Petoskey Area Blog

Stuff Their Stockings with Winter Fun

Winter arrived in the Petoskey Area on a puff of cold air and the promise of one of the area’s best amenities – snow. What a gift, as all three of our ski areas – Boyne Highlands, Nub’s Nob and Boyne Mountain – opened not only in time for Thanksgiving, but the week before! And as always when the blanket of white erased autumn hues, I started to think about the holidays and gift giving.

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Topics: Gift Cards, Skiing, Lodging

Posted on November 21, 2018

Northern Michigan Skiing is Fantastic. Plan on It.

Now that November is here, we are starting to see a few snow flurries in the northern Michigan forecast. Unlike some towns, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne Falls, Alanson and Bay Harbor embrace the coming of snow and the new season. And with good reason – we’re in the middle of three of the best skiing and snowboarding areas in the Midwest: Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Nub’s Nob.


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Topics: Downhill Skiing, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Nob's Nob

Posted on November 06, 2018

Boyne City – One of the Best Main Streets in the USA

If you’ve been to Boyne City, Michigan, you’ll totally understand what I’m talking about here. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to enjoy this little town I suggest you make time!

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Topics: Boyne City

Posted on September 26, 2018

Bikers Love this Petoskey Area Favorite

As one season rolls into the next, the number of people visiting the beaches in the Petoskey Area will slim down a bit. Early morning tee times will be easier to get, and a dinner reservation at your favorite restaurant won’t be quite so important to have.

While many things will taper off, there’s one amenity that won’t see numbers dwindle too much – the Little Traverse Wheelway. In September...

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Topics: Biking, Little Traverse Wheelway

Posted on August 21, 2018

10 Reasons the Petoskey Area is a Family Favorite

The Petoskey Area is a terrific place to bring kids. Little kids, middle kids, big kids – there’s fun for the whole family in our waterfront resort communities of Harbor Springs, Walloon Lake, Alanson, Petoskey, Bay Harbor and Boyne City.

But here’s the deal. Summer is flying by. Before you know it, this year’s chance to be together and create memories will have disappeared, never to return.


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Topics: kids

Posted on July 23, 2018

Indulge Your Senses in the Petoskey Area’s Arts

Ah, the great outdoors – as wonderful as many of us find it, it’s also nice to relax and experience things that have nothing to do with woods, water, nature or exercise. In those times, the Petoskey Area is still a terrific place to be.

So what kind of cultural things will you find when visiting our area? Here’s a brief sampling:

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Topics: Art, Performing Arts, culture

Posted on June 27, 2018

Anchors Aweigh! Boat Parade and Launch Celebration

Summertime in northern Michigan - it really doesn’t get any better. In beautiful Harbor Springs, they set the bar high as far as scenery and things to do.

Anyone who has ever been to this delightful town on Little Traverse Bay knows that boats and boating are a big part of what makes it special. The marina and waterfront teem with locals and visitors. They come to be kissed by the lake breezes...

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Topics: Harbor Springs, Events

Posted on June 20, 2018

Tune In to Free Summer Music in the Petoskey Area

In the Petoskey Area, the sound of music rides the gentle breezes off the lake in perfect harmony with summertime fun. What could be better? When it’s free. Pick the performances that sound best to you and enjoy!

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Topics: music

Posted on May 24, 2018

Why People of Good Taste Visit the Petoskey Area

As May rolls in and the cold weather rolls out (hopefully!), the need for comfort foods begins to reside a bit. But comfort or not, food is still a big part of our lives from everyday sustenance to celebratory meals, to seasonal favorites and memory-making dining experiences.

The Petoskey Area is the perfect place to visit if you’ve got an appetite for great tastes. Our small waterfront...

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Topics: Morel mushrooms, foodies, Culinary, Restaurants, Bay Harbor, Boyne City, petoskey

Posted on April 24, 2018

April Escapes in the Petoskey Area

April showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring an assortment of fun things to see and do in the Petoskey Area. Located in northern Michigan, the Petoskey Area is a collection of lakeside resort communities including Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne City and Bay Harbor.
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Topics: Events

Posted on March 20, 2018