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.
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.
The coastal towns of Leland, Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Charlevoix are just a few stops you can make on the 1,100-mile Lake Michigan Circle Tour. Here are our go-to spots in northern Michigan for fully embracing the pure waters of Lake Michigan
Discover the best fishing and make the most of your fishing trip for all ages during your vacation in northern Michigan. From Boyne City to Cross Village, discover these go-to lakes, rivers, and recommended charters!
Right in our own background awaits a magical journey back in time. Slow down and unwind on Mackinac Island, located about 36 miles north of Harbor Springs. After a 16-30 minute cruise to the island, these are your five must-dos to experience island life on Mackinac to the fullest.
Still have some of your water sports equipment laying around? This winter, try something a little extreme!
There are many hidden treasures to find off the beaten path in northern Michigan. One of them is a small island named “Skillagalee”.
When you come to northern Michigan for your next vacation, here are ten ways to use a bandana that you might find handy!
A nice video featuring some of the awesome reasons to come take a vacation in the Petoskey area of northern Michigan. Come have some fun in and on the waves of Lake Michigan and our beautiful inland lakes and waterways this summer!
We like vacations because they make us happy, but what do people most like to do on vacation? The answer may surprise you!
ummer is officially underway in Northern Michigan! To celebrate the season, Pure Michigan asked fans "What do you love most about summertime in Pure Michigan?" From outdoor events and festivals to long days at the beach and much more, summer means...
Northern Michigan is a great location for a snowshoeing and cross country skiing getaway. Located about 15 minutes east of Petoskey, MI, Wildwood Hills Pathway is a hidden gem for outdoor recreation in Northern Michigan all year long. This 11 mile trail system travels...