June 2016 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Red Hot Best Issue

Top 3 winners in 101 categories giving you more than 300 winners. It's your go-guide to summer fun.


Northern Home & Cottage


June 2016 Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan Traverse Magazine

  • June 2016 Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan Traverse Magazine

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Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan

Thousands voted in 101 categories of favorite Northern Michigan places, people and things. Discover who won!

Life on the Linda Sue

They’re married, they’re Native American and they commercial fish together for a living. Spend a day on the water with Ed and Cindy John.

Lighthouse Keeper for a Week

Set up at the tip of Old Mission Peninsula, at the height of summer in a sweet lighthouse? Kathy Belden knows a bucket-list item when she sees one.


This TC doc’s malaria research has saved tens of thousands of children’s lives. She’s not done yet.

5 Great Lakes, 1 Determined Man

Stephen Brede paddled around every single one of North America’s Great Lakes. He shares thoughts and photos from the epic journey.


Plus! Northern Home & Cottage

Up North
Hang out with Hemingway’s spirit; where to buy (almost) everything in camo; he wants to be king of jerky; advice for sending kids to camp, more.

June Events
So much light in June! Use it to find a great event.

Red Hot Best travel ideas. Start roaming!

Up in Michigan
For her, all stars lead to Northern Michigan.

Top 10 whitefish winners from the Red Hot Best voting!

Barbecue recipes
Tried and true classics for your summer grill.

Foodie File
Folgarelli recipes for New York Antipasto and Fiora Pasta Salad.

Strawberry Rhubarb Mojito Recipe
Make one! (Or more than one.)

An early look at new wine releases from Leelanau.

He learned to sail on Little Traverse Bay and now is sailing America’s Cup. Meet Matt Cassidy.

Into the North
Let’s hear it for summer!

On the Cover:
Photo: Braylin Adair loving summer! by Darin Philport

And of course, Deborah Wyatt Fellows's column:


Anniversaries are funny around here. Last year’s June 2015 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine was our 36th June issue. But as many people mention to me, by normal calculations, this issue marks our official 35th anniversary of waking up every day to celebrate and protect Northern Michigan.

So, if you’re a subscriber, thank you for allowing us to have such a rich, ongoing relationship and dialog with you about a place we all hold so close to our hearts. If you just picked this issue up on the newsstand, thanks for reaching out and picking up a magazine. In a changing world of storytelling and capturing place, …