Petoskey Area Blog

Don’t Miss Out on a Northern Michigan Vacation

How on earth did it get to be nearly August? So many things to do, yet so little time before Labor Day! Are you feeling like this, too?

When the kids get out of school and we hit the summer solstice it seemed as if we had all the time in the world –and then BAM! – it’s August.

If you’re planning on visiting the Petoskey Area before the calendar rolls to September (and I hope you are), here are...

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Topics: Events, Summer

Posted on July 25, 2019

The Petoskey Area Dials up the Fun on Summer

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...

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Topics: Events, Festivals

Posted on May 22, 2019

It’s Time for Fun, Food and Parties in the Petoskey Area

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.

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Topics: Events

Posted on February 25, 2019

Anchors Aweigh! Boat Parade and Launch Celebration

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...

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Topics: Events, Harbor Springs

Posted on June 20, 2018

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.
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Topics: Events

Posted on March 20, 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...

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Topics: Winter, Events

Posted on February 13, 2018

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

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

Wrap up a Great Holiday Season in the Petoskey Area

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...

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Topics: Holiday, Events

Posted on November 22, 2016

Snow-Covered Slopes & Fun Events Make March Delightful

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...

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Topics: Events, Skiing, snowboarding, Festivals

Posted on March 01, 2016