Petoskey Area Blog

Shops Worth Exploring

During your vacation to the Petoskey Area, you’ll also want to take a break from the same ole chain stores offering the same ole stuff. The shops and boutiques here are a treasure-trove of items you won’t find anywhere else.

Take your time and window shop in our charming waterfront communities. Meander in and out of delightful shops. While you’re browsing, take your time. There’s no rush and...

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Topics: Shopping

Posted on October 01, 2019

13 Dining Favorites

One of the best parts of traveling is discovering new and interesting restaurants. But how do you know what’s best? Ask a local. That’s exactly what we did and narrowed the choices down to 13 of our favorite places to dine in the Petoskey Area.

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Topics: Dining

Posted on September 24, 2019

Wineries You’ll Want to Visit

A special kind of cold hardy grape in this special area is why our local wineries are so popular. While you’re here, be sure to visit the tasting rooms in one — or a few. We even have companies who will do the driving for you.  Relax, sip, savor and take home your glass as a souvenir.

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Topics: Wineries

Posted on September 19, 2019

5 Awesome Color Tours

Our area of northern Michigan is nationally famous for fall color. To help you see it up close and personal, we’ve mapped out 5 color tours that take you through our most spectacular scenery. (Of course, you’re always welcome to hop in the car and explore on your own, too).

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

Posted on September 12, 2019

Fall in the Petoskey Area Comes with a Bonus

Labor Day… the calendar doesn’t agree, but it sure is the end of summer as far my mental state goes. Dusk tiptoes in a little earlier, the rooster crows a little later and if the kids weren’t already back in school, they will soon be after the holiday.

While the summer begins to fade, the weather in northern Michigan doesn’t lose its luster, it merely changes and gives us a new perspective....

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

Posted on August 27, 2019

Don’t Miss Out on a Northern Michigan Vacation

How on earth did it get to be nearly August? So many things to do, yet so little time before Labor Day! Are you feeling like this, too?

When the kids get out of school and we hit the summer solstice it seemed as if we had all the time in the world –and then BAM! – it’s August.

If you’re planning on visiting the Petoskey Area before the calendar rolls to September (and I hope you are), here are...

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Topics: Events, Summer

Posted on July 25, 2019

Get a Whiff of this Petoskey Area Attraction

There are those who like one season more than the next – fall is my personal favorite, but the Petoskey Area is a wonderful place to visit pretty much any time of the year. There is, however, a place that particularly shines in July.

Lavender Hill Farm is one destination that’s always on my list of must-dos. The lavender is usually in bloom at least the first couple of weeks in July and...

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Topics: Lavender Hill Farm

Posted on June 19, 2019

The Petoskey Area Dials up the Fun on Summer

As Memorial Day rolls past (hopefully remembering why the holiday exists), children everywhere are struggling to concentrate on school. And kids aren’t the only one with their heads in the clouds. There are days that I’m sure the only way to pay attention to work is to close the blinds. And if I think hard enough, I can actually smell sunscreen, taste watermelon and see Petoskey Stones at...

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Topics: Events, Festivals

Posted on May 22, 2019

Cheers to Wine Month in the Petoskey Area

May in northern Michigan is such a beautiful time of year with buds popping out and the grass greening in. Our hiking and biking trails are nearly clear of snow and soon we’ll have mushrooms and trillium coming up. Along with all that, May is also Wine Month in Michigan and we are making the most of this in the Petoskey Area!

What’s up with the wineries?

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Topics: Wine, Wineries

Posted on April 22, 2019

Head to northern Michigan for spring break. Really.

My friends sometimes share their stories of spring break vacations and occasionally, I’ll admit, I’m jealous. By April I’m ready for some warmer temps. But honestly, I hate the crowds that pack Florida beaches this time of year. What I want most when I can get away by myself, or with just my husband or a couple of friends, is the chance to simply BE – and not have to cater to anyone else’s...

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Topics: Spring, Spring activity, Spring Break

Posted on March 26, 2019