Seasons Articles

5 Best Places to Watch a Petoskey Region Sunset this Summer

See you at sunset! From Petoskey to Mackinac Island, here are the choicest seats for watching the greatest show on earth. Don't miss these 5...

Experience the Hex Hatch in Northern Michigan—It’s Epic

No showers. No cooking. When the mayflies hatch in Northern Michigan, it's all about the trout. Experience the magic of the Hex hatch. Plus 6 pieces...

5 Best Sunset Spots in the Benzie, Manistee & Cadillac Region

Be Here at Sunset! Oceans of fresh water and a westerly view set the scene for picture-perfect sunsets in the Benzie, Manistee and Cadillac region....

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Maple + Batter’s New Brunch Menu

Make brunch plans this Mother's Day at Maple + Batter in Bay Harbor. Celebrate both Mom and the brand-new menu at this Northern Michigan restaurant...

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Northern Michigan Winter Articles

Hit the Slopes with The Homestead’s 90-Year-Old Ski Instructor

For the love of Northern Michigan skiing! At 90 years old, Tom Awrey is still imparting his ski wisdom— and hitting the slopes —at The Homestead in...

Go Fat Tire Biking on Trails at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville

A “family of fatties” makes their way to Thompsonville for a day of fun, wintry biking. Explore the three Crystal Mountain fat tire biking trails...

16 March Events to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day & Spring Up North

With spring on the horizon and St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, you're not going to want to miss these March events in Northern Michigan. From...

A Can’t-Miss Family-Friendly Skiing Adventure at The Homestead

| PAID CONTENT Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau takes us to the family-friendly ski slopes at The...

Make Memories This Winter at Otsego Resort in Gaylord

| PAID CONTENT Winter adventures are waiting for you at Otsego Resort in Gaylord. Located at the highest point of the...

Grab & Go: Scones and a Stunning Grand Traverse Bay Sunrise

A morning treat and the best place to take it! Swing by Traverse City's longest-running coffee shop and pick one of these two beach parks to watch a...

Go Snowshoeing at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive this Winter

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in Empire is on everyone’s Sleeping Bear Dunes must-dune list in the summer. But have you explored it in the heart of a...

Michigan Backcountry Skiing Brings Freedom & Untouched Snow

Play in powder! Grab your skis and head to Benzie County for backcountry skiing and a new perspective. Explore the path less traveled on this...

The Ultimate Winter Beer & Brewery Tour in Northern Michigan

In 2017 Emily Bennett, also known as Mitten Beer Girl, visited every brewery in Michigan. Here, she shares a mini Northern Michigan beer tour, ideal...

Best Things to Do on a Keweenaw Peninsula Winter Vacation

PAID CONTENT A husband and wife head north across the Mackinac Bridge for a winter vacation on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Here are their tips,...

Watch Epic 12-Dog Sled Racing at Marquette’s Annual UP200

Each February, mushers head to the Upper Peninsula to take on the UP200, a nearly 240-mile dog sled race that takes teams from Marquette to Grand...

The Perfect Northern Michigan Winter Getaway at Hotel Walloon

PAID CONTENT Searching for the perfect winter getaway? Head to Hotel Walloon in Charlevoix County for incredible hospitality, unparalleled...

February 2022 Last Call: Warm Up with Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

In Germany it’s called glüwein. In Sweden it’s referred to as glögg. In southern Brazil it’s known as quentão. Whatever you choose to call it,...

Snowshoe, Ski & Bike Noquemanon Trail Network in the Upper Peninsula

The Noquemanon Trail Network covers a lot of ground with its eight trail systems stretching from Munising to Big Bay and paths that speak to every...

Gather the Girls for a Galentine’s Getaway in Northern Michigan

If it's been ages since you've taken a girls' trip, what better month than February to show your besties just how much you adore them. These wintry...

Go Fat Tire Biking in St. Ignace in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

PAID CONTENT Swap your skis in for wheels this winter when you head to Michigan's Upper Peninsula and explore the fat tire biking trails in St....

Don’t Miss This Gaylord Winter Competition at Otsego Resort

Let the games begin at Otsego Resort’s annual Beaver Dam Olympics. This Northern Michigan event on February 12 is a sure-fire way to embrace winter...

Don’t Miss this Aprés Ski Event at Mount Holiday in Traverse City

Join Left Foot Charley for an Aprés Ski Fundraiser at Mt. Holiday in Traverse City. Bundle up, sip fresh hard cider and celebrate winter at this...

Explore Round Island Point in the Upper Peninsula by Torchlight

Let the glow of lanterns guide you during a hike this winter in Northern Michigan. Head to Michigan's Upper Peninsula with Little Traverse...

3 Michigan State Parks, 3 Northern Michigan Winter Adventures!

Northern Michigan parks are made for Up North wintertime exploration. From a frozen waterfall adventure in the Upper Peninsula to a quiet Grand...

Crystal Mountain Snowmaking Team is Top 7 North America

Crystal Mountain's snowmaking team has been recognized as one of the best in North America. Going up against teams from Canada to Colorado, here's...

Current Snowboard & Ski Conditions Across Northern Michigan

Searching for ski conditions in Northern Michigan this weekend? Below, we've compiled the ski conditions pages for resorts across the north to make...

Try This Northern Michigan Perch Recipe with Brown Butter

Ice fishing in Northern Michigan for perch has never looked this beautiful. Ditch the typical frying method and learn about this classic French...

3 Snowshoe Adventures Perfect for a Northern Michigan Snow Day

From a slow, quiet trek in the woods to a heart-pumping climb atop a bluff, exploring the season’s sparkling white landscapes by snowshoe is an...

The 7th Annual Pure Ludington BRRRewfest Returns for 2022

Pure Ludington BRRRewfest is officially back in 2022! Learn all about this Northern Michigan event in Ludington featuring beers from more than 20...

Explore Eben Ice Caves in the U.P.’s Hiawatha National Forest

Exploring the Upper Peninsula this Winter? Hike to the Eben Ice Caves in Hiawatha National Forest and explore gorgeous curtains of ice (and plenty...

Cross-Country Ski or Snowshoe Otsego Resort’s Craft Beer Trail

The great outdoors of Northern Michigan and craft brews combine during Otsego Resort’s Craft Beer Trail, kicking off this month. Slip-on your...

Northern Michigan Ski Guide 2022: Updates from 11 Ski Resorts

We checked in with 11 Northern Michigan ski and snowboard resorts across the upper and lower peninsulas to find out what their teams are excited...

MyNorth Media’s Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2021

2021 was the year for Northern Michigan outdoor adventures! From some of Up North's most gorgeous summertime hikes to stunning winter views, MyNorth...

Make it a White Christmas with this Holiday Hummer Recipe

This wintertime take on one of Michigan's favorite summertime cocktails will have you feeling jolly all December long. Make one for yourself or...

December’s On The Table: Black Walnut Biscotti for the Holidays

With memories of Northern Michigan holidays past, this black walnut biscotti is sure to have you feeling festive. Featuring local dried cherries and...

Go Cross-Country Skiing at Forbush Corner Near Gaylord

Head to Frederic for a hidden Northern Michigan winter wonderland laced with cross-country ski trails at Forbush Corner, plus tips for staying in...

4 Ways Treat Yourself This Holiday Season in Northern Michigan

‘Tis the season for thinking of others—finding the perfect holiday gifts for family, baking treats for festive gatherings and giving back to your...

Grab & Go: A To-Go Meal in Benzie & The Best Place to Take It

For this month's Grab & Go feature we're taking you to Benzie for a stop at L'Chayim Delicatessen and ice skating over at Benzonia Ice Rink....

A Holiday Story Without End + 3 Traverse City Holiday Events

The holiday season in Northern Michigan is always filled with magic. From Northern Michigan holidays past to upcoming Traverse City events, discover...

Skiing & Snowboarding Spots in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

This winter, tune up your skis or snowboard and venture beyond your usual seasonal range into the iron hills and snow-socked slopes of the Upper...

Otsego Resort’s Winter Wine Walks Are Kicking Off This Month!

Join Otsego Resort this December, January and February for the return of Winter Wine Walks. Featuring wine tasting stations with light food...

Holiday Events Across Northern Michigan this December

Meet Santa at Pahl’s Country Store in Buckley. Plus, more holiday events across the North ranging from local plays and concerts to holiday fun at...

A 1920s Christmas with the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Keeper

Travel back in time to celebrate Christmas with James McCormick, his wife and eight children at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Northport. Explore...

How to Borrow Snowshoes & Go Sturgeon River Snowshoeing

Grab your snowshoes (or borrow some!) and take in the wild, snow-laden sights of the Sturgeon River Preserve. Get ready to head just north of...

Your Ultimate Holiday & Gift Guide for 17 Northern Michigan Towns

Celebrating the holiday season in Northern Michigan? Whether you're looking for local stores, celebrations or gift ideas here are our 2021 holiday...

Winter Freshwater Surfing on Northern Michigan’s Great Lakes

Autumn and winter bring freezing rain, snow squalls, gale-force winds and phenomenal freshwater surfing in Northern Michigan. From finding the...

2021 Holiday Guide: Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix & Boyne City

Celebrating your holidays Up North in Petoskey, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs or Boyne City? From the perfect holiday gifts to tips and tricks for your...

2021 Suttons Bay, Glen Arbor & Leland Holiday and Gift Guide

The holiday season on Leelanau Peninsula just got a whole lot easier! Explore our 2021 holiday and gift guide for the best gifts, tips and tricks,...

6 Dreamy Lodges, Cozy Cabins & Resorts in Northern Michigan

Come November, thoughts turn to places for gathering around communal tables by a crackling fire, and if we get really lucky, inside a sprawling...

14 Northern Michigan Businesses with Online Shopping & Pickup

PAID CONTENT There's nothing quite like the Northern Michigan holiday season when our small towns twinkle with strings of lights and Northern...

2021 Ultimate Gaylord, Grayling & Cheboygan Holiday and Gift Guide

Gaylord, Grayling and Cheboygan are all home to charming downtowns with cozy Up North shops and Northern Michigan restaurants. Spend your day skiing...

2021 Ultimate Elk Rapids & Bellaire Holiday and Gift Guide

From Elk Rapids shops and tips to holiday gifts from Bellaire, these two cities will make celebrating the holidays Up North even more festive! Dive...

What’s New in 2022 at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs

Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs knows how to do winter in Northern Michigan! From skiing and snowshoeing to new technology and updated...

Experience the Best Mission Point Resort has to Offer this Summer

Mission Point Resort is offering fun-filled travel packages for weekday and weekend day trips to the car-free, Lake Huron isle. Learn more about...

Eat, Drink, Ski, Hike, Explore on These Northern Michigan Tours

An added bonus to Northern Michigan food and drink tours? Many offer opportunities for outdoor excursions either onsite or close by. Here are a few...

Two Brothers Share a McKeever Cabin Adventure in the UP

Two brothers discover a winter challenge when they ski to McKeever Cabin in the Upper Peninsula—along with the refuge of warm fires, gorgeous...

Crystal Mountain’s Ski Snowboard Pump Track A Michigan First

In a first for Michigan, Crystal Mountain has partnered with The Pumping Service LLC to develop the state’s only ski and snowboard pump track. “The...

Cross-Country Ski at Sleeping Bear Dunes From The Homestead

PAID CONTENT The stunning vistas and historic sites of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are just a few glides away from The Homestead...

Manistee Lighthouse Shines in Frozen Winter Splendor

This Manistee lighthouse puts on a sparkling show each Northern Michigan winter. Featured in the February 2021 issue of Traverse. Subscribe. Perhaps...

Ice Fishing Getaway in St. Ignace in the Upper Peninsula

PAID CONTENT St. Ignace is the perfect destination for an ice fishing trip in the Upper Peninsula. Wondering where to start? We’ve got what you need...

Ice Firms, Perch and Walleye Biting + Four Tips for Pike Fishing

Cold weather has ice on Northern Michigan inland lakes and we are seeing slowly sprouting shanties. However, the bite is slow according to the...

How to Go Dog Sledding in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

This winter, go on a dog sledding adventure through the winter wilderness of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Here's what you should know! Nature's...

Go Dog Sledding Through the Wilds of The Upper Peninsula

It's mush hour! Dog sledding through the Upper Peninsula winter wilderness is an unforgettable Northern Michigan experience. Deep inside a pair of...

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Northern Michigan Spring Articles

Experience the Hex Hatch in Northern Michigan—It’s Epic

No showers. No cooking. When the mayflies hatch in Northern Michigan, it's all about the trout. Experience the magic of the Hex hatch. Plus 6 pieces...

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Maple + Batter’s New Brunch Menu

Make brunch plans this Mother's Day at Maple + Batter in Bay Harbor. Celebrate both Mom and the brand-new menu at this Northern Michigan restaurant...

Go on a Wildflower Hike at the Sleeping Bear Dunes this Spring

As the wildflowers begin to blossom during Spring in Northern Michigan, the Lake Michigan views are even more stunning. Head to the Sleeping Bear...

April 2022 Last Call: Hint of Cherry Last Word Cocktail Recipe

Celebrate Spring in Northern Michigan with this classic cocktail. With a hint of cherry and a spring-green hue, this Last Call cocktail recipe is a...

On The Table: Freshly Foraged Ramp Tzatziki Recipe for Spring

Welcome spring in Northern Michigan with this elegant tzatziki spread featuring ramps, also known as wild leeks. This article first appeared in...

Waterfalls to Explore this Spring in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

When the snow melts, waterfalls across the Keweenaw Peninsula release a torrent of natural beauty. Dive in for the details and directions to help...

Tour 18 Leelanau Peninsula Wineries During Rosé All May

Ready to celebrate wine season in Northern Michigan? Join the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail for the second annual Rosé All May event, which invites...

Spring Simple Syrup Recipe Featuring Freshly Foraged Violets

Use freshly foraged violets gathered on a Northern Michigan spring hike to brighten up your next tea, lemonade or cocktail with this violet simple...

Spring Events & Easter Brunches You Can’t Miss This April 2022

As we welcome spring Up North, the grass is greener, flowers begin to bloom and local events are starting to head outdoors. From fundraisers and...

How Local Artist Rebecca Deneau Finds Inspiration in Spring Up North

The forest floor comes to life during Spring in Northern Michigan, leaving Rebecca Deneau full of inspiration. From trillium to wild leeks (also...

Business is Blooming at Omena Cut Flowers U-Pick Garden

Traverse Magazine and Leelanau Conservancy alum Carolyn Faught is finding a colorful—and meaningful—mission in life’s next chapter with Omena Cut...

On The Table: Pot O’ Gold Potato Leek Soup Recipe for Spring

On St. Patrick’s Day—or any day— this potato leek soup recipe bridges the gap between winter and spring in Northern Michigan. This article first...

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Northern Michigan Summer Articles

5 Best Places to Watch a Petoskey Region Sunset this Summer

See you at sunset! From Petoskey to Mackinac Island, here are the choicest seats for watching the greatest show on earth. Don't miss these 5...

5 Best Sunset Spots in the Benzie, Manistee & Cadillac Region

Be Here at Sunset! Oceans of fresh water and a westerly view set the scene for picture-perfect sunsets in the Benzie, Manistee and Cadillac region....

Celebrate 35 Years of the Leland Wine & Food Festival this June

It’s almost festival season and what better way to kick off summer in Northern Michigan than tasting award-winning wines and delicious, local food....

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...

Business is Blooming at Omena Cut Flowers U-Pick Garden

Traverse Magazine and Leelanau Conservancy alum Carolyn Faught is finding a colorful—and meaningful—mission in life’s next chapter with Omena Cut...

Hold Your Next Meeting at Mackinac Island’s Mission Point Resort

PAID CONTENT Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island leads the way on modern meeting and conference trends by offering extraordinary...

The Cherry On Top: Traverse City’s National Fest Puts Cherries First

PAID CONTENT The National Cherry Festival—this year on its 96th annual bash—sets out with one guiding goal in mind: help the cherry industry keep...

MyNorth Media’s Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2021

2021 was the year for Northern Michigan outdoor adventures! From some of Up North's most gorgeous summertime hikes to stunning winter views, MyNorth...

This Lake Michigan Resort Puts the “Relax” in Beach Vacations

PAID CONTENT Beach read and fluffy towel in hand, head for the red umbrellas by Lake Michigan at The Homestead, a Northern Michigan resort in Glen...

10 Things to Do in 3 Days at Sleeping Bear Dunes: Summer Fun

| PAID CONTENT Summer is still here in Northern Michigan! Get out and explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s...

3 New Outdoor Adventures You Can’t Miss in Northern Michigan

Even if you think you’ve seen and done it all in Northern Michigan, there's always new excursions popping up! From clear kayaks to wilderness...

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Northern Michigan Fall Articles

MyNorth Media’s Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2021

2021 was the year for Northern Michigan outdoor adventures! From some of Up North's most gorgeous summertime hikes to stunning winter views, MyNorth...

10 Things to Do in 3 Days at Sleeping Bear Dunes: Fall Fun

| PAID CONTENT This fall, head out and explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s...

Try These Thanksgiving Side Dishes from Oryana in Traverse City

The team at Oryana Community Co-op in Traverse City shares a vegetarian Northern Michigan Thanksgiving dinner, celebrating plump squash, farm-fresh...

4 Endless Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Fall Views

Michigan's Upper Peninsula is home to some of the state's most photographed overlooks. Visiting by chairlift, ski jump elevator, foot or car, find...

Lunch with a View: Don’t Miss this Harbor Springs Fall Color Hike

Searching for a Northern Michigan Fall adventure? Head to Harbor Springs and grab this ready-made meal and find the best place to take it, which...

Hop On This Self-Guided Leelanau Peninsula Winery Tour By Bike

Hop on the TART Trail in Suttons Bay and head to Hop Lot, Big Little Wines & Shady Lane Cellars on this self-guided beer and wine tour in...

8 Up North Fall Color Tour Stops from Petoskey to Gaylord

The pristine woodlands east of Petoskey and northeast of Gaylord are ripe with lesser-known fall foliage displays. Wherever the road takes you,...

100-Year-Old Jacob’s Farm in Traverse City is a Must for Fall Fun

A generations-old Traverse City family farm has managed to stay in farming by offering food and fun for people of all ages. From the famous corn...

October’s On the Table: One-Pot Bison & Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

October's On the Table recipe is an Indigenous-inspired one-pot supper that will warm your soul this season in Northern Michigan. Grab your local...

Hit St. Ignace Trails for Fall Color Hiking in Upper Peninsula

PAID CONTENT Head north to explore spectacular St. Ignace trails for fall color hiking in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.As we laced our boots in the...

4 Otsego Resort Events You Can’t Miss This Autumn

Otsego Resort's events are back in full swing this fall! We caught up with Marketing & Creative Director MaKenna Mead to talk about everything...

3 New Outdoor Adventures You Can’t Miss in Northern Michigan

Even if you think you’ve seen and done it all in Northern Michigan, there's always new excursions popping up! From clear kayaks to wilderness...

Fall Color Drives & Hikes at Sleeping Bear Dunes

PAID CONTENT Fall in Northern Michigan, with its brilliant colors and fresh-start feel, is the perfect follow up to summer; and fall in Sleeping...

Your Ultimate Guide to Visiting Ludington State Park

Ludington State Park is comprised of nearly 5,300 acres of scenic sand dunes, ponds, marshlands and forests. Situated between Hamlin Lake and Lake...

Immerse Yourself in Nature at these 4 Northern Michigan Retreats

May’s vibrant colors are popping, and they’re calling to us—get outside and explore! Here are four Northern Michigan weekend trips with Airbnb...

Experience the Best Mission Point Resort has to Offer this Summer

Mission Point Resort is offering fun-filled travel packages for weekday and weekend day trips to the car-free, Lake Huron isle. Learn more about...

10 Must-Do Insider Tips for Petoskey & Mackinac Straits

Explore 10 of our favorite ways to get up close and personal with this region of colorful history and bold natural beauty. From the Straits of...

The Ultimate Breezeway Road Trip & Scavenger Hunt

Two teenage boys agree to accompany their parents *gasp* on a 26-mile road trip and scavenger hunt along one of Northern Michigan's most beautiful...

Your Top 5 Favorite Northern Michigan Hikes

Last week we asked our Instagram followers for their favorite hikes in Northern Michigan. From Pyramid Point to Pictured Rocks, here's what they...

These Northern Michigan Birding Spots Some of State’s Best

These Northern Michigan natural areas and preserves offer some of the best birding in the state—from unique waterfowl to a wide array of migratory...

Autumn Wedding Bliss: Boyne Mountain

A couple's Autumn wedding takes center stage against a beautiful backdrop of fall colors. Annie Weidner & Matt Murtha // October 10, 2020 Three...

The Unforgettable 30th Iceman Cometh Mountain Bike Race

In 2019, the 30th annual Bell’s Iceman Cometh Challenge, a 30-mile point-to-point mountain bike race from Kalkaska to Traverse City, was buried in a...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Oct. 28: Steelhead Pick Up

With the salmon runs done for the most part in Northern Michigan, steelhead fishing should be picking up, especially with any increase in water...

Skeletons Arise Fills Harbor Springs with Stylish, Humorous Skeletons This Halloween

Now through Halloween, shoppers, visitors and locals are being welcomed to Harbor Springs by stylish and even funny skeletons. Forty-five local...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Oct. 21: Trying for Perch

Poor weather conditions are keeping Northern Michigan anglers off the water. Parts of the Upper Peninsula, including Marquette, saw snow this week,...

Northern Michigan Fall Color Map: Last Chance for Peak Color!

2021 Fall Color Map Coming Soon! Check back on September 17, and then watch each week for updated, current conditions.  We're partnering with Tom...

Traverse City Children’s Garden Hosting Safe Halloween Event

Looking for a safe, family-friendly Halloween event? Through the end of October, Grand Traverse Area Children's Garden is hosting a Spooky Halloween...

Perfect Pumpkin Recipes for a Northern Michigan Fall

John Richardson, chef and owner of The Bearded Dogg Lounge in Gaylord, finds inspiration each fall in the abundance of fresh pumpkin available in...

DNR Launches Interactive Map to Michigan Biking, Hiking Trails

Sometimes you just need to hit the trails—for a hike, a bike ride or a mental or physical reset. No matter how the state's trails call to you, the...

3 Lighthouse Day Trips for a Northern Michigan Fall Color Tour

Three Great Lakes lighthouses. Three sweet shoreside towns. Pick one and make it a day trip, or spend a long weekend visiting them all on a Northern...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Oct. 15: Good Salmon

The past week has been very windy, which has limited many anglers’ opportunities to get out. This has resulted in limited reports on fishing for...

Get Your Digital Passport to November 2020 Traverse City Beer Week

2020 is putting us all through a lot of changes, but one thing doesn't change: Traverse City brewers are making some fantastic craft beers. Get your...

Hike the Natural Beauty of Bay View Woods Trails in Petoskey

Bay View Woods, in Petoskey, offers five diverse and beautiful hiking trails open to the public. Whether you are wandering on your own through...

Paddle Antrim Urges Caution as Water Temps Drop in Michigan

As temperatures in Northern Michigan are cooling down, Paddle Antrim warns paddlers to take precautions to protect themselves from heightened...

Parallel 45 Theatre Announces Fall Drama Classes, Coaching

Parallel 45 Theatre in Traverse City is expanding its youth educational programming with after-school classes for grades K-8 and private coaching...

Short’s Brewing Company Releases Pure Michigan Autumn IPA

Kicking off fall and aiming to inspire travel during peak foliage season, Pure Michigan and Short’s Brewing Company are once again teaming up to...

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...

Fall Events, Attractions & Lodging Specials in Ludington

Autumn beckons visitors to Ludington, offering themed events and new exhibits plus outdoor fall color recreation activities. With fall officially...

St. Ignace Fall Camping Getaway at Hiawatha National Forest

PAID CONTENT Your next Upper Peninsula camping getaway should be at this incredible gem: The Hiawatha National Forest near St. Ignace, Michigan. Our...

Groundwork Hosts Harvest at Home Dinner Event Oct. 10

Groundwork’s iconic annual local food dinner and dance fundraiser goes online for 2020, as the Traverse City nonprofit celebrates its 25th...

Try the Leelanau Peninsula’s Best Red Wines This October

Wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, voted No. 2 Best Wine Region in the nation by USA Today, are well-known for riesling and other...

7 Ways to Get Outside & Celebrate Michigan’s Fall Color

There is only one thing to do as Michigan’s air grows crisp, temperatures fall and trees turn from green to glorious shades of yellow, orange and...

15+ October Events in Northern Michigan: Beer, Bikes & More

A socially distanced art opening, virtual home tour and famously tough golf tournament are just a few of the Northern Michigan events happening this...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Sept. 23: Last Lake Trout

This is the last full week of lake trout season on northern Lake Michigan and northern Lake Huron. The season closes Sept. 30. As we move into fall,...

Manistee County Fall Vacation Attractions & Trip Planning Tools

The Manistee County Visitors Bureau is helping visitors and locals maximize Northern Michigan's fall color season with trip planning tools,...

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...

It’s Time to Order Your Thanksgiving Turkey from Duerksen’s

Rick and Sue Duerksen have been raising turkeys since 1979, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Duerksen Turkey Farm in Mancelona in 2019. They know...

Short’s Epic Lineup of Specialty Beer Releases Oct.–Dec.

As the craziest year on record draws to a close, Short's Brewing Company is excited to share its fourth-quarter specialty lineup. It’s a mix of...

2 Fall Golf Events at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

September is here and that means colorful leaves and crisp autumn air are returning to Northern Michigan. So are an array of golf events at Grand...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Sept. 16: Feeding Frenzy on Inland Lakes

With the windy conditions in Northern Michigan, fewer anglers have been out. Those heading to the rivers to find salmon are getting some fish. On...

Enjoy Petoskey Wine Region Wineries This Fall Safely & Deliciously!

PAID CONTENT Want to sample some of Northern Michigan's best wines? Good news! It’s ready and waiting for you in the Petoskey Wine Region. All PWR...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Sept. 9: Fall Fishing Takes Shape

Inconsistent late-summer weather has made things difficult for anglers, especially on the big waters. The recent storms and strong winds will change...

Parallel 45 Theatre Presenting 2 Virtual Shows This Fall

Parallel 45 Theatre is pleased to announce two virtual shows for audiences this fall. First, last year’s smash-hit "The Alphabet Experience" returns...

Orchard Highway: Cruise US-31 This Fall in Northern Michigan

Spend a day cruising the farm market- and orchard-studded section of US-31 between Traverse City and Charlevoix. If an apple a day is as healthy as...

Enjoy Riverside Dining at Blue Fish Kitchen + Bar in Manistee

Blue Fish Kitchen + Bar serves up front-row seats along the Manistee River.After a day on the water, an afternoon exploring Arcadia Dunes or a...

Northern Michigan Seltzers to Sip In Any Season

Northern Michigan seltzers are perfect in any season. Launch summer with these refreshing seltzers and keep enjoying right through the fall....

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