Out of Bounds Boundary Waters, Lake Superior
Out of Bounds
For a true Up North experience, look no further than the Boundary Waters — and the gateway communities that offer access to its breathtaking million-plus acres.

If you’re a Great Lakes trailerboater, or any Midwesterner with a bent for watersports and the great outdoors, chances are you’re familiar with Up North — that vast country stretching from northern Minnesota, across Wisconsin and Michigan, to eastern Ontario. Like a magnet, it ...

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Paradise Inland Lower Peninsula, Michigan
Paradise Inland
Michigan’s Inland Waterway is a can’t-miss summer destination.

Nestled in the northeastern corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula is a small boater’s paradise known as the Inland Waterway. This meandering body of water stretches about 40 miles, beginning in Crooked Lake at the town of Conway and proceeding through connecting rivers to Pickerel, Bu...

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No Stopping Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin
No Stopping Milwaukee
Those ’70s sitcoms were a long time ago... Now, think world-class museums, great restaurants, waterfront fun and some truly epic parties. (Don’t worry: The beer and motorcycles are still there.)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last three or four decades, the opening lines of the “Laverne & Shirley” theme song and the sight of two young brewery workers hopping and running along a city sidewalk have become synonymous with Milwaukee, Wisconsin, whose re...

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American Beauty Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan
American Beauty
Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes is one of the most celebrated and picturesque locales in the U.S.

Unlike the craggy Wisconsin coast far to the west, Lake Michigan’s eastern shoreline is a long rim of golden sand — from broad beaches, to towering bluffs, to windswept dunes. They each offer their own magic, but one particular spot stands out. And it stands out so prominently, ABC&rsquo...

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Coastal Escapes Leland, Michigan & The Northern Peninsula
Coastal Escapes
Leland, Michigan and the surrounding communities of Suttons Bay and Northport along the Leelanau Peninsula boast offerings of fine wine, scrumptious eats and first-class shopping — not to mention all the boating, biking and fishing you can stand to enjoy.

Turquoise waters lap against dunes and cliffs as you cruise Lake Michigan along the Leelanau Peninsula. A breakwater’s outstretched arm appears ahead, enticing boaters into Leland Harbor. Entrance reveals a picturesque fishing village huddled on a narrow river, complete with colorful flowe...

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Northern Exposure Parry Sound, Ontario
Northern Exposure
The town of Parry Sound is the world-renowned jewel of Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands.

What is it that a hockey super star, million-dollar paintings and Marilyn Monroe all have in common? The surprising answer is the little town of Parry Sound, Ontario. Tucked into a fjord-like setting on the east shore of Georgian Bay, Parry Sound, with its population of 10,000 to 12,000 (de...

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The Victorian Port City of Manistee Manistee, Michigan
The Victorian Port City of Manistee
This charming Michigan port invites you to kick back, relax and enjoy!

So, you’ve heard about Manistee County and its 25 miles of sandy, walkable Lake Michigan shoreline, three harbors of refuge and spectacular fishing, and you’re thinking, “Ah, the perfect kick-off-your-shoes vacation spot.” Yep, you’d be right about that. But do...

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Cleveland Rocks! Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Rocks!
Best known for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, this Ohio city offers the boating public an exclusive backstage pass to its many waterfront attractions and treasures.

Big city attractions are just steps from the dock when you tie off in Cleveland, Ohio. Whether you’re a Great Lakes history buff, a sports fanatic, or just part of an adventuresome family, there’s much to see and do in this evolving city — with fantastic accessibility for boate...

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A Taste of Traverse City Traverse City, Michigian
A Taste of Traverse City
Sample the many sights, sounds and flavors this northern Michigan gem has to offer.

Nestled at the base of twin bays lies the heart of a vibrant northern Michigan community called Traverse City. Michiganders know it best as the Cherry Capital of the World, thanks to the renowned National Cherry Festival held each July. But the famed wonder fruit is not the only star in this sho...

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Secret Getaway Southwest Florida
Secret Getaway
Explore the exquisite, oft-overlooked charter grounds of Southwest Florida.

The conversation between my wife, She Who Must Be Obeyed, and I went something like this: SWMBO: “Do you think he’s standing there?” Me: “The chart says there’s plenty of water where he’s standing.” SWMBO: “That may be, but I don&rsq...

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