Recent Northport Region Articles

Leelanau by Kayak: 5 Favorite Lake Michigan, River & Lake Paddles

Some of the best Northern Michigan kayaking and paddling can be found in Leelanau County, including Lake Michigan along Sleeping Bear Dunes National...

Try These Northern Michigan Farmers Market Meals + Recipes

Leave your dinner plans behind and head to a local Northern Michigan farmers market. Let these farmers and their produce set the menu for your next...

Add These Northern Michigan Small Bites to Your Must-Try List

Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, has been on the hunt for must-try food finds, local cookbooks and artisan, made-in-Northern-Michigan kitchen...

Don’t Miss Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail’s Harvest Days

The highly-anticipated Northern Michigan wine event Harvest Days is back on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail throughout the month of...

12 Perfect Picnic Spots in Northern Michigan

Is there anything better than a crusty baguette, fresh cherries and a good view? We don't think so. Spread out a blanket and enjoy these picnic...

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Hosting Annual Lobster Fest

The 16th Annual Lobster Fest Fundraiser at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Northport will be held on Saturday, August 14 from 5–8 p.m. (in-person...

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Explore Northport

Have the Best Northport Beach Day!

The Story and Science of Little Gull Island

The History of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse...With Ghosts

The Ultimate M22 Road Trip

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

24sep9:00 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

Outdoors in the Northport Region

Find a Beach For Any Mood

Bike From Northport to Grand Traverse Lighthouse

Find Restaurants, Trails, Craft Drink & More

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Northport Restaurant Articles

Outdoor Dining in Northport and Leelanau

Northport's Garage Bar & Grill in Top Ten for BBQ

Craft Drink in Northport Region

Cruise the Leelanau Wine Loop

Where To Find Craft Drink (Choose Leelanau)

Up North Kids

Summer Camps for Kids

These Northern Michigan summer camps embrace a love of the outdoors and the arts.

Endless Summer Family Fun

There are endless opportunities for outdoor fun, so we’ve created this list of 10 healthy and affordable Northern Michigan summer activities to keep your family moving. 

Best Beaches For Kids

We asked our readers to share their favorite spots to take young children to cool off (bonus points for places with playgrounds, restrooms, and picnic tables). These are their picks for best Northern Michigan beaches for kids.

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Traverse City (even on rainy days!)

From exploring the Children's Museum to family-friendly wineries, Traverse City offers endless options for kids and families!

Best Biking For Kids

Sometimes difficult terrain or cars zipping by can make riding too difficult for kids. Read on for our picks of the best Northern Michigan bike trails for kids.

Make It a Day on Mackinac Island

Forts, fudge, biking the island and horse-drawn carriage rides. It's kid heaven...and parents love it, too!

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