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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Foraging & Exploring Spring in Northern Michigan!

How to Find, Clean & Store Morel Mushrooms

Where To Find Spring Wildflowers in Northern Michigan

Visit Maple Bay Natural Area this Spring

An M119 Tunnel of Trees Spring Road Trip

Hit the Woods! How to Harvest, Clean & Store Wild Leeks

Drive The Breezeway for Blossoms & Scavenger Hunt

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3 Sleeping Bear Dunes Water Sports to Add To Your Bucket List

| PAID CONTENT Fact: There's nothing better than being on the water in Northern Michigan in the...

Inland Seas Education Association Introduces New Expansion

Inland Seas Education Association is expanding its Suttons Bay campus and creating new learning opportunities for Great Lakes advocates young and...

Healing on the Water: Warrior Sailing Pairs Veterans & Sailboats

From its new home in Charlevoix, Warrior Sailing pairs veterans and sailboats to find healing on the open water through forging relationships and...

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....

Beloved Au Sable B&B and Outfitter is Ushering in a New Era

Abigail and Justin Davis usher in a new era at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, the beloved bed and breakfast and outfitter on the Au Sable River in...

Foraging for Local Ramps & Morel Mushrooms + 3 Tasty Recipes

Spring foraging in Northern Michigan yields everything from delicious morel mushrooms to ramps (also known as wild leeks). Learn how our local woods...

5 Stellar Places to Watch the Sunset in Grand Traverse County

Be here at sunset! From an Old Mission Peninsula overlook to Clinch Park in Traverse City, here are the 5 best spots to watch the sunset in Grand...

9 Sault Ste. Marie Adventures for a Long Weekend in Canada

PAID CONTENT For a few days away or a major vacay, our neighbor to the north welcomes adventurers of all stripes. Here are 9 can't-miss adventures...

Join the Watershed Council in Helping with Local Water Threats

Hear from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, based in Petoskey, on local water threats, how we can help and inspiring the next generation of...

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...

Bluegill, Trout & Salmon: Best Tips for Catching & Cooking

Three local fishermen take us to their favorite Northern Michigan fishing spots for bluegill, trout and salmon, sharing tips along the way for...

5 Bucket List-Worthy Hiking Trails in the Sleeping Bear Dunes

| PAID CONTENT You can do a different hike every day at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, where...

Grab & Go: An Earth Day Picnic Pick-Up in Charlevoix County

The perfect way to love Mother Earth this Earth Day? Grab lunch at this Boyne City market and pick up a Charlevoix County trail or forestland 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...

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...

2022 Traverse Tastemakers of the Year Official Press Release

Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine and MyNorth Media have announced the 2022 Traverse Tastemakers of the Year. Learn which six individuals were...

Visit Maple Bay Natural Area Near Traverse City Year-Round

Home to forested trails and a secluded beach, Maple Bay Natural Area near Traverse City is a gem worth exploring year-round. Learn how to celebrate...

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