Petoskey Area Blog

Holiday gift giving? Wrap it up in the Petoskey Area!

As Christmas time approaches, many are caught up in needing to find the “perfect present”.  While we happily and emphatically acknowledge that unique delights can be discovered in the shops and boutiques in Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Boyne City, we have some other thoughts on gift giving as well.

How about the gift of time?  No, we don’t mean to run out and buy a Rolex or...

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Topics: Winter, Holiday, Wine

Posted on December 02, 2014

It’s November in the Petoskey Area – Now What?

Now that it’s November, some seem to feel that there’s nothing to do in our area, so now what? Here’s some of our suggestions:

*Get to Between the Covers, McLean and Eakin, Horizon Books or Local Flavor – book stores are great places to lose yourself! Don’t stop there – our area offers wonderful libraries, too.*Splash, play and get excited at Avalanche Bay, Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark....

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Topics: Winter, Wine, Things To Do, Hobbies

Posted on November 11, 2014

A little wine makes the best even better

One of the great things about the Petoskey Area is that the important things don’t change. The scenery remains beautiful, the people hospitable and the pace relaxed. One thing that has changed, however, is the addition of wineries to an already long list of things to partake in while visiting.

The first local vineyard, Pleasantview Winery, actually started back in 1994, in Harbor Springs....

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Topics: Winter, Culinary, Spring activity, Wine, Fall in northern Michigan

Posted on October 23, 2014

Spring Break Northern Michigan Style

For many in Michigan, Spring Break means long trips to warmer climates – and probably some long waits in line depending on where you may be going. This is then followed by what may seem like an even longer drive or flight back home.

Those looking to escape the humdrum of everyday life, but not wanting to join the caravan of families heading south, do have an option – Spring Break Northern...

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Topics: Winter

Posted on March 25, 2014

Keep Your Winter Gear Handy

A recent warm up in temperatures may have you giddy for spring and all that goes along with it, from hiking and biking to the opening of your favorite golf course, but don’t put away that winter gear yet!

The Petoskey Area has received over 165 inches of snow this winter and it’s going to hang on for awhile, so plan on getting a few more runs in this month and yes – into April. Boyne Highlands...

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Topics: Winter

Posted on March 07, 2014

Turn Winter Blahs into Winter Fun

Even if you are a die-hard winter enthusiast, this year’s below average temperatures, above average snowfall and seemingly unending supply of wind and bad roads may be leaving you less than interested in getting outside. It’s time to refresh, revive and renew the motivation to get out and be active – because let’s face it, winter is not going away anytime soon – enjoy it while it’s here!...

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Topics: Winter

Posted on February 11, 2014