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14 Gorgeous Sleeping Bear Beaches to Try

Rock Hunting is the Best in the World

Whitefish, Farm Market Salad & the Beach

An Afternoon at Good Harbor Beach

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Host a Stargazing Party on the Beach

Towns Near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Northern Michigan Beaches

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Beaches

With more than 3,000 miles of freshwater coastline, it’s no surprise that Michigan has some ROCK-ing beaches! You voted for the Top 7 beaches in...

How to Stay & Play in Northern Michigan’s Leelanau State Park

North of Northport, perched at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, and surrounded by the expanse of Lake Michigan, this approximately 1,350-acre park...

Lake Michigan & Crystal River Adventures at The Homestead

PAID CONTENT From stand-up paddleboarding to snorkeling for fossils, the waters that surround The Homestead in Glen Arbor are waiting to be explored...

Go Glamping in Northern Michigan at Beaver Island Retreat

Escape is necessary. This is exactly why my wife, Laura, and I find ourselves sailing west from Charlevoix on the Emerald Isle ferry with another...

Fisherman’s Island State Park Day-Use Area to Reopen

After high water and storm damage caused the partial closure of Fisherman's Island State Park's main access road and campsites #36-80, conditions...

6 Great Family-Friendly Activities at Sleeping Bear Dunes

PAID CONTENT With an afternoon promising sunshine, a slight breeze and zero percent chance of precipitation, our family’s planned ride on the...

Best Beaches Across Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan is known for its gorgeous summers and pristine beaches. Dive in to explore beaches from Traverse City to Charlevoix and beyond to...

12 Beaches in Charlevoix, Torch Lake & Chain of Lakes Region

Ten Charlevoix/Chain of Lakes beaches of every shape and size, including Fisherman’s Island State Park, Young State Park, Torch Lake and the Antrim Creek Natural Area.

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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

24mayAll Day24julArt Exhibit | Essential Cargo: Explorations in Hand-Built CeramicUsing hand-built techniques, bold colors, and nontraditional ceramic textures, Leipski aims to evoke a sense of nostalgia, whimsy, and the surreal.(All Day) Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City

24may11:00 am24jul5:00 pmArt Exhibit | Passionate Reality: Life in Full ColorThrough the imaginative colors and bold brush strokes of six Northern Michigan artists, Passionate Reality: Life in Full Color presents a world that is full of life, energy, vibrancy, and passion.(may 24) 11:00 am - (july 24) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City

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

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Videos

  • Adventures in Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • National Park Service Turns 100!
  • Fascinating History of Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes - Dune Climb
  • Canoeing on the Platte River
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes - Pyramid Point
  • Don't Miss Sleeping Bear Dune's Pierce Stocking Drive

Map of Sleeping Bear Dune Climb

Pyramid Point

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Point Betsie Lighthouse

Dune Climb

Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitor Center

Northern Michigan Magazines

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Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

For more than four decades, Traverse has been capturing the beauty, people, outdoor recreation, local food and drink, events, entrepreneurial spirt and sense of community found in Northern Michigan…from Ludington to Traverse City, Petoskey to Mackinac Island and on to the Upper Peninsula. Handpicked, curated content, gorgeously presented and delivered to your door. Don’t miss another month. with-this beautiful magazine delivered to your door, included with your Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine subscription. Subscribe now!

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Northern Home & Cottage

For the Way You Live Up North

Life is lived a bit differently at our Northern Michigan homes. We hang on screen porches and bring in sand between our toes. We entertain friends and family and put in bunk beds for grandkids. Mud season is real. And views of every kind are maximized. Find your Northern Michigan home ideas with this beautiful magazine, delivered to your door for free with your Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine subscription. You can also read this magazine digitally just by clicking below.

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Weddings

For Couples Who Love Northern Michigan

Everything you need to plan your perfect Northern Michigan wedding. Packed with ideas, gorgeous wedding stories, resources and more. Plan the Northern Michigan wedding of your dreams!

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Northern Michigan Vacation Guide

Over 100 pages of fun throughout Northern Michigan. Food, beer, wine, events, shopping, lodging and all-day outdoor fun including Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Grand Traverse County, Emmet County, Leelanau County, Benzie County and Charlevoix County. Delivered to your door for free with your Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine subscription. You can also read this magazine digitally just by clicking below.

Inspired Life

Living Better after 55 in Northern Michigan

Life in Northern Michigan after 55 is truly inspired and we love sharing all the ways you can dive in. Find ways to get outside for health and fitness, ways to volunteer, navigate the health system, find community and so much more. Delivered to your door for free with your Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine subscription. You can also read this magazine digitally just by clicking below.

Give

Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan has an incredibly vibrant nonprofit community and GIVE offers us all a chance to give back to a region that gives so much to each of us. Read about Northern Michigan nonprofits that are making a difference, and then volunteer or donate! Delivered to your door for free with your Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine subscription. You can also read this magazine digitally just by clicking below.

Filmgoer

On the Town at the Traverse City Film Festival

This guide to the Traverse City Film Festival is the one to tuck under your arm to enjoy the festival and everything in between your movie choices. Find fun insider tips, where to grab a quick lunch and much more. Delivered to your door for free with your Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine subscription. You can also read this magazine digitally just by clicking below.

Estate & Financial Planning

Your Northern Michigan Guide to a Secure Financial Future

Whether you’re a millennial just starting out or retiring to your dream spot in Northern Michigan, this region’s experts have excellent advice for how to ensure your financial future so you get to live your best life Up North! Delivered to your door for free with your Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine subscription. You can also read this magazine digitally just by clicking below.

Meetings

Ideas to Make Your Up North Meeting Great

Northern Michigan professional meetings and conferences take on their own personality when you add a gorgeous, relaxed environment and fun ways to bond with peers.

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