Petoskey is also a place where you’ll never run out of things to do. From browsing through the charming boutiques, to taking in live entertainment, to visiting intriguing museums and historical sites, it’s all here waiting to be explored. A great way to see the area is on a bike. The Little Traverse Wheelway is a beautiful route that can be picked up in a number of place and goes all the way from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs. Separate trails will take you through the Bear River Recreational Valley and into Alanson – some of the routes are a part of the North Country Trail, which links seven states and covers 4,600 miles from New York to North Dakota.
In the winter, be sure to check out the Winter Sports Park that offers outdoor hockey, ice skating, and sledding in a lovely setting featuring a log warming house. And in February, weather permitting, the very unique Viewing of the Crucifix draws hundreds of people out onto Little Traverse Bay to see the 11-foot submerged crucifix.
There are plenty of “can’t miss” attractions in Petoskey, too. Along with the Odawa Casino and Crooked Tree Arts Center, you can tour a chocolate factory, take a hot air balloon ride, and of course hit the pristine beaches in search of Petoskey stones.