Northern Michigan Spring Articles

The Insider’s List: 10 Things to Do from Benzie to Ludington

Get up close and personal with this coastal region from Benzie County to Ludington and all the forests, lakes and rivers in between. This article...

12 Michigan Wildflowers to Watch for This Spring

May is when the Northwoods really begin to burst with life, and the iconic, ephemeral trillium carpet the forest floor. But if you know where—and...

Ask Farmer Andrea: Low-Maintenance Veggie Gardening

As warmer days return to Northern Michigan, gardening is on our minds—specifically, how to make it easier. The answer: planters galore. Here’s what...

May 2024 Events: Morels, Mother’s Day & Memorial Day Weekend

With spring in full bloom, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate May in Northern Michigan! From Mother's Day brunches to mushroom festivals, here...

Photos of the Month: 8 Dramatic Northern Michigan Waterscapes

March in Northern Michigan brought winter's final flurries, vibrant skies and early signs of spring. Here are 8 of our favorite photos from the...

20 Things to Do This April in Northern Michigan

Hello, spring! From floral workshops to wine dinners and an Upper Peninsula festival under the stars, here are 20 local events you won't want to...

Taste of Spring: Kohlrabi Slaw with Avocado Crema Recipe

A delicious taste of spring! Find out why versatile kohlrabi is dubbed “the jicama of the North” with this slaw and avocado crema recipe. This...

30 Northern Michigan Events to Check Out This March

March brings exciting early spring and end-of-winter events. From St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to laid-back concerts at local venues, here are 30...

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.

Mushroom Care 101: How to Store Morels

So you’ve finally found some mushrooms! But what’s next?

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...

The Best Babymoon Destinations in Northern Michigan

Going on a getaway before welcoming a new little one into your life has become a trend for millennial parents-to-be. From Boyne Mountain to the Inn...

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Foraging & Exploring Spring in Northern Michigan!

How to Find, Clean & Store Morel Mushrooms

Where To Find Spring Wildflowers

Visit Maple Bay Natural Area

An M-119 Tunnel of Trees Spring Road Trip (with Trillium!)

How to Harvest & Clean Wild Leeks

Drive "The Breezeway"

Spring Videos

Northern Michigan Outdoor Articles

Tales from the North Country Trail: A Photographer’s Favorite Hikes

Stretching 4,800 miles across eight states from North Dakota to Vermont, the North Country Trail is the longest in the National Trails System—and...

The Insider’s List: 10 Things to Do from Benzie to Ludington

Get up close and personal with this coastal region from Benzie County to Ludington and all the forests, lakes and rivers in between. This article...

What You Need to Know About Loon Nesting Season

It's nesting season in Northern Michigan for the beloved common loon. This article first appeared in Traverse Northern Michigan. Find this story and...

3 Family-Friendly Bike Adventures in Northern Michigan

You and your littles will love these bike trails in Traverse City, Petoskey and Copper Harbor.  This article first appeared in Traverse Northern...

12 Michigan Wildflowers to Watch for This Spring

May is when the Northwoods really begin to burst with life, and the iconic, ephemeral trillium carpet the forest floor. But if you know where—and...

Photos of the Month: Magical Moments in Northern Michigan

From sorbet sunsets to a gorgeous double rainbow, these amazing photographs remind us of the magical moments we share Up North. Here are 6 of our...

Ask Farmer Andrea: Low-Maintenance Veggie Gardening

As warmer days return to Northern Michigan, gardening is on our minds—specifically, how to make it easier. The answer: planters galore. Here’s what...

April 2024 Swoon List: Our Editors’ Earth Day Favorites

We know where you can get the same geraniums as Grand Hotel. And a secret beach. Here’s what our editors are loving during Earth month. This is a...

Life at Milkweed Inn with Renowned Chef Iliana Regan

Deep in the forests of the Upper Peninsula, Iliana Regan uses wildcrafted ingredients from the region's woods and waters to create thoughtful dishes...

Photos of the Month: 8 Dramatic Northern Michigan Waterscapes

March in Northern Michigan brought winter's final flurries, vibrant skies and early signs of spring. Here are 8 of our favorite photos from the...

Cruise Michigan’s U.S. 2 for Surreal Sand Dunes & Scenic Stops

PAID CONTENT Sparkling white sand dunes roll into crystal-clear turquoise waters along the section of US-2 that stretches from St. Ignace to...

North Stars: How Josephine Roberts is Protecting Walloon Lake & the World

Josephine Roberts is helping to preserve Walloon Lake—and the world—through her work at Adventure Scientists. This article first appeared in...

Please Eat the Flowers: Try These 5 Simple Recipes with Wild Violets

Pick violets in the northern woods and create edible treats. Includes recipes and the science of the violet.

Photos of the Month: The Final Whispers of Winter

February brought the last of winter ice and the return of colorful sunsets and beautiful blue-sky days. Here, 10 of our favorite photos from the...

Help Monitor Michigan’s Magical Vernal Pools This Spring

Interested in learning about and protecting one of our most enchanting ecosystems? Training starts this week to become part of the statewide Vernal...

Experience the Art of Forest Bathing in Northern Michigan’s Woods

Northern Michigan is synonymous with lush spring wildflower walks, summer evening strolls, fall color hikes and winter snowshoe treks. But have you...

14 Amazing Northern Michigan Summer Camps for Kids

Help your kids abandon their screens and fall in love with Northern Michigan summers just like you did. These classic sleep-away summer camps will...

February 2024 Swoon List: Our Editors’ Favorites This Month

A new Mackinac Island podcast. A winter weekend in Canada. Greek Month at Rico’s Cafe. Here’s what our editors are loving this month. This is a web...

It’s A Sauna Thing, You Wouldn’t Understand

When folks of the Upper Peninsula head into the sauna, they enter the tradition and sweet wackiness passing among the brothers and sisters of Yooper soul.

Visit Treat Farm in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Explore this beautiful trail and Treat Farm in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore this winter in Northern Michigan. This article first...

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