Northern Michigan Rock Hunting Articles

MyNorth’s Top 10 Instagram Posts of 2023

From gorgeous Northern Michigan homes to rock hunting, national media mentions and northern lights, here are MyNorth's top 10 Instagram posts of...

Psst! Winter Rock Hunting in Northern Michigan is Incredible

How to plan the winter rock hunting trip of your dreams in Northern Michigan. Plus, why winter rockhounding is so rewarding. This article first...

Rock Hunting Finds Turned Heirloom Jewelry by Charlevoix Metalsmith

Struggling to find the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your partner? You're in luck! Meet Christine Leader, a Charlevoix metalsmith making heirloom...

Where to Find Leland Blues & Local Rock Hunting Laws to Know

Comb Leland's beaches for pieces of colorful lake-tumbled slag, locally and affectionately known as Leland Blue stones. Dive in to learn how they...

Go Yooperlite Hunting in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

How one rock hunter found The Golden Egg and made his dreams come true. Head to Michigan's Upper Peninsula to find Yooperlites! From hunting tips to...

5 Best Places to Watch the Sunset on Leelanau Peninsula

When a peninsula faces due west, you have to know the sunsets are epic. Here are five of our favorite Leelanau places, from Northport to Empire, to...


Northern Michigan Rock Hunting, The Best On Earth

Petoskey Stone Tips, Facts & Gifts from a Local Expert

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Leland Blue, a Way of Life

Frankfort Green, Leland Blue's Beautiful Cousin

4 Pictured Rocks Vacation Ideas for a Long Weekend

Four trips to choose from, laid out in day-by-day plans for a long weekend in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, including deserted beaches, dune vistas and sandstone cliffs.

Beachcomb for Lake Superior Agates

The beaches at Grand Marais are excellent hunting grounds for the ancient Lake Superior agate, a semi-precious stone made up of concentric circles of microcrystaline quartz reddened by iron. Here’s the lowdown on what you’re seeking.

Travel for All: How Ludington is Embracing Accessible Travel

The beach within reach! The lakeside town of Ludington is an emerging accessible-travel haven for nature lovers of all abilities. This article first...

How to Do a Northern Michigan Beach Day Like a Local

Rockstar parking, secret beaches, easy picnics—our no-sweat guide to your best Northern Michigan beach day ever. This is a web original article from...

Grab & Go: Delicious Barbecue on the Beach in Ludington

Head out on a Grab & Go adventure in Ludington! Stop by this barbecue spot for a winner chicken dinner and take your to-go goods to this...

Shoreside Village Getaway: How to Spend 24 Hours in Elk Rapids

From local food and drink to a summertime sunset date night, there's no shortage of fun ways to spend a day in Elk Rapids. Here's how to explore...


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