Petoskey Area Blog

1302, 2024

No Snow? Snow What! Fun Things To Do Here This Winter With Kids

Mother Nature is apparently suffering some type of memory lapse and has her seasons confused. December in northern Michigan traditionally means snow on the slopes - February is typically the coldest month of the year for the Petoskey area too. That is not the case either... Even if nature didn’t [...]

1302, 2024

Top 5 Winter Things to Do when You’re Not on the Slopes

Three ski resorts, The Highlands, Boyne Mountain, and Nub’s Nob, grace the Petoskey Area and offer more than 160 runs between them. From fantastic beginner areas to black diamond excitement, if you want to ski or board, this is the place to be in Michigan. But the fun doesn’t stop [...]

802, 2024

Why spring skiing is the best skiing in northern Michigan

Spring is a time of renewal—the days are longer, the trees are slowly waking up from their slumber, and gardening plans begin to seem reasonable. Soon, the first spring plants will burst from the thawing soil. Migrating birds will return. Also, the skiing is absolutely fantastic. You heard us right. [...]

502, 2024

Romantic Date Night Ideas in the Petoskey Area

Romantic Date Night Ideas in the Petoskey Area Whether you’re looking for a unique dining experience or something a little more affordable, the Petoskey area has some great choices to take your sweetie out for a great date night. It’s not all about where you go to eat, put a [...]

1801, 2024

Cozy Up with Unique Dining Options in Petoskey Area

Mother Nature has finally delivered a winter wonderland to northern Michigan, blanketing our small towns in white. While some may prefer the fast pace of snowmobiling or downhill skiing, others are looking for a more relaxed experience that pairs snowy fun with delicious fare. Winter is also a great time [...]

1201, 2024

7 Best Winter Hikes in the Petoskey Area

Maybe you long for the tranquility and stillness that accompanies winter hiking. Bright, white drifts muffle your footfalls as you navigate the trail in snowshoes. Huge crystalline flakes flash briefly on your coat before melting. Chickadees rasp their calls to one another, flitting past you in search of winter forage. [...]

501, 2024

Here’s the Skinny on Fat Tire Biking

Gone are the days when snow signaled the end of biking season. With the growing popularity of "fat bikes" our area has embraced winter riding by grooming many of our best local mountain bike trails for winter riding. For those not in the know, a fat bike is a bike with [...]

2712, 2023

Classes and Seminars Make Bay View Even More Appealing

Did you know the Bay View Association offers educational classes and seminars open to the public every summer? Centrally located on Little Traverse Bay, the Bay View Association is a Chautauqua registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1875, the summer community has offered the area educational opportunities [...]

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