Do you like long walks on the beach? Then beach combing and searching for fossilized gems along northern Michigan shorelines is for you! Along Lake Michigan, one of the most notable fossils you will find is Petoskey stones ( Hexagonaria percarinata), distinguishable...
Emmet County, located in the picturesque state of Michigan, offers a remarkable range of natural beauty for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. With its diverse landscapes, including pristine forests, stunning coastlines, and rolling hills, the county boasts an...
If you’re like me, you wouldn’t dream of going on a vacation without your 4-legged best friend. My little buddy, Bob Wiley (named after the main character in the movie What About Bob?), might be baby stepping to new experiences but he definitely wants to trot along...
Dining on local cuisine is a great way to take a deep dive into the history and culture of a place. In Michigan, that means biting into a warm, savory pasty. Here are five day trips to take from Petoskey to Get Pasties.
As the state with the most water, boating is a major pastime in Michigan. Northern Michigan is home to some of the best boating in the state.
A variety of unique stones treasured by rock hunters lie along the shores of the Great Lakes, but none is more well-known than the Petoskey stone. Only found in Northern Michigan, Petoskey stones are highly sought after by visitors hoping to take home a souvenir.
Many visitors come to Northern Michigan to enjoy the outdoors, and some of the best opportunities for recreation and relaxation are in the area parks. A number of city, county and state parks have beaches, trails, and boat and kayak launches. Local parks are also wonderful places to enjoy a leisurely stroll or watch the sunset. Here are five parks to visit on your next Northern Michigan adventure.
Northern Michigan is home to dozens of beaches along the Lake Michigan shoreline and inland lakes. If you’re looking for a place to spend your summer days relaxing on the sand and playing in the water, there’s no better place. Here are five Northern Michigan beaches where you can soak up the sun and cool off in the water.
Michigan’s lighthouses are beautiful monuments to her maritime history. Many are also wrapped up in Great Lakes’ legends and lore. Northern Michigan has several lighthouses that are restored and open for tours.
Mackinac Island is home to gorgeous views, natural wonders, and picturesque scenes, making it the perfect place to take Insta-worthy photos.
Michigan’s unique climate influenced by the Great Lakes makes it an ideal location for producing wine. Northern Michigan is home to several of the best wineries in the state.
Petoskey is a great basecamp for taking day trips to explore the rest of Northern Michigan. Adventure is just a short drive away!
For the seventh consecutive year, LeBear Resort, operated by Holiday Vacation Rentals and Birchwood Property Management, has received the Best of Glen Arbor Awards for Real Estate Operators. The LeBear Resort is a luxury Private Residence Club. Condominium residences...
Read about our experience biking on Mackinac Island, see photos from our trip, and get our tips for planning your own family adventure!
Soak in the pristine fall color of Northern Michigan during a self-guided driving tour on some of the most beautiful scenic roads.
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Looking for some great nature trails to hike on your next vacation? Here are fifteen nature preserves in northern Michigan to check out!
Sunsets over Lake Michigan can’t be beat. Here are some of the best spots to enjoy the clouds exploding into color at sunset in northern Michigan.
Northern Michigan is always a favorite vacation destination. Our miles of freshwater coastlines always offer spectacular views and plenty of ways to play. Our summertime fun often involves our cherished unsalted waters. Hiking and biking along the trails that hug our...
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore near Glen Arbor, Michigan, boasts a rich history, scenic splendor, and recreational fun for the whole family.