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

Featured Events

Hike It Baby Storytime at Houdek Dunes

Next week is Earth Week at the Leeelanau Conservancy and to celebrate Leland Township Library is co-hosting a special Hike It Baby Storytime at Houdek Dunes Natural Area on… Read More

Together We Grow Children’s Expo

Grand Traverse Academy’s second annual Together We Grow Children’s Expo is created especially for preschool-elementary aged children and their parents. Hands-on children’s activities include a book walk, a fire… 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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