For the first 10 years of we featured the Northern Michigan Site of the Week.
Many of these links are long gone, but we hope this slice of Internet history is fun for you!

Northern Michigan Site of the Week
Last updated January 4, 2006

Gregory D. Seman Photography

Our latest pick is a site we designed but the real “show” are Greg Seman’s stunning black & white photos. He has galleries of northern Michigan scenes (Good Harbor, Cedar, Leland, Traverse City, Rapid River, Ludington, Manistee) and also Colorado & Iceland.

Have a look


Previous Picks, About the Award & Recommend Site

The Northern Michigan Site of the Week is designed to honor web sites made in Northern Lower Michigan (& the UP) that deliver something extra. Scroll down for seven years of sites that have received the award. Many of them are still there, but some have vanished into the mists. If one of them has moved and you know where it is (or to recommend a site for the award), send us an email! If it’s just plain gone, we’re leaving the link up anyway! To link to this page, jump to the bottom.


2005 Picks

2005 Site of the Year: South Fox Island Lighthouse Restoration Project

Photographer Robert deJonge
Omena Historical Society
Manitou Music Festival


2004 Picks

2004 Site of the Year: Taste the Local Difference
MSU Tart Cherry Web Cam
The Northern Express
Women’s Ski Tour


2003 Picks

2003 Site of the Year: TRAVERSE: Northern Michigan’s Magazine

Beyond the Bay Film Series
Michigan Land Use Institute
The Leelanau Peninsula Vintners
Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Leelanau School


2002 Picks

2002 Site of the Year: The Leland Report

The Apple Journal
Mackinac State Historic Parks
Mackinac Island Stone Skipping & Gerplunking Club
Rick Baetsen Wildlife and Nature Photography
Northern Michigan Birding
Leelanau Cemetery Database
Seeing The Light: The Lighthouses of the Western Great Lakes


2001 Picks

2001 Site of the Year: Vistas del Campo

Yesterday’s Tomorrows
Images of Northern Michigan
Cadillac Postcards
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Empire Journal
Cherry Bowl Drive In Theatre
King Orchards
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Northport Point


2000 Picks

2000 Site of the Year: The Senior Corner

With These Hands
Ken Scott Photography: The Hike
Higgins Lake Info
Michigan Memories
Michigan Historical Markers
Captured Moments Photography
Life-Style Migration Project
The Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms
Bass Lake Cottages & Resort Rentals
Trenary Outhouse Classic


1999 Picks

1999 Site of the Year: Life Along the Manitou Passage 

Great Lakes Natural Resource Center
Northern Michigan in the Fall
Life Along the Manitou Passage
The True Fate of the South and North American Cruise Liners
Mendota Lighthouse
Great Lakes Shipwreck Research
Visualizing the Great Lakes
The Leelanau Conservancy
Kachadurian Photography
Asylum & Architecture
Sweetwater Visions


1998 Picks

1998 Site of the Year: BeaverIsland.Net

Northport Chamber of Commerce
Sleeping Bear Press
Michigan Apples
The Barn Journal
The Paul H. Young Company
The Holy Transfiguration Skete
The Manitou Islands
Traverse Tall Ship Co.
Pete Rose
Northern Lumber
Exploring the North: The Upper Peninsula…
Boyne River Brewing Company
Lake Superior Magazine
Traverse City Record Eagle
The Boat Shop


1997 Picks

1997 Site of the Year: George’s Eagle Harbor Web

Great Lakes and Seaway Vessel Passage
The Great Lakes Atlas
The Carferries of Ludington
Wedding Details
The Trout Bums
Portrait of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Pleva’s Meats
Cherry Marketing Institute
Grand Traverse County GenWeb Page
Heather’s Photo Gallery
Pasty Central
Nautical Works
Song of the Lakes
Where is Beaver Island?
Love To Teach
The Aurora Page – Local Image Archive
Michigan Association of Private Campground Owners
An Internet Art Extravaganza
Glenn Wolff Studio
User G
Extreme Mac/Macupdate.Com
Great Lakes Nordic Ski Council
George’s Eagle Harbor Web


1996 Picks

1996 Site of the Year: Bob Moler’s Ephemeris

Ski Michigan!
Nautical Works
Outsite Communications
A Virtual Color Tour
Rose’s Native American HomePage
Netday96 Michigan
Multimedia Detectives
The Beechnut Review
The Bird in the Waterfall Home Page
The Shea’s Guide to Windsurfing and Skiing Traverse City
Linda’s Lighthouse Page
The Paul McMullen Home Page
Let’s Go Fishing With Buck Wilder!
Northern Michigan’s Search Engine
Michigan Virtual Tours
Isle Royale National Park
Sea Dog Charters
Northern Michigan Fishing Page
Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Initiative
All Outdoors
Freeway Customer Equipment Exchange
Leelanau Growers Almanac
Web Girl’s World
Northern Michigan Wildlife Rehabilitation
Bob Moler’s Ephemeris