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.
Planning a winter trip Up North? While most will only think of heading to the local ski resorts, we’re adding a few Beyond the Ordinary adventures to your planning list for an unforgettable winter weekend! Snow Kayaking Don’t wait until summer to pull out the old...
Northern Michigan knows how to kick off the best time of the year, with Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots followed by holiday parades and Open Houses. From Boyne City to Cross Village, these lakeside communities know how to welcome in the season with no shortage of small...
Pictured Rocks has to be one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the nation. Named Michigan’s #1 Adventure Destination by Good Morning America, here is our list for fully experiencing a place that has to be at the top of everyone’s bucket list! Take the...
If you’re looking for fall activities for your northern Michigan vacation, here are 10 ideas that are sure to please the whole family.
Looking for adventure in northern Michigan? Zip lining is an exhilarating way to experience the area’s beauty, with several locations to choose from.
Michigan, rated as the Best State in America, has the longest fresh water coastline, coming in second for longest coastline to Alaska. The Great Lakes, known to some as the sweet water seas, is at the top of user-friendly bodies of water.