Seasons Articles

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...

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...

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...

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Northern Michigan Winter Articles

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...

Boyne Highlands’ Enchanted Trail Offers Dazzling Light Display

Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs has opened a new winter attraction called The Enchanted Trail. Walk down it to see a dazzling display of...

5 Things to Do This Winter at Traverse City’s Farm Club

Farm Club has become a welcome escape to country living simplicity, dressed up at a clean and contemporary Leelanau County haven. Already a massive...

What’s New for Ski Season at The Homestead + COVID-19 Safety

PAID CONTENT As the first heavy snowfall of the year at The Homestead in Glen Arbor skips across the white-capped waves on Lake Michigan, settles on...

Norte’s Winter Campaign Pledges to Keep Walkways Clear

It's time to grab a shovel and join Norte's Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign, as The Great Northern Michigan Shovel Experiment kicks off year...

January Events Taking Place Across Northern Michigan

It's finally that time of year when snowy outdoor activities are peaking and so are warm-your-bones recipes and dinners. These January events will...

New Year’s Eve Events Happening in Northern Michigan

On New Year's Eve, we simultaneously reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new one. Even though many beloved annual events have been...

The Best Winter Sleigh Rides in Northern Michigan

Over the river and through the woods…experience a winter wonderland on these Northern Michigan sleigh rides in Empire, Gaylord, Traverse City and...

Experience a Snowy Sleigh Ride at Fantail Farm in Benzonia

A sleigh ride in Northern Michigan turns a winter's day into an unforgettable memory. Does a sleigh ride sound like the perfect winter activity for...

Chain of Lakes Region in Winter? Grab Your Snowshoes

While most paddlers of the Chain of Lakes in Antrim County have hung up their boats for the year, we encourage you to still get out and explore by...

Northern Michigan Lodging Ideas For Cozy Winter Getaways

Experience the snowy season and surprise your loved one with a winter getaway at one of these Northern Michigan hotels and lodges with...

Ski, Snowshoe or Bike the Scenic Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

Thanks to a crew of dedicated volunteers, you can ski, snowshoe or bike the scenic Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail all winter long. While the Sleeping...

Where & How to Spot a Snowy Owl in Northern Michigan

With a wingspan of nearly 5 feet and piercing yellow eyes, snowy owls are magnificent. In the winter, some migrate south from their home in the...

Hike to Northern Michigan’s Breathtaking Frozen Waterfalls

Looking for a magnificent winter adventure in Michigan's Upper Peninsula? Hike or snowshoe to these frozen waterfalls near Pictured Rocks National...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Dec. 16: Wait for Ice Fishing

Very cold temperatures have kept most anglers from open-water fishing. Most are now waiting for ice fishing season to get started. All anglers 17...

10 Warm and Cozy Cabins to Rent in Northern Michigan

Whether you're looking for a peaceful winter retreat or a place to warm up in-between snowy outdoor activities, there is a seemingly endless variety...

Snowshoe and Sip Wine at Otsego Resort’s Winter Wine Walks

This winter, explore the scenic surroundings at Otsego Resort in Gaylord during one of six Winter Wine Walks that include food and wine stations in...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Dec. 9: Ice Fishing Ahead

Ice fishing has begun on inland lakes in the Upper Peninsula, although extreme caution is necessary. Inland lakes in the Northern Lower Peninsula...

Northern Michigan Restaurants Offering Christmas Dinner To Go

With only limited travel, small gatherings, and outdoor dining allowed, this year's holiday festivities might look a little different than years...

21 Cozy Places for Winter Outdoor Drinks in Northern Michigan

Thanks to these innovative Northern Michigan restaurants, distilleries, breweries, wineries and hotels, you can enjoy a drink outdoors this winter...

New This Winter at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls

The 2020/2021 winter season brings improvements and changes to Boyne Mountain Resort, a Northern Michigan ski hill, many to keep guests and staff...

New This Winter at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville

The 2020/2021 winter season brings improvements and changes to Crystal Mountain, a Northern Michigan ski hill, many to keep guests and staff safe in...

How to Make Perfect Grocer’s Daughter Drinking Chocolate

Warm up this winter with a mug of luscious, locally crafted drinking chocolate from Grocer's Daughter in Empire, near Sleeping Bear Dunes National...

New This Winter at Caberfae Peaks in Cadillac

The 2020/2021 winter season brings improvements and changes to Caberfae Peaks, a Northern Michigan ski hill, many to keep guests and staff safe in...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Dec. 2: Steelhead Biting

Although lower water levels in rivers have made trout fishing challenging, it looks like steelhead are still biting across the Northwest Lower and...

New This Winter at Mt. Holiday in Traverse City

The 2020/2021 winter season brings improvements and changes to Mt. Holiday, a Northern Michigan ski hill, many to keep guests and staff safe in the...

50+ Northern Michigan Gifts for Everyone on Your List 2020

Get cozy, sip a warm cup of cocoa and browse these Northern Michigan gifts from local stores. We’re sharing just some of many wonderful gifts from...

19 Northern Michigan Events & Holiday Fun in December

Ring in the season with these December events and holiday happenings across Northern Michigan. Santa Claus is Coming to Traverse City // December 1,...

New This Winter at Nub’s Nob Ski Area in Harbor Springs

The 2020/2021 winter season brings improvements and changes to Nub's Nob Ski Area in Northern Michigan, many to keep guests and staff safe in the...

New at Northern Michigan Ski Resorts + COVID-19 Safety

The last nine months have been busy at Northern Michigan ski resorts, as teams reevaluate every aspect of their business, from equipment rentals to...

Cozy Up with Traverse City-Grown Tea from Light of Day Organics

Stay healthy (and cozy) this fall with a cup of locally grown tea from Light of Day Organics Farm and Tea Shop in Traverse City. Featured in the...

What’s New This Winter at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire

The 2020/2021 winter season brings improvements and changes to Northern Michigan's Shanty Creek Resort, many to keep guests and staff safe in the...

Bike the Betsie Valley Trail with Fun Stops Along the Way

This 18-mile out-and-back route on the Betsie Valley Trail from Frankfort to Beulah is great for beginner and intermediate riders. (And it's...

3 Outdoor Fireplaces for Cozy Nights in Northern Michigan

Whether it's as simple as sitting on logs pulled up to an old-fashioned fire ring or as elevated as sinking into Adirondacks in front of an outdoor...

Explore the North Country National Scenic Trail in Michigan

The North Country National Scenic Trail, or North Country Trail for short, is the longest trail in the National Trail System, stretching more than...

Nub’s Nob Says Farewell to Blue Chairlift

Nub's Nob is taking down its beloved blue chairlift—and you can buy a chair. Dear Nub's Nob Skiers & Snowboarders, All of us at Nub's Nob love...

Marquette Mountain In The Upper Peninsula Is One Cool Michigan Ski Resort

Andrew Farron had never run a ski hill before. But the 27-year-old Traverse City native flurried his way into a GM position at one of the coolest...

So, What Are the Best Things to Do in Michigan in Winter?

Every Northern Michigander is eventually asked the question, "So ... what is there to do when it's that cold and snowy?!" Well, here's the answer....

4 Cozy Northern Michigan Cabin Rentals for Winter Getaways

Step 1: Pick your winter adventure. Step 2: Head north. Step 3: Hunker down for a snowy weekend at these Northern Michigan cabin rentals. Adventure:...

Jr. Vasa Welcomes Young Skiers to Annual Traverse City Race

Every year the North American Vasa, a festival of cross country ski races, attracts hundreds of adult skiers. But the two-day event in Traverse City...

5 Gaylord Events to Check Out at Otsego Resort this Winter

For more than 80 years, Northern Michigan's Otsego Resort has been a home-away-from-home for summer and winter travelers alike. Situated along the...

The Best Team Trivia Spots in Northern Michigan

Grab a few of your friends, put your smarty pants on and head to one of the best team trivia nights in Northern Michigan (as voted on by 15,349 of...

Play 9 Holes of Golf on a Frozen Great Lake with a View of the Mackinac Bridge

Who says you need good weather for a game of golf? Not these yoopers. This St. Ignace event has become a winter tradition. In the U.P., we learned a...

Healthy Winter Breakfast Ideas (Protein Pancakes!) to Fuel Northern Michigan Activities

Blue skies. Fresh powder. And energy to burn. Sounds like a perfect day to explore the Northern Michigan outdoors. But before you go hiking, skiing...

7 Cozy Northern Michigan Vacation Rentals for a Ski Getaway

Have an Up North ski-cation at these cozy Northern Michigan vacation rentals with out-the-door access to snowy woodland trails.Destination in the...

Annual Ludington BRRRewFest Features 25 Michigan Breweries, Live Music

A sure-fire way to beat cabin fever is Ludington's premier winter event, Pure Ludington BRRRewFest, at Rotary Park on Saturday, January 25. More...

Meet Scott Stillings, Ski Pro Extraordinaire at Bahnhof Sport in Petoskey

Bahnhof Sport is more than just a ski shop in Petoskey, it's a community, thanks to Scott "Scooter" Stillings. The Northern Michigan ski pro is...

A 1930’s Diary Reveals What Life Was Like During an Isle Royale Winter

A young mother is assigned to teach on Lake Superior’s Isle Royale in the throes of the Great Depression. In winter, the Michigan island becomes...

6 Northern Michigan Sparkling Wines for Winter Gatherings

Our northern latitude, sandy soils and short, cool growing seasons spike the natural acidity in wine grapes. While the resulting chemistry makes a...

A Christmastime Wedding at Kirkbride Hall in Traverse City is Pure Magic

The storybook-like spires and bric-a-brac gables of the Victorian-Italianate buildings at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons were enough to...

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Northern Michigan Spring Articles

Spring Adventures in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

| PAID CONTENT We tag along with two families taking advantage of spring at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore....

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...

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

| PAID CONTENT Spring is a gorgeous time to visit Northern Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as...

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...

Where to find Spring Wildflowers Across Northern Michigan

Spring has officially sprung in Northern Michigan and our forests are showing their appreciation with some gorgeous blooms. If you're ready to head...

Find Wildflowers on a Spring Hike at Sleeping Bear Dunes

PAID CONTENT Tips for a spring wildflower hike in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, where you'll find Dutchman’s breeches, Carolina...

This Rhubarb Gimlet Will Be Your New Favorite Spring Cocktail

Your favorite centuries-old Gimlet is getting a makeover, just in time for spring. Replace the traditional lime with homemade rhubarb cordial, just...

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...

Restaurants with New Digs Across Northern Michigan this Spring

These exciting and innovative restaurants are expanding to new locations across Northern Michigan. Learn more about them and don't forget to stop by...

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Upcoming Northern Michigan Events

23jun01decPAPERWORK: Exhibition Call-for-Entries(june 23) 1:00 am - (december 1) 12:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

27aug(aug 27)9:00 am28oct(oct 28)3:00 pmEVERYDAY OBJECTS(august 27) 9:00 am - (october 28) 3:00 pm

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04sep(sep 4)9:00 am17dec(dec 17)3:00 pmPaper Constructions: Denise Samuels9:00 am - (december 17) 3:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

28sep9:00 am5:00 pmSmall Works Holiday Exhibition - Call For Entry9:00 am - 5:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

Northern Michigan Summer Articles

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...

Cruise the Waters of Grand Traverse Bay in TC on The Discovery

All aboard! Take a two-hour cruise in Traverse City's gorgeous Grand Traverse Bay on The Discovery, offering controlled indoor seating, outdoor...

Golf, Dine, Relax, Repeat on an Otsego Resort Summer Vacation

| PAID CONTENT Otsego Resort in Gaylord has been a Northern Michigan vacation destination for more than...

7 Lavender Farms to Explore in Northern Michigan this Summer

On a three-day trip through Northern Michigan, Sarah Bence was on a mission to discover the region's best lavender farms. She shows us seven...

5 Summer Cruises You Can’t Miss on the Straits of Mackinac

There's so much to see along the Straits of Mackinac, and the best way to experience it all is aboard a Star Line or Shepler's ferry cruise. From...

How to Voyage to the North Manitou Shoal Light this Summer

After years of dreaming up tours of the North Manitou Shoal Light, it is finally becoming a reality. Thanks to the North Manitou Light Keepers,...

Outdoor Dining in Leelanau County

Leelanau County is known for its gorgeous beaches, endless outdoor activities, colorful towns and delicious restaurants. Explore our list of...

Traverse City’s Sara Hardy Farmers Market Summer Updates

June brings us a bounty of fresh produce and you can find it all at the Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market. Find out how the 2020 season went and...

Parallel 45 Celebrates 11 Years with Outdoor Summer Events

Traverse City's Parallel 45 Theatre celebrates 11 years with a fully outdoor season, new events and a brand new producing director. See what they're...

St. Ignace to Host Annual Car Show, New Cruises in June

PAID CONTENT Reimagined and all revved up, the beloved St. Ignace Car Show returns in June, plus a new series of cruises throughout the eastern U.P....

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Northern Michigan Seasonal Videos

Northern Michigan Fall Articles

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....

Short’s Superfluid Supply Announces Arcadia Brewing Fall Lineup

Short's Brewing's Superfluid Supply continues its revival of Arcadia Brewing craft beer with Arcadia's fall releases. Hint: Think pumpkin!Included...

Northern Michigan Fishing Report Sept. 2: Salmon Runs Slow

As we turn the corner and head toward fall, Northern Michigan fishing should only get better. Salmon runs are off to a slower start than last year....

Leland Restaurants With Outdoor Dining

Whether you’ve just come from a day at Van’s beach, hiking Whaleback Nature Area or exploring historic Fishtown, Leland has some of the best food...

Outdoor Dining in Glen Arbor in Leelanau County

For the best in small-town treats, these restaurants deliver in flavor and unique creations to introduce you to new sides of northern Michigan at...

Outdoor Dining in Suttons Bay

The picturesque small town of Suttons Bay has everything you’re looking for in dining options. After a ride on the TART trail, enjoying a movie at...

Leelanau Outdoor Dining in Northport, Omena, Lake Leelanau

These three Leelanau towns offer unique outdoor and waterfront dining, from in-town people watching to a seat just feet from beautiful Omena Bay to...

13 Restaurants In Benzie County With Outdoor Dining

With some of Michigan’s most stunning hiking trails, beaches and outdoor activities, Benzie County is a hotspot for tourists looking to experience...

8 Ludington Restaurants With Outdoor Dining

Famous for its beautiful hiking trails in Ludington State Park, the historic S.S. Badger car ferry launch, and so much more, Ludington is one of the...

12 Mackinac Island Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

An iconic Northern Michigan vacation destination, Mackinac Island has some of the most beautiful trails and historical spots you’ll find, as well as...

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