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Open-Water Swimming in Northern Michigan is Epic & Beautiful

Open water swimming in Lake Michigan and other Northern Michigan lakes and bays is stunning, transformative and challenging. Dedicated open water...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Golf Courses

Northern Michigan’s rolling hills and scenic overlooks make it a unique place for a spectacular game of golf. What are you waiting for? Throw your...

TC Resident Explores 77 Michigan Campgrounds in 6 Months

A woman and her dog are spending five to six months on the road, visiting each of the state’s 77 rustic state forest campgrounds, and gathering...

ELEV8 to Open First Indoor Climbing Gym in Traverse City

Kevin Vlach and Nick Olson have set out to bring the first-ever indoor climbing gym to Traverse City. Learn more about their journey and the work...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Northern Michigan Hiking Trails

Northern Michigan’s incredible scenic landscapes and miles of marked trails have long made it a hiker’s paradise, whether you’re climbing sand dunes...

Fishing Report for July 14: Luck at Inlets Across Regions

Summer trolling is picking up and anglers have had success at 100 to 200-foot river mouths. Waterways are experiencing an uptick in leisure boaters...

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...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Fishing Charters

Michigan's magical waters have long been fishing destinations for first-time anglers and experienced fishermen alike. For vacationers that want to...

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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

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, Alden, Michigan

18jun(jun 18)10:00 am04sep(sep 4)5:00 pmBeneath the Moon and Under the Sun: Landscape Paintings by Heidi A. Marshall(june 18) 10:00 am - (september 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, 461 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770

18jun(jun 18)10:00 am04sep(sep 4)5:00 pmPast Is Present: A Dart Featured Artist Retrospective(june 18) 10:00 am - (september 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, 461 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770

Traverse City Beach It, Hike It

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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

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Find a Travere City Golf Course

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

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