Traverse City Outdoor Articles

14 Amazing Northern Michigan Summer Camps for Kids

Help your kids abandon their screens and fall in love with Northern Michigan summers just like you did. These classic sleep-away summer camps will...

Traverse City Winter Insider’s List: 6 Bucket List Snowy Stops

Winter is better in Traverse City. From laidback bars where you can show off your trivia skills to the best mocha in town, here’s your checklist for...

8 Lantern-Lit Hikes for a Dreamy Northern Michigan Winter

Start your new year off right with a refreshing trek through snowy woods. These lantern-lit hikes will guide you through some of the North’s most...

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...

Liberate Your Landscape with Fresh Exchange in Traverse City

Seven years ago, Megan Gilger came close to letting her popular Fresh Exchange lifestyle blog wither on the vine. Instead, she dug deeper, put down...

Bike Traverse City’s Long-Awaited Boardman Lake Loop Trail

In the loop! Take a cool spin around Traverse City’s Boardman Lake this summer for a lollygagging good time. Here’s the intel + where to stop for...

Red Hot Best of the Best: Ski Resort, Golf Course, Downtown & More

Meet Red Hot Best 2023's new "Best of the Best" category! These five new categories competed all across Northern Michigan to see who was truly...

Red Hot Best 2023: The Best of Traverse City

The votes have been counted and the results are in for your Red Hot Best winners in Traverse City! From Old Mission Peninsula to downtown TC,...


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

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