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15 Family-Friendly Activities Across Northern Michigan

For a family day out or all-ages fun with the grandparents, we've rounded up 15 of our favorite family-friendly outings across Northern Michigan,...

Embark on an Ethereal Winter Rafting Trip Along the Pine River

Head to Wellston, south of Traverse City, for an unforgettable paddling trip this winter that ends around a cozy fire. Plus, how to book your...

Celebrate Secret Summer on Northern Michigan’s Sunrise Side

Soak up September’s still-warm lakes and sunny days while you spend a three-day weekend exploring Northern Michigan’s eastern shoreline from Oscoda...

New Boat in Town: Meet Traverse Bay Outrigger Canoe Club

Canoes made for the mighty Pacific Ocean have come to Grand Traverse Bay thanks to this new Northern Michigan nonprofit. Learn all about Traverse...

Wilder Than We Think: Paddleboarding Michigan’s Only National Park

The goal? Explore Michigan's only National Park, Isle Royale in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, by paddleboard. The reward? Remote shores and epic...

Red Hot Best Outdoors: 2022 Winners for Hiking, Kayaking & Beaches

Whether on dirt paths or playing in the waves, there are endless ways to enjoy Northern Michigan’s outstanding outdoors! Explore the 2022 Red Hot...


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