Hiawatha National Forest near St. Ignace, Michigan. Our...

Groundwork Hosts Harvest at Home Dinner Event Oct. 10

Groundwork’s iconic annual local food dinner and dance fundraiser goes online for 2020, as the Traverse City nonprofit celebrates its 25th...

Try the Leelanau Peninsula’s Best Red Wines This October

Wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, voted No. 2 Best Wine Region in the nation by USA Today, are well-known for riesling and other...

7 Ways to Get Outside & Celebrate Michigan’s Fall Color

There is only one thing to do as Michigan’s air grows crisp, temperatures fall and trees turn from green to glorious shades of yellow, orange and...

15+ October Events in Northern Michigan: Beer, Bikes & More

A socially distanced art opening, virtual home tour and famously tough golf tournament are just a few of the Northern Michigan events happening this...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Sept. 23: Last Lake Trout

This is the last full week of lake trout season on northern Lake Michigan and northern Lake Huron. The season closes Sept. 30. As we move into fall,...

Manistee County Fall Vacation Attractions & Trip Planning Tools

The Manistee County Visitors Bureau is helping visitors and locals maximize Northern Michigan's fall color season with trip planning tools,...

Don’t Miss Pond Hill Farm’s Fall Fest Weekends!

2020 has brought about changes and cancelations to numerous events in Northern Michigan. In Harbor Springs, Pond Hill Farm has been working with its...

It’s Time to Order Your Thanksgiving Turkey from Duerksen’s

Rick and Sue Duerksen have been raising turkeys since 1979, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Duerksen Turkey Farm in Mancelona in 2019. They know...

Short’s Epic Lineup of Specialty Beer Releases Oct.–Dec.

As the craziest year on record draws to a close, Short's Brewing Company is excited to share its fourth-quarter specialty lineup. It’s a mix of...

2 Fall Golf Events at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

September is here and that means colorful leaves and crisp autumn air are returning to Northern Michigan. So are an array of golf events at Grand...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Sept. 16: Feeding Frenzy on Inland Lakes

With the windy conditions in Northern Michigan, fewer anglers have been out. Those heading to the rivers to find salmon are getting some fish. On...

Enjoy Petoskey Wine Region Wineries This Fall Safely & Deliciously!

PAID CONTENT Want to sample some of Northern Michigan's best wines? Good news! It’s ready and waiting for you in the Petoskey Wine Region. All PWR...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Sept. 9: Fall Fishing Takes Shape

Inconsistent late-summer weather has made things difficult for anglers, especially on the big waters. The recent storms and strong winds will change...

Parallel 45 Theatre Presenting 2 Virtual Shows This Fall

Parallel 45 Theatre is pleased to announce two virtual shows for audiences this fall. First, last year’s smash-hit "The Alphabet Experience" returns...

Orchard Highway: Cruise US-31 This Fall in Northern Michigan

Spend a day cruising the farm market- and orchard-studded section of US-31 between Traverse City and Charlevoix. If an apple a day is as healthy as...

Enjoy Riverside Dining at Blue Fish Kitchen + Bar in Manistee

Blue Fish Kitchen + Bar serves up front-row seats along the Manistee River.After a day on the water, an afternoon exploring Arcadia Dunes or a...

Northern Michigan Seltzers to Sip In Any Season

Northern Michigan seltzers are perfect in any season. Launch summer with these refreshing seltzers and keep enjoying right through the fall....

Short’s Superfluid Supply Announces Arcadia Brewing Fall Lineup

Short's Brewing's Superfluid Supply continues its revival of Arcadia Brewing craft beer with Arcadia's fall releases. Hint: Think pumpkin!Included...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Sept. 2: Salmon Runs Slow

As we turn the corner and head toward fall, Northern Michigan fishing should only get better. Salmon runs are off to a slower start than last year....

Leland Restaurants With Outdoor Dining

Whether you’ve just come from a day at Van’s beach, hiking Whaleback Nature Area or exploring historic Fishtown, Leland has some of the best food...

Outdoor Dining in Glen Arbor in Leelanau County

For the best in small-town treats, these restaurants deliver in flavor and unique creations to introduce you to new sides of northern Michigan at...

Outdoor Dining in Suttons Bay

The picturesque small town of Suttons Bay has everything you’re looking for in dining options. After a ride on the TART trail, enjoying a movie at...

Leelanau Outdoor Dining in Northport, Omena, Lake Leelanau

These three Leelanau towns offer unique outdoor and waterfront dining, from in-town people watching to a seat just feet from beautiful Omena Bay to...

13 Restaurants In Benzie County With Outdoor Dining

With some of Michigan’s most stunning hiking trails, beaches and outdoor activities, Benzie County is a hotspot for tourists looking to experience...

8 Ludington Restaurants With Outdoor Dining

Famous for its beautiful hiking trails in Ludington State Park, the historic S.S. Badger car ferry launch, and so much more, Ludington is one of the...

12 Mackinac Island Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

An iconic Northern Michigan vacation destination, Mackinac Island has some of the most beautiful trails and historical spots you’ll find, as well as...

6 Manistee Restaurants With Outdoor Dining

A hotspot for tourists looking to enjoy one of Northern Michigan’s most well-known rivers, Manistee holds some of the best hiking, camping and...

Chasing the Northern Lights in Michigan

Capturing the celestial splendor of the northern lights in Michigan.It’s no secret I love the aurora, known by many as the northern lights. Ever...

Looking Forward to Northern Michigan’s Fall Color Season

We check in with Tom O'Hare, chief meteorologist at 9&10 News, for an early look at Northern Michigan's upcoming fall color season. Plus, some...

Hike Sleeping Bear Dunes Right from The Homestead

PAID CONTENT Lace-up your walking shoes and set out from The Homestead, a resort in Glen Arbor, for a Northern Michigan hike that inspires with...

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Fall Is For Color Touring

9 Spectacular Fall Color Tours

Torch Lake Plus Fall Color...Sure Winner

Pumpkins, Apples, Mushrooms and More!

7 Northern Michigan Farm Markets Perfect for Fall

Bringing The Honeycrisp to Northern Michigan

Pumpkin Patches

Fall Mushrooming

Sip Local Hard Cider

Dry, Sweet or Spicy Cider...Endless choices

Take the US 31 Orchard Cruise...Apples, Hard Cider and Fresh Cider

31 Ciders to Put On Your List

Dan Young of Tandem Talks Cider

Fall Videos

Upcoming Northern Michigan 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

Fall Recipes

Easy, Delicious Apple Recipes

Five Irresistible Pumpkin Recipes + Tips

Baked Apples with Dates, Coconut & Rum

Tips for Cooking With Pumpkin

Pickling & Canning Recipes for Fall

Poppycock Soups, Stories & Recipes

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