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Hometown: Boyne City, MI

Meghann Valade

Born and raised in Northern Michigan, naturally I have a soft spot in my heart for the North Coast. I have been lucky enough to call this amazing place my home for a long time. I guess when you have this backyard playground you naturally learn to become an explorer, an athlete and an outdoor enthusiast. I grew up in Boyne City, competing on the Central United States Ski Association (CUSSA). We traveled all over Michigan and the Country to ski race. I truly believe this was the beginning of my exploring. There are many beautiful places in the world, and I've been lucky enough to see A LOT, and my breath is still taken away by our Lake Michigan beaches.

My college degree (Visual Merchandising) has lead me to begin a career with an outdoor company where I am lucky enough to bring my personal interests into my work atmosphere. Dylan and I share a collective interest in all things Northern Michigan. We love that we've both spent most of our lives here and we still have SO much exploring yet to be done. We spend the majority of our time at Dylan's home in Petoskey, but any chance we get we are packing the tent in the car and heading out to find a new "experience". I'm an avid supporter of our National Parks, I'll go out of my way to visit any National Park wherever I am! My hope is that through this site I can bring a little more adventure into your world and help support our homeland of Northern Michigan.

What Do You Think about Hometown: Boyne City, MI?

Locals Tip

Take your kids skiing as soon as they can walk!

My secret confession: I have never been to Tahquamenon Falls!!

One thing I want to do before I die: Own a sailboat and spend the summer port hopping through Michigan!

Something you don't know about me: I own a yoga studio in Harbor Springs MI

up north michigan poster


"Sweat once a day, twice if you're lucky!" Meghann
"Do I smell bacon?" Dylan