Traverse City Outdoor Articles

E-Bike Guide: Where to Rent E-Bikes Across Northern Michigan

Looking to level up your biking game? With summer quickly approaching here are our favorite spots to rent e-bikes in Northern Michigan + related...

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...

7 Enchanting Northern Michigan Winter Destinations

These Northern Michigan winter destinations from Marquette to Ludington prove snow beauty satisfies like no other. This article first appeared in...

In Praise of Winter Walks + 6 Local Hiking Trails to Explore

When the sky darkens and wind rattles the bare branches, the best type of walking waits for us. Plus, six easy, peaceful hiking trails for Northern...

20 Local Festivals & Events You Won’t Want to Miss in February

Northern Michigan is bustling with exciting and unique winter events! From Traverse City Comedy Fest to the North American Vasa, Valentine's dinners...

Embark on an Ethereal Winter Rafting Trip Along the Pine River

Head to Wellston, south of Traverse City, for an unforgettable paddling trip this winter that ends around a cozy fire. Plus, how to book your...

Ashlyn’s Picks: Events Happening This Weekend January 13-15

On the hunt for weekend plans? From outdoor adventures to exciting indoor concerts, you're not going to want to miss these Northern Michigan events...


Traverse City Beach It, Hike It

Find Your Traverse City Beach

Five Traverse City Trails to Check Out

Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in Traverse City

Three Traverse City Hikes Paired With Restaurants

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Traverse City Biking

Traverse City Biking is an Outdoor Paradise

Where To Try Fat Tire Biking in Traverse City

Traverse City's Sweet In-Town Mountain Bike Trails

Kid-Friendly Bike Trails In and Near Traverse City

Fishing in Traverse City

Seek Out Cisco in Grand Traverse Bay

Carp Fishing on the Boardman in Downtown TC

Kayak & Paddleboard Traverse City

Kayak TC's Boardman River + Safety Tips

Sip, Paddle & Roll on Kayak Brewery Tour

Traverse City Golf

Find a Travere City Golf Course

Take Your Shot at #15 at The Bear...One of a Kind

Photo(s) by Daniel Shepler