Petoskey Area Blog

Head to northern Michigan for spring break. Really.

My friends sometimes share their stories of spring break vacations and occasionally, I’ll admit, I’m jealous. By April I’m ready for some warmer temps. But honestly, I hate the crowds that pack Florida beaches this time of year. What I want most when I can get away by myself, or with just my husband or a couple of friends, is the chance to simply BE – and not have to cater to anyone else’s...

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Topics: Spring, Spring activity, Spring Break

Posted on March 26, 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

Feast on these Petoskey Area Dining Choices

Last month I told you about some of the terrific culinary experiences in the Petoskey Area. This month, I want to share some of my favorite places to hit when the mood is more casual and low key. These are some other ideas about where to get a bite before or after you hit the slopes, the shops, the trails, the casino or the wineries.

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Topics: Dining

Posted on January 24, 2019

Dine in Style in the Petoskey Area

It doesn’t matter when you travel, a big part of being on vacation revolves around food. In the Petoskey Area, the tastes are delicious and there are tons of options. Before or after you hit the slopes, the shops, the trails, the casino or the wineries, make sure to check out some of these suggestions for a terrific culinary experience this winter.

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Topics: Dining

Posted on December 20, 2018

Stuff Their Stockings with Winter Fun

Winter arrived in the Petoskey Area on a puff of cold air and the promise of one of the area’s best amenities – snow. What a gift, as all three of our ski areas – Boyne Highlands, Nub’s Nob and Boyne Mountain – opened not only in time for Thanksgiving, but the week before! And as always when the blanket of white erased autumn hues, I started to think about the holidays and gift giving.

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Topics: Skiing, Lodging, Gift Cards

Posted on November 21, 2018

Northern Michigan Skiing is Fantastic. Plan on It.

Now that November is here, we are starting to see a few snow flurries in the northern Michigan forecast. Unlike some towns, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne Falls, Alanson and Bay Harbor embrace the coming of snow and the new season. And with good reason – we’re in the middle of three of the best skiing and snowboarding areas in the Midwest: Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Nub’s Nob.


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Topics: Boyne Mountain, Downhill Skiing, Boyne Highlands, Nob's Nob

Posted on November 06, 2018

Boyne City – One of the Best Main Streets in the USA

If you’ve been to Boyne City, Michigan, you’ll totally understand what I’m talking about here. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to enjoy this little town I suggest you make time!

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Topics: Boyne City

Posted on September 26, 2018

Bikers Love this Petoskey Area Favorite

As one season rolls into the next, the number of people visiting the beaches in the Petoskey Area will slim down a bit. Early morning tee times will be easier to get, and a dinner reservation at your favorite restaurant won’t be quite so important to have.

While many things will taper off, there’s one amenity that won’t see numbers dwindle too much – the Little Traverse Wheelway. In September...

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Topics: Biking, Little Traverse Wheelway

Posted on August 21, 2018

10 Reasons the Petoskey Area is a Family Favorite

The Petoskey Area is a terrific place to bring kids. Little kids, middle kids, big kids – there’s fun for the whole family in our waterfront resort communities of Harbor Springs, Walloon Lake, Alanson, Petoskey, Bay Harbor and Boyne City.

But here’s the deal. Summer is flying by. Before you know it, this year’s chance to be together and create memories will have disappeared, never to return.


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Topics: kids

Posted on July 23, 2018

Indulge Your Senses in the Petoskey Area’s Arts

Ah, the great outdoors – as wonderful as many of us find it, it’s also nice to relax and experience things that have nothing to do with woods, water, nature or exercise. In those times, the Petoskey Area is still a terrific place to be.

So what kind of cultural things will you find when visiting our area? Here’s a brief sampling:

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Topics: Performing Arts, Art, culture

Posted on June 27, 2018