Petoskey Area Blog

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

It’s Time for Fun, Food and Parties in the Petoskey Area

I’m excited to be heading into March with the promise of spring just around the corner. It’s staying light a little longer and there’s a lot going on in March in the Petoskey Area to get excited about. It’s time to party and play and get out and enjoy the wrap up of winter.

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Topics: Events

Posted on February 25, 2019

Feast on these Petoskey Area Dining Choices

Last month I told you about some of the terrific culinary experiences in the Petoskey Area. This month, I want to share some of my favorite places to hit when the mood is more casual and low key. These are some other ideas about where to get a bite before or after you hit the slopes, the shops, the trails, the casino or the wineries.

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Topics: Dining

Posted on January 24, 2019

Dine in Style in the Petoskey Area

It doesn’t matter when you travel, a big part of being on vacation revolves around food. In the Petoskey Area, the tastes are delicious and there are tons of options. Before or after you hit the slopes, the shops, the trails, the casino or the wineries, make sure to check out some of these suggestions for a terrific culinary experience this winter.

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Topics: Dining

Posted on December 20, 2018

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: Skiing, Lodging, Gift Cards

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

Posted on November 06, 2018