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Lake Michigan & Crystal River Adventures at The Homestead

PAID CONTENT From stand-up paddleboarding to snorkeling for fossils, the waters that surround The Homestead in Glen Arbor are waiting to be explored...

Go Glamping in Northern Michigan at Beaver Island Retreat

Escape is necessary. This is exactly why my wife, Laura, and I find ourselves sailing west from Charlevoix on the Emerald Isle ferry with another...

Island Hopping: How to Paddle the 4 Islands of Long Lake

Spend the day kayaking, paddling or canoeing to all four of Long Lake's islands. From hot summer days to cool fall afternoons, dive in to learn the...

Explore River Country’s Betsie, Platte, Pine & Manistee Rivers

Spend your summer floating, kayaking, paddling and canoeing these Northern Michigan rivers. From Betsie to Pine or Platte to Manistee, there is a...

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...

How to Kayak, SUP or Canoe Traverse City’s Boardman River

Paddle and picnic on the Boardman River in Traverse City.

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Kayak & Paddle Boarding Guides & Tips

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Paddleboard & Camp the Au Sable River

Four Favorite Three-Hour Paddle Trips

One Adventure Paddling Tahquamenon Falls

Paddle the Lower Platte by Moonlight

Sunrise Paddle on Traverse City's Boardman River

Standup Paddle Boarding, Best Spots, Rentals, Tips

Three Perfect Paddles: DayTrip, Overnight, Weekend

Kayak the Sleeping Bear Dunes Water Trail

How to Kayak, Canoe or SUP the Boardmand River

Paddle a Quiet Stretch of the Manistee River

Take Your Paddleboard to North Manitou Island

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Northern Home & Cottage

For The Way You Live Up North

Life is lived a bit differently at our Northern Michigan homes. We hang on screen porches and bring in sand between our toes. We entertain friends and family and put in bunk beds for grandkids. Mud season is real. And views of every kind are maximized. Find your Northern Michigan home ideas with this beautiful magazine, delivered to your door for free with your Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine subscription. You can also read this magazine digitally just by clicking below.

Weddings

For Couples Who Love Northern Michigan

Everything you need to plan your perfect Northern Michigan wedding. Packed with ideas, gorgeous wedding stories, resources and more. Plan the Northern Michigan wedding of your dreams!

Northern Michigan Vacation Guide

Over 100 pages of fun throughout Northern Michigan. Food, beer, wine, events, shopping, lodging and all-day outdoor fun including Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Grand Traverse County, Emmet County, Leelanau County, Benzie County and Charlevoix County. Delivered to your door for free with your Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine subscription. You can also read this magazine digitally just by clicking below.

Inspired Life

Living Better after 55 in Northern Michigan

Life in Northern Michigan after age 55 is truly inspired and we love sharing all the ways you can dive in. Find ways to get outside for health and fitness, ways to volunteer, navigate the health system, find community and so much more. Delivered to your door for free with your Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine subscription. You can also read this magazine digitally just by clicking below.

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Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan has an incredibly vibrant nonprofit community and GIVE offers us all a chance to give back to a region that gives so much to each of us. Read about Northern Michigan nonprofits that are making a difference and then volunteer or donate! Delivered to your door for free with your Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine subscription. You can also read this magazine digitally just by clicking below.

Filmgoer

On the Town at the Traverse City Film Festival

This guide to the Traverse City Film Festival is the one to tuck under your arm to enjoy the festival and everything in between your movie choices. Find fun insider tips, where to grab a quick lunch and much more. Delivered to your door for free with your Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine subscription. You can also read this magazine digitally just by clicking below.

Estate & Financial Planning

Your Northern Michigan Guide to a Secure Financial Future

Whether you're a millenial just starting out or retiring to your dream spot in Northern Michigan, this region's experts have excellent advice for how to ensure your financial future so you get to live your best life Up North! Delivered to your door for free with your Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine subscription. You can also read this magazine digitally just by clicking below.

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Ideas to Make Your Up North Meeting Great

Northern Michigan professional meetings and conferences take on their own personality when you add a gorgeous, relaxed environment and fun ways to bond with peers.