Northern Michigan Summer Articles

Lakes & Trails to Explore at Sand Lakes Quiet Area

Surround yourself with gorgeous Northern Michigan scenery while taking a peaceful hike just a short drive from Traverse City. From wildflower spring...

Celebrate Secret Summer on Northern Michigan’s Sunrise Side

Soak up September’s still-warm lakes and sunny days while you spend a three-day weekend exploring Northern Michigan’s eastern shoreline from Oscoda...

On The Table: Blistered Shishitos + Sesame-Ginger Aïoli Recipe

Brightly flavored with a hint of heat, tiny shishitos are perfect for summer dipping. Dive in for the full On The Table recipe by Stacey Brugeman,...

Waters of Enchantment: Go Fly Fishing at Wilderness State Park

Unlike any secretive river or flashy blue ocean depths, Waugoshance Point in Emmet County’s Wilderness State Park holds its own particular form of...

Discover the Sunflower Fields of Northern Michigan

Here comes the sun! From Suttons Bay to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, here are five sunflower fields to explore in Northern Michigan + when to go,...

Have You Seen Gaylord’s Stunningly Turquoise Sinkhole Lakes?

Tucked among the trees at Pigeon River Country State Forest near Gaylord, you’ll find a handful of tiny turquoise gems. These sinkhole lakes make...

4th of July Fireworks Guide: 30+ Fireworks Displays in Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan knows how to put on a show for the Fourth of July! Across seven different regions, there’s no shortage of fireworks displays, no...

Enjoy Locally Made Wine with a Farm-to-Table Meal in Lake Leelanau

Nothing says summer like sipping wine and enjoying a farm-to-table meal in Northern Michigan. You can do just that this August at Leelanau Grown,...

On The Table June 2022: Summertime Strawberry & Kale Salad

Bringing a dish to pass? Strawberries work just as well on that salad table as they do for dessert! Grab some fresh, in-season strawberries and dive...

Picture-Perfect Paddling in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

For a scenic day on the water, nothing beats Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.Breathtaking multicolored cliffs....

9 Summer Events to Explore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Discover what’s in store this summer at the Erickson Center for the Arts, a nonprofit arts organization based in Curtis. From a concert series to...

Sip & Savor: Go On a Leelanau Peninsula Wine Tour This June

The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is bringing back a local favorite, the Sip & Savor wine tour taking place June 3-5. Get ready to try delicious...


Summer in Northern Michigan

Ten Summer Escapes

Tour M119 Tunnel of Trees

Sleeping Bear Dunes Beaches

30 Red Hot Best in Traverse City This Summer

Beautiful Winery Patios

Mackinac Island in One Day

Go Rock Hunting!

Summer Means Outdoor Dining

Best Things to Do at Pictured Rocks

40 Summer Sweet Spots

Cookout Recipes for a Summer Beach Dinner

Ultimate M22 Road Trip

Northern Michigan Beaches

Find Your Beach in Northern Michigan

Top Ten Beaches for Kids

Find Restaurants, Farm Markets, Trails & More

Clear Filter

Kayak, SUP, Canoe Northern Michigan

Three Perfect Paddles, Day Trip. Overnight, Weekend

Northern Michigan Camping

Coastal Camping on Lake Michigan & Beyond

Camping Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Northern Michigan Biking

Biking Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne Highlands

Mountain Biking at TC's Grand Traverse Commons

Northern Michigan Hiking

Ten Awesome Summer HIkes (With Food & Lodging)

Dog-Friendly Trails and Nature Preserves

Northern Michigan Fishing

Seek out Cisco in Grand Traverse Bay

Tips for Summertime Bass Fishing