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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...

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...

Seasonally-Inspired Ramp Gibson is the Perfect Taste of Spring

Featuring pickled ramps as the star of this drink, there's no wonder we refer to it as a forager's martini. Keep reading to learn how to make this...

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Foraging and Exploring Spring

It's Spring!

Morels: How to Find, Clean, Store

Where To Find Spring Wildflowers

Get Ready For Outdoor Dining Up North

An M119 Tunnel of Trees Spring Road Trip

Hit the Woods! Harvest, Clean and Store Wild Leeks

Drive The Breezeway for Blossoms & Stops

Upcoming Northern Michigan Events

07may01octSmall Works Holiday Exhibition - Call For Entry(may 7) 9:00 am - (october 1) 5:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

28may(may 28)9:00 am19aug(aug 19)3:00 pmFood Is Art / Art Is Food(may 28) 9:00 am - (august 19) 3:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

31may12:00 amAlden Dinky Doors"Dinky Doors" have appeared in Alden, Michigan!(may 31) 12:00 am Alden, Michigan, Alden, Michigan

18jun(jun 18)10:00 am04sep(sep 4)5:00 pmBeneath the Moon and Under the Sun: Landscape Paintings by Heidi A. Marshall(june 18) 10:00 am - (september 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, 461 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770

18jun(jun 18)10:00 am04sep(sep 4)5:00 pmPast Is Present: A Dart Featured Artist Retrospective(june 18) 10:00 am - (september 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, 461 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770

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Northern Michigan Outdoor Articles

Open-Water Swimming in Northern Michigan is Epic & Beautiful

Open water swimming in Lake Michigan, Northern Michigan lakes and bays, is stunning, transformative and challenging. Dedicated open water swimmer...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Golf Courses

Northern Michigan’s rolling hills and scenic overlooks make it a unique place for a spectacular game of golf. What are you waiting for? Throw your...

TC Resident Explores 77 Michigan Campgrounds in 6 Months

A woman and her dog are spending five to six months on the road, visiting each of the state’s 77 rustic state forest campgrounds, and gathering...

How Waterfront Homeowners Can Assess & Reduce Lake Pollution

A survey created by Michigan Shoreland Stewards is helping waterfront homeowners in Northern Michigan assess how their property is contributing to...

ELEV8 to Open First Indoor Climbing Gym in Traverse City

Kevin Vlach and Nick Olson have set out to bring the first-ever indoor climbing gym to Traverse City. Learn more about their journey and the work...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Northern Michigan Hiking Trails

Northern Michigan’s incredible scenic landscapes and miles of marked trails have long made it a hiker’s paradise, whether you’re climbing sand dunes...

Explore South Manitou Island in 1 Day From Leland’s Fishtown

On the hunt for a unique and lush day hike? Head to South Manitou Island, part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, by catching the ferry from...

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...

Sleep in Tiny Houses, Safari Tents & More at Michigan State Parks

From tiny houses and safari tents to geodesic domes, there are a growing number of unique lodging options at Michigan State Parks.It used to be that...

Get on the Water with the New Leelanau Boat Co.

This summer, check out Leelanau Boat Co., a new full-service boating experience venture in Northern Michigan.    So, what is Leelanau Boat...

Voyage to Petoskey, Harbor Springs & Bay Harbor by Ferry

The Little Traverse Bay Ferry connects Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Bay Harbor with passenger ferry services from May through September. Learn what...

Fishing Report for July 14: Luck at Inlets Across Regions

Summer trolling is picking up and anglers have had success at 100 to 200-foot river mouths. Waterways are experiencing an uptick in leisure boaters...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Beaches

With more than 3,000 miles of freshwater coastline, it’s no surprise that Michigan has some ROCK-ing beaches! You voted for the Top 7 beaches in...

Get Closer to Nature with Plant It Wild’s Summer Programming

Plant It Wild has released its upcoming schedule for summer 2021. Learn more about each Northern Michigan event and how to save your spot by...

Help Build the Migizi Aviary North of Harbor Springs

Learn how Wings of Wonder and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians are teaming up to bring one of only eight aviary and rehabilitation...

How to Stay & Play in Northern Michigan’s Leelanau State Park

North of Northport, perched at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, and surrounded by the expanse of Lake Michigan, this approximately 1,350-acre park...

The Story Behind the UP’s New Elise M. Kummer Nature Preserve

Motivated by a childhood passion for preserving Michigan’s incredible natural landscape, Walter Kummer purchased a nearly 600-acre plot of land in...

4 Northern Michigan Rock Hunting Spots (With Food After!)

Rock hunting in Northern Michigan is some of the best in the world. Learn the top spots to find four incredible stones along with some tips on how...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Fishing Charters

Michigan's magical waters have long been fishing destinations for first-time anglers and experienced fishermen alike. For vacationers that want to...

Lake Michigan & Crystal River Adventures at The Homestead

PAID CONTENT From stand-up paddleboarding to snorkeling for fossils, the waters that surround The Homestead in Glen Arbor are waiting to be explored...

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