Recent Northern Michigan Restaurant Articles

Dining Al Fresco: Best Petoskey Region Outdoor Dining Spots

Longing for a leisurely lunch with a lovely view? Take a table outside at one of these amazing restaurants that offer outdoor dining this summer in...

Dining Al Fresco: Best Leelanau County Outdoor Dining Spots

Is there anything better than a table in the sunshine and lake breeze? Check out our town-by-town restaurant guide to eating outside in Leelanau...

Get Yourself Over to Shipwreck Cafe for Hunky Sandwiches

Order one of these hunks at Shipwreck Café, then take ’em exploring at Sleeping Bear Dunes. This article first appeared in Traverse Northern...

Dining Al Fresco: Best Benzie Region Outdoor Dining Spots

Is there anything better than an outdoor dining table on a sunny day with a lake breeze? Check out our town-by-town guide to eating outside in the...

3 Vintage Benzie Spots to Take You Back in Time

Vintage Benzie! Grab lunch at the 100-year-old Cherry Hut or an old-fashioned root beer float from A&W, then travel back in time as you cozy up...

Visit St. Ignace to Taste Some of the Best Smoked Whitefish in Michigan

PAID CONTENT This homeport’s generational smoked fish shops carry on a delicious Great Lakes tradition.Rich, buttery, gently smoky whitefish and...


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Food & Drink for Kids in Northern Michigan

Local Scoops at Moomers

Say hi to the friendly cows when you visit this iconic ice cream shop in Traverse City.

Camping with Kids

Some magazines make camping with kids look like a Pinterest board come to life with gourmet s’ mores and detailed crafting plans. This is not one of those stories. (It’s better.)

Best U-Picks for a Summer Afternoon

Spend a few hours at these local markets and orchards picking fruit, going on a wagon ride and eating homemade pie. 

Farms with Petting Zoos, Snacks (and Wine)!

Learn about farm animals up close and personal, and return for seasonal fun like pumpkin patches and corn mazes. 

Family-Friendly Restaurants in Traverse City

These local restaurants offer fun specials and an inviting atmosphere for young diners.

Yes, Kid-Friendly Wineries Exist!

These wineries within the Petoskey Wine Region offer games and outdoor areas, welcoming all ages to visit.

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