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Dining Al Fresco: Best Benzie Region Outdoor Dining Spots

Is there anything better than an outdoor dining table in the sunshine and lake breeze? Check out our town-by-town guide to eating outside in the...

May 2022 Events: Mother’s Day, Wine Month & Outdoor Festivals

Celebrate spring in Northern Michigan with Mother's Day brunches, farmers markets, wine tours, and the re-introduction of outdoor festivals for...

Go Fat Tire Biking on Trails at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville

A “family of fatties” makes their way to Thompsonville for a day of fun, wintry biking. Explore the three Crystal Mountain fat tire biking trails...

16 March Events to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day & Spring Up North

With spring on the horizon and St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, you're not going to want to miss these March events in Northern Michigan. From...

Gather the Girls for a Galentine’s Getaway in Northern Michigan

If it's been ages since you've taken a girls' trip, what better month than February to show your besties just how much you adore them. These wintry...

Crystal Mountain Snowmaking Team is Top 7 North America

Crystal Mountain's snowmaking team has been recognized as one of the best in North America. Going up against teams from Canada to Colorado, here's...


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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!