Petoskey Area Blog

2106, 2024

Your Guide to Fourth of July in Petoskey Area

Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne City, Bay Harbor, and Alanson Where to Watch Fireworks on the 4th of July A wiener dog race, a steel drum band, and a whole lot more fun. The Petoskey area is made up of several communities with fun festivities for the Fourth of July holiday! [...]

2006, 2024

Petoskey Area Farmers Markets

Browse produce, baked goods, fresh-cut flowers, and more while a local musician plays in the background – sounds like a great way to start your day in the Petoskey Area. Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Boyne City all boast stellar farmers markets on select days of the week. Downtown Petoskey Farmers [...]

1706, 2024

Stroll the Streets in Boyne City This Summer

Outdoor Family and Music Events Imagine walking down the quaint streets of a vibrant northern Michigan town. An enormous freshwater lake gleams in the near distance, the sun setting orange over its rippling waters. Fresh breezes carry a mosaic of music from every street corner. Kids clutching sno cones and [...]

606, 2024

Witness wonders at the Headlands Dark Sky Park

Header Image Photo Credit: MEDC/Pure Michigan Where in the Petoskey area can you go to chase the northern lights, watch meteor showers, take a hike on almost 600 acres of land, learn about astronomy, attend photography workshops, and hold a wedding or other large event? The Headlands Dark Sky Park [...]

3005, 2024

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, [...]

2405, 2024

Outdoor Art in the Petoskey Area

Each season in Petoskey Area is a season of discovery or emergence. There is no greater time than the present to view all of the outdoor art – statues, murals, and sculptures – in the Petoskey Area. There are murals in Petoskey and sculptures dotted throughout Boyne City, Petoskey, Harbor [...]

1505, 2024

Tapping into the Petoskey Area’s Brewing Scene

Michigan is the self-proclaimed “Great Beer State,” and July has once again been designated as “Michigan Beer Month” by the state legislature and Governor Whitmer. If you’re looking for a place to celebrate, you’ll find plenty of places to sip and sample in the Little Traverse Bay region. A [...]

1405, 2024

Cheese the Day at these 5 Iconic Petoskey Area Pizza Spots

Where does pizza come from? Did it waft down from the heavens on a cheese-scented cloud? Did the stork drop it through the chimney of an Italian ristorante like some adorable dough-baby? When did people first start putting pineapple on it? Who in the world thought up this flavorful delicacy? [...]

1405, 2024

Wineries You’ll Want to Visit

A special kind of cold, hardy grape in this special area is why our local wineries are so popular. While you’re here, be sure to visit the tasting rooms in one — or a few. We even have companies who will do the driving for you.  Relax, sip, savor, and [...]

805, 2024

Fantastic Strawberries and Where to Find Them

Strawberry: it’s a juicy gem of a word, conjuring memories of shortcakes and jams, muffins and cobblers, brushing dirt off a freshly picked fruit before taking a bite. Summertime in the Petoskey area would not be complete without these crimson fruits. With a short season and a long history of [...]

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