Recent Otsego County Articles

15 Northern Michigan Events to Put on Your List This September

September marks the inevitable end of summer in Northern Michigan, but we're keeping the party going with beer festivals, wine tours and more local...

A 1910 Bungalow Gets a Top-to-Bottom Restoration

A former designer for Ralph Lauren channels the spirit of a 1910 bungalow in a top-to-bottom Northern Michigan home restoration that balances...

August 2023 Events: 20+ Things to Do in Northern Michigan

Summer's last hurrah! We’re taking advantage of every second of these sun-shining, vacation-filled days in Northern Michigan with 20+ local events...

Northern Michigan’s Red Hot Best Breakfast, Coffee & Bakery

Start your day off right with Northern Michigan's best breakfast! Explore the 2023 Red Hot Best winners for best breakfast, bakery and coffee shop...

3 Irresistible Brats + Topping Ideas for Your Next Cookout

Yes, we love sweet corn succotash, watermelon mocktails and Mom’s potato salad. But we all know the real star of the summer cookout: brats. Here,...

Northern Michigan’s Best Happy Hours, Wineries & Local Sips

Searching for the best places to grab a craft drink across Northern Michigan? From Frankfort to the Upper Peninsula and beyond, here are your 2023...

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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.

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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