Petoskey Area Blog

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: Performing Arts, Art, 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: Events, Harbor Springs

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

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

Hey, Canadians – Come Down to the Petoskey Area!

The price is right, and you’re invited to come on down (or over depending on where in Canada you live) and spend your spring break in the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan. Forget the sunscreen and crowds and head to a different kind of spring break where three ski areas totaling more than 160 downhill runs are all within a reasonable drive.

Depending on Mother Nature, you could rev it up on...

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Topics: Canadian Spring Break

Posted on February 21, 2018

Fun Inside and Out at the Petoskey Winter Carnival

When something has been around as long as the Petoskey Winter Carnival, you have to think there’s something being done right. Coming up February 15 – 18, this year marks the 90th year for the mid-winter celebration in a place known for winter fun.

One of the cool things (besides the weather) about the festival is that there’s a little bit of something for everyone. And though it’s a winter...

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Topics: Winter, Events

Posted on February 13, 2018

Petoskey Area Ski Resorts Rank Among the Best

The New York Times recently named Michigan a Secret Ski Destination with kudos thrown to Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands. Soon after publication of that article, the Detroit Free Press released its list of the Top 10 Ski Areas in Michigan. We’re proud to be home to three of the top 10 – the two Boyne resorts and Nub’s Nob.

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Topics: Boyne Mountain, Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Boyne Highlands, Nub's Nob, Boyne Falls, Boyne City, Harbor Springs

Posted on January 25, 2018

Ride into January at the Fat & Flurrious Fat Tire Race

New year, new resolutions.  For some that means losing weight, trying a new sport, or heading out for an adventure.  In the Petoskey Area, the New Year is kicking off with a cool new event that IS an adventure. 

The Fat & Flurrious Fat Tire Race is set for Saturday, January 20, at Avalanche Mountain and it’s going to be a doozy!  In addition to an awesome course, there’s the fact that the race...

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Topics: fat tire bike race

Posted on January 11, 2018