2013 MyNorth Vacation Guide! Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, Mackinac Island & Boyne Country
Ideas for your ultimate Northern Michigan vacation. A supplement to Traverse Northern Michigan's Magazine.
Vacation! Ideas for Your Ultimate vacation day up north 2013 Petoskey Harbor Springs Bay Harbor Mackinac Island Boyne Country A Supplement to Win a Mackinac Island Chippewa Hotel Vacation! See page 3 Welcome to Petoskey! Historic forts, miles and miles of sandy beaches, a fantasy island, magic ferries, trails and sails, shops where you’re welcome in your flops—vacations in the Petoskey/Straits of Mackinac region are nothing short of epic. We’ll drop some nouns to get you started: Mackinac Island, Colonial Michilimackinac, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne, The Grand Hotel, Wilderness State Park and the Tunnel of Trees. And some verbs to go with: bike, hike, shop, swim, paddle, play, sail, golf, dine, relax. All you need now is this copy of MyNorth Vacation Guide to help you weave it all into one unforgettable narrative of your own!—The editors of MyNorth.com and Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine P.S. Check out our new On the Go mobile extras: videos, photo galleries and more! ANJANETTE MERRIWEATHER MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 1 Experience the Dark Sky Discovery Trail at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park! Mackinaw City, Emmet County With funding support from the Michigan Humanities Council The newest addition to the cultural interpretation of the night sky at the Headlands in Emmet County is now open to the public! The Dark Sky Discovery Trail is a 1-mile paved trail from the main entrance to the Dark Sky Viewing Area. It features cultural docents, indigenous artwork and regional photography that interpret humanity’s relationship to the night sky over the centuries and across a variety of cultures. The Headlands is one of just 7 International Dark Sky Parks in the U.S.! 2 miles west of downtown Mackinaw City • 7725 E. Wilderness Park Dr. (231) 348-1704 • www.emmetcounty.org/darkskypark/ • firstname.lastname@example.org free monthly programs all year long; no charge to use the park or trail, open 24/7 2 MyNorth.com a Vacation! publication PRESIDENT/ EDITOR IN CHIEF DEBWF@TRAVERSEMAGAZINE.COM Deborah Wyatt Fellows inside inside VICE PRESIDENT EDITORIAL/EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR CONTRIBUTING WRITER ART DIRECTOR PRODUCTION DIR. 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Simpson JSIMPSON@TRAVERSEMAGAZINE.COM MEDIA PROJECT COORDINATOR MARkETING/EDITORIAL COORDINATOR E-MARkETING SPECIALIST OFFICE ASSISTANT 5 the Good stuff 7 Beaches 9 Get on the water 11 outdoor adventures, Bike 13 historic forts, Kids New for 2013: Mobile extras! 15 Golf 17 shopping districts 19 Culture 21 Galleries 23 Musts on Mackinac island 25 dining out 27 towns & festivals 28 Map Rachel Fournier RACHEL@MYNORTH.COM Jennifer Buechel Lori Savage Dana Allen JBUECHEL@TRAVERSEMAGAZINE.COM LORI@TRAVERSEMAGAZINE.COM DANA@TRAVERSEMAGAZINE.COM OFFICE MANAGER MONTEREY@TRAVERSEMAGAZINE.COM Monterey Wheeler CONTROLLER matt carIssImI KIRSTIN@TRAVERSEMAGAZINE.COM kirstin Gorney editorial & advertising offices 148 e. front st., traverse city, mI 49684 phone: 231.941.8174 fax: 231.941.8391 e-mail: email@example.com ©2013 prism publications, Inc. MyNorth.com/vg-pm MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 3 On the Straits of Mackinac • Mackinaw City 1869-1906 McGulpin Point Lighthouse Gift shop, docents, tours Open daily May 15 to mid-October ~ no charge ~ Gift shop, docents, tours For just $2 a month experience the best of Northern Michigan for 12 months a year. (Save $30 off the newsstand!). Hardly an even trade. But go ahead, take advantage of us. 500 Headlands Dr. • Mackinaw City 231.436.5860 231.348.1704 county info Restored to its historic origins and relighted in 2008, McGulpin Point Historic Site in Emmet County, Mich. is a treasure rediscovered. An integral piece of Native American and local history lives on here. The Headlands • Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga • Cecil Bay • Fairgrounds • Pellston Regional Airport Emmet County: Discover our many treasures emmetcounty.org your aid to navigation for Northwest Michigan MyNorth.com/subscribe Subscribe to Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine at Lavender Hill Farms of Horton Bay tours and classes sample lavender gourmet treats © 2012 MyNorth made in Michigan lavender gifts distilling lavender oil 800-678-3416 4 MyNorth.com .com Lavender fields... romance in Northern Michigan! Immerse yourself in the moment. Tours & Lavender Shop 07354 Horton Bay Road • Boyne City, MI 49712 • 231-582-3784 • www.lavenderhillmichigan.com The Good Stuff if you only have a few days In Little Traverse DO not miss: Lavender Hill Farms: With its rolling terrain and more than 8,000 lavender plants, this pesticide-free Boyne City farm is like something out of the French Provençal countryside. Stop by for a stroll through the fragrant fields, or to shop the lavender products (soaps, sachets, jellies and more). 231.582.3784, lavender hillmichigan.net. Vacation! Dutch Oven Bakery: Folks have flocked to this cozy Alanson shop since the 1930s to get their sugar fix: cakes, traditional pastries, pies and lofty loaves of legendary cinnamon bread are just the start. Stick around for lunch in the cafe, and peruse treasures in the adjacent yarn shop. 7611 U.S. 31, Alanson, 231.548.2231, dutchoven.com. Headlands International Dark Sky Park: There’s no camping at this Mackinaw City property, but as an official “Dark Sky Park,” it’s open for incredible stargazing, way into the wee hours of the morning. A perfect spot to catch the Perseids meteor shower, August 10 through 13. emmeT county.org/darkskypark. Room for a View: For a great photo-op, there’s a little-known overlook in downtown Harbor Springs offering a knockout vista over Little Traverse Bay. To find it, head to the corner of Spring and Bluff Streets, where a wooden stairway tucked among trees leads up to the viewing platform. Pack a camera. harbor springschamber.com. Mary Ellen’s Place: Sidle up to the counter on old-fashioned swivel stools at this real-deal soda shop, housed in a historic Harbor Springs newsstand dating back to 1928. Burgers, fries, and hand-dipped malts are a nostalgic treat for the whole family. 145 E. Main, Harbor Springs, 231.526.5591, maryellensplace.com. Crooked Tree Breadworks: Stone-hearth baked breads, sweet and savory scones, legendary granola, and other delights have gained this artisan bakery a serious reputation. Our current obsession: the Pepper-Parmesan loaf for knockout BLTs. 2264 M-119, 231.347.9574, breadworks.com. matt crisimi, carly Cruise M-119: This 20-mile two-lane between Harbor Springs and Cross Village is one of the state’s most spectacular drives. Highlights include exploring Good Hart’s historic general store, driving under the canopy-like “Tunnel of Trees,” and finishing with kielbasa and pierogi on the patio at Cross Village’s storied Polish restaurant, Legs Inn. Quick Links 100’s of Restaurants at MyNorth.com. Go to Food & Wine, Restaurants. Have (even more) Fun Up North! MyNorth.com, go to Events. Rent a Cottage or a Hotel: MyNorth.com, go to Vacation. MyNorth.com/vg-pm Get your ticket to fun at MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 5 Hey, check this out! Emmet County info: 231.348.1704 firstname.lastname@example.org ee beautiful Emmet County, the International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands, McGulpin Point Lighthouse, Camp Petosega and the communities of Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Mackinaw City come to life by activating the logo above! Here’s how: S This logo is interactive! TOM’S MOM’S 1. Download the FREE yo2mo window app from your app store. 2. Open the yo2mo window and hold your screen over the image. (Double-tap your screen to help focus, if needed) 3. Allow the image to load to view a video and to learn more about Northwest Michigan! (P.S. Did you hear? Petoskey is listed among the top places to visit in the U.S./Smithsonian magazine; and Mackinaw City is the No. 1 Tourist Town in the U.S./FamilyFun magazine) More Emmet County interactive images powered by yo2mo: www.emmetcounty.org Featured on the Food Network & Rachael Ray Show COOKIES ® Visit us any day of the year in Downtown Harbor Springs or order online at tomsmomscookies.com 267 S. Spring St. · Harbor Springs 231-526-6606 CRYSTAL CLEAR The beauty and charm of our resort towns will create a lasting impression – one certain to bring a warm smile every time it’s recalled. your vacation memories will be Northern Michigan’s largest retailer of Life is good® apparel for Men, Women, and Children Please come visit us in downtown Petoskey at 208 Howard St OR shop online at PetoskeyArea.com u 800.845.2828 Free Vacation Guide Petoskey u itsalwaysgoodinc.com 231-348-4663 6 MyNorth.com Harbor Springs u Bay Harbor u Boyne City BCV 3493 My North Vacation Guide Ad.indd 1 3/20/13 8:48:52 AM Vacation! Petoskey State Park: This expansive beach on Little Traverse Bay is a slice of heaven smack between Harbor Springs and Petoskey, making it ideal for a swim after shopping in town. Play a game of volleyball in the sand courts, or take a short hike along the park’s trail system for the incredible views atop Old Baldy, a stable dune just behind the beach. 180 campsites. On M-119, four miles northeast of Petoskey. 231.347.2311. Zorn Park: Harbor Springs’ in-town MyNorth.com/vg-pm Beaches 4 park, next to the marina, is a favorite for families. The beach has lifeguards, a swimming raft, and a sandy-bottom swim area where you can take a dip in the clean, cold, spring-fed waters of this natural harbor on Little Traverse Bay. The grassy knoll along the beach is perfect for rolling out a blanket and enjoying a take-out lunch from one of the eateries just a couple blocks away. 231.526.7999, harborspringschamber.com. This sweet Lake Michigan beach is a bit of a secret, tucked away in a pretty 30-acre preserve near Harbor Springs. It’s just 300 feet of frontage, but on most days you’re likely to have it all to yourself. Bonus: There’s also 1.5 miles of easy hiking trails and boardwalks through dunes and cedar swamps, and an interpretive nature center the kids will adore. On Lower Shore Drive, off M-119 four miles north of Harbor Springs. 231.526.6401, landtrust.org. Thorne Swift Nature Preserve: Peninsula Beach: A short walk from downtown Boyne City, this little public beach on Lake Charlevoix is primo for parking a lawn chair for an afternoon or bringing the family for a picnic. It’s actually one of two Boyne City beaches; the other, Tannery Beach, is the perfect place to launch a canoe—and is also popular among dog lovers for letting the pooches jump in for a swim. cityofboynecity.com. Crooked Lake: This quiet, meanderANJANETTE MERRIWEATHER ing inland lake northeast of Petoskey is part of the famous Inland Waterway—an interconnected series of rivers and lakes stretching from Petoskey to Cheboygan. On the lake’s western edge is the community of Conway, where the Township Park has a cute little beach for swimming and sunning, a bubbling artesian well, and a picnic-perfect grassy park. On Merritt Street/U.S. 31 in Conway. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 7 Knot Your Ordinary Doorstop ALEX CANNON Share over 40 Miles of Inland Lakes & Waterways This Summer with Your Family & Friends! For Daily & Weekend Pleasure Call Us Today 105 Bay Street Harbor Springs, MI (231)526-6885 801 Front Street Bay Harbor, MI (231)439-2740 Seasonal and Transitional Boat Slips Available Pontoon & Ski Boat Rentals 231-238-9373 • www.indianrivermarina.com 5 GREAT LAKES Located on Beautiful Douglas Lake Porch Dining Available Superb Wine List Including Michigan Wines Award Winning Steaks & Prime Rib Fresh Local Whitefish, Perch & Walleye Open 7 Days a Week Reservations (231) 539-8588 7314 Douglas Lake Road Pellston, MI 49769 16 SIGNATURE SAUCES WING TUESDAYS ® BONELESS THURSDAYS ® 16 SIGNATURE SAUCES & 5 SEASONINGS 20 BEERS ON TAP INCLUDING MICHIGAN CRAFT BEERS FREE BUZZTIME TRIVIA ® 3480 S. AIRPORT RD. www.douglaslakebar.com 8 MyNorth.com For Complete Menu Visit TRAVERSE CITY 231.421.2417 AT GRAND TRAVERSE MALL 2180 ANDERSON RD. 231.439.9153 PETOSKEY JUST PAST LOWES® BWA_01837_MyNorth_Vacation_Guide_Ad_4.5x4.75_4c_fnl.indd 1 4/1/13 12:19 PM Vacation! MyNorth.com/vg-pm SHepLeR’S LIGHTHoUSe CRUISe the company whose name you might recognize from the Mackinac island ferry docks also offers cruises around the straits, where passengers can get close-up views of some of the area’s most remote lighthouses. each trip includes narration about Great lakes maritime history, shipwrecks, navigation methods and other cool facts. Cruises range between three and ﬁve hours each; reservations strongly recommended. 231.436.5023, SHEPLERSFERRy.COM. Get on the Water Little Traverse Sailors For a laid-back day on the water, charter a sailboat with Little Traverse Sailors, a nonprofit sailing school on the waterfront in Harbor Springs. Climb aboard Exit Strategy, a 34-foot J/105 sailboat with room for you and five friends, and head to Charlevoix or Beaver Island, or just tool around Little Traverse Bay for an afternoon. (Or, our favorite: Stargaze from the water on a moonlit sail.) If you get bit by the sailing bug after your trip, Little Traverse Sailors offers classes and private instruction for all ages. HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.838.4484, LITTLETRAVERSESAILORS.ORG. removed, industrial areas were cleaned, and the result is one of Michigan’s few true whitewater experiences, with challenging drops and rapids to thrill experienced paddlers. Bonus: You won’t have to travel far to find it; the park is just steps from downtown Petoskey. Find the park’s main entrances off Lake and West Sheridan Streets. PETOSkEyAREA.COM. Bear River Canoe Livery Paddle Little Traverse Bay For a slower journey down the Bear River, rent canoes or kayaks through this laid-back livery, which offers one-, two-, and four-hour paddling trips along a quiet stretch of the river. Perfect for new paddlers and families with young kids, with lots of scenery and wildlife sightings along the way. 2517 MCDOUGALL RD., 231.347.9038. Spend a dreamy morning kayaking the protected inlet of Little Traverse Bay, exploring the shoreline from downtown Harbor Springs all the way to the historic lighthouse at the end of the exclusive Harbor Point peninsula. Rentals, lessons and guided tours available through The Outfitter in Harbor Springs. 153 E. Main St., HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.526.2621, OUTFITTERHARBORSPRINGS.COM. MATT CARISSIMI Boat the Inland Waterway Bear River Whitewater Park Bear River Valley Recreation Area’s recent $2.4 million facelift included returning a spectacular stretch of the Bear River to its natural wild state. Dams were The meandering, 40-mile Inland Waterway is the state’s largest interconnected chain of lakes and rivers, stretching from Pickerel Lake, east of Petoskey, all the way to where the Cheboygan River empties into Lake Huron. Round up your friends and rent a pontoon for a leisurely day trip of fishing, swimming, and sightseeing; Windjammer Cove & Marina in Oden has rentals and can point you to the best spots for exploring along your trip. 231.347.6103, WINDJAMMERMARINA.COM. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 9 A unique alternative for casual upscale dining offering stunning Little Traverse Bay views and an evolving seasonal menu. Lunch & Dinner DAiLy SunDAy Brunch, 10amâ€“2pm 231.348.3321 palettebistropetoskey.com 321 Bay Street Âˇ Downtown Petoskey 10 MyNorth.com Vacation! oUtdoor adVentUres avalanche Mountain Preserve this heavily wooded, 300-acre gem of a park in Boyne city is interwoven with a disc golf course, hiking and mountain biking trails, and a 462-step staircase to the top of the mountain, with a viewing platform to take in the spectacular vista overlooking lake charlevoix. cItYofBoYnecItY.com. Wildwood Rush Zipline Canopy Tours explore the northwoods from a new, unforgettable perspective: the treetops. michigan’s longest zipline tour will have you wandering along aerial suspension bridges high in the trees, and soaring along lines up to 80 feet off the ground. located ¼ mile north of Young state park in Boyne city. 231.582.3400, WIldWoodrush.com. Nature Conservancy Hikes escape to the woods—or the meadows, wetlands, dunes, or shorelines— at one of the little traverse conservancy’s 164 nature preserves. the preserves range from pint-sized (like the less-than-half-acre shurtleff preserve in cross village, with amazing views of lake michigan) to big-time (such as the 750-acre sturgeon Bay dunes, a stunning spot to watch the sunset). all offer fantastic wildlife viewing, most have marked trails, and some are even open to kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, and other adventures. find a full guide with maps and descriptions of each preserve online. landtrust.org. Bike Little Traverse wheelway: This turn-of-the-century former railway, stretching more than 26 miles along the bay between Charlevoix and Harbor Springs, now serves as one of the region’s most scenic nonmotorized trails—a haven for recreational riders. The wide, paved pathway makes it especially friendly for families with small children. The “East Segment” in Petoskey is a lovely section; start at the Little Traverse History Museum, and continue northeast along Bayfront Park (note: a perfect picnic spot) and through the gorgeous Victorian-era community of Bay View. Map available online, TRAILSCOUNCIL.ORG. shea haddad Boyne Highlands Resort: Hop the chairlift for a ride to the top of the mountain, where you’ll find a range of trails suited to all levels of riders. Crosscountry mountain bikers can test their skills on scenic downhill runs; for experts, there’s the experts-only Bike Park, where obstacles like ramps and jumps will challenge even the most aggressive riders. Bike rentals available on-site. HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.526.3000, BOyNE.COM. wilderness state Park: This 10,000-acre park west of Mackinaw City has a vast network of trails, many of which are former two-tracks open to mountain biking. The terrain is mostly flat—great for beginner riders and those more interested in scenery than an adrenaline rush. For an easy 11K loop, follow these trails in succession: Swamp Line to South Boundary to Nebo to Wiikenhas. Maps and other loop suggestions available at the ranger station. CARP LAkE, 231.436.5381. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 11 Your Favorite Way to Fly to Northern Michigan! Quickly & Conveniently Getting You to Your Meeting or Michigan Adventure! Featuring your favorite American Classics Handpacked Bobby Burgers Frozen Custard • Malts Shakes • Salads • Coneys Chicago Dogs and so much more! tvcairport.com Dine In or Take Out 1150 Bay View Rd. and the Bike Path Petoskey, Michigan MAVB-36 GT Mag 4.5 x 7.25_Layout 1 08/04/2013 10:49 Page 1 Group Rates Are Available for 10 or More Travelers on our Airline Partners! bobinagain.com 231-347-1750 All Roads Lead to... Harbor Springs M-119 M-11 MM-1 M 11 19 9 Waterfront Petoskey tosk tos t os skey y Boyne City B Charlevoix BAKED GOODS, PASTRIES, CAKES, BREAD, BAGLES, SANDWICHES AND MORE! CHARLEVOIX 231.547.1380 PETOSKEY 231.347.3815 HARBOR SPRINGS 231.526.0907 Johan’s M-119 PETOSKEY WATERFRONT BOYNE CITY 231.439.0747 231.582.6093 231.348.0362 Find Your Cottage or Hotel Up North MyNorth.com/Vacation 12 MyNorth.com Vacation! kIDS kids Fishing Pond: kids will love tossing a line in this spring-fed trout pond in petoskey’s Bayfront park, stocked with “retired” trout from nearby oden state fish hatchery. the waterfront park also has a waterfall, marina, picnic area, and pedestrian tunnel to the shops in downtown petoskey—for when the kiddos inevitably get restless. petoskeYarea.com. Historic Forts Pond Hill Farm: this working farm and market has a whole barnful of cows, sheep, chickens, pigs, and geese for feeding and petting, plus the “squash rocket”—a giant slingshot for flinging squash into the fields—and hay rides every weekend from may through october. MyNorth.com/vg-pm pondhIllfarm.com. Fort Mackinac: A must-do on Mackinac Island, the 1780-built Fort Mackinac, perched high atop a limestone bluff, was a strategic outpost for British and U.S. armies for more than 115 years. Today, it’s one of the most scenic spots on the island—and a place where history comes alive daily. The parade grounds and historic buildings—some more than 225 years old—have been preserved as interactive exhibits, with costumed interpreters leading demonstrations to show what life was like within the fort for the soldiers and their families, who called this place home. Re-enactments include cannon salutes, rifle firing, bugle playing, medical treatments, children’s games, and even Victorian-era baseball. Stay for lunch in the fort’s Tea Room, where you’ll find spectacular views over downtown. 231.436.4100, MACkINACPARkS.COM. Michigan Fisheries visitors center: every year, more than a million rainbow and brown trout are raised at this cool facility—one of the most advanced of its kind—for release into michigan rivers. With tours, interpretive exhibits, and big ponds full of “retired” fish that you can feed, this is a great destination for a kid-friendly day trip. 8258 s. aYr rd., oden, 231.348.0996. Colonial Michilimackinac: From 1715 to the early 1780s, this fortified encampment overlooking MATT CRISIMMI the Straits served as a fur trading post for French and British traders in the western Great Lakes. The Mackinaw City landmark is now on the National Register of Historic Places, serving as an open-air, liveaction museum and active archaeological site (more than a million artifacts have been unearthed here since excavation began in 1959). Many of the interactive exhibits are designed with kid-friendly participation in mind: Children can try their hand at soldier drills, crafts, Victorian dances, games, and even helping colonial women tend the vegetable garden and cook dinner over the open hearth. 231.436.4100, MACkINACPARkS.COM. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 13 Pure Michigan. Pure BOYNE. More than a collection of northern Michigan resortsâ€Ś memory-making at its best. Boyne Mountain endless possibilities for your playful side Boyne Highlands timeless and welcoming with simple sophistication The Inn at Bay Harbor assured and elegant in a majestic locale BOYNE.COM | 800.GO.BOYNE Vacation! 2. GoLF 1. BoyNe MouNTaiN ResoRT Two championship courses, each with its own distinct character: The Alpine course offers stunning views and strategically placed bunkers and water hazards; the Monument is a dramatic ode to great course architecture, with each hole named for a golf luminary. BoYne cItY, 231.462.6963, BoYne.com. 1. BoyNe HiGHLaNds ResoRT Four courses set against a pristine Northwoods backdrop offer a wide range of play. The Moor is suitable for all skill levels, with challenging doglegs and marshes; the smartly designed Arthur Hills keeps experienced golfers on their toes with traps and hazards; Donald Ross Memorial is a composite of re-created classic holes designed by its namesake; and The Heather is an elite course that should be a bucket-list item for any serious golfer. harBor sprInGs, 231.462.6963, BoYne.com. 3. enough challenges to keep seasoned golfers engaged—all set to a stunning backdrop befitting the course’s name. mackInaW cItY, 231.537.4973, GolfWIlderness.com. 2. Bay HaRBoR GoLF cLuB an acclaimed golf club, consistently ranked among the best in the nation, featuring three distinct arthur hills–designed courses atop sweeping lake michigan bluffs. Incredible views and challenging play for all skill levels. BaY harBor, 231.439.4085, BaYharBorGolf.com. THe JeweL aT GRaNd HoTeL Roam the links amid the lush quietude of Mackinac Island. Two 9-hole courses: The Grand, built in 1901 and updated in 1987 (plentiful water); The Woods, set within the island interior (hilly views), built in 1994. mackInac Island, 906.847.3331, Grandhotel.com 3. wawasHkaMo GoLF couRse Michigan’s oldest continuously run golf course also happens to be a Mackinac Island gem, tucked away on the site of an 1814 battle between the British and the Americans. Ask for hickory golf clubs for an authentic throwback experience. mackInac Island, 906.847.3871, WaWashkamo.com. ANJANETTE MERRIWEATHER cHesTNuT vaLLey GoLF couRse Named for the ancient American chestnut tree found between holes 10 and 11, this club is a scenic retreat among rolling hills and hardwoods. The 18-hole course has a bonus 19th hole and a newly remodeled, log cabin–style clubhouse. harBor sprInGs, 231.526.9100, chestnutvalleYGolf.com. THe MackiNaw cLuB A round at this Jerry Matthews–designed course is laid-back and scenic—and a bargain to boot. Natural water elements and a blend of traditional Michigan tree-lined and open-meadow fairways. mackInaW cItY, 231.537.4955, mackInaWcluB.com. LiTTLe TRaveRse Bay GoLF cLuB A favorite among locals, this public course is known for its stellar views of Little Traverse Bay. Its smart design across Harbor Springs’ hilly terrain includes elevated tees, a rolling back nine, and a mix of open and tight tree-lined fairways. harBor sprInGs, 231.526.6200, ltBaYGolf.com. HiddeN RiveR GoLF & casTiNG cLuB Fly-fish after your round on this demanding but fair 18-hole course along the Maple River. The linksstyle layout features dunes and water elements, and an elevated back nine through massive pines. Brutus, 231.529.4653, hIddenrIver.com. cRooked TRee GoLF couRse A short but spectacular 18-hole course sculpted out of mature hardwoods atop high bluffs overlooking Bay Harbor. The back nine is a highlight, opening to sprawling views of Little Traverse Bay. petoskeY, 231.439.4030, BoYne.com. wiLdeRNess GoLF couRse With no tee times required, this wonderful walking course is great for a leisurely game. Well-suited for beginners but peppered with MyNorth.com/vg-pm MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 15 LINDA MICHAELS Uniquely Crafted... downtown All things Petoskey Stone & more! Serving Pieces Knives • Jewelry Photo Frames Clocks Treasures from the Shores to the Stores Shop in Over 100 Stores Dine in Over 20 Restaurants Savor our sunsets (231) 347-0261 313 E. Lake Street Petoskey, MI • Shipping Available www.lindamichaels.net www.PetoskeyDowntown.com facebook.com/petoskeydowntown Pools~Tennis~Hiking~Close to Skiing & Golf E x p l o re - D i s c o v e r Va c a t i o n R e n t a l s (800)748-0245 www.troutcreek.com 16 MyNorth.com Vacation! Petoskey: This picturesque village overlooking Little Traverse Bay is home to the century-old Gaslight District—named for the historic gas lamps that line its streets—where you’ll find nearly 200 independent shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. petoskeydowntown.COM. SAMPLER McLean & Eakin: Cozy indie bookseller with great service and a big selection of Michigan reads. Cutler’s: A gourmand’s dream, with kitchenware, culinary accessories, cookbooks and more. Symons General Store: Historic purveyor of specialty foods and wines. Bearcub Outfitters: Outdoorsy clothing and gear for hiking, paddling, and other Northern adventures. Threads: Casual, hip clothing for women— and a warm, helpful staff to help you find just the right thing. Robert Frost Fine Footwear: Irresistible, splurge-worthy designer shoes and accessories. Shopping Districts Bay Harbor: Though many amenities of this bayfront resort community are exclusive to its residents, the downtown strip—home to boutiques, galleries and restaurants—is always open to the public. villageatbayharbor.com. SAMPLER Cheek-a-dee Meek-a-dee: Cute shop catering to kids, with clothing, books and games. Galley Gourmet: Foodie favorites like specialty jams, sauces, and fine wines, plus a deli in the back. Mettlers American Mercantile: Timeless, luxurious clothing and homewares, including handtooled leather accessories and smartly curated vintage pieces. b.may bags: Gorgeous, minimalist handbags and accessories handmade by a local designer. ANJANETTE MERRIWEATHER No Boundaries: Gifts, gear and clothing for outdoor enthusiasts (and anyone who likes to dress like one). The Birds Nest: A sweet children’s boutique, with shoes and clothing for infants, toddlers and older kids. Alpine Chocolate Haus: A dream come true for chocoholics, with chocolate-covered everything, plus gourmet popcorn, candy, and hand-dipped ice cream fine cookware, and other kitchen tools and treats. American Spoon: Locally handcrafted artisanal fruit preserves, condiments and gifts, plus a gelato and sorbetto bar for a tasty post-shopping treat. Christians Greenhouse & Garden Center: A great selection of gifts and wares for home and garden. Mackinaw City: Home to hundreds Harbor Springs: Postcard-pretty Harbor Springs has an artsy vibe and a ton of great shops, galleries, eateries and antiques shops in its four-block downtown. harborspringschamber.com. SAMPLER L’Esprit: Gorgeous French country antiques from Provence and Burgundy, plus modern home goods like luxurious soaps, glassware and linens. Rocking Horse Toy Company: A sweet toy shop with puzzles, games, books, crafts, dolls, kites, and much more. Spice Harbor: Culinary boutique with locally made Alden Mill House spices, Polish Pottery, of shops, this bustling downtown is a fun shopping destination in itself, or while you’re waiting to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island. mackinawcity.com. SAMPLER Island Bookstore: Warm and welcoming indie bookshop with local titles and a great selection for kids. Bell’s Fishery: A Mackinaw City fixture with legendary smoked whitefish. Coffman Hardware: Cool historic hardware with an eye-popping collection of Swiss Army knives. Mackinaw Crossings: An outdoor shopping center with 50 Victorian-style retail shops, plus a five-screen cinema, a haunted house, and nightly laser light shows. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 17 Boyne City: This former logging town on the east end of Lake Charlevoix has a variety of eclectic shops and restaurants. SAMPLER Inspired Living: Books, candles, tea, yoga and meditation tools, and other gear for mindful living. Discover... Great Performances Live aLL summer in Petoskey June 16 – August 24, 2013 • Over 50 Talented Collegiate Musicians & 30 Faculty Artists • Paul Reiser, Chris Brubeck, Cirquetacular, and More... p.m. • Weekly Pops Concerts on Sunday Nights at 8 p.m. • Resident Artist Chamber Music Series • Fully Staged Productions of Big River and Verdi’s Falstaff music festival www.bayviewfestival.org or 231-348-9551 Downtown Harbor Springs outfitterharborsprings.com 231.526.2621 Open Every Day Salon Show of Traditional Oils • June 20 - August 31 Oil Painters of A merica crooked tree arts center presents Outfitter Harbor Springs The Setting Sail in Newport Beach, Calvin Liang Visit our exhibit of 400 paintings by national award-winning artists. More details on summer events including wine tastings, Coffee At Ten lectures, workshops, concerts, theater and paint outs on our website. Downtown Petoskey • 231.347.4337 • www.crookedtree.org 18 MyNorth.com Kids Paddle Camp Kayaks • Standup Paddleboards Lessons & Tours Sales & Rentals Clothing • Footwear • Accessories Adults and Kids Culture Crooked Tree Arts Center The Little Traverse Region has long been a haven for artists—and in Petoskey, the heart of that community is Crooked Tree Arts Center. Housed in an 1890-built Methodist church (in itself a work of art, with incredible architectural details and original stained glass), the center is a vibrant hub for creative and cultural happenings—from exhibits to live music to classes in art, music and dance. After wandering through the galleries, catch a performance in the 235seat theater or peruse the Art Tree Gallery, a year-round shop with jewelry, pottery, paintings and other works for sale by local artists. This summer brings a special salon-style exhibit from Oil Painters of America, featuring lectures, workshops, and more than 400 works from some of the best oil painters in the nation. A must-stop on Petoskey’s annual Gallery Walk, held this year on June 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 461 E. Mitchell St., 231.347.4337, crookedtree.org. Vacation! Bay View Music Festival Since its founding in 1875 as a Methodist retreat camp, the Bay View community has always had its roots in the fine arts and education. Each summer brings nine full weeks of entertainment—nearly a performance every single night—ranging from live music to theater arts to comedy. Visit Bay View online for performance dates and ticket information, and to learn more this season’s visiting artists series. bayviewfestival.org. This annual family-friendly, feel-good celebration of music, 4 Blissfest art and culture is a highlight of the summer for its tight community of long-time attendees. Known for showcasing American roots and world music, the festival also features art and music workshops, a plethora of activities for kids, a juried arts and crafts show, rustic camping, and lots more. Cross Village, July 12-14, blissfest.org. MyNorth.com/vg-pm Find your ticket to music and many more events at MUSIC AL FRESCO Four spots to enjoy free outdoor concerts all summer long: Street Musique: Every Thursday night through Labor Day, the sidewalks of Harbor Springs’ downtown are turned into stages for regional musicians. Kids can participate in face painting, magic shows, sidewalk-chalk art and more. HARBORSPRINGSCHAMBER.COM. Evenings at the Gazebo: This free concert series brings live music to Boyne City’s Old City Park, at the corner of Park and River Streets, every Wednesday night from June 19 through August 14. A local pizzeria is on hand, too, selling soft drinks and pizza by the slice for picnickers. BOYNECHAMBER.COM. KATY JOE DESANTAS Concerts in the Park: The Charlotte Ross Lee concert series has been a Petoskey tradition for more than 30 years. Located along a historic former railroad corridor in Pennsylvania Park, on Lake Street between Howard and Division Streets. Schedule online. PETOSKEY.COM. Petoskey Rocks!: Friday nights in the summer from 6 to 9 p.m. Street music, carriage rides, trolley rides, movie in the park, special store events and more. Full schedule at PETOSKEYDOWNTOWN.COM. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 19 Boyne City CANOPY TOUR Feel the RUSH as you fly down our 11 zip lines and 5 sky bridges spanning over 1-1/2 miles. Tour the forest canopy with AWESOME views of Lake Charlevoix, or race your friends on the Midwestâ€™s only 1,200-foot TRIPLE zip line. For reservations call 855.ZIP-INFO or visit WILDWOODRUSH.COM. Located 2 miles from downtown Boyne City, across from Young State Park. Wildwood Rush is independently owned and operated, and is not affiliated with Boyne Mt. or Boyne Resorts CANOP Wildwood Rush is independently owned and operated, and is not affiliated with Boyne Mt. or Boyne Resorts Vacation! By the Bay Nautical Fine Art Gallery: Fine art with a nautical theme, including paintings, relief maps, model ships, weather instruments, and more. 172 E. MAIN, HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.526.3964, ByTHEBAy.COM. Witty Gallerie: Owner/artist Trisha Witty’s original oil SPRINGS, 231.526.1112, WITTyART.COM. paintings of inspiring landscapes—including her native Northern Michigan—are full of light, color and emotion. 236 E. MAIN ST., HARBOR Galleries HaRBoR sPRiNGs Art Cats Gallery: This new addition to the Petoskey arts scene is both a showroom for artist/owner Louise Hopson’s fanciful clay pieces, plus a gallery with works from more than 40 artisans. 308 HOWARD ST., PETOSkEy, 231.622.8626, ARTCATSGALLERy.COM. Stafford’s Gallery of Art and History: Tucked behind the Perry Hotel’s rose garden, this cool warehouse is home to a variety of fine art by Michigan artists, plus antiques and regional historic photos. 410 ROSE, PETOSkEy, 231.347.0142, STAFFORDS.COM. PeToskey Three Pines Studio: An eclectic gallery focusing on work by local artists in all mediums: mixed media, paintings, ceramics, fiber arts, traditional Native American quill boxes and totem poles, and much more. 5959 W. LEVERING, CROSS VILLAGE, 231.526.9447, THREEPINESSTUDIO.COM. Becky Thatcher Designs: Exquisite jewelry inspired by the 231.526.9336, BECkyTHATCHERDESIGNS.COM. Northern Michigan Artists Market: Representing some of the best creative work from Traverse City and points north. 445 E. MITCHELL, PETOSkEy, 231.487.0000, NMAM.US. Lake Michigan landscape, often starring locally acquired stones— Petoskey stones, beach stones, fossils. 117 W. MAIN ST., HARBOR SPRINGS, Belle Aquatic: Original jewelry featuring natural, earthy aquamarine and turquoise alongside other gems to mirror the rich blues of water and sky. Housed in Harbor Springs’ historic train depot. 111 W. BAy ST., HARBOR SPRINGS, 734.255.8805, BELLEAQUATIC.COM. W.A.R.D. Gallery: This gallery above a home and garden shop features paintings, furniture, and other pieces by local artists, with a focus on regional scenery. If you’ve ever wanted to commission a painting of your summer home, this is the place to ask. 409 E. LAkE, PETOSkEy, 231.622.4105, CIAOBELLASHOP.COM. Freshwater Studio: Find rustic furniture, pottery, Petoskey stone art, jewelry, musical instruments and other eclectic pieces at this gallery and live music venue. 217 S. LAkE, BOyNE CITy, 231.582.2588, FRESHWATERARTGALLERy.COM. BoyNe ciTy Boyer Glassworks (shown above): Husband-and-wife artists Harry and Kathleen Boyer run this working studio and gallery, featuring Harry’s signature glass pieces and Kathleen’s original paintings. 207 STATE ST., HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.526.6359. Tvedten Fine Art: Showcasing owner/artist Margaret HARBOR SPRINGS, TVEDTENFINEART.COM. shea haddad Sweet Grass Framing & Gallery: This custom frame SWEETGRASSFRAMING.COM. Tvedten’s striking oil, pastel and watercolor paintings, alongside works by more than a dozen other artists. 284 E. THIRD, 231.526.2299, shop is also home to paintings, photography, stained glass, and other pieces of original art. 114 E. MAIN, BOyNE CITy, 231.582.2620, Pierre Bittar Gallery:Renowned French Impressionist artist Pierre Bittar showcases his luminous paintings of Michigan and European landscapes. 188 E. MAIN, HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.526.6750, PIERREBITTAR.COM. Boyne Arts Collective: A gallery hosting seasonal LAkE, BOyNE CITy, BOyNEARTS.ORG. exhibits, workshops, and other community events, the BAC is the hub of Boyne’s artistic community. Open May 1. 210 S. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 21 EXPLORE THE TUNNEL OF TREES & HARBOR SPRINGS her Nort n Crepes Representing Northern Michigan Artists For Over 10 Years repes hern C Nort Cross Village, MI Rustic furnishings Local Gifts • Jewelry Inspirational Teas Yoga • Massage Rustic furnishings Local Gifts • Jewelry WINNER Best of 2012 Inspirational Teas Yoga • Massage Authentic Polish Cuisine Just 12 miles north of Harbor Springs on scenic M-119 Outdoor Garden Dining Panoramic Lake Michigan Views and Sunsets Over 100 International Beer & Wine Selections State Historic Landmark 1129 N. Lakeshore Drive • Downtown Goodhart 231.526.0276 • www.primitiveimages.com Just 12 miles north of Harbor Springs on scenic M-119 1129 N. Lakeshore Drive • Downtown Goodhart 231.526.0276 • www.primitiveimages.com Rustic Furnishings Local Gifts • Jewelry Inspirationsal teas 12 miles north of Harbor Springs in the “Tunnel of Trees” 1129 N. Lakeshore Drive Downtown Goodhart 231.526.0276 www.primitiveimages.com Three Pines studio 5959 West Levering Cross Village, MI 49723 At the crossroads of Levering (C66) & State Road (C77) 6425 N. Lake Shore Drive Cross Village, MI 49723 legsinn.com 231.526.2281 www.threepinesstudio.com May-Oct: 11 am-7pm (Daily) Nov-April: 11 am-5pm (Fri-Mon) 231.526.9447 Chili Cook-off Feb. 17 Waterfront Wine Festival June 29 Cars in the Park Aug. 8 Odawa’s Native American Homecoming Pow Wow August 10 – 11th Taste of Harbor Springs Sept. 21 Travel the Tunnel of Trees Peak Fall Color Season Christmas Tree Lighting Nov. 30 Downtown Merchants Holiday Open House Dec. 7 Shop for Fun Finds & some One of a Kinds Good Hart • Michigan Astudioshop.com 22 MyNorth.com Fine Art Gallery Tour June 27 Street Musique, Thursday evenings 7-9pm June 27-Aug. 29 Summer’s Farmers Market Each Wed & Sat (9am-1pm) Little Traverse Yacht Club’s Annual ‘Ugotta Regatta’ July 26 – 28th 231.526.7110 Astudioshop@gmail.com 368 East Main Street • 231-526-7999 • www.harborspringschamber.com Vacation! 9 Fudge ANJANETTE MERRIWEATHER Musts on Mackinac Island Butterfly House Carriage Rides MyNorth.com/vg-pm Bike the island The island’s original 1898 ban on cars was looking out for the livelihood of carriage drivers—but it opened the door for bicycle culture to flourish, too. Pedaling Mackinac’s eight-mile perimeter is a sweet way to explore the landmarks, all with the sparkling Straits at your side. Find the bike rental shops near the ferry docks downtown. MACKINACISLAND.ORG. Pink Pony, a legendary watering hole for sailors, or Horn’s Gaslight Bar, allegedly the first Michigan establishment to gain a liquor license post-Prohibition. Tour the Governor’s summer home Originally built as a private summer cottage, this pristine Victorian mansion was sold to the State in the 1940s and converted to be used as the governor’s summer residence. The home is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is open for free public tours every Wednesday throughout the summer. mackinacparks.com. An 1,800-square-foot enclosed tropical garden where you can meander or sit back while hundreds of butterflies flutter peacefully around you. It’s not only magical, but a great educational trip for small ones, too—stop by the interactive Insect World exhibit for some hands-on learning after your butterfly tour. originalbutterflyhouse.com. Candymakers here have been whipping up this sweet confection since the late 1800s. Most of today’s fudge vendors still use the time-honored, laborintensive technique of paddling the warm, liquid fudge on marble slabs until it cools. A slice or two is the ultimate souvenir. A horse-drawn buggy tour is a quintessential Mackinac experience—and a fitting way to view the island’s gingerbread Victorian homes. Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, the oldest and largest continuously operating horseand-buggy livery in the world, offers narrated tours of landmarks and historical points of interest. mict.com. Lilac Festival The romance of Mackinac Island is arguably at its peak during this 10-day festival, a tradition that began with a horse-drawn parade more than 60 years ago on “Lilac Sunday.” Music, walking tours, wine tastings and more, all set to the backdrop of thousands of lilac trees in bloom. June 7-6 mackinacislandlilacfestival.org. Afternoon Tea at Grand Hotel Experience the renowned elegance of the historic Grand Hotel by partaking in afternoon tea—a century-old Grand Hotel tradition. Tea, sherry, Champagne, finger sandwiches, scones and other delights, all set to live chamber music; open to non-hotel guests with $10 admission fee. grandhotel.com. Arch Rock Mackinac’s unique geologic history created dramatic limestone landmarks, the most famous of which is Arch Rock, a rare formation rising 150 feet out of the pristine waters on the island’s southeast shores. A must-stop photo op. MACKINACISLAND.ORG. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 23 Nightlife Stay overnight to experience a different side of the island, where historic saloons buzz with energy and music after sunset. Be sure to start the barhopping at the 24 MyNorth.com Vacation! Al Fresco Dining & Drinks CHANDLER’S The street-side courtyard dining at this revered Petoskey establishment, housed alongside a historic general store, is a wildly romantic experience—one of the best places around for an intimate date. Fabulous wine list, creative cocktails, elegant fare, live music on weekends. 215 HOWARD ST., PETOSKEY, 231.347.2981, LAKEANDHOWARD.COM. THIRSTY GOAT DINING OUT Cafe Sante: This casually refined, European-style bistro dishes up its unique breakfast options every day till 3 p.m., making it a great go-to for a late, lingering brunch. Simple classics like eggs Benedict and quiche Lorraine mingle on the menu with treats like the tiramisu Belgian waffle; lunch items include smoked salmon salad, steak and frites, and escargot. 1 WATER ST., BOYNE CITY, 231.582.8800, MAGNUMHOSPITALITY.COM/CAFESANTE. This Boyne City restaurant and pub is all about the locavore movement—so it’s not uncommon for 10 of the 15 rotating taps to be devoted to regional breweries like Founders, Short’s, New Holland and Keweenaw. Enjoy a beer on the patio; stay late to catch live local music and the nightlife scene. 220 LAKE ST., BOYNE CITY, 231.268.4628, THIRSTYGOAT.COM. KNOT JUST A BAR Located in Bay Harbor’s marina, this restaurant is refined yet still casual—to be expected from a place where patrons often arrive by boat. Sip a cocktail from the waterfront deck, order from the seasonally inspired menu, and spend the evening yacht-watching. 820 FRONT ST., BAY HARBOR, 231.439.2770, KNOTJUSTABAR.COM. The Original Pancake House: The hardest part about breakfast here is making your selection from the lengthy, tempting menu: omelets, corned beef hash, waffles, crepes, and of course, flapjacks—a dozen different kinds, from coconut to bacon-filled to lacy Swedish pancakes served with lingonberry sauce. Don’t miss the signature Apple Pancake, a baked beauty heaped with sautéed apples and a cinnamon-sugar glaze. 4165 MAIN ST., BAY HARBOR, 231.439.9989, ORIGINALPANCAKEHOUSE.COM. Roast & Toast: Breakfast is quick and satisfying at this eclectic café. All the classics—pancakes, French toast, egg sandwiches—but with a few delicious twists: cumin-crusted home-fries, bagels with Sirracha cream cheese, a slow-cooked oatmeal bar. Other delectables include freshly made pastries, granola, bread, and in-house roasted coffee. 309 E. LAKE ST., PETOSKEY, 231.347.7767, ROASTANDTOAST.COM. ANJANETTE MERRIWEATHER, SHEA HADDAD Julienne Tomatoes: The sandwiches at this charming Petoskey cafe and deli are the stuff of foodie dreams: there are more than a dozen to choose from, each crafted from super fresh, locally sourced ingredients and specialty breads from nearby Crooked Tree Breadworks. Housemade soups, salads, and desserts too. 421 HOWARD ST., 231.439.9250, JULIENNETOMATOES.COM. Guerney’s Harbor Bottle Shop: Tucked in the back of a wine store in downtown Harbor Springs, Guerney’s no-frills sandwich counter has developed a passionate following for its fresh-sliced meat-and-cheese delights on super-soft, house-baked bread. Two tips: Do order the deli sauce (it’s divine), don’t ask for tomatoes (the owners are anti, claiming tomatoes ruin their spectacular bread). 215 E. MAIN ST., 231.526.5472. Good Hart General Store: The spectacular drive along M-119 is made better with a stop at the deli inside this 1930s-era general store. Order up some hot or cold made-to-order sandwiches, then ask for directions to the nearby beach—a secluded Lake Michigan oasis just waiting for you and your picnic. 1075 N. LAKE SHORE DR., 231.526.7661, GOODHARTSTORE.COM. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 25 There’s Only ONE Place For Quality & Selection American’s Largest Selection of QUALITY Top Brand Patio Furniture Over 65,000 Square Feet We believe that your home is where the best moments happen. It’s about creating a space which welcomes family and friends and celebrates your personal style. We make it personal. We make it yours. • Home Design • New Construction • Remodeling • Outdoor Living Spaces • Kitchen and Bath Design 200+ One-of-a-Kind Patio Sets on Display and Ready for Immediate Delivery Be American Buy Quality American Made American Made 20 year Warranty Custom Cushions and Awnings in Thousands of Fabrics Hundreds of Umbrellas Top Brand BBQ Grills www.summerplacecasuals.com 1131 W. Conway Rd. • Harbor Springs, MI 49740 darntonbuilders.com • 231.348.2684 231-325-6000 • 877-322-8820 toll free 14000 US-31, Beulah, Michigan (4 miles east of Honor, 15 minutes west of Traverse City) S tay H ere. P lay H ere. Village at Bay Harbor Shopping & Dining Village Hotel Luxury Accommodations Vacation Home Rentals Home Away from Home Lake Marina A DeepWater Harbor Equestrian Center Boarding, Lessons & Clinics Award Winning Golf 27 Holes of Enjoyment Year Round Events 888.bayharbor | Open Daily Year Round | bayharbor.com Meeting,Wedding & GroupVenues 26 MyNorth.com Vacation! Towns & Festivals Petoskey: This vibrant town overlooking Little Traverse Bay is home to a bustling marina, lots of green space, and a great collection of independent boutiques and galleries in its historic Gaslight District. Historic Festival & Taste of the North, June 15 Art in the Park, July 20 Festival on the Bay, August 16–17 Harbor Springs: A picturesque summer paradise and harbor town on the northern shores of Little Traverse Bay, with an authentic soda fountain, fine antiques shops, casual and fine dining, and great galleries and boutiques. Fine Art Gallery Tour: June 27 Waterfront Wine Festival: June 29 4 shops and a renowned biological station. Summerfest: June 12–16 Mackinaw City: The gateway to Mackinac Island is a destination in itself, with more than 100 shops, a historic fort, and, of course, killer views of the Bridge. Antiques on the Bay Auto Show: June 21–22 Arts & Craft Show: Aug. 24–25 Beer & Wine Festival: Sept. 6–7 Cross Village: One of Michigan’s oldest settlements, this tiny Lake Michigan town is nestled between the scenic Tunnel of Trees and the gorgeous beaches of Sturgeon Bay. Blissfest: July 12–14 Alanson: A pint-sized town on the banks of the Crooked River, along the Inland Waterway, with historic charm and stalwart shops in its downtown. Alanson Riverfest: Aug. 9–11 Boyne City: Not just a ski town, this village on the shores of Lake Charlevoix has destination-worthy shopping and dining, plus a welcoming community full of energy and warmth. SOBO Arts Festival: June 28–29 Fetivals, events and more! Find your ticket to fun at ANJANETTE MERRIWEATHER Bay Harbor: World-class shopping, golf, a spa, and an equestrian center are just a few of the highlights at this resort between Petoskey and Harbor Springs. In Water Boat Show: June 14–16 Vintage Car & Boat Festival: June 22 Bay Harbor Arts Festival: July 27–28 Pellston: A point of local pride: This rugged town is one of the coldest places anywhere in the Lower 48. 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