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15 Family-Friendly Activities Across Northern Michigan

For a family day out or all-ages fun with the grandparents, we've rounded up 15 of our favorite family-friendly outings across Northern Michigan,...

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...

Creative Shores: Find Inspiration at these 6 Local Spots

We found countless coastal spots in Northern Michigan that offer the perfect place to journal, paint or photograph—or simply let the muse arrive....

Land for All: Celebrating 50 Years of Little Traverse Conservancy

This year, Little Traverse Conservancy (LTC) celebrates half a century of land protection and preservation across its five-county service area in...

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...

Red Hot Best Outdoors: 2022 Winners for Hiking, Kayaking & Beaches

Whether on dirt paths or playing in the waves, there are endless ways to enjoy Northern Michigan’s outstanding outdoors! Explore the 2022 Red Hot...

Where to Find Leland Blues & Local Rock Hunting Laws to Know

Comb Leland's beaches for pieces of colorful lake-tumbled slag, locally and affectionately known as Leland Blue stones. Dive in to learn how they...


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