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...Read More
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.Read More
Summertime in northern Michigan - it really doesn’t get any better. In beautiful Harbor Springs, they set the bar high as far as scenery and things to do.
Anyone who has ever been to this delightful town on Little Traverse Bay knows that boats and boating are a big part of what makes it special. The marina and waterfront teem with locals and visitors. They come to be kissed by the lake breezes...Read More
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
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
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.Read More
After a fabulous fall in northern Michigan – a really fabulous fall, actually – I’m being greedy and hoping for a wonderful winter. Now that we’ve had a few snowflakes, the feeling is hopeful that we’ll have own version of “White Christmas!”
The holidays are a special time in the Petoskey Area with a wide variety of events that make these towns sparkle even more than usual. Plan a getaway...Read More
While we didn’t get the white Christmas we were dreaming of here in northern Michigan, once the flood gates opened, 51+ inches fell in less than three weeks and the hills started hopping. Conditions now are still terrific and all indications are pointing towards continued bliss for skiers and boarders at Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain and Nub’s Nob.
There is still plenty of time to get your...Read More
As the winter white fades away in the Petoskey Area, it will soon be replaced by lush green golf courses, blankets of trillium and morels popping up just waiting to be picked.
Petoskey stones, Michigan’s State Stone, are pieces of fossilized coral that can be found along the Lake Michigan shoreline in many places – prominently along the water’s edge in Petoskey, but also inland, especially in...Read More