Petoskey Area Blog

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.
Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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.

Read More

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...

Read More

Topics: fat tire bike race

Posted on January 11, 2018

See Before You Ski in the Petoskey Area

Before you pack your boards and hit the road for northern Michigan, wouldn't you like to know what the skiing and snowboarding conditions are like? Well, wonder no more. You can see what the slopes around Boyne Falls and Harbor Springs look like in real time with the help of well-placed webcams.

Read More

Topics: Skiing, snowboarding

Posted on December 19, 2017

Wow! It’s Ski / Board Season in the Petoskey Area

December is here and anyone who is an outdoor enthusiast is chomping at the bit, excited and ready to get out and get going. This year, we saw record-breaking opening dates at Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands – the earliest the lifts have been spinning in more than 20 years! 

Thermometer readings are dropping again, and even though those downstate and out of state may not see snow on the...

Read More

Topics: Skiing, Downhill Skiing, snowboarding

Posted on December 06, 2017

Holiday Stress? The Petoskey Area has the Cure.

If the holiday season has you feeling like the Grinch, maybe a change of pace and space is in order?  The Petoskey Area is a great escape with a generous dose of good cheer and seasonal events designed to leave you with a Cindy-Lu Who smile.

The Lighting of the Village of Walloon Lake is a delightful way to spend the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving.  The whole family will like the lights...

Read More

Topics: Holiday, Events

Posted on November 20, 2017

Why the Petoskey Area is the Perfect Girls’ Getaway

November is here and ladies, this is the perfect time to head to the Petoskey Area for a girlfriend getaway.

You’ve made it through the chaos of getting kids back to school, handed out candy to all the ghouls and goblins and have a little time before the onslaught of holiday demands hit. Why not treat yourself?

Read More

Topics: Girlfriends Getaway

Posted on November 13, 2017

Petoskey Area Festival to Celebrate Author C.S. Lewis

One of the most beloved authors of all time is commemorated each year in the Petoskey Area with an event surrounding his works and life. Now in its 15th year, the C.S. Lewis Festival celebrates the writer with activities for adults and children, too.

Though he died in 1964, C.S. Lewis books have never gone out of print. In fact, they’re still best sellers today. From Dymer, his first released...

Read More

Topics: Festivals

Posted on October 25, 2017