With more than 12,500 miles of state-designated trails to explore (and many of the most serene and beautiful pathways right here in northern Michigan), the Great Lakes state is a haven for off-road exploration. Whether on foot or bike, the trails this time of year are particularly scenic as fall’s colors emerge.
Summer in Northern Michigan is beautiful, but fall brings a quiet magic to our corner of the world, with crisp breezes, vineyard harvests, and glorious fall color. One of the best ways to take in the glory of fall is to take a drive up the scenic M-22. This 116- mile highway follows the coast of Leelanau Peninsula, with lake views appearing around each turn. Check out these top spots to stop—including dining, shopping, wineries, and scenic
overlooks—during your leaf peeping tour.
As Michigan Chews and Brews, we try and keep an eye out for all the deliciousness that the Mitten has to offer. On a recent trip to Traverse City, we checked out the local Hard Cider Scene. One sip and we were hooked, check out these amazing spots and see for yourself!
Looking for a way to spend the afternoon? Here’s how to create a locally sourced picnic in Traverse City.
Photo: Glacial Hills Trails
When you’re seeking a day trip that gets you into the woods, and your idea of exploring is going for a spin or feeling the dirt beneath your feet, the Glacial Hills Pathway in Bellaire delivers.
It’s not your traditional girls night out. You don’t want to wear your best clothes or your new shoes. Don’t even think about high heels. This is a night that will be the closest you’ve come to high school art class in over a decade(s).
Along M88 in the heart of Antrim County, discover the Bellaire region nestled along the shores of the Chain of Lakes waterway. Located 45 minutes from Traverse City, Bellaire boasts four seasons of endless activities for the thrill seeker to the beach comber.
As one of Michigan’s first casinos, Leelanau Sands doesn’t just have a long history of gaming—they also have a long history of entertainment. Their intimate, 1,000-seat theater, the Sands Showroom, turns 20 this August, and Leelanau Sands is celebrating in style with a month-long performance series.
We’re one month out from the first-ever IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City -- a swim-bike-run event that will bring 2,500 athletes and their families to our city. Whether you’re competing in the triathlon yourself, or you’re gearing up to spectate, we’ve got some insider tips to share (best spot to watch your runner and where to park!) and great ways to make the most of your time spent up north, including a few excellent choices for post-race celebrations.
You really haven’t “done” the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore unless you’ve floated the Platte River. For those visiting the area, the thought of floating a river on an inner tube might sound crazy. They’ve never done it. They’ve never thought of doing it. But, as they say, when in Rome…