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104, 2021

Shops Worth Exploring

During your vacation to the Petoskey Area, you’ll also want to take a break from the same ole chain stores offering the same ole stuff. The shops and boutiques here are a treasure-trove of items you won’t find anywhere else. Window shop in our charming waterfront communities. Meander in and [...]

104, 2021

Hunting Petoskey Stones is a Spring Treasure

Spring – a time for renewal and regrowth. Trees are greening and flowers are blossoming. It’s a beautiful time in northern Michigan (as all of our seasons are) and it’s also a great time to go hunting – Petoskey stone hunting, that is. Not familiar with Petoskey stones? They are [...]

104, 2021

Spring Blooms with Things To Do in the Petoskey Area

As snow laden trees give way to tiny buds and temperatures begin their ascent, the woods and trails of northern Michigan come alive with color and sounds. Spring is a beautiful and peaceful time to visit the Petoskey Area. Bring your hiking boots to head out on numerous pathways where [...]

104, 2021

Following in Hemingway’s Northern Michigan Footsteps

Most have at least heard of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway, but some may be surprised that he and his family – parents Clarence and Grace, along with his five siblings – spent their summers at their cottage Windemere on Walloon Lake. Hailing from Oak Park, Illinois, [...]

102, 2021

Soup’s On in the Petoskey Area! What’s Your Favorite?

Growing up, Saturdays during the winter generally meant two things – hours of playing in the snow (after our chores were done) and a bowl of piping hot soup for lunch to warm us up. Sometimes it was tomato or chicken noodle soup casually poured from a can, but more [...]

912, 2020

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 [...]

311, 2020

Tween Season Filled with Outdoor Art in the Petoskey Area

November always reminds me of being twelve. Too old to feel like I should have to sit at the kids’ table at the holidays, but too young to be interested in what was happening at the adults’ table – very in-between.  Early November sees leaves that have fallen and scattered [...]

211, 2020

Ski What You’re Missing

Tired of yo-yo skiing? Or spending more time in lift lines than on the slopes? Then grab your skis or board and take a run Up North to the Petoskey Area. This is home to the best slopes from the Rockies to New England. You know the names: Boyne Highlands, [...]

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