Petoskey Area Blog

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

Petoskey Area Festival to Celebrate Author C.S. Lewis

One of the most beloved authors of all time is commemorated each year in the Petoskey Area with an event surrounding his works and life. Now in its 15th year, the C.S. Lewis Festival celebrates the writer with activities for adults and children, too.

Though he died in 1964, C.S. Lewis books have never gone out of print. In fact, they’re still best sellers today. From Dymer, his first released...

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Topics: Festivals

Posted on October 25, 2017

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book Tops the Charts

The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book, in stunning northern Michigan, is one of the largest literary festivals in the Midwest. The mission statement says it all - celebrating the culture of books in a beautiful part of the world.

This year’s festival will be held the weekend of September 29 – October 1 when the spectacular colors of autumn welcome you to this beautiful lakeside community....

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Topics: Festivals

Posted on September 11, 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

Boyne City Hosts 2016 National Morel Mushroom Festival

Boyne City, a charming resort town on the shores of Lake Charlevoix in northern Michigan, will host the National Morel Mushroom Festival for the 56 th straight year. This year’s festival will be held on May 11 – 15.

And what a festival it will be!  For a few days, everything in Boyne City will be all about these elusive delicacies.

Restaurants will prepare morel-laden entrees, craft beer block...

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Topics: Culinary, Morel mushrooms, Festivals

Posted on April 15, 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