Petoskey Area Blog

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

This Dinner Theatre is a Real Showstopper!

Passion. Excitement. Drama. Tradition.

Where do you find all those things? At the Young Americans Dinner Theatre at Boyne Highlands Resort in the northern Michigan resort town of Harbor Springs.

Passion? You’ve never seen a group of young people more passionate about what they do. And what they do is sing and dance their way into your heart. You can’t attend a Young Americans performance and...

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Topics: Young Americans

Posted on July 17, 2017

Why the Petoskey Area Shines So Brightly

Sometimes we are just lucky and what was good gets even better. Such is the case of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park - a must see when visiting the Petoskey Area!

This Emmet County park, one of the first 10 International Dark Sky Parks in the world, has been attracting guests from all across the country since its prestigious designation in 2011. Many come during the day to explore the...

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Topics: Headlands Dark Sky Park

Posted on June 27, 2017

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