Petoskey Area Blog

The Best Ways to View the Petoskey Area’s Fall Color

Driving tours are the most well-known way to take in the fall colors, and we have five tours mapped out for you in our Fall Color Guide, but there are many more ways to enjoy the splendor of the season. The colors will soon be peaking in Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne City and Bay Harbor, so choose your favorite activities and make the most of fall. Don’t dawdle, though. Some of these end...

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Topics: Driving Tour, Golf, Trails, History, Wine, Fall in northern Michigan, Hemingway, Boating, Hiking, Biking, Fall color tours, Things to do in the fall

Posted on October 12, 2015

Hemingway in the Petoskey Area – the Writer Lives On in Spirit

You may never have read “The Old Man and the Sea.” Perhaps you did read “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and hated it, but you may have loved “The Sun Also Rises.” No matter how you personally feel about the author who won the Nobel Prize in literature (1954), there’s no denying that Ernest Hemingway left his footprint in the world of books – and also in the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan.

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Topics: History, Ernest Hemingway

Posted on July 06, 2015

Here’s where the history of Harbor Springs, MI comes to life.

Writer Pearl S. Buck said, “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” If you’re going to research the past regarding Harbor Springs, the best place to go is the Harbor Springs History Museum.

If you haven’t visited this little gem in the heart of Harbor Springs, we suggest you do.  It doesn’t really matter if you have a past tie with the area – even if you’re visiting...

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Topics: History

Posted on March 17, 2015

The Bay View Association in the Petoskey Area welcomes you with Victorian charm and grace

As you round a turn on US 31 when driving through Petoskey this summer, you’ll suddenly be greeted by salmon-colored sidewalks and gingerbread houses from another era. Do yourself a big favor. Don’t just glance and keep driving – stop and experience the historic elegance of the Bay View Association.

The Bay View Association is one of just a few Chatauquas still operating in the country.  It... Read More

Topics: Driving Tour, History

Posted on June 27, 2014