Petoskey Area Blog

Star Light, Star Bright – Visit the Dark Sky Park Tonight

Vincent Van Gogh said, “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” I definitely love the great outdoors, but some places in nature are certainly more beautiful than others – and more unique. If you are looking for somewhere to get off the beaten path and enjoy nature when you’re visiting the Petoskey Area, you really need to point your compass in the direction of the Headlands...

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Topics: Dark Sky Park

Posted on December 06, 2016

Wrap up a Great Holiday Season in the Petoskey Area

After a fabulous fall in northern Michigan – a really fabulous fall, actually – I’m being greedy and hoping for a wonderful winter. Now that we’ve had a few snowflakes, the feeling is hopeful that we’ll have own version of “White Christmas!”

The holidays are a special time in the Petoskey Area with a wide variety of events that make these towns sparkle even more than usual. Plan a getaway...

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Topics: Holiday, Events

Posted on November 22, 2016

Before the Holiday Season Hits, Come on Up and Relax

Before long, the holiday season will be here in full force. Joyous as it is, it also brings a hectic schedule of places to go, things to do, deadlines to meet, get-togethers to arrange, and…well, you get the idea. Whew!

So why not take a little time ahead of time and simply relax. Unwind. And pamper yourself.

November is the perfect time to leave the everyday and go somewhere special – like...

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Topics: Trails, Dining, Bookstores, Shopping, Spas

Posted on November 01, 2016

Going on Now: Fabulous Fall & Foods in the Petoskey Area

Fall brings beautiful colors to the Petoskey Area, along with thoughts of pulling out the skis and snowshoes. The crisp, cool weather also seems to bring on appetites. Comfort foods take the place of salads and hot dogs as temperatures go south along with the geese, making this a perfect time to showcase the region’s many wonderful diners, restaurants and pubs.

From now until October 24th,...

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Topics: Culinary, Restaurants, Dining

Posted on October 19, 2016

There’s More to the Petoskey Area Than Meets the Eye

By itself, the spectacular color that greets you is reason enough to visit the Petoskey Area and its charming communities: Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Alanson, Bay Harbor, Boyne City, Walloon Lake and Boyne Falls.

Bright yellows, oranges and reds are a feast for the eyes. The multi-hued blues of Lake Michigan and numerous inland lakes add that unforgettable final touch.

To make it even easier...

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Topics: Fall color tours, Things to do in the fall

Posted on September 29, 2016

Drink in the Petoskey Area on a Winery or Brewery Visit

The Petoskey Area has welcomed several wineries and breweries recently, making it a destination for lovers of craft beers and connoisseurs of wine. Start your trip planning here. Cheers!

Beards Brewery is a small microbrewery focusing on a craft brew experience. In its first few years, they have created over 100 delicious recipes inspired by local, seasonal products of northern Michigan. The...

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Topics: Wineries, Breweries

Posted on September 07, 2016

Biking in the Petoskey Area is a Beautiful Thing

As summer coasts into fall and temperatures become more moderate, cruising the bike lane is a great place to be. The spectacular natural beauty and variety of trail systems in the Petoskey Area make it a one-of-a-kind destination for cyclists of all abilities. Bike rentals are available at a number of places, so if bringing your own bike is an inconvenience, you’re covered.

Where to ride: ...

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Topics: Bicycling, Cycling

Posted on August 22, 2016

Great Tastes are Trending in the Petoskey Area

For everyone from the casual gourmet to the sophisticated foodie, the Petoskey Area is a diner’s paradise. In addition to the many top-notch restaurants and eateries in the region, there are also several establishments that offer farm-to-table freshness and tastes that can’t be found anywhere else. These make up the Petoskey Area Culinary Trail.

Farm markets

Several of our communities host...

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Topics: Culinary, Wineries, Breweries, Farm Markets, Dining

Posted on August 08, 2016

Get Ready for Some Excitement in the Petoskey Area

The sun-drenched beaches in the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan are the perfect way to relax and unwind. Then, add the Victorian charm and easy-going pace found in our communities of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Boyne City and it’s easy to see why the Petoskey Area is known as a Michigan treasure.

But what if you are looking for a little more adventure? You’ve still come to the...

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Topics: Things To Do, Attractions, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Adventure

Posted on July 25, 2016

Music in the Petoskey Area Hits all the Right Notes

Whoever said the best things in life are free must have been a music lover who visited the Petoskey Area. Summer sings along in our towns with free music in Boyne City, Petoskey and Harbor Springs – and on a regular basis, too. Pick up something to nibble on from one of our area delis, restaurants, cheese or sweet shops and listen as the band plays on.

Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park –...

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Topics: music

Posted on July 13, 2016