Recent Northern Michigan Kids Articles

6 Great Family-Friendly Activities at Sleeping Bear Dunes

PAID CONTENT With an afternoon promising sunshine, a slight breeze and zero percent chance of precipitation, our family’s planned ride on the...

10 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Traverse City

Northern Michigan Vacations: Kids may be out of school, but with 25 cent matinees at the State and enriching museums, it’s hard to get bored in TC

Piper’s Project Has Given 100+ Bikes to Northern Michigan Kids

Piper Shumar believes every child who wants a bike should have one, and she’s dedicated to making it happen. Every week for the past three years,...

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...

New Educational Guide Brings Sleeping Bear Dunes to Life

A new educational guide is out just in time for school—in whatever form school is taking. "Exploring Sleeping Bear: An Educational Guide" has been...

Check Out Norte’s New Elk Rapids Bike Library

Norte Executive Director Ty Schmidt shares some awesome news about a new Elk Rapids Bike Library. In the winter of 2016, Norte moved out of the...

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...


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Northern Michigan Kids 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

Up North Kids

Summer Camps for Kids

These Northern Michigan summer camps embrace a love of the outdoors and the arts.

Endless Summer Family Fun

There are endless opportunities for outdoor fun, so we’ve created this list of 10 healthy and affordable Northern Michigan summer activities to keep your family moving. 

Best Beaches For Kids

We asked our readers to share their favorite spots to take young children to cool off (bonus points for places with playgrounds, restrooms, and picnic tables). These are their picks for best Northern Michigan beaches for kids.

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Traverse City (even on rainy days!)

From exploring the Children's Museum to family-friendly wineries, Traverse City offers endless options for kids and families!

Best Biking For Kids

Sometimes difficult terrain or cars zipping by can make riding too difficult for kids. Read on for our picks of the best Northern Michigan bike trails for kids.

Make It a Day on Mackinac Island

Forts, fudge, biking the island and horse-drawn carriage rides. It's kid heaven...and parents love it, too!

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