Petoskey Area Blog

The Works of Ansel Adams Will Add More Beauty to the Petoskey Area

Artist Ansel Adams opened minds and hearts with his black and white photography and we’re so excited to have his work in the Petoskey Area for the summer.

Visitors in June, July, August and September will be treated to a wonderful exhibit at the Petoskey location of the Crooked Tree Arts Center. After months of hard work, CTAC Executive Director/President Liz Ahrens and her staff have made it...

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Topics: Art, Photography

Posted on May 25, 2017

Celebrate Michigan Wine Month on the Bay View Wine Trail

True or false?  You must always have white wine with fish and red wine with beef. (False)

Grapes don’t grow in northern Michigan.  (False)

Really good wines all have real corks.  (False)

The Petoskey Area is home to several outstanding wineries and that number is growing.  (True)

So many misconceptions about wine and really, isn’t the most important thing about consuming wine whether or not... Read More

Topics: Wine, Bay View Wine Trail

Posted on May 22, 2017

Spring into Action in the Petoskey Area

Spring here in northern Michigan means robins, trillium and morel mushrooms. It also means the beginning of the jogging/running/biking season and other outdoor activities meant to strengthen the body and relax the mind.

The Petoskey Area offers not only a variety of trails and venues for getting in touch with your healthier self, but also hosts several competitive biking, running and swimming...

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Topics: Biking, Swimming, Running

Posted on April 26, 2017

Birdwatchers Flock to the Petoskey Area

The majestic forests and beautiful parks in the Petoskey Area make it home to incredible birding. Whether you prefer to venture out by yourself, as a couple, or as part of a group, you’ll find the huge variety of species and stunning environment make this a birdwatcher’s heaven.

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Topics: Bird Watching

Posted on March 29, 2017

Get Ready for One Wacky Weekend

Don’t let cabin fever get you down. We have a weekend filled with fun and celebrations coming up, and you don’t want to miss it! So, pack your bags, get out of the house, and head to our ski resorts for a few days of silliness and merriment.

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Topics: Winter, Events, Festivals

Posted on March 13, 2017

Top 5 Winter Things to Do when You’re Not on the Slopes

Three ski resorts, Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain and Nub’s Nob, grace the Petoskey Area and offer more than 160 runs between them. From fantastic beginner areas to black diamond excitement, if you want to ski or board, this is the place to be in Michigan. But the fun doesn’t stop when you take a break from the action, and there’s plenty to do if you don’t ski at all.

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Topics: Winter

Posted on February 24, 2017

Why Should Skiers Have all the Winter Fun?

Northern Michigan is known for its great skiing and boarding at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Nub’s Nob, but there are plenty of things to do in the Petoskey Area even when you aren’t going downhill. When snow covers the area in a carpet of white, outdoor activities abound.

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

If you are a lover of nature’s beauty and winter’s peaceful serenity, you...

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Topics: Winter

Posted on January 30, 2017

Staying Safe on the Slopes

If living in or visiting northern Michigan is about one thing, it has to be the skiing — especially now that conditions are great for getting out for a few runs. But as fun and exhilarating as skiing can be, a wrong twist or move can lead to an injury.

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Topics: Downhill Skiing

Posted on January 27, 2017

Snow Sports Make January in Michigan a Blast

Does winter depress you?  Are your kids (and you) spending too much time just sitting? Are you a believer in “It’s never too late to learn”?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, this blog is for you!

January has been declared Discover Michigan Snowsports Month. It’s a way to get folks like you (and me) out to enjoy all the winter season has to offer. This is your chance to learn a...

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Topics: Winter, Skiing, Cross-country skiing, Downhill Skiing

Posted on January 05, 2017

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