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Craig Hadley


Several years ago, our family was looking for the next step in our journey together. Moving to northern Michigan from central Indiana was at the top of our list for many reasons: abundant outdoor activities, a vibrant downtown community, and the educational, healthcare, and arts resources of a bigger city in a small town.

When our family isn’t working in K-12 and higher education, you can find us on the many miles of hiking trails that dot the landscape (our son loves Kids Creek), or visiting a farmstand or cherry orchard. Views of the bays and beaches never get tiresome, and winter brings a wealth of seasonal activities if you are willing to get outside and try something new.

Our family is active with the International Affairs Forum, the Dennos Museum Center, Leadership Grand Traverse, and TCAPS Elementary School.

Works at
Dennos Museum
Former Cities
Indianapolis and Chicago
Hidden Gem
Miles of Hiking Trails
Ask Craig About
Local Arts & Culture


  • Schools
  • Childcare / daycare
  • Arts & culture
  • Outdoor activities
  • Charitable organizations and volunteer opportunities
  • Community
  • Health & wellness services
  • Career opportunities / job-hunting


I’m a huge proponent of the arts and outdoor education, and would love to share those resources with new residents to the area. I’ve also lived in nearly every state in the Midwest, and so I have many points of reference to compare Northern Michigan with.


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