up north

Out and About: Celebrating Family in the Grand Traverse Community with the Arts

The Grand Traverse region offers many entertaining options for the whole family.

Out and About: Creative Construction – Charlevoix’s Mushroom Houses

An insurance and real estate agent by trade, Young was essentially a self-taught builder who created 30 unique structures of stone over a span of 50 years. Described as incredible works of architecture, art, and science, most of the Mushroom Houses are still standing today and have become beloved treasures.

Out and About: Avoid the Bustle in Indian River

The perfect destination awaits in Indian River, a community so small that it is officially not a town but an unincorporated municipality.

Out and About: The Bayview Wine Trail Beckons in Autumn

The Bayview Wine Trail is an idyllic excursion in autumn, as the “Tip of the Mitt” blossoms with bountiful harvests, brilliant fall foliage, and Michigan-made products.

Out and About: Cross-Country Skiing is Uniquely Delicious in Gaylord

The Treetops Culinary Adventure Series, the Skiable Feast is a 6K cross-country ski excursion augmented by gourmet food and drink stations along the trails. Treetops rents equipment for the intermediate-level trek. Groups of friends and family can traverse the trail at their own pace.