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Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 6 Wineries

Northern Michigan’s unsuspecting microclimate for growing grapes has made it a destination for wine aficionados from all over the world. From over...

7 Lavender Farms to Explore in Northern Michigan this Summer

On a three-day trip through Northern Michigan, Sarah Bence was on a mission to discover the region's best lavender farms. She shows us seven...

Sip Like a Local in Traverse City: Craft Beer, Cocktails & Wine

Downtown Traverse City's buzzing beverage scene, with several breweries, distilleries and a winery, is complemented by a beautiful patchwork of...

How to Play on East & West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City

It’s the cornerstone to every trip to Traverse City: A must-see-swim-soak-sun day on Grand Traverse Bay. Dive in to learn why this two-lobed bay,...

Northern Michigan Winemakers Expecting High-Quality 2020 Vintage

There is collective breath-holding taking place today with vintners at Traverse Wine Coast. But the hopes are high that the 2020 vintage could be a...

10 of Northern Michigan’s Best Restaurants for Easter Brunch

Holiday cooking doesn’t always need to be handcrafted at home. If you’re looking to spend time with your family instead of your kitchen this Easter,...

Eat, Drink, Ski, Hike, Explore on These Northern Michigan Tours

An added bonus to Northern Michigan food and drink tours? Many offer opportunities for outdoor excursions either onsite or close by. Here are a few...

6 Scenic Places to Take Northern Michigan Engagement Photos

Grace Hudson of Captured by Grace Photography is a pro when it comes to capturing couples' intimate and adventurous moments. Here, she shares six...


Explore Old Mission Peninsula

Five Must-Do's On Old Mission Peninsula

Take An Old Mission Fall Color Tour

Old Mission Lighthouse Park, Hike & Tour

Two Friends On a Mission to Honor Legacy

Wineries & Wine in the Old Mission Region

Old Mission & Traverse City Wineries

Six 2020 Wine Releases on Old Mission

Find Old Mission Wineries with Gorgeous Views

Brys Estate's Secret Lavender Garden

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 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

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

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Old Mission & Traverse City Restaurants

Guide to Old Mission & Traverse City Restaurants

Old Mission & Traverse City Outdoor Dining

Old Mission & Traverse City Restaurants, Trails & More


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30 Red Hot Best in Traverse City

Get Outdoors in the Old Mission Region

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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.

Seven Rainy Day Activites for Kids in Traverse City

From 25-cent matinees and hands-on art to learning about Great Lakes ecology, there are plenty of things to do with kids in Traverse City on a rainy day.

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.

Head to Mackinac Island for the Day

Forts, easy biking, horse-drawn everything, lots of fudge. Heck, even the ferry ride is an adventure!

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