Petoskey Area Blog

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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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?

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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...

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Topics: Festivals

Posted on October 25, 2017

Fall Color Makes Northern Michigan Even More Fun

The Petoskey Area is a fall getaway like no other. An explosion of brilliant color makes this Victorian setting along the lake even more picturesque, even more inviting. While summer here is spectacular and the winter ski season is awesome, many people consider fall the best time of all to visit. We think you’ll agree.

Color Tours

The vibrant reds, oranges and golds stretch for as far as the...

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Topics: Fall in northern Michigan, Fall color tours

Posted on September 25, 2017

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book Tops the Charts

The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book, in stunning northern Michigan, is one of the largest literary festivals in the Midwest. The mission statement says it all - celebrating the culture of books in a beautiful part of the world.

This year’s festival will be held the weekend of September 29 – October 1 when the spectacular colors of autumn welcome you to this beautiful lakeside community....

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Topics: Festivals

Posted on September 11, 2017

Float into Fun in the Petoskey Area

It happens every year and it seems many of us are not ready for the inevitable. Kids are heading back to school, summer is winding down and Labor Day is knocking loudly at our doors. 

Hey, don’t panic! There’s still time to enjoy many of the things that you like about summer. Golfing, hiking, bike riding and yes, boating — even If you don’t own a boat. 

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Topics: Boating

Posted on August 28, 2017

Biking in the Petoskey Area is a Scenic Delight

Whether you like to bike on smooth, paved pathways or rugged, exciting mountain trails, you’ll find the scenic views in the Petoskey Area second to none. Bring your bike with you or rent one while you’re here. Then let the good times roll through and around our resort towns of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Boyne City.

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Topics: Biking, Mountain Biking

Posted on August 02, 2017