Recent Northern Michigan Kids Articles

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,...

Ashlyn’s Picks: 10 Things to Do This Weekend, January 27-29

Wrap up the last weekend of January 2023 in Northern Michigan with an enchanted hike to a yurt, ice skating, winter festivals and more, taking place...

Ultimate Winter Rental Guide: Skis, Snowshoes, Snowboards & More

Explore all that winter in Northern Michigan has to offer. From cross-country skiing to snowshoeing, here are our favorite winter rental spots...

Ultimate Holiday & Gift Guide for Gaylord, Grayling & Cheboygan

It's Time to get into the Up North holiday spirit! Whether you're looking for holiday events, gift guides, or post-shopping drink spots, here are...

Easy Family-Friendly Camping in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Take one more family camping trip this summer in Michigan's Upper Peninsula—and leave the tent at home.This article first appeared in Traverse,...

3 Family-Friendly Summer Activities: Craft, Paddle & Discover

Chasing fairies, crafting in nature, paddling a pristine river—these three simple summer family outings will stoke your nostalgia and leave your...

Inland Seas Education Association Introduces New Expansion

Inland Seas Education Association is expanding its Suttons Bay campus and creating new learning opportunities for Great Lakes advocates young and...

Summer Camps at Lake Ann Camp Offer Fun, Faith, Friends

| PAID CONTENT Northern Michigan's Lake Ann Camp is a place for young people to come together and expand...


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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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