We Are Up North

Up North Michigan Trips, Adventures and Restaurants WeAreUpNorth.com releases a weekly Up North experience every Thursday. An Up North experience includes lodging, an exciting activity, a locally owned restaurant and a place of natural beauty or historical significance.

Every experience can be completed in one day so explorers from Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ohio and Chicago have time to plan their weekend based on the destination unveiled every Thursday. To sweeten the deal, we provide a gift certificate for one part of the experience for the fastest explorer to find. We release a weekly photo hunt or the latitude and longitude of the gift certificate, a hobby known


The River trailer

Is anyone excited for trout season? A movie called The River is being released this month about the famed Au Sable River. This trailer has incredible shots of trout fishing and Grayling scenery with a few fond memories of Rusty "Gator" Gates. http://vimeo.com/90659013

This is the trailer for the main feature The River. The dvd will also include as bonus features the full version of "The Brothers Brown" that was part of the 2013…

[01/17/14]   Get to Boyne Mountain Resort tonight. They have started the annual cheap nightly lift tickets sponsored by local radio stations. Tonight it's $10 lift tickets. You don't need a coupon, just show up at the ticket window and start skiing or snowboarding. We'll see you out there!


Up North

Just came across this gem to get ready for Labor Day

http://eleven35productions.blogspot.com/2013/08/film-friday-up-north.html A weekend up north, a great chance to practice some motion tracking with text, landscapes,…


Barrel Back Restaurant and Bar Walloon Lake

It's officially summer and we're celebrating by trying new places! We have a few but the first is the Barrel Back on Walloon Lake. Everybody in Boyne, Charlevoix, Petoskey and Harbor Springs should find an evening to hit up this place for dinner or drinks. A "barrel back" is a style of classic wooden boats. Good people, great views and fun times.

Do you know of any other new restaurants that opened this season?


The Barrel Back is a year round restaurant on Walloon Lake located on the southeast end of the lake on M-75. The restaurant is a located on the second story ...

vimeo.com 05/14/2013


If you're into the northern lights, lakes and wilderness then you should check out Shawn's time lapse video of Lake Superior. Brian, thanks for the tip!


vimeo.com photographer and aurora borealis enthusiast, Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Lake Superior region. www.facebook.com/lakesuperiorphoto https://www.flickr.com/photos/lakesuperiorphoto/…


Thanks for your help on the Mackinac ideas! Here is a sneak peak of the new poster series. Let us know if you have more island favorites.

[03/23/13]   Now that Spring has arrived we're designing a new poster series for Mackinac Island. Comment with your Mackinac favorites and we'll include them in the artwork!


Boyne Mountain Airbag Jump

Jumping, snowboarding and skiing at Boyne Mountain. Watch Dylan re-learn how to do a rodeo flip. You're never too old to learn old tricks.

[01/14/13]   We got married Up North in September and today our lovely outdoor wedding was featured on a national wedding blog!

[12/21/12]   Today is the annual 6 for 1 deal at Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands! We've got about half a foot of fresh snow and you and your five best friends can kick off the season with 6 lift tickets for the price of one. Tell your friends.

[12/09/12]   It's snowing like crazy up here! Boyne Mountain has a few runs completely covered and open.


New poster series prints are going fast! Check out our website to see them all in the store.

[09/11/12]   On the Grand Hotel front porch!


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weareupnorth.com 04/23/2012

Blissfest 2012 Dates and Ticket Information in Cross Village MI

Blissfest Music Organization tickets are on sale for summer's best music festival in northern Michigan! Who is planning to go this year? Congrats to Nancy Appell who won our 2011 Bliss contest

weareupnorth.com Visit Blissfest 2012 in Cross Village MI - eat at Pond Hill Farms from Harbor Springs, camp at Bliss, swim in Lake Michigan at Sturgeon Bay.

weareupnorth.com 04/22/2012

Traverse City Ski Area, Cross Country, Snowboard Terrain Park - Hickory Hills

Preserve Hickory (Hickory Hills) in Traverse City is on the budget chopping block. Hickory is an all-season gem and if the city can't afford to run it, then we need to find someone who can step up and operate the resort. A tubing park feasibility study has already been done and found that the resort would be profitable after five years after the park investment. Please pass the news on and hopefully our ski community will rise to the occasion! Learn more from the Hickory Hills Ski Patrol

weareupnorth.com Traverse City ski areas include Hickory Hills offering winter cross country skiing and a snowboard terrain park.


Gates Au Sable Lodge

Josh down at Gates Lodge in Grayling knows how to run a fly shop and guide service! Get on a river boat this season and hook into some trout!

Fun in the sun during a South Branch hendrickson hatch

[04/20/12]   Trees are budding and spring is in the northern air! Time to dust of the hiking boots, bike helmets and paddles. What are you looking forward to?


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The weekend snow has stopped falling and we're socked in with clouds and fog... no problem I'll just change the weather forecast with Google! p.s. happy April Fools Day :)

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Lake Superior WaterFalls

Can't wait to explore some Upper Peninsula waterfalls this summer! Anybody have a favorite? Vance, thanks for the tip!

gowaterfalling.com Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world. Its rocky shoreline is over 2500 miles long, and wanders through Ontario, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. In addition to wild forests, beautiful rocky beaches, and towering cliffs, there are a great number of waterfalls on or near the s...

[03/21/12]   Summer temps in March! Who went for a bike ride this week?


Timeline Photos


Snow hounds, here is the 6am ski report, 8 inches on the ground! Still snowing... start driving up north now and get breakfast on the road!

[03/02/12]   The first flakes just started falling. Who is excited to drive up north and brave the storm? Every ski resort is open


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Timeline Photos 03/02/2012

Timeline Photos


Hickory Hills Trail Map

weareupnorth.com 02/25/2012

Traverse City Ski Area, Cross Country, Snowboard Terrain Park - Hickory Hills

Looking for something to do this weekend? Go skiing for cheap in Traverse City

weareupnorth.com Traverse City ski areas include Hickory Hills offering winter cross country skiing and a snowboard terrain park.


Coming soon... personalized northern lake poster series!


Michigan loves hockey

weareupnorth.com 02/16/2012

St Ignace, Michigan Things to Do - Pond Hockey Tournament on Lake Huron - Labatte Blue Championships

Who wants their picture with the Stanley Cup this weekend?!

weareupnorth.com Visit St Igance, MI for the annual Michigan Pond Hockey Tournament on Lake Huron sponsored by Labatte Blue.


Tubing in Traverse City MI - Night Fun at Mt Holiday

Looking for a good time in Traverse City? Check out the tubing at Mt Holiday! It was fast!! Watch this video of our first run

weareupnorth.com goes Tubing in Traverse City MI at Mt Holiday ski resort. Get hourly tubing passes and adults-only on Saturday nights from 10PM till Midnigh...

weareupnorth.com 02/10/2012

Traverse City Microbrew and Music Festival 2012 - Michigan Beers


weareupnorth.com Traverse City Microbrew and Music Festival 2012 features Michigan beers like Arbor Brewing Co, Goose Island, North Peak Brewery, Shorts and Jolly Pumpkin.


This weekend is the Annual Traverse City Microbrewery and Music Festival! We loved it last year and will be posting about it on our website this week as the first Winter getaway to cure cabin fever. Will anybody be in TC this weekend?

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