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Petoskey stone hunting in the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan

Six Fun Things to do this Spring in the Petoskey Area

In like a lion, out like a lamb. March is done and though the lion tried to rear its head a bit in the final days of the month, it’s over. Our awesome resorts kept skiers and boarders happy right up through April 4, but now snow guns are silent and we’ve shed the winter coats and boots in favor of fleece and ten… Read More
Posted on April 7th, 2021
Shopping in the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan

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. Take your time and window shop in our charming waterfront communities. Meand… Read More
Posted on April 1st, 2021
Petoskey Stone hunting in the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan

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 interesting looking pi… Read More
Posted on April 1st, 2021
Morel mushrooms in the Petoskey Area

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 you can reconnec… Read More
Posted on April 1st, 2021
Ernest Hemingway statue in the Petoskey Area

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, the Hemi… Read More
Posted on April 1st, 2021
Cross-country skiing in the Petoskey Area.

6 Ways to Have Fun Outside This Winter in the Petoskey Area

Wait! Before you say you don’t like the cold and you don’t like the snow, consider this – winter comes around every year. If you live in Michigan – or any of our neighboring states – you may as well make the most of it. You can spend 4-5 months hating the snow or 4-5 months choosing to have fun in the sno… Read More
Posted on February 22nd, 2021
Cactus Chili from Parkside Deli

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 often, it was a big ‘ole batch of soup bubb… Read More
Posted on February 1st, 2021
Lots of Cool Things to Do

Welcome to the Petoskey Area — Michigan’s Winter Funland

This winter, outside is definitely in. And the Petoskey Area is the place to be! This is where you’ll find clean air, fresh snow and open spaces for as far as the eye can see. Better yet, no matter what snowsport you like best, you’ll find it here. No wonder it’s called Michigan̵… Read More
Posted on December 28th, 2020
Fat tire biking in the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan.

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 4″+ tire… Read More
Posted on December 9th, 2020
Petoskey Area Fills 'Tween Season with Outside Art

‘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 about. At times it brings… Read More
Posted on November 3rd, 2020

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