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Petoskey Area Blog

Welcome to the Petoskey Area — Michigan’s Winter Funland

Posted on December 28th, 2020

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 Michigan’s Winter Funland.

Of course, this winter is a little different than winters past. And while we want you to have tons of fun, we also want you to be safe. So, while skiing, snowmobiling, ziplining and other snowsports will be as enjoyable as ever, we’ve made some changes to both outdoor and indoor activities to meet guidance from the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) and state and local health departments. Please go to Boyne Highlands, Nub’s Nob, or Boyne Mountain for more information on what to expect at the ski areas.

Now, let’s go outside and play! No place else in Michigan offers so much winter fun.

  • Skiing & boarding
Skiing & boarding

Michigan’s best and most famous ski areas are waiting for you with awesome downhill runs and terrain parks. Whether you’re ready for black diamond excitement or are strapping on the boards for the first time, there’s plenty here for you. Want to check out conditions before leaving home? No problem. Visit our live webcams and get an up-to-the-minute scoop.

  • Cross-country & snowshoeing
Cross-Country & snowshoeing

Miles and miles of trails lead through the pristine northern Michigan landscape. You’ll have a chance to share the peaceful beauty of our forests, streams and lakes with a white-tailed doe or maybe a wild turkey. There are numerous areas and parks here that offer XC skiing and snowshoeing.

  • Fat tire biking
Fat tire biking

Just because the ground is snow-covered, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy biking in the Petoskey area. Fat tire biking is the perfect way to get the adrenaline pumping while riding through scenic winter beauty.

  • Snowmobiling

The Petoskey Area, including parts of Emmet County and Charlevoix County, is made for snowmobiling. This is home to more than 140 miles of forested pathways that take you through some of the area’s most breathtaking winter scenery.

  • Other outdoor activities
Other outdoor activities

Fresh air abounds here and so do the outdoor activities that await you. Jump on a tube and fly down the slopes; climb platforms and hold on tight while zooming down a zipline; glide across an outdoor rink; or bring a sled and race to the bottom. Want more? OK. There’s horseback riding, snow bikingThe Enchanted Trail at Boyne Highlands and even winter rafting.

No doubt, this is Michigan’s Winter Funland. And there are a lot more fun things that we didn’t include. To find out about them, and for details on our hotels, inns, condos and resorts, visit our website at

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2 thoughts on “Welcome to the Petoskey Area — Michigan’s Winter Funland”

  1. Chris Watson says:

    Would like to schedule a trip that includes tube sliding..snowmobiling..and hotel stay.

    1. Diane Dakins says:

      This is the place to do that. Send us an email to or call 800.845.2828. Thanks!

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