Petoskey Area Blog

Biking in the Petoskey Area is a Beautiful Thing

As summer coasts into fall and temperatures become more moderate, cruising the bike lane is a great place to be. The spectacular natural beauty and variety of trail systems in the Petoskey Area make it a one-of-a-kind destination for cyclists of all abilities. Bike rentals are available at a number of places, so if bringing your own bike is an inconvenience, you’re covered.

Where to ride: ...

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Topics: Bicycling, Cycling

Posted on August 22, 2016

Great Tastes are Trending in the Petoskey Area

For everyone from the casual gourmet to the sophisticated foodie, the Petoskey Area is a diner’s paradise. In addition to the many top-notch restaurants and eateries in the region, there are also several establishments that offer farm-to-table freshness and tastes that can’t be found anywhere else. These make up the Petoskey Area Culinary Trail.

Farm markets

Several of our communities host...

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Topics: Culinary, Wineries, Breweries, Farm Markets, Dining

Posted on August 08, 2016

Get Ready for Some Excitement in the Petoskey Area

The sun-drenched beaches in the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan are the perfect way to relax and unwind. Then, add the Victorian charm and easy-going pace found in our communities of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Boyne City and it’s easy to see why the Petoskey Area is known as a Michigan treasure.

But what if you are looking for a little more adventure? You’ve still come to the...

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Topics: Things To Do, Attractions, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Adventure

Posted on July 25, 2016

Music in the Petoskey Area Hits all the Right Notes

Whoever said the best things in life are free must have been a music lover who visited the Petoskey Area. Summer sings along in our towns with free music in Boyne City, Petoskey and Harbor Springs – and on a regular basis, too. Pick up something to nibble on from one of our area delis, restaurants, cheese or sweet shops and listen as the band plays on.

Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park –...

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Topics: music

Posted on July 13, 2016

The Petoskey Area is Home to the Midwest’s Best Golf

For the perfect golf getaway, whether for a weekend or a week, take a swing up to the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan. Golf Digest has called our area #2 in the country for concentrated golf quality. Not only is the quality of our courses exceptional, there are more to choose from than you can swing a stick at. There are 18 courses in the area, all within an easy drive of one another.


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Topics: Golf

Posted on June 20, 2016

Petoskey Area Beaches Are Sure to Bring a Smile

Now that summer has found its way to Michigan — finally — it’s time to hit the beach. And there are no better beaches to head for than those in the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan. Whether you prefer the sandy beaches along Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay (be sure to be on the lookout for souvenir Petoskey stones), or the serenity of one of our many inland lakes, the water fun brings...

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Topics: Beaches

Posted on June 07, 2016

Petoskey Area Vacations Give You More to Smile About

Ready for a vacation with more to do than hit the beach? Then make plans this summer to visit what has been called a Michigan treasure: The Petoskey Area of northern Michigan.

The resort communities that make up the Petoskey Area have earned quite a reputation for their stunningly beautiful beaches and spectacular lakeside settings. Whether you like strolling the soft sand looking for souvenir...

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Topics: Vacation Guide, Summer

Posted on May 26, 2016

Morel Mushroom Recipes You’ll Want to Try

By now, you might have already been to the National Morel Mushroom Festival up here in Boyne City. With a little luck, you’ve taken home a basket full of those delicious delicacies — or at least a bag full. Even if you couldn’t make it to the festival this year, you can still hit the woods for another couple weeks with a good chance of finding some.

Once you’ve found your morels, it’s time to...

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Topics: Morel mushrooms

Posted on May 16, 2016

Petoskey Stone Hunting is Treasured by All Ages

For some, glancing outside and seeing a robin pecking at the ground is the first sign of a northern Michigan spring. For others, the bright yellow daffodils poking their heads above the remaining glisten of snowfall signals warmer days ahead.

For me, it’s my first foray along Petoskey’s Little Traverse Bay in search of Petoskey stones. That’s when I know for sure that soon the days will be...

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Topics: Petoskey Stone Hunting, Petoskey Stones

Posted on April 26, 2016

Boyne City Hosts 2016 National Morel Mushroom Festival

Boyne City, a charming resort town on the shores of Lake Charlevoix in northern Michigan, will host the National Morel Mushroom Festival for the 56 th straight year. This year’s festival will be held on May 11 – 15.

And what a festival it will be!  For a few days, everything in Boyne City will be all about these elusive delicacies.

Restaurants will prepare morel-laden entrees, craft beer block...

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Topics: Culinary, Morel mushrooms, Festivals

Posted on April 15, 2016