Petoskey Area Blog

Cheers to Wine Month in the Petoskey Area

May in northern Michigan is such a beautiful time of year with buds popping out and the grass greening in. Our hiking and biking trails are nearly clear of snow and soon we’ll have mushrooms and trillium coming up. Along with all that, May is also Wine Month in Michigan and we are making the most of this in the Petoskey Area!

What’s up with the wineries?

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Topics: Wine, Wineries

Posted on April 22, 2019

Celebrate Michigan Wine Month on the Bay View Wine Trail

True or false?  You must always have white wine with fish and red wine with beef. (False)

Grapes don’t grow in northern Michigan.  (False)

Really good wines all have real corks.  (False)

The Petoskey Area is home to several outstanding wineries and that number is growing.  (True)

So many misconceptions about wine and really, isn’t the most important thing about consuming wine whether or not... Read More

Topics: Wine, Bay View Wine Trail

Posted on May 22, 2017

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

‘S-Cape to the Petoskey Area

Looking for an escape from the winter blues?  Need a change of pace?  Just want to get away and have some fun?  Look no further than the Petoskey Area this winter!

Shopping – Each of the shopping districts in the Petoskey Area – Petoskey’s Gaslight District, the Village at Bay Harbor and downtown Boyne City and Harbor Springs offers an unique array of old and new.  Some of the shops have been...

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Topics: Winter, Wine, Things To Do

Posted on January 26, 2015

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