Your resource for all the best parts of family-friendly Northern Michigan

Featured Events

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Hop On Over March 24, 2018 Organized Egg Hunts by Age Group PLENTY of eggs for all ages! Donuts, Coffee, Hot Chocolate Crafts, Facepainting, and more! A completely free day of family fun! We look… Read More

Michigan Maple Weekend Open House – Griner Family Sugar Bush

Please join us for the Michigan Maple Weekend Open House on Saturday March 24th between 10am and 4pm. The Public is invited to this event. We will be sampling… Read More

Easter Egg Hunt (Special Needs Children Only)

This very special Easter egg hunt is for special needs children only, as a supplement to the traditional Easter egg hunt at First Congregational Church. Please contact the church… Read More

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt at Brownson Park Starting at 2:00pm – For Children up to 10 years old. Rain, sleet or snow … 1000 eggs full of candy to find! Read More

Easter Egg Hunt @ Crystal Mountain

Search for over 3000 eggs! Find the Golden Egg and win an Easter Basket full of fun! Held on the grounds of Crystal Mountain, beginning at 10am sharp. Follow… Read More

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Join us Saturday, March 31 for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. In addition to a kid friendly buffet this one-of-a-kind event will include… Read More


About Us

Up North Kids is the resource that I always wished for as a parent. It’s all the best parts of family-friendly Northern Michigan, in one place, whenever you need it.
After moving back to Traverse City with three young kids, I struggled to find opportunities to explore the area with my kids in tow. I didn’t have a resource at my fingertips to help me figure out what we were going to do in the rain, in the heat, in the snow, and all the other conditions that we know and love.
I love Northern Michigan – the beaches, the nature, the ‘Up North’ way of living, the way I feel when I see the water. There’s nothing like it. I want other people, visitors and locals alike, to know that Northern Michigan has great breweries and incredible wineries but it’s also a really awesome place for kids.signature

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