Imagine a place where daydreams turn into lifelong
memories. A breathtaking place on Lake Michigan’s glistening Little Traverse Bay
with stunning natural beauty, Victorian grace and endless recreation. A place where
friends and family share experiences and create memories that will never fade.
Come enjoy the hospitality, easygoing atmosphere and casual elegance of an area
known as a Michigan treasure.
a Million Dollar Sunsets
b Spectacular golf
c A shopper’s dream
At the end of the day, the sky is painted in dazzling hues. Whether you prefer watching the sunset from a lakeside park or from a blanket on the soft sand, our sunsets are a golden experience.
You’ll remember the awesome views and immaculate conditions of our courses long after you’ve forgotten your scores. It’s no wonder our area is known as one of America’s premier golf destinations.
You can easily spend a day strolling our shopping areas for items you won’t find anywhere else. Dozens upon dozens of shops and boutiques await in our lakeside communities.
d You set the pace This is where your vacation can be as active or as laid back as you want. Hop on a bike and ride the Little Traverse Wheelway with its stunning scenery and vistas. Or turn up the action on a zipline or Jet Ski. 3
Petoskey is known for its beautiful setting along Little Traverse Bay and its charming Gaslight Shopping District. The elegant Victorian architecture found in its homes and buildings serves as a reminder of its long history as a summertime destination.
Harbor Springs is a place where time slows down, inviting you to enjoy everything from swimming to dining, shopping to biking. The picture-perfect downtown is great for relaxing and watching boats in the harbor. The famous Tunnel of Trees always delights.
Boyne City wraps around Lake Charlevoix - voted second best lake in America by the readers of USA Today. There are no strip malls here. Just a great mix of independently owned shops and restaurants where youâ€™re likely to be personally greeted by the owner.
Bay Harbor is a luxury waterfront community which includes the award-winning Bay Harbor Golf Club. Construction is well underway on the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, which will add another world-class amenity to Bay Harborâ€™s list of attributes.
Bay View is a century-old community that takes you back to a simpler, more refined era. It touts nearly 500 Victorian cottages, buildings and inns, and has earned designation
Alanson is nestled on the bank of the Crooked River, a major link in the Inland Waterway of northern Michigan, which is celebrated annually during Alansonâ€™s Riverfest. Take a stroll on the boardwalk along the river, or relax at Sanctuary Island.
as a National Historic Landmark. The Downtown Petoskey Trolley stops here in the summer.
Walloon Lake was once Ernest Hemingwayâ€™s summer home. Located on a glacial lake, this picturesque village is home to a beautiful hotel, charming retail shops and restaurants, and a marina. A village green beckons visitors to unwind and enjoy the surroundings.
a Petoskey Stones While you’re here, be sure to stroll the beaches for some souvenir Petoskey Stones — Michigan’s state stone. Magnus City Beach is where countless Petoskey Stones wash ashore.
b Water fun Whether you prefer paddle boarding or Jet Skiing; canoeing or whitewater rafting; or just watching the waves lap onto shore, the pleasure is yours for the taking in the Petoskey Area.
c Inland Waterway The Inland Waterway has been called “One of the most beautiful small boat trips in the country.” The 38-mile waterway provides a day of fun among lakes, rivers and wildlife.
d Beaches There are many pristine beaches here just waiting for you. Take a stroll, make sand castles, look for Petoskey stones, or take a refreshing dip. Come on in — the water’s fine.
From the moment you first arrive and are greeted by
Little Traverse Bay, the nautical spirit of our area will captivate you. Years from
now, youâ€™ll still recall leaping into the invigorating surf, catching a breeze and
riding the waves, or casting a line in a crystal-clear stream or inland lake.
This is where fun comes in waves and everyday stress is magically washed way.
If you love being around the water, it doesnâ€™t get better than this.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you come to
the next turn on the trail, crest the next hill, or go around the next bend on the
waterway. The scenery here is so impressive, you’ll want to experience it up
close. So, lace up those hiking boots, hop on a bike, or simply gaze skyward.
A big part of a vacation here is getting out and exploring. The memories will
stay with you long after you’ve returned home.
a Little Traverse Wheelway Take in vistas of Lake Michigan while biking, walking or rollerblading from Harbor Springs to Charlevoix. The paved, 26-mile trail leads through beautiful parks, elegant Bay Harbor and historic Bay View.
b Hiking trails There are hundreds of miles of trails here. Pictured is Oden Fish Hatchery with beautiful trails, guided hatchery tours and a glass viewing chamber to watch fish in the clear stream.
c Birding Our protected areas and habitats attract a large number of Michigan’s 400 bird species. The Sunset Birding Trail features 30+ primary sites noted as hosting a variety of certain species of birds. Visit the Petoskey Audubon Society’s website for a checklist.
d Dark Sky Park The Headlands International Dark Sky Park is one of a handful of such parks in the United States. Due to the lack of light pollution, you’ll see the night sky like never before.
b Art galleries
c Odawa Casino
No big malls here — just unique shops and boutiques in beautiful resort town settings. From high fashion to country crafts to sportswear, you’ll be amazed at how many items you’ve never seen anywhere else.
Time will fly as you browse our many galleries featuring famous and soon-to-be-famous artists. The Crooked Tree Arts Center, constructed in 1890, features exhibits, concerts, plays and lectures.
Be sure to try your luck at the spectacular Odawa Casino. 1,200 slot machines, dozens of Las Vegas-style table games, incomparable dining experiences and live entertainment.
You’re sure to feel good inside during your vacation
here with our nonstop indoor fun. Hop on a surfboard and hang ten at our
indoor waterpark, get a hot hand at the casino, and uncover unique treasures
in the shops and galleries.
The combination of so many indoor and outdoor things to do and see makes
this a vacation destination like no other.
d Avalanche Bay™ Avalanche Bay is a mega-indoor waterpark featuring six waterslides, a shallow children’s pool, activity pools, a lazy river, hot tubs, and the Rip Zone surf simulator - all indoors!
Whatever you’ve got a taste for, you’ll find it here.
Relax in a fine gourmet restaurant or a casual easygoing setting. Just be sure
you don’t leave without trying the whitefish. It’s fresh from the lake and our
area’s most famous dish.
When you’re ready to let the good times pour, our local breweries and wineries
are sure to please with tastes that are pure Petoskey Area.
a Casual dining
After hitting the beach or browsing our shops, relax and share stories of your day at some of the coolest restaurants around. Whichever you choose, you can count on an extra serving of northern Michigan hospitality.
b Contemporary flair If you love to try dishes beyond the tried and true, you will find several restaurants here where the chefs will dazzle and delight with selections that are intriguing, innovative and always delicious. Bon appétit!
c Fine dining
While the atmosphere in the area is casual, there are still times when you’re ready for gourmet fare. We’ve got you covered with the menu selections, wine lists and personalized service you’d expect in communities much, much larger.
d Wineries Ready for a mellow cabernet? Maybe a crisp chardonnay? How ‘bout a Riesling? Stop by one of our ten wineries and get a taste of why northern Michigan has become so famous for its vineyards.
a Andrew Blackbird Museum The museum is committed to preserving and sharing the rich heritage of Indian customs, arts, crafts, music, poetry and language. The building was also one of the first post offices in Harbor Springs.
You’ll feel like you’ve returned to another era. The
ambiance of our historic districts takes you back to a time when life was
simpler and more refined. Many of the shops and offices have been around
since the days of horse-drawn buggies and cobblestone streets.
On your visit, be sure to include our museums. Take in displays on our
connection to Ernest Hemingway, our heritage of Native American customs,
and how lumbering and steamships built the area.
b Horton Bay General Store
c Harbor Springs History Museum
d Bay View Association
Known for its Hemingway memorabilia, the locals love the homemade salsas, breakfasts, whitefish pâté — and tapas served on weekends. The General Store is listed in the Michigan Hemingway Society’s brochure as a place to explore.
Dynamic and interactive exhibits are designed to educate the young and young at heart. Changing exhibits showcase a variety of topics on our history beginning from the Odawa Indians through the start of the ski industry.
This century-old Victorian community beside Little Traverse Bay is a National Historic Landmark. Summer programs include concerts, theater, opera, recreational programs, lectures, classes and religious services. 17
Wake up to Up North hospitality at its very best.
Make yourself at home in a country inn with a veranda and garden. Relax in a
luxurious condominium with a fireplace and fully equipped kitchen. Or enjoy
a modern hotel with exercise room and lounge.
Whether you stay on a golf course, on a lakefront or right in the heart of town,
you’ll be greeted each day with a warm smile and a friendly word.
a Outstanding options
b Relax, unwind
c Inviting pools
After the sun has dipped below the lake’s horizon, your vacation experience continues with outstanding lodging choices. With more than 2,800 rooms in our area, you can be assured of finding exactly what you want.
Many of our hotels and inns have balconies or porches that are the perfect place to start the day with a cup of coffee, take a midday break and simply enjoy the surroundings, or end the day watching a northern Michigan sunset.
There’s something about jumping into a cool, blue pool during the heat of the day that says, “we’re on vacation.” If you want lodging that comes with cannonball splashes included, you’re in luck.
d Old or new Many of our guests have returned to their â€œold favoriteâ€? for years. Others prefer to try someplace new with each vacation. But even if youâ€™re planning your first trip, finding the perfect place to stay will be a breeze.
hotels, inns, condos & resorts
Historic Hotels & Inns
1 Colonial Inn
210 Artesian Avenue, Harbor Springs 231.526.2111 ~ harborsprings.com Summer resort open mid-May thru late October
41 rooms, including 12 suites with two-person Jacuzzi tubs and walk-in showers, all with romantic gas fireplaces. The Inn is located in Wequetonsing (one-mile walk from downtown Harbor Springs), where the Midwest’s wealthy have been summering since the 1870s. Rooms have a king and queen bed or a queen and a double bed. Most rooms have porches overlooking our spacious grounds. Continental breakfast included. Outdoor pool and indoor spa.
2 Stafford’s Bay View Inn
2011 Woodland Avenue (U.S. 31 North, Bay View), Petoskey 800.258.1886 ~ 231.347.2771 staffords.com ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
31 individually appointed guest rooms with Victorian decor, with private baths and climate control. Located in historic Bay View, one mile north of Petoskey. On the National Register of Historic Places and member of Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America. Family owned and operated for over 55 years. Full-service fine dining and Stafford’s award winning Sunday Brunch Buffet offered May-October. Some suites with whirlpool tubs. Open year-round. Event space for private rental. Wireless internet.
3 Stafford’s Perry Hotel
100 Lewis Street, Petoskey (Downtown) 800.737.1899 ~ 231.347.4000 staffords.com ~ email@example.com
79 individually appointed guest rooms. Elegant dining room, casual pub with live entertainment and outside terrace dining, all on site. A/C in each guest room, some with private balconies. On the National Register of Historic Places. Centennial resort hotel overlooking stunning Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey’s Gaslight District. Walk to shops, waterfront parks, fitness trails and downtown events. Event space available for private rental. Wireless internet throughout.
4 Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant 1549 Glendale (off U.S. 31, Bay View), Petoskey 800.530.9898 ~ 231.347.2410 theterraceinn.com ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Open year-round in Bay View, a charming Victorian music campus located along Little Traverse Bay. 38 rooms (one pet friendly) include private baths, cable TV, A/C, Wi-Fi, maid service and breakfast. Happy hour is 4-6pm with drink and appetizer specials. Dinner is served 5-9pm daily through summer, and Friday and Saturday in fall and winter. The outdoor terrace is perfect for a romantic dinner. There’s no place like the Terrace Inn for great food and friendly service.
Hotels & Motels 5 @ Michigan Inn & Lodge 1420 S. U.S. 131 Hwy. (Spring St.), Petoskey 866.439.9718 AtMichiganInn.com
Eat free “all you can eat” cafeteria-style food from 6am to 10pm, and we also offer free haircuts for all registered guests in our hotel’s hair salon. Your restaurant & salon savings could pay for your room! Enjoy parking near your room with our 72 free carport parking spots. Deluxe adjustable massaging beds, microwaves, refrigerators, Blu-ray players and much more in every room! “Come hungry and with long hair, that’s what we recommend!”
6 Americas Best Value Inn 1300 Spring Street (U.S. 131 South), Petoskey 231.347.3925 abvi.com
Conveniently located in Petoskey. Less than 2 miles from Odawa Casino. 81 rooms. Large indoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness room and business center. Adjoining rooms and 2-room family units with 3 beds available. Relax in king rooms with large Jacuzzi spas. Free continental breakfast, Wi-Fi and local calls. Rooms equipped with coffee makers, iron & board, hair dryers, microwaves, and mini refrigerators. Casino, ski and golf coupons available. Groups welcome.
7 Apple Tree Inn
915 Spring Street (U.S. 131 South), Petoskey 800.348.2901 ~ 231.348.2900 appletreeinn.com ~ email@example.com
40 rooms, all with private balconies and views of Little Traverse Bay. Spacious rooms feature A/C, VCR, wireless internet and refrigerator. Suites and whirlpool rooms available. Indoor access to indoor pool and spa. Deluxe continental breakfast with make-your-own Belgium waffles. Guest laundry room. Small pets allowed. Complimentary bicycles available for guests. View us on the internet for changing specials. AAA three-diamond rated.
8 Bay Inn of Petoskey 2445 Charlevoix Avenue (U.S. 31), Petoskey 231.347.2593 bayinnpetoskey.com
15 rooms. An inviting hillside inn overlooking Lake Michigan. All rooms provide magnificent sunset views. One mile from Bay Harbor and world-class golf courses. Minutes to the Gaslight District and ski resorts. Midpoint on the Little Traverse Wheelway bike path. Golf and ski packages available. Seasonable rates. Boutique inn with a point of view.
9 Best Western of Harbor Springs 8514 M-119, Harbor Springs 231.347.9050 ~ 800.528.1234 (worldwide reservations) bestwestern.com
50 rooms. Recently remodeled, award winning motel. Four two-room suites that sleep six and include fireplaces and kitchen facilities; 2 with king bed and relaxing in-room whirlpools. A/C, high-speed internet, fitness facility, HDTV, guest coin-operated laundry. Splash in the indoor pool and unwind in the hot tub. Delicious continental breakfast. Family owned and operated with a focus on immaculate rooms and happy guests. Five minutes to golf, shopping, and skiing.
10 Birchwood Inn 7291 S. Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs 231.526.2151 birchwoodinn.com
You’ll love this wonderfully hospitable 44-room northern Michigan inn uniquely restored in “lodge” décor with a huge fireside gathering room, game room and continental breakfast. Outdoor pool, A/C, wireless internet, playground, fire pits and ten acres to roam. Extended stay units and vacation rental home available. Groups and weddings welcome. Many packages offered. Located on the Tunnel of Trees, scenic M-119, minutes from beaches, dining, shopping, golf and skiing.
11 Boyne City Motel
110 North East Street (M-75), Boyne City 866.582.6701 ~ 231.582.6701 BoyneCityMotel.com ~ BoyneCityMotel@gmail.com
19 rooms. 40” HD TVs, A/C, refrigerators, coffee service and microwaves. Free wireless internet and long distance calling from rooms. Large parking lot. Two blocks from Lake Charlevoix, restaurants, parks and shopping. Six miles to Boyne Mountain.
Hotels & Motels
12 Boyne Vue Motel
2711 Railroad Street (just off U.S. 131), Boyne Falls 800.549.2822 ~ 231.549.2822 boynevue.com ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
10 rooms, two with kitchens, plus a house that sleeps six. One-half mile from golf and skiing at Boyne Mountain. Snowmobile from your room to trails. Plenty of parking. A/C, phones and cable TV. Wi-Fi available.
13 Comfort Inn 1314 U.S. 31 North (at M-119), Petoskey 231.347.3220 ~ 800.228.5150 (worldwide reservations) comfortinn.com/hotel/mi412
Nestled in a quiet wooded setting between Petoskey and Harbor Springs, you will find your home away from home. 65 clean rooms include flat screen TVs, fridge, hair dryer and iron. Also, enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour fitness room and lobby with wood burning fireplace and fresh baked cookies. Don’t forget to bring your pets along to make your stay complete. Make s’mores in our outdoor fire pit.
14 Days Inn Petoskey 909 Spring Street (U.S. 131 South), Petoskey 231.347.4193 daysinn.com
Wake up each morning to our free, hot breakfast. Stay connected with hotel-wide high-speed internet. Enjoy our inviting indoor pool and hot tub. We offer a picturesque view of Little Traverse Bay. Walk the beach at Petoskey State Park, or sail away to nearby Mackinac Island. Take advantage of the three ski resorts located minutes away. Try your luck at the casino or attend the many events and festivals throughout the year.
15 Econo Lodge 1859 U.S. 131 South, Petoskey 800.748.0417 ~ 231.348.3324 choicehotels.com/hotel/mi099
58 rooms. Indoor heated pool. Free wireless internet and continental breakfast. All rooms have refrigerators and coffee makers. Discounts available for AAA, AARP, corporate and groups. Ample parking for buses, trucks and boat trailers. Customized casino, golf and ski packages. Less than one mile from the Odawa Casino Resort and 15 minutes from Nub’s Nob, Boyne Highlands, Avalanche Bay™ and Boyne Mountain.
16 Fieldcrest Inn 1415 Boyne Avenue (M-75 South), Boyne City 888.651.9971 (reservations only) ~ 231.582.7502 fieldcrestinn.com
14 rooms. One mile east of Lake Charlevoix and five minutes from Boyne Mountain. Clean rooms with affordable rates. Cable TV, A/C, wireless internet, refrigerators, microwaves, in-room coffee and outdoor grills. Large parking lot. Walking distance to restaurants. American owned and operated.
17 Hampton Inn & Suites of Petoskey 920 Spring Street (U.S. 131 South), Petoskey 231.348.9555 petoskey.hamptoninn.com
We offer 77 spacious rooms just minutes from first-class shopping in Petoskey’s Gaslight District, dining, and golf. Hotel features a scrumptious complimentary deluxe hot breakfast bar, spacious indoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness center. We have a variety of suites and standard rooms, many overlooking spectacular Little Traverse Bay. Free high-speed wireless internet, meeting facilities for up to 50 people, and a 24-hour business center. All of this is backed by Hampton’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!
18 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites “Valley View”
1751 U.S. 131 South, Petoskey 888.497.0105 ~ 231.487.0991 expresspetoskey.com ~ email@example.com
Petoskey’s newest hotel offering casino packages and FREE limo service to the casino and area restaurants. Featuring 82 luxurious guest rooms & suites, indoor heated pool, sauna, fitness facility, high-speed wireless internet, meeting/banquet room, business center and a full “Express Start” breakfast bar. Three-room presidential suites and our penthouse suites with extended stay kitchen, living room, fireplace, Jacuzzi and steam room. All rooms have microwave, mini-fridge and private balcony. Complimentary bicycles available for guests.
19 Hotel Walloon 4127 M-75 North, Walloon Lake 231.535.5000 hotelwalloon.com
Hotel Walloon, where guests can enjoy the charm and hospitality of the early twentieth century, along with the comforts of every modern amenity. Settled against the breathtaking backdrop of Walloon Lake, this independently owned boutique hotel features 32 unique, elegant and comfortable guest rooms. Centrally located between Petoskey, Boyne City, Charlevoix, Traverse City and Mackinaw, Hotel Walloon is the perfect “home away from home” to enjoy all of the adventure northern Michigan has to offer.
20 Odawa Hotel 1444 U.S. 131 South, Petoskey 877.4.GAMING (442.6464) odawacasino.com
Where luxury meets affordable. Odawa Hotel offers complimentary continental breakfast, indoor pool, hot tub, business center, property-wide Wi-Fi. Shuttle service offered to our nearby Odawa Casino, where guests will find nearly 1,200 slot machines, table games and poker, incomparable dining and service at its best. Let us host your next special event with 17,000 square feet of meeting space to accommodate up to 1,000 people. Motorcoach and group packages available.
21 Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites
6845 U.S. 31 North, Alanson 866.548.0700 ~ 231.548.5000 crookedriverlodge.com ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Your gateway to all things north. Nestled in Alanson, our family-friendly hotel boasts 42 spacious guest rooms and suites, most with balconies overlooking the picturesque Crooked River. River and recreational activities are within arm’s reach. Complimentary breakfast with each stay. Indoor pool and hot tub. Wireless internet throughout. Dogs welcome in select rooms on the first floor, with advance reservations.
22 Super 8 Motel
2645 Charlevoix Avenue (U.S. 31), Petoskey 888.439.8002 ~ 231.439.8000 Visit us on Facebook
58 rooms, some with great views of Little Traverse Bay. 24/7 indoor pool & spa, free Super Start hot & cold breakfast, coffee, fruit and infused water in the lobby, cookies after 6pm, coin operated laundry, 50-seat conference room, free Wi-Fi, seasonal 24/7 shuttle to casino, limited shuttle to local establishments and McLaren Northern Michigan. Group discounts for events. Where our guests check in as guests and check out as family.
Condominiums, Chalets & Cottages, Rental Management Companies
23 Bay Harbor Vacation Rentals 4160 Main Street, Bay Harbor 888.BAY.HARBOR (229.4272) ~ 231.439.2400 bayharbor.com
Premier cottage home and condo rentals just steps away from restaurants, boutique shops, marina and year-round events in the Village at Bay Harbor. Water recreation, biking, golf, beach, seasonal swimming pool and fitness facilities. Within 20 minutes to three ski hills.
24 Crooked Tree Cottages Crooked Tree Drive, Petoskey 844.773.8319 ~ 231.439.4000 cottagesatbayharbor.com
Two- and three-bedroom cottages located on the bluffs overlooking Bay Harbor and Lake Michigan. Modern design featuring full kitchen, living area, fireplace and washer/ dryer. 18-hole golf course with access to additional 135 holes on BOYNE courses and access to amenities of the Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection, including The Spa, full-service salon, dining and entertainment, outdoor pool and event facilities.
25 Hamlet Village Resort Homes & Condominiums, Land Masters 5484 S. Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs 800.678.2341 ~ 231.526.2754 hamletvillage.com
Distinctive units blend beautifully into the picturesque wooded countryside between Nub’s Nob and Boyne Highlands. Perfect for family and friends. One to four bedrooms, whirlpools, fireplaces, deluxe kitchens, gas grills, A/C, Wi-Fi, tennis, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna. Adjacent to Nub’s Nob’s nature/X-C trail and spectacular views from the top of the ski area. Golf and ski packages available. Minutes to Harbor Springs and Petoskey, beaches and boating. Our central location is one of our great attractions!
26 Holiday Vacation Rentals & Birchwood Property Management
6789 S. Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs 888.242.7555 ~ 231.242.0730 HolidayVacationRental.com ~ Reservations@HolidayVacationRental.com
Vacation rental cottages, condos and fine homes at all levels of affordability for families, couples and group getaways around northern Michigan. From beach homes, condos along the courses at Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club, to downtown retreats. Our special discounts and concierge services will make your travel planning seamless. Visit our website or call a reservation specialist to learn why more guests are choosing Holiday Vacation Rentals for a beyond the ordinary experience.
27 Lakeside Cottages at Bay Harbor 3600 Village Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor 844.773.8319 ~ 231.439.4000 cottagesatbayharbor.com
Two- and three-bedroom cottages located adjacent to the Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection. Charming cottage setting featuring kitchen, living area, fireplace and washer/dryer. 45 holes of award-winning golf, including Bay Harbor Golf Club, Crooked Tree Golf Club, plus an additional 108 holes on BOYNE courses; plus, access to the Inn’s amenities including The Spa, full service salon, dining and entertainment, outdoor pool and event facilities. Walking distance to Village shops.
28 Northern Michigan Escapes
111 S. Lake Street, Boyne City 231.459.4257 ~ northernmichiganescapes.com
Rental homes and condos in northern Michigan including the Boyne City/Boyne Falls area and Harbor Springs. Featuring waterfront accommodations on Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan, rentals within walking distance to downtown; properties that are a short drive to golf, skiing and beaches; and ski-in/ski-out condos. Amenities vary with location and may include indoor pool, outdoor pool, private hot tub, complimentary Wi-Fi, sandy beach.
29 Trout Creek Condominiums 4749 S. Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs 800.748.0245 ~ 231.526.2148 troutcreek.com
Fully furnished one-, two-, three-, and five-bedroom vacation condos featuring fully equipped kitchen, central A/C, fireplace, washer, dryer, Jacuzzi tub and wireless internet. On-site heated pools, hot tubs, fitness center, hiking trails, tennis, fishing ponds. Perfect for family reunions, business meetings. Golf, beaches, skiing, restaurants, casino, breweries and wineries all within minutes. Just 1 mile to Nub’s Nob and Boyne Highlands. Free shuttle to Nub’s Nob. Snowmobile friendly. Golf packages available. Only 2-3 night minimum.
30 Vacation Rentals North 231.881.8889 VacationRentalsNorth.com ~ info@VacationRentalsNorth.com
Offering waterfront cottages as well as golf and ski cottages and condos in the Petoskey and Harbor Springs areas. Call to make reservations for Hideaway Valley condos in Harbor Springs or Tannery Creek and Lakeside Club condos in Petoskey. Beautiful waterfront cottages are available on Burt Lake, Pickerel Lake and Crooked Lake. All within minutes of golf, skiing, beaches, shopping and dining.
31 Water Street Inn 240 Front Street, Boyne City 800.456.4313 boynewaterstreetinn.com
A charming beachfront condominium hotel on beautiful Lake Charlevoix. Each suite is a one-bedroom condo accommodating a maximum of 4 persons, gas-log fireplace, whirlpool tub with jets or a Euro shower, kitchenette, A/C, lakeside patio or balcony, and free Wi-Fi. Within walking distance of the marina and unique shops; six miles from Boyne Mountain’s golf courses and waterpark. The inn is in the middle of some of the best eateries you’ll find in northern Michigan.
Resorts 32 Bay Harbor Village Hotel & Conference Center
4160 Main Street, Bay Harbor 888.BAY.HARBOR (229.4272) ~ 231.439.2400 bayharbor.com
A boutique collection of hotel rooms and suites located downtown in the Village at Bay Harbor, overlooking Bay Harbor Lake and Lake Michigan. Just steps from shopping, dining, restaurants, marina, year-round events and activities. Enjoy the seasonal pool and Jacuzzi, beach and fitness center. Beautiful wedding and meeting facilities. On-site water recreation, biking, hiking and golf. Just 20 minutes to three ski hills.
Resorts 33 Boyne Highlands Resort 600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs 844.773.8320 ~ 231.526.3000 boynehighlands.com
Full-service resort offering a variety of outdoor activities plus 400 accommodations including hotel rooms, suites, condominiums and cottages. 72 holes of championship golf, professional instruction and golf shops. Zipline Adventures, horseback trail rides, mountain biking, Segway PT tours, tennis, and scenic chairlift rides; plus, outdoor heated pools, fitness center and lighted executive par 3 course. Dining with a view, pub and patio entertainment, wedding and conference facilities, and The Young Americans Dinner Theatre (July - August).
34 Boyne Mountain Resort 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls 844.773.8321 ~ 231.549.6000 boynemountain.com
Four-season resort offering 427 accommodations including the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa, condominiums, cabins and lakeside villas with many activity options. Home to Avalanche Bay™ Indoor Waterpark, plus 36 holes of championship golf, professional instruction and golf shop. Zipline Adventures, sandy beach, mountain biking and paved trails, Segway PT tours, tennis, disc golf, chairlift rides, fly fishing, kayak adventures, paintball, horseback trail rides, and outdoor heated pools. The Spa at Boyne Mountain is a full-service salon. Wedding and conference facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lakeside dining.
35 Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection 3600 Village Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor 844.773.8319 ~ 231.439.4000 innatbayharbor.com
The Inn stands as the embodiment of fine living - bringing uncompromising levels of elegance, detail and service together. With 45 breathtaking holes of championship golf, a full-service spa and salon, lakeside dining, and easy access to world-class shopping and a marina, the Inn at Bay Harbor is the perfect place to pursue your passions - or celebrate solitude. Wedding and meeting facilities, plus shuttle service to the Village at Bay Harbor and Petoskey’s Historic Gaslight District.
Additional Accommodations 36 Elvyn Lea Lodge 03780 M-75 North, Boyne City 231.535.2475 elvynlea.com
Lodging and events. Log beams and central fireplace in main lounge and dining area. Breakfast included. Over 40 acres of wooded trails and spectacular 1.5-acre event lawn on site. Free Wi-Fi. Ideal private setting for workshops, retreats, weddings, and other gatherings of friends, family, and colleagues. Located on the outskirts of Walloon Village.
37 North Central Michigan College 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey 231.439.6392 ncmich.edu 75 dormitory rooms, all internet ready. Fitness room, Iron Horse Café, and nature trails available seasonally. Conference rooms, two-way teleconferencing, and a 24,000-square foot community resource center available for groups. Lodging available mid-May to mid-August only.
lodging properties Please refer to pages 20-26 for information on the lodging properties indicated on this map. Michigan law requires all businesses, including restaurants and bars, to be smoke free. Smoking is also banned in enclosed areas of hotels, motels, and inns.
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2011 Woodland Ave. (U.S. 31 North), Bay View (Petoskey) 800.258.1886 ~ 231.347.2771
Stafford’s Perry Hotel
100 Lewis Street, Petoskey 800.737.1899 ~ 231.347.4000
Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant
1549 Glendale (off U.S. 31, Bay View), Petoskey 800.530.9898 ~ 231.347.2410
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1420 S. U.S. 131 Hwy. (Spring St.), Petoskey 866.439.9718
Americas Best Value Inn
1300 Spring Street (U.S. 131 South), Petoskey 231.347.3925
Apple Tree Inn
915 Spring Street (U.S. 131 South), Petoskey 800.348.2901 ~ 231.348.2900
Bay Inn of Petoskey
2445 Charlevoix Avenue (U.S. 31), Petoskey 231.347.2593
Best Western of Harbor Springs
8514 M-119, Harbor Springs 231.347.9050 ~ 800.528.1234 (worldwide reservations)
7291 S. Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs 231.526.2151
Boyne City Motel
110 North East Street (M-75), Boyne City 866.582.6701 ~ 231.582.6701
Boyne Vue Motel
2711 Railroad Street (just off U.S. 131), Boyne Falls 800.549.2822 ~ 231.549.2822
1314 U.S. 31 North (at M-119), Petoskey 231.347.3220 ~ 800.228.5150 (worldwide reservations)
Days Inn Petoskey
909 Spring Street (U.S. 131 South), Petoskey 231.347.4193
1859 U.S. 131 South, Petoskey 800.748.0417 ~ 231.348.3324
1415 Boyne Avenue (M-75 South), Boyne City 888.651.9971 (reservations only) ~ 231.582.7502
Hampton Inn & Suites of Petoskey
920 Spring Street (U.S. 131 South), Petoskey 231.348.9555
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites “Valley View” 1751 U.S. 131 South, Petoskey 888.497.0105 ~ 231.487.0991
4127 M-75 North, Walloon Lake 231.535.5000
1444 U.S. 131 South, Petoskey 877.4.GAMING (442.6464)
Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites 6845 U.S. 31 North, Alanson 866.548.0700 ~ 231.548.5000
Super 8 Motel
2645 Charlevoix Avenue (U.S. 31), Petoskey 888.439.8002 ~ 231.439.8000
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Crooked Tree Cottages
Crooked Tree Drive, Petoskey 844.773.8319 ~ 231.439.4000
Hamlet Village Resort Homes & Condominiums, Land Masters 5484 S. Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs 800.678.2341 ~ 231.526.2754
Lakeside Cottages at Bay Harbor 3600 Village Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor 844.773.8319 ~ 231.439.4000
Trout Creek Condominiums
4749 S. Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs 800.748.0245 ~ 231.526.2148
Water Street Inn
240 Front Street, Boyne City 800.456.4313
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Boyne Highlands Resort
600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs 844.773.8320 ~ 231.526.3000
Boyne Mountain Resort
1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls 844.773.8321 ~ 231.549.6000
Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection 3600 Village Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor 844.773.8319 ~ 231.439.4000
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03780 M-75 North, Boyne City 231.535.2475
North Central Michigan College 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey 231.439.6392
Rental Management Companies Bay Harbor Vacation Rentals
4160 Main Street, Bay Harbor 888.BAY.HARBOR (229.4272) ~ 231.439.2400
Holiday Vacation Rentals & Birchwood Property Mgmt. 6789 South Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs 888.242.7555 ~ 231.242.0730
Northern Michigan Escapes 111 S. Lake Street, Boyne City 231.459.4257
Vacation Rentals North Petoskey 231.881.8889
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Premier home, townhouse, and condo rentals throughout the Bay Harbor community. bayharbor.com Handles reservations for Birchwood Farms, Harbor Springs and surrounding areas. HolidayVacationRental.com Handles reservations in the Boyne City/Boyne Falls area and Harbor Springs. northernmichiganescapes.com Handles reservations for Hideaway Valley, Lakeside Club, Tannery Creek, and waterfront cottages. VacationRentalsNorth.com
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a The Arthur Hills An Arthur Hills signature course with such classic Arthur Hills design features as wide fairway landing areas, large bunker areas, and narrowing approaches. It’s become a must-play course for its brilliant design and pristine course conditions.
b The Heather If you’ve always wanted to play a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. course, this is your chance. The Heather’s challenge is absolutely timeless and is considered to be one of the finest championship courses in the nation.
c Bay Harbor Golf Club This masterpiece features three distinct 9-hole courses. The Links is inspired by the great seaside courses of Ireland; The Preserve is a haven for wildlife and golfers alike; and the Quarry winds through a 40-foot gorge and stone cliffs.
d The Donald Ross Memorial This is a compilation of classic golf holes designed by the renowned golf designer — recreated from some of his most famous courses. The course looks, plays and feels like a pure Donald Ross design.
Golf course locations
Golfing heaven must look something like this.
In one place, you will find 18 of the most beautiful courses you’ve ever
set foot on — many designed by golf’s top architects. From greens that
overlook Lake Michigan to fairways that thread through hardwood
forests, the experience is beyond compare.
The quality of our courses has earned accolades from Golf Magazine,
and created long-lasting memories for anyone who has ever played here.
A Bay Harbor Golf Club - The Links
G Boyne Highlands Resort - The Heather
5800 Coastal Ridge Drive, Bay Harbor 866.709.1362 ~ BOYNEgolf.com Par 36 ~ Slope 145 ~ Yardage 3432
1343 Heather Drive, Harbor Springs 866.709.1362 ~ BOYNEgolf.com Par 72 ~ Slope 141 ~ Yardage 7154
B Bay Harbor Golf Club - The Preserve
H Boyne Highlands Resort - The Moor
5800 Coastal Ridge Drive, Bay Harbor 866.709.1362 ~ BOYNEgolf.com Par 35 ~ Slope 142 ~ Yardage 3352
250 Heather Drive, Harbor Springs 866.709.1362 ~ BOYNEgolf.com Par 72 ~ Slope 141 ~ Yardage 6850
C Bay Harbor Golf Club - The Quarry
I Boyne Mountain Resort - The Alpine
5800 Coastal Ridge Drive, Bay Harbor 866.709.1362 ~ BOYNEgolf.com Par 36 ~ Slope 146 ~ Yardage 3395
0450 Deer Lake Road, Boyne City 866.709.1362 ~ BOYNEgolf.com Par 72 ~ Slope 138 ~ Yardage 7056
D Belvedere Golf Club
J Boyne Mountain Resort - The Monument
5731 Marion Center Road, Charlevoix 866.547.2611 ~ belvederegolfclub.com Par 72 ~ Slope 132 ~ Championship Yardage 6943
0450 Deer Lake Road, Boyne City 866.709.1362 ~ BOYNEgolf.com Par 72 ~ Slope 137 ~ Yardage 7003
E Boyne Highlands Resort - Arthur Hills
K Charlevoix Country Club
250 Heather Drive, Harbor Springs 866.709.1362 ~ BOYNEgolf.com Par 73 ~ Slope 144 ~ Yardage 7312
9600 Clubhouse Drive, Charlevoix 231.547.9796 ~ chxcountryclub.com Par 72 ~ Slope 133 ~ Yardage 6520
F Boyne Highlands Resort - Donald Ross Memorial
L Chestnut Valley Golf Course
250 Heather Drive, Harbor Springs 866.709.1362 ~ BOYNEgolf.com Par 72 ~ Slope 143 ~ Yardage 6814
1875 Clubhouse Drive, Harbor Springs 231.526.9100 ~ chestnutvalleygolf.com Par 72 ~ Slope 121 ~ Yardage 6203
M Crooked Tree Golf Club
S Springbrook Golf Club
600 Crooked Tree Drive, Petoskey 866.709.1362 ~ BOYNEgolf.com Par 71 ~ Slope 136 ~ Yardage 6712
6151 Springvale Road, Boyne Falls 231.535.5155 ~ springbrookgolf.com Par 72 ~ Slope 112 ~ Yardage 5643
Wherever you stay in the Petoskey Area, itâ€™s an easy drive to the courses listed in this vacation guide. Approx. miles between courses & cities
N Dunmaglas Golf Club
09031 Boyne City Road, Charlevoix 231.547.GOLF (4653) ~ dunmaglas.com Par 72 ~ Slope 137 ~ Yardage 6776
A The Links
B The Preserve
C The Quarry
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E Arthur Hills
F Donald Ross Memorial
G The Heather
H The Moor
I The Alpine
J The Monument
K Charlevoix CC
L Chestnut Valley
M Crooked Tree
N Dunmaglas 15 21 25 15
O Harbor Point Golf Club
8475 South Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs 231.526.2951 ~ harborpointgolfclub.com Par 71 ~ Slope 131 ~ Yardage 5881
O Harbor Point
P Hidden River
Q Little Traverse Bay
R Maple River
P Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
7688 Maple River Road, Brutus 231.529.4653 ~ hiddenriver.com Par 72 ~ Slope 138 ~ Yardage 7101
Q Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
995 Hideaway Valley Road, Harbor Springs 231.526.6200 ~ LTBayGolf.com Par 72 ~ Slope 138 ~ Yardage 6895
R Maple River Resort Pub and Golf
3459 US 31, Brutus 231.529.6574 ~ mapleriverresort.com 9 holes, 3 sets of tees
The sounds of a deer bounding through forested hills.
Crisp fall air. The scent of a distant fireplace. Autumn here has an allure all its
own as a kaleidoscope of color makes our shopping districts even more
picturesque, our golf courses even more stunning, and our Victorian setting
along the lake even more inviting.
One of the highlights of your fall getaway will be a color tour. You can explore
on your own, or we have several tours already mapped out that take you
through absolutely spectacular scenery.
a Coveyou Scenic Farm Market Every Coveyou generation has contributed something unique to this hilltop farm overlooking Walloon Lake. Stop in any season and discover the goodness of the familyâ€™s dedication to locally grown goods.
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Hop on a chairlift at Boyne Mountain or Boyne Highlands and take in stunning panoramic views. On the Mountain lift, youâ€™ll get views of the entire valley, while from the Highlands lift, you can see Little Traverse Bay and, on a clear day, the Mackinac Bridge.
d Tunnel of Trees The scenery on this color tour is among the best anywhere. As it snakes its way along the Lake Michigan shoreline from Harbor Springs to historic Cross Village, the Tunnel of Trees offers unparalleled views of the coast, and the delightful village of Good Hart greets you at the northern end.
color tours information
c Chairlift rides
Nothing says fall like a trip to an apple orchard and enjoying the crisp air as you pick a bag or a bushel. Be sure to visit either Friske Orchards or Resort Gardens for some old-fashioned family fun.
Circle Lake Charlevoix
35 miles and approximately 50 minutes’ drive time, plus possible waits for the bridge and ferry. When you get to Mount McSauba Park, stop to explore sand dunes, hiking trails and the beach. Depart Boyne City north on Lake Street (C-56) to US-31. • Turn left at US-31 for about one mile. • Turn right on Mercer Boulevard and continue to the last street. • Take a left at the end, then another left. • Continue on to Mount McSauba Road and turn right at the stop sign. Return to US-31. • Continue on US-31 straight into town. • Depart Charlevoix on US-31 South to M-66. • Take a left into Ironton. • Turn left and board the ferry (nominal fee). • Continue straight along Ferry Road to Boyne City.
Jordan River Valley Tour
50 miles and approximately one hour drive time. Be sure to enjoy the scenic overlooks including spectacular views of the Jordan River Valley. Depart Boyne Falls west along M-75 one mile to Deer Lake Road (C-48) and bear left. • Stay left on C-48 into East Jordan. • Turn left at M-66. • Turn left on Alba Road. • Take a left at the junction of US-131. • Continue five miles to the Dead Man’s Hill turnoff and go left. • Backtrack to US-131, turn left and return to Boyne Falls.
Tunnel of Trees
The scenery on these tours is among the best anywhere.
Surf and Turf
35 miles and approximately 45 minutes’ drive time. Rolling hills, picturesque Michigan farms and the south arm of Lake Charlevoix are highlights of this tour. Depart Charlevoix along US-31 South to the Ellsworth turn (C-48) in Atwood. • Turn left on C-48, continue five miles and turn left on Church, then left again at the next stop, staying on C-48. • In East Jordan, turn left on M-66 (you’ll pass the Ironton Ferry — highlighted in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not.”) • Stay on M-66 to US-31. • A right on US-31 takes you back into Charlevoix.
62 miles and approximately 1 1/4 hours’ drive time. On your return to Petoskey, be sure to take a moment to enjoy the spectacular view as you crest the hill entering town. Depart Petoskey east on Mitchell Street (C-58) to Wolverine. • Take a right at the stop light onto Straits Highway, continue for seven miles to Thumb Lake Road (C-48). • Take a right to US-131. • Go left on US-131 to Boyne Falls. • Turn west on M-75 to Boyne City. • Stay on M-75 north through Walloon Lake Village to US-131. • Turn left and return to Petoskey.
Depart Harbor Springs north on M-119 (perhaps exploring the Thorn Swift Nature Preserve on Lower Shore Drive). • M-119 takes you to Cross Village (home of Legs Inn, an historical and architectural wonder). • Continue on M-119 for several miles to the stop sign. • Turn left on Lake Shore Drive to Lakeview Road at Sturgeon Bay. • Continue on Lakeview, which becomes Gill Road. • From here, choose either Tour A (a shorter route back to Harbor Springs) or Tour B (through Mackinaw City). Tour A — 50 miles and approximately 1 1/4 hours drive time. On Gill Road, go three miles to Bliss and the junction with Pleasantview Road (C-81). • Continue south on Pleasantview Road to M-119. • Turn right on M-119 to return to Harbor Springs. Tour B — 110 miles and approximately 2 1/2 hours drive time. On Gill Road, continue about five miles to Cecil Bay Road. • Take a left on Cecil Bay, then right at the stop on Wilderness Park Drive. • Continue north. • Turn left on Headlands to Central, and take the last left before I-75 (past Colonial Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City). • Cross under I-75 at the base of the Mackinac Bridge, one of the world’s longest suspension bridges, to US-23 (while on this scenic route, you may want to visit Old Mill Creek). • Continue on US-23 into Cheboygan. • Turn right at M-27 through Indian River (home of the Cross in the Woods). • Turn right on M-68 to Alanson. • Turn left on US-31 to the outskirts of Petoskey. • Turn right on M-119 to Harbor Springs.
Fall for these autumn ideas, too.
Mileage to Petoskey from:
When it’s time to stretch your legs, we’ve got the perfect places. Many of the Little Traverse Conservancy’s preserves have hiking trails with guides on hand. Stop by their office at 3264 Powell Road in Harbor Springs for the Nature Preserve Mini Guide, or download the Conservancy app on your phone – search LTC Explorer. Hiking trails are also available in Boyne City at Avalanche Mountain Preserve; in Petoskey at North Central Michigan College and the Bear River Valley Recreation Area; in Oden at the Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center; in Harbor Springs at Pond Hill Farm and at each of the area’s Michigan State Parks. Those seeking a really long hike should explore the North Country Trail, which passes through seven states including this area of Michigan (www.northcountrytrail.org). Inclement weather? No problem – North Central Michigan College in Petoskey offers a wonderful indoor walking track!
Grand Rapids, MI
Mackinaw City, MI
Port Huron, MI
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Fort Wayne, IN
For those who like to bicycle or rollerblade, try the paved Little Traverse Wheelway with breathtaking views of Little Traverse Bay; the paved path at the Harbor Springs Community Park; the North Western State Trail from Petoskey to Alanson; phase one of the Boyne City to Charlevoix trail; and the Bear River Valley Recreation Area Trail that runs through Petoskey. Farm markets and tours are just around the corner. Call or visit the websites for directions and hours of operation for these businesses that are even more fun in the fall! Bill’s Farm Market (231.347.6735 ~ billsfarmmarket.com), Resort Gardens LLC (231.347.1754) or Coveyou Scenic Farm (231.348.1278 ~ coveyouscenicfarm.com) in Petoskey; Friske Orchards (231.599.2604 ~ friske.com) near Charlevoix; the Pumpkin Barn (231.537.2941) in Levering; Pond Hill Farm (231.526.FARM ~ pondhill.com) in Harbor Springs; and Uncle Frank’s Apple Town (Facebook.com/UncleFranksAppleTown) in Brutus.
Circle Lake Charlevoix Jordan River Valley Tour Surf and Turf Tri-County Tour Tunnel of Trees
a Winter rafting Experience the breathtaking beauty and solitude of winter while floating beneath a canopy of cedars and pines, covered with freshly fallen snow, during a 1Â˝ hr. trip down the Sturgeon River. 38
Winter fun & ski resorts
Remember the pure joy of school being closed for a snow day?
The Petoskey Area captures that spirit with a vibe that’s full of energy, vitality
and laughter. Everyone who loves to get out in the snow will find that winter
here is just more fun.
Along with incredible skiing and boarding, our awesome restaurants, very cool
shops and countless snow-filled activities combine for a winter vacation you’ll
be talking about long after returning home.
b Cross-country and snowshoeing
d Skiing and boarding
350km of trails wind through majestic forests and by frozen, whisper-quiet lakes. Our many trail systems offer a serenity and beauty that is the perfect antidote to the stress of modern life.
Unleash full-throttle excitement with more than 140 miles of forested pathways that take you through some of the area’s most breathtaking winter scenery. No sled? No problem. Rentals are available.
Together, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Nub’s Nob offer more than 160 downhill runs and 14 terrain parks. Whether you’re just getting started or a double black diamond expert, no other place in the Midwest compares.
Boyne Highlands welcomes you with one of the longest ski runs in Michigan at 1.25 miles, 55 downhill runs and the most skiable acres in Michigan. The Highlands
Boyne Mountain brings beginners to experts the thrills of 60 downhill runs. Michigan’s only six-person high-speed chairlift, plus 10 more, whisk you back to the top in no time. You’ll also find 7 terrain parks, a tubing park, children’s programs, ziplines and a huge outdoor hot tub and pool.
also has 4 terrain parks, a tubing park, children’s programs, ziplines and trail rides on horseback.
Nub’s Nob has 53 downhill runs and trails on three separate peaks, 3 terrain parks, and the most highly decorated snow making and snow grooming crew in the Midwest. Nub’s is the only Midwestern ski area to ever be ranked among North America’s best ski resorts.
One of the most fun things to do on vacation is to do
something different. That’s where the Petoskey Area really shines. Our lakeside
communities have a relaxed, quiet charm. But within that laid-back environment
are countless things to see and do that range from leisurely to full-speed ahead.
With so much to choose from, the question will never be, “what is there to do?”
Instead, it will be, “what should we do next?”
a Equipment rentals There are nearly 30 places in the Petoskey Area where you can rent just the things you need to get out and enjoy our lakes. Jet Skis, kayaks, paddle boards and a lot more are available.
b Shows & Festivals It seems as though thereâ€™s a special show or festival going on every week all summer long. From boat shows to car shows, morel festivals to music festivals, the variety of events and the good times are nonstop.
c Art fairs Warm sun, a gentle breeze and a walk through a tree-lined park browsing the finest in original art and crafts. What could be better? Well, how about a beautiful setting along the lakeshore?
Activities & Events
d Horseback riding Saddle up and explore the beautiful northern Michigan terrain on horseback at Boyne Mountain or Boyne Highlands. The trails are wooded, the horses are friendly, and the memories everlasting.
things to do and see
Good activity for children
Good rainy day activity
Harris Gardens Located at North Central Michigan College 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey A beautiful gift from local philanthropist Jack Harris, Harris Gardens touts more than 25 sculptures dotted throughout the college campus. Information on each sculpture is available by dialing 231.439.6400 and typing in the sculpture number while touring the gardens.
Attractions Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark™ Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls 855.248.8441 ~ avalanchebay.com
The Headlands International Dark Sky Park 15675 Headlands Road, Mackinaw City MIdarkskypark.org Stargazers, look skyward for an unbeatable view of the stunning night sky, free from light pollution, above northern Michigan. This 600-acre forested gem along Lake Michigan was one of the first 10 official International Dark Sky Parks in the WORLD. Comet-discoverer Patrick Stonehouse says, “Children from the cities who have only seen pictures of stars in books will be thrilled and inspired as they gaze at the thousands of bright, twinkling stars, silent and magically suspended in the clear, dark skies over The Headlands.”
Crazy family fun awaits you at Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark, where it’s always 84 degrees! This 88,000-square-foot mega-park features six waterslides, including The Big Couloir extreme body slide, plus, four-story interactive play structure, Splasherhorn Mountain, a shallow children’s pool, activity pools, lazy river, hot tubs, a huge arcade, and the Rip Zone surf simulator – all indoors! For a quick bite, the Snack Shack and Après Ski Pub offer casual fare and adult beverage options. Open year-round. Rates vary, call or visit website for additional details. Castle Farms 5052 M-66 North, Charlevoix 231.237.0884 ~ CastleFarms.com
During daytime, 5 miles of marked nature trails (groomed in winter) guide hikers, cross-country skiers and photographers through the pristine, undeveloped park. Open 24/7. Admission is free, including monthly Dark Sky programs (some program charges may apply). New program facility, ADA restrooms and observatory set to open in June 2017! For more information and construction updates, visit www.MIdarkskypark.org. Inland Waterway The 38-mile waterway has been called “One of the most beautiful small boat trips in the country,” and is Michigan’s longest chain of rivers and lakes. It begins at Crooked Lake (where boat rentals are available), then runs through Crooked River, Burt Lake, Indian River, Mullett Lake, Cheboygan River, and finally out to Lake Huron. Prefer a guide? Try the new Riverboat Tours. Know Way Out – Escape Room 622 Howard Street, Petoskey 231.881.9688 ~ escaperoompetoskey.com Interactive entertainment. Bring your friends to see if you can crack the clues and escape within an hour. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Call for pricing and reservations.
Spend the day at a castle! Visit Norm the Dragon, walk the paths of the Enchanted Forest, feed the fish in the Reflection Pond, and interact with over 70 trains in the largest Outdoor Model Railroad in Michigan (May-October). Open year-round for tours. 44
National Shrine of the Cross In The Woods 7078 M-68, Indian River 231.238.8973 ~ crossinthewoods.com
$10 per person.
Made from a single California redwood tree from Oregon, this awe-inspiring figure is 55 feet high, 22 feet wide and weighs 14 tons. Renowned sculptor Marshal M. Fredericks created the bronze image of The Crucified Christ, which was raised into place in 1959. Also featured is a 525-piece doll museum; all dolls are dressed in garb of religious men and women. Shrines, nature walk and gift store. Open year-round, dawn to dusk.
Jones Landing Park Beach (Wheelchair ramp right to the water.) On Walloon Lake, Petoskey.
Beaches Magnus Park (Hunt here for Petoskey Stones.)
Odawa Casino 1760 Lears Road, Petoskey 877.4.GAMING (442.6464) ~ odawacasino.com Odawa Casino Petoskey offers Vegas-style gaming in the heart of northern Michigan. With more than 1,000 slot machines to welcome players of every skill level, you’ll be sure to feel pure excitement and warm hospitality here. Find your lucky machine or take a seat at your favorite table game. At Odawa Casino, everything comes together to enhance your experience. Become a Pure Rewards Club member and feel the rewards with discounts, offers and special invitations. Odawa Casino offers three dining options: The Waas-no-de’ Buffet, Sage and Copper Café are sure to satisfy any palate. Beverage options include the Rendezvous Lounge and O Zone nightclub. Let us host your next special event with 17,000 sq. ft. of meeting space to accommodate up to 900 people. Or simply come to relax at the Odawa Hotel, located 3 minutes from the casino, along Hwy 131. FREE complimentary shuttle service is available between the casino and hotel.
On Little Traverse Bay, downtown Petoskey. Peninsula Municipal Park Beach (Picnic & play volleyball, too.) Near Harborage Marina, Boyne City. Motor coach groups and RVs are welcome. Please call 877.442.6464 for more information. Owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. From the beautiful architectural design to superior guest service, your visit to Odawa Casino will be one to remember. Raven Hill Discovery Center 4737 Fuller Rd., East Jordan 231.536.3369 ~ MIRavenHill.org Where science, history and the arts connect. Includes hands-on museum and live exotic animals, as well as many activities and exhibits both indoors and outside. Play in the outdoor Earth Tones Music Garden, walk Beyond Jurassic Park and explore the Tree House, One Room Schoolhouse, Evolving Technology Building and the Ancient World. Open Noon–4pm Sat. and 2pm–4pm Sun. year-round, as well as 10am–4pm weekdays from April 1 to October 31. Also open most holiday breaks. Classes, visits and space rental available anytime by request. Call to schedule onsite or as outreach. General Admission:
State Parks Located in Petoskey, Boyne City, Charlevoix, Indian River and Mackinaw City. Sturgeon Bay Beach (Play in the sand dunes.) On Lake Michigan, Cross Village. Tannery Beach (Dog friendly!) On Lake Charlevoix, Boyne City. Thorne Swift Nature Preserve (Small, but pristine.) Lower Shore Drive, Harbor Springs. Zoll Street Beach (Great for kids & dog friendly, too.) On Little Traverse Bay, downtown Harbor Springs. Zorn Park (Seasonal lifeguard & swimming rafts.) On Little Traverse Bay, downtown Harbor Springs.
Bike Rentals & Repair
Bear River Recreation Area Lake Street to Standish Ave., Petoskey
Bahnhof Sport 1300 Bay View Road, Petoskey 231.347.2112 ~ 866-451-9425 ~ bahnhof.com
A favorite among the locals, this scenic natural park features a roaring whitewater river, whitewater kayaking, a 1.1-mile paved bike trail, improved nature trails that follow the river, and park amenities that include restrooms, picnic shelters, a skate park, sand volleyball courts and river access.
High Gear Sports 1171 U.S. 31 North, Petoskey 231.347.6118 ~ highgearsports.com
Boyne Highlands Resort 600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs 855.229.3421 ~ boynehighlands.com Choose your level from leisurely tours to extreme terrain and jumps. Take the family on wide, wooded trails where you can enjoy beautiful scenery and glimpses of our northern Michigan wildlife. Tour the resort on lightly trafficked roads, cycling through various neighborhoods and along the golf courses. For a more challenging ride, hop a chairlift to access the Boyne Highlands Bike Park. Modeled after the popular designs of the Pacific Northwest, this park features naturally cut trails with banked turns, heart-stopping jumps and narrow passages, some requiring expert skills. Bike/helmet rental are available. Call or visit the website for hours of operation. Boyne Mountain Resort 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls 855.248.8441~ boynemountain.com Start in the resort village or catch rides to the top, your options abound. From the resort village, a variety of short loops on flat wide trails are available; or allow additional time and experience a seven-mile paved loop, which takes you from the village to Deer Lake, along golf courses and winding through wooded terrain before ending back in the village. Catch a chairlift to get yourself and your bike to the top and enjoy the benefit of gravity on your return trip. From the mountain’s top, choose a paved path or downhill mountain bike trails. For an authentic mountain bike experience, grab a map and experience all 32.5 miles of marked trails. Always be on the lookout for friendly wildlife along the way. Bike, electric cart, and helmet rental are available.
Latitude 45 Bicycles and Fitness 476 West Mitchell, Petoskey 231.348.5342 ~ latitude45.com North Country Cycle Sport 126 Water Street, Boyne City 231.582.4632 ~ northcountrycyclesport.com Touring Gear 108 E. Third St., Harbor Springs 231.526.7152 ~ touringgearbicycles.com
Biking/Boarding/Hiking Avalanche Mountain Preserve 1129 Wilson Street, Boyne City Put on your walking shoes and explore the 300-plus acres of beautiful woodlands. Hikers will love the trails, and the climb up the 462 steps to the top of Avalanche will get your blood pumping. The Lake Charlevoix view from the top is well worth the effort, and the trip down will seem like a breeze. Great mountain bike trails, too. Bring a water bottle and camera – you’ll be happy for both.
Harbor Springs Sk8 Park 740 E. Main Street, Harbor Springs 231.526.0610 A half-mile groomed walking or riding path; paved rink for inline skating and hockey; ramps, jumps and half-pipes for skateboarders.
North Western State Trail This 32-mile mostly flat trail runs from M-119 in Petoskey to the trailhead in downtown Mackinaw City. The 10’ wide asphalt trail is 7.5 miles, from M-119 at Spring Lake Park to downtown Alanson. Alanson to Mackinaw City surface is compacted crushed limestone.
Bowling/Arcades/Fun BC Lanes 1199 S. M-75, Boyne City 231.582.6353 ~ bclanes.com Bowling and laser tag. Little Traverse Conservancy Nature Preserves 3264 Powell Road, Harbor Springs 231.347.0991 ~ landtrust.org Nearly 200 nature preserves - all open to the public - are found throughout the Conservancy’s service area. Hike through hardwood forests, explore creeks looking for wildlife, and stroll along sandy beaches, all in peaceful, undisturbed settings. A map highlights featured preserves that offer trails, boardwalks, and access to the water. Preserve maps and guides are available online, at local chambers of commerce or download the Conservancy app on your phone – search LTC Explorer. Seasonal field trips are offered, generally at no charge, including many programs just for children. Select trails are packed or groomed by staff and volunteers for skiing, snowshoeing, and winter fat tire biking. Just a few miles north of Harbor Springs is Thorne Swift Nature Center, which includes an interpretive nature center, pond, dune overlook, and three easy trails that end at Lake Michigan. There are also walking trails at area state parks and the Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center (3377 U.S. 31 North, Oden.) Nature trails are located at North Central Michigan College (1515 Howard Street, Petoskey,) too. If the weather decides to change, try their padded indoor walking track free of charge. For helpful area trail maps, visit michigantrailmaps.com. Little Traverse Wheelway Take in vistas of Lake Michigan while riding the Little Traverse Wheelway from Harbor Springs to Charlevoix. The paved, 26-mile trail leads through beautiful parks, elegant Bay Harbor and historic Bay View. There are several places along the way to pick up the trail. Maps of this trail and others are available at trailscouncil.org and michigantrailmaps.com, and at the Top of Michigan Trails Council office, 1687 M-119, Petoskey, adjacent to the Wheelway. Boyne Mountain Arcade Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls 855.248.8441~ avalanchebay.com Busy Bodies Bounce Town 1337 Spring Street (US 131), Petoskey 231.881.9090 ~ busybodiesbouncetown.com Inflatable bouncers and obstacle courses to entertain elementary school age children or younger, with a special toddler area for the smaller children. Create: Community Arts Studio 151 Ray Street, Boyne City 231.459.4066 ~ letscreatetogether.org Northern Lights Recreation 8865 M-119, Harbor Springs 231.347.3100 ~ NorthernLightsRec.com The North Country Trail northcountrytrail.org The longest National Scenic Trail in the United States, passing through seven states and bisecting the Petoskey Area.
Bowling, arcade and laser tag. Pied Piper Skatery 04454 M-75 North, Walloon Lake 231.535.6050 ~ piedpiperskatery.com
Disc Golf (bring your own equipment) Avalanche Mountain Preserve 1129 Wilson Street, Boyne City Boyne Mountain Resort 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls 855.248.8441 ~ boynemountain.com
Frog Hollow Farm 2750 N. M-75, Boyne City 231.497.9297 ~ froghollow.farm Frog Hollow Farm connects guests to locally-sourced, hand-crafted foods through memorable farm-to-fork experiences, cooking classes and food entrepreneurship in an authentic farmstead setting. Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen 1050 Bay View Road, Petoskey 231.347.7112 ~ kilwins.com/kilwinschocolatekitchen Join us for a FREE CHOCOLATE TOUR at Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen and experience how our hand-crafted chocolates and other treats are made. Enjoy free samples, too, at the end of the tour! Tours are provided daily, Mon.-Fri., reservations are suggested. Open 7 days a week, please call for store hours. Lavender Hill Farm 7354 Horton Bay Road, Boyne City 231.582.3784 ~ lavenderhillfarm.com Tour the fields or sample the lavender grey tea, shop in the gift shop, or sit under the big walnut tree to contemplate the serene countryside. Individuals and groups can schedule a tour or consultation on growing lavender. July through mid-August, don’t miss our Fridays on the Farm sessions for fun activities like yoga, kids crafts and music. Established in 2003, Lavender Hill Farm is the largest commercial lavender farm in Michigan. Group tours welcome. Please call to schedule tours and for hours of operation. New owners in 2016.
Crowle Hole Disc Golf Kiwanis Park, 1100 Arbor Street, Harbor Springs River Road Sports Complex River Road, Petoskey
Edible Delights Bill’s Farm Market 4450 E. Mitchell Road, Petoskey 231.347.6735 ~ billsfarmmarket.com This family-owned farm for more than 100 years is open from midJune until December 24th, offering a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables picked daily. As the summer season ends, thousands of pumpkins, fall squash and gourds fill the yard. In October, hayrides are offered to the public on Saturdays at 2pm. Apple cider and a pumpkin are included for one low price! Groups of 10 or more can reserve hayrides most days in October. Coveyou Scenic Farm Market 4160 U.S. 131 South, Petoskey Business: 231.348.1278, Market: 231.347.0011 coveyouscenicfarm.com An authentic and historic family farm with a produce and artisan market that has beautiful views overlooking Walloon Lake. Wholesome, locally grown fruit and organic vegetables, and superb quality local jams, salsas and many Up North gift items. Stop in every season: spring flowers, seasonal produce, fall hayrides, and fresh wreaths, trees and trimmings. Visit website for seasonal hours/events. Friske Orchards Farm Market & Country Haus 10743 North U.S. 31 at Atwood 231.599.2604 ~ friske.com Friske Orchards and Farm Market offers a year-round family fun experience including a seasonal variety of our finest quality fruit, Orchard Café & Old-World Bakery, and hundreds of specialty products and gifts in our old-fashioned General Store and Country Haus. Enjoy the kids’ Orchard Playland & Petting Zoo and tractor-drawn wagon orchard tours in season. Open year-round Mon.-Sat. Closed Sun.
Maple Moon Family Sugarbush & Winery 4454 Atkins Road, Petoskey 231.487.9058 ~ mmsyrup.com This family run farm on 80 acres offers free tours year-round. Learn how maple syrup goes from the Maple Moon Family Sugarbush taps to your table - and remains naturally pure! In February, 2015, the family opened America’s FIRST maple winery. Tastings available. Call or visit the website for hours. Morel Mushroom Hunting These tasty, but rare, gourmet treats can be found on extensive state lands in early May.
Petoskey Area Culinary Trail PetoskeyArea.com In addition to the numerous restaurants and diners in the area, there are certain “must go” places if you’re a fan of good food. Please visit our website for more information. Pond Hill Farm Market & Greenhouses 5699 S. Lake Shore Dr., Harbor Springs 231.526.FARM (3276) ~ pondhill.com
Hidden River Golf and Casting Club 7688 Maple River Road, Brutus 231.529.4653 ~ hiddenriver.com Plumber’s Helper Charter Fishing Bay Harbor Lake Marina, Bay Harbor 231.357.3413 ~ 231.357.1513 ~ bayharborfishing.com
Every day is an event at Pond Hill Farm! Open 9am-6pm daily. Visit this working farm, market, café, winery & brewery located 5 miles north of Harbor Springs on M-119. Shop our selection of farm grown produce and canned goods, see farm animals, feed the fish, shoot the Squash Rocket, hike or cross-country ski our trails, eat lunch in the Garden Café and enjoy a glass of wine or beer in our Tasting Room.
Reel Waters Fly Fishing Harbor Springs 800.871.1780 ~ reelwatersmi.com Resort Gardens LLC 940 Resort Pike Road, Petoskey 231.347.1754 The freshest produce is that which you harvest yourself and Resort Gardens LLC gives you the opportunity to take home the best. Raspberry picking starting first week of July through mid-August on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday mornings 9am until noon. Apple picking starting mid-September through late October on Saturday mornings from 9am until noon.
Rodzilla Fishing Charters 832 Front St., Bay Harbor Lake Marina, Bay Harbor 989.306.1186 ~ rodzillacharters.com Tony D Outdoors Fly Fishing Guide Petoskey 231.347.5039 ~ tonydoutdoors.net True North Trout Guide Service Boyne City 231.675.1237 ~ truenorthtrout.com
In addition to Little Traverse Bay, the area’s abundant inland lakes and rivers make for great fishing.
Andrew Blackbird Museum 368 E. Main Street, Harbor Springs 231.526.0612 or 231.526.2705 (Curator) ~ email@example.com
Boyne Outfitters Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls 855.248.8441~ 231.549.6064 ~ boyneoutfitters.com CC Guide Service Harbor Springs 231.330.5762 ~ croffcraft.com Hewitt’s Guide Service 805 Second Street, Boyne City 231.582.2202 ~ 231.675.3523 ~ fishboyne.com
The former home of this important figure in Harbor Springs’ history, this building also served as one of the first post offices in Harbor Springs. The museum is committed to preserving and sharing the rich heritage of Indian customs, arts, crafts, music, poetry and language. Open year-round, Mon.–Fri. from 10am–4pm and also Sat. 12pm–4pm in June, July and August.
Bay View Association Bay View 231.347.6225 ~ bayviewassociation.org
Inland Water Route Historical Museum River Street, Alanson 231.347.8273
Founded in 1875, Bay View quickly became a part of the Chautauqua Movement, a uniquely American institution committed to bringing the four pillars of religion, recreation, education and the arts to a broad spectrum of the public. Bay View is a registered National Historic Landmark, with two museums and an archives facility that are open to the public from June-August. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the historic grounds and pristine Victorian architecture, and discover the rich history of Bay View. All are welcome to attend weekly concerts, worship services and lectures that are held in this historic venue. Open to the public for all events.
See photos and artifacts on each community along the water route. Special displays focus on logging and railroad use. Open Wed., Fri., Sat. & Sun. from 10am–2pm (Memorial Day – Labor Day). Other times, call in advance.
Boyne City Walking Tours Boyne City Kicked off last June, the Boyne City self-guided historical walking tour now has a free app available for download in the iTunes store, search Boyne City.
Legs Inn 6425 North Lake Shore Dr., Cross Village 231.526.2281 ~ legsinn.com Polish immigrant Stanley Smolak created the fantasy-like world of Legs Inn during the late 1920s. Named after the row of inverted stove legs used to make the decorative railing on the roof, Legs Inn is an architectural and historical wonder. It has been featured on PBS “Under The Radar Michigan.” Historic Landmark Dining Destination. Family owned 90+ years. Authentic Polish & American cuisine. Over 100+ beers. Unique atmosphere and decor. Garden dining with panoramic Lake Michigan views. Artisan Gift Shop and Curio Store.
Earl Young Homes Downtown Charlevoix Stop by the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce for a brochure highlighting the “mushroom houses” and public buildings created by architect Earl Young. Designed to fit into the landscape, flowing lines and cedar shake roofs make many of these houses appear almost gnome-like. A fun, self-guided tour even if you’re not an architecture aficionado. Harbor Springs History Museum 349 E. Main Street, Harbor Springs 231.526.9771 ~ harborspringshistory.org The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society welcomes visitors to our family-friendly museum located in the historic former city hall building in downtown Harbor Springs. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors. Open year-round; call or go online for hours and special events.
Little Traverse History Museum 100 Depot Court, Petoskey 231.347.2620 ~ petoskeymuseum.org Located on Petoskey’s waterfront, the museum is housed in the restored 1892 Pere Marquette train depot. Displays include “Hemingway’s Michigan Story,” rare Odawa Indian artifacts, and “Lasting Legacies”: stories of women from the region and their impact on local history. Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-4pm from Memorial Day to mid-October. Visit the website for more information. Admission $3; children free.
Petoskey Yesterday 306 E. Lake Street (inside Arlington Jewelers), Petoskey 517.290.3162 ~ 231.347.7200 ~ petoskeyyesterday.com
Boyne Mountain Resort 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls 855.248.8441 ~ boynemountain.com
Discover Petoskey’s history and its connections to Ernest Hemingway. Very popular ghost tours are offered, too. Scheduled tours and by appointment. $20 downtown tours; extended tours at a higher rate. Group rates offered. Call for availability.
Hop on for a guided adventure on horseback! Guided trail rides and pony rides for the young ones are offered year-round and depart from the resort’s stables, located near the golf courses and Deer Lake. Explore the varied terrain and enjoy vibrant foliage during the fall season. Call or visit the website for details for one-hour and group rides.
St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission West Lake Street, Petoskey 231.347.4133 The St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission was the first Catholic church in Petoskey, built in 1859 at the request of Bishop Fredrick Baraga (the Snowshoe Priest). The Mission is the oldest building in Petoskey and is on the State and National Registry of Historical Places. Tours are offered Sundays in season and by appointment.
Boyne Valley Equine Tours & Services, LLC 7436 Pincherry Road, Charlevoix 231.203.1626 ~ boynevalleyets.com ~ firstname.lastname@example.org Horseback riding, wagon and carriage rides available, as well as other equine services. Call or visit website for further details.
Miniature Golf/Golf Simulator Big Bear Adventures 4271 S. Straits Highway (across from Burt Lake State Park), Indian River 231.238.8181 ~ bigbearadventures.com Great American Adventures/Joe’s Golf Repair 2088 U.S. 31 North, Petoskey 231.347.9566 ~ gaapetoskey.com
Horseback Riding Boyne Highlands Resort 600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs 855.229.3421 ~ boynehighlands.com Explore vast mountainous terrain and make a new equine friend. Trail rides begin from the Boyne Highlands equestrian facilities and traverse some of the resort’s more than 4,000 acres. The wooded trails have been gently cut through natural vegetation and are exclusive to riders on horseback. Call or visit website for details on one- and two-hour rides and also special fall foliage rides.
Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf 1230 U.S. 31 North, Petoskey 231.347.1123 ~ piratescove.net Shot Makers Golf Center (simulator) 1900 N. U.S. Hwy. 31, Ste. 1, Petoskey 231.348.2072 ~ shotmakersgolfcenter.com
Movie Theaters Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre 275 E. Main Street, Harbor Springs 231.622.6366 ~ lyricharborsprings.org
Red Sky Stage 445 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey 231.487.0000 ~ redskystage.com Red Sky Stage is a coffee house-style performing arts venue in downtown Petoskey’s Gaslight District, featuring live music, poetry, comedy, drama, painting, and other arts. The Young Americans Dinner Theatre Boyne Highlands Resort, Harbor Springs 855.229.3421 ~ boynehighlands.com Every year since 1977, The Young Americans Dinner Theatre has entertained and delighted guests of this area. The Young Americans are handpicked top young talent from across the country who perform Mondays - Saturdays at Boyne Highlands Resort, late June through August. Sophisticated cuisine and bar service plus Broadway-style music and dance combine to make an enchanting and unforgettable evening for you and your family or group. Reservations required; visit website for menu and details.
Petoskey Cinema 1540 Anderson Road, Petoskey 231.347.9696 ~ northernmicinemas.com Petoskey Film Theater 451 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey 231.758.3108 Shows movies on select Wed. and Fri. evenings. Admission by donation.
Performing Arts Bay View Music Festival 231.347.6225 ~ bayviewfestival.org The Bay View Music Festival is North America’s oldest chamber music festival, located in the Bay View Association, a Victorian-era Chautauqua on Lake Michigan. Enjoy live performances all summer by internationally renowned musicians in pop, jazz, classical, folk, funk and indie. The Festival is Little Traverse Bay area’s home for summer family entertainment, music theatre and opera performances, from mid-June to mid-August. You’re Invited! Enjoy weekly concerts, worship services and lectures in this historic venue. Open to the public for all events. Crooked Tree Arts Center 461 E. Mitchell, Petoskey 231.347.4337 ~ crookedtree.org Visit this fully renovated facility, originally constructed in 1890 as a church, and today home to an award-winning arts center. Enjoy exhibits in the gallery and purchase local artists’ work. Concerts, plays, and lectures are featured in the 220-seat theater and on the recently installed outdoor venue, the Bidwell Plaza. Classes and workshops are offered year-round. Special events throughout the year. Gallery admission is free; performance prices vary.
Polo Bliss Polo Fields Pleasantview Road @ East Sturgeon Bay Trail, Levering 231.420.4852 ~ Bliss Store, 231.537.4411 A great place to spend an afternoon watching amateur and professional players. Games are played weather permitting on Wed., Fri. and Sun. late June to mid-August. Picnic at a beautiful setting while watching great polo. Take part in the stomping of the divots!
Scenic Chairlift Rides Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs 855.229.3421 ~ boynehighlands.com Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls 855.248.8441 ~ boynemountain.com Enjoy a peaceful ride up the mountain’s side and back down while taking in breathtaking panoramic views. Be sure to bring a camera! Nominal fee for non-resort lodging guests. Rides offered mid-June through mid-October. Call or visit website for hours of operation.
Segway Rentals Segway PT Experience Tour Boyne Highlands Resort, Harbor Springs 855.229.3421 ~ boynehighlands.com Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls 855.248.8441 ~ boynemountain.com Take a Segway® Tour and experience northern Michigan in a cool new way. After an orientation, cruise with your guide on specifically designed trails, learning the history of the area and enjoying wonderful vistas. Tours are approximately 1-1.5 hours in length and reservations are highly recommended.
Skydiving Skydive Harbor Springs Harbor Springs Airport, Harbor Springs 231.242.8822 ~ skydiveharborsprings.com Enjoy a half-hour scenic flight around Little Traverse Bay on your way to jump altitude….2 miles above the earth! Strapped to your tandem instructor, you’ll jump over the Harbor Springs coastline. After up to 40 seconds of freefall, the parachute opens and you’ll have a peaceful 5-minute canopy ride back to the landing area. What a rush! Call today to book your adventure of a lifetime.
Spas The Spa at Boyne Highlands 600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs 855.229.3421 ~ 231.526.3846 ~ boynehighlands.com/spa A soothing sanctuary to discover inner balance through therapeutic services. Find tranquility while enjoying our indoor/outdoor pool, nail salon, sauna, fitness room, relaxation lounge, and spa boutique. The Spa is located on the lower level of the resort’s Heather Highlands Inn.
The Spa at Boyne Mountain 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls 855.248.8441 ~ 231.549.7946 ~ boynemountain.com/spa Named among the “Best Spas in the World,” this multi-level spa facility is located within the resort’s Mountain Grand Lodge and offers 18 treatment rooms and a full complement of therapeutic and rejuvenating facials, indulging massage, invigorating body treatments, plus salon and nail services. Its relaxed and luxurious setting features soothing whirlpools, cedar saunas, purifying steam rooms, indoor/outdoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness and training facilities, the delightful Das Café and a beautifully appointed salon. Unwind, let loose and treat yourself at The Spa at Boyne Mountain. The Spa at the Inn at Bay Harbor 3600 Village Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor 855.254.7331 ~ 231.439.4046 ~ spabayharbor.com The perfect location for relaxation along the shore of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. Full-service spa facility offers the finest in relaxing massage and body treatments. Eminence organic skincare, Oribe, and Jane Iredale makeup. The Spa also features a beautiful full-service salon, as well as an expanded boutique. Enjoy a massage in the couple’s suite and take in views of the majestic bay from the exclusive nail suite and relaxation lounge. Complimentary valet parking.
Tours/Charters/Ferries Beaver Island Boat Co. Charlevoix 888.446.4095 or 231.547.2311 ~ bibco.com Ferry runs from Charlevoix to Beaver Island. Petoskey Downtown Trolley Downtown Petoskey 231.622.8501 ~ petoskeydowntown.com From June 15 – September 3, the trolley leaves Stafford’s Perry Hotel at quarter past the hour and Bay View at half past the hour, beginning at quarter past noon until 9pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Pointer Boat Located at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant 102 E. Bay Street, Harbor Springs email@example.com ~ pointerboat.com This tour hugs the shoreline of historic associations including Harbor Point and Wequetonsing. Private charters available.
Pure Mish Sailing Charters 00970 Marina Drive, Boyne City 517.294.6050 ~ puremish.com A private day sail is a great addition to your Up North vacation. The charter accommodates up to six guests. Riverboat Tours LLC 6293 River Street, Alanson 231.268.8530 ~ riverboattoursmi.com Tours of the Inland Waterway, sunset cruises of Pickerel and Crooked lakes and private charters available. Sheplerâ€™s Lighthouse & Night Sky Cruises Mackinaw City 800.828.6157 ~ sheplersferry.com Tours vary in length and destination. Sunshine Charters Charlevoix 231.547.0266 ~ sunshinecharters.com Daily sailing tours, sunset cruises and group charters available.
Watercraft Rentals/Lessons Bahnhof Sport 1300 Bay View Road, Petoskey 800.253.7078 or 231.347.2112 ~ bahnhof.com Kayak, canoe, stand-up paddleboard and ducky rentals.
Big Bear Adventures 4271 S. Straits Highway (across from Burt Lake State Park), Indian River 231.238.8181 ~ bigbearadventures.com Canoe, kayak, raft and tube rentals. Boyne Recreational Rentals 2784 U.S. 131 South, Boyne Falls 231.549.3077 ~ boynerecreation.com Pontoon and ski boat, Jet Skis, stand-up paddleboards, WaveRunner & ATV rentals. Boyne River Adventures Boyne City 231.459.6990 ~ boyneriveradventures.com Kayak rentals. Boyne WATERSPORTS One Water Marina, 1 Water Street, Boyne City 231.881.6000 ~ boynewatersports.com Pontoon boats, tritoons, ski boat, Jet Skis, stand-up paddleboards, and kayak rentals.
Bear Cove Marina 3039 St. Louis Club, Petoskey 231.347.1994 ~ bearcovemarina.com Pontoon, ski and fishing boat rentals. Bear River Canoe Livery 2517 McDougall Road, Petoskey 231.838.4141 ~ bearrivercanoelivery.com Canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals.
Charlevoix County 4-H Youth Sailing School Boyne City & Charlevoix 231.582.6232 Sailing lessons for kids, mid-June to mid-August.
Crooked Lake Sailors Oden 231.838.7775 ~ crookedlakesailors.org
Two Loons Lagoon Between Swing Bridge and Locks, Alanson 231.548.5802
Sailing lessons for kids and adults late June to early August.
Pontoon boat rentals.
Little Traverse Sailors Harbor Springs 231.412.0656 ~ LittleTraverseSailors.org
Walloon Central Powersports 04730 US 131 North, Boyne Falls 231.535.2166 ~ wallooncentral.com
Sailing lessons for youths, mid-June to mid-August.
Pontoon, tritoon and ski boat rentals.
Mackinaw Parasailing & Jet Boat Adventures 209 S. Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City 231.436.7144 ~ mackinawparasailing.com
Windjammer Marina U.S. 31 in Oden at the beginning of the Inland Waterway 231.347.6103 ~ windjammermarina.com
Parasail and jet boat rides near the Mackinac Bridge.
Ski and pontoon boats and Yamaha WaveRunner rentals.
The Outfitter 153 E. Main, Harbor Springs 231.526.2621 ~ outfitterharborsprings.com
Kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals. Paddle Your Harbor 3600 Village Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor 646.379.0454 ~ paddleyourharbor.com
Deer Park Open year-round, this deer-viewing area is located on Zoll Street in Harbor Springs. These guys love company, so stop by. No charge.
Kayak and paddleboard rentals. Ryde Marine Off U.S. 31 North, Oden One mile south of Alanson on Crooked Lake. 231.347.8273 ~ rydemarine.com Fishing, pontoon, ski boat, sunfish sailboat, canoe and kayak rentals. Summertime Rentals 03500 M-66, Charlevoix 231.547.7700 ~ summertime-rentals.com Jet Ski, ski, fishing and pontoon boat, kayak, tritoons, paddleboard, water trampoline, tube and wakeboard rentals. Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center 3377 U.S. 31, Oden 231.348.0998 ~ michigan.gov/dnr The Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center and Oden State Fish Hatchery is a must-see while visiting northern Michigan. Here you’ll find informative guided hatchery tours, weekly nature programs, self-guided hiking/nature trails, interpretive exhibits and interactive displays. Kids and adults will enjoy watching fish through the glass of the stream viewing chamber. Special programs for families and groups are available by appointment. Admission and programs are free! Open Memorial Day–Labor Day, daily 10am–6pm; Labor Day–November 1, open Wed.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Closed Mon. and Tues. Trails open year-round for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing. Sunset Coast Birding Trail Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet Counties sunsetcoastbirdingtrail.org Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet Counties host a wide variety of protected areas and habitats that attract a large number of Michigan’s over 400 bird species. Whether it is a pair of nesting, federally endangered Piping Plovers, a Snowy Owl visiting for the winter, or the many warblers and waterfowl that pass through the area on their way to and from their breeding grounds, the tip of the Northwest Lower Peninsula offers exciting birding opportunities. Local parks, nature preserves, and natural areas make prime birding locations easily accessible, and also highlight local conservation efforts.
Tommy’s Michigan 4069 M-75, Walloon Lake 231.535.6039 ~ walloonvillagemarina.com
The Sunset Birding Trail features 30+ primary sites noted as hosting a variety or certain species of birds. Printed maps will be available at local chambers of commerce in spring of 2017 and on the website. Birding is a great way to take in the beauty of the Petoskey Area and the surrounding communities. Come follow this exciting new trail!
Stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, pontoon and ski boat rentals.
Wineries, Breweries & Tours Bay to Bay 3916 Charlevoix Avenue, Petoskey 231.373.5797 ~ baytobayshuttle.com Offers wine tours for private groups. Beards Brewery 215 East Lake St., Petoskey 231.753.2221 ~ beardsbrewery.com
Rudbeckia Farm & Winery/Burnt Marshmallow Brewery 3379 Lake Grove Road, Petoskey 231.622.4173 ~ rudbeckiafarm.com Seasons of the North Winery/Burt Lake Brewery 9090 W. M-68, Indian River 231.548.1280 ~ seasonsofthenorth.com Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen 112 South Park Street, Boyne City 231.497.6100 ~ stiggsbrewingcompany.com Walloon Lake Winery 3149 Intertown Road, Petoskey 231.622.8645 ~ walloonlakewinery.com
Ziplines Wildwood Rush Canopy Tours 02575 Boyne City Road, Boyne City 231.582.3400 ~ wildwoodrush.com Wildwood Rush is the Midwestâ€™s largest zipline adventure park with over 7,000 feet of ziplines, and tree platforms. Full canopy tours are 2-1/2 hours, with cool suspension bridges, tree-to-tree platforms and amazing views of Lake Charlevoix. Along the way, trained and certified guides explain the forest ecology and area history while ensuring each guest has a safe and memorable experience. New in 2016: a 50-foot climbing wall and double dare quick jump! Open mid-May through mid-October. Zipline Adventure Boyne Highlands Resort, Harbor Springs 855.229.3421 ~ boynehighlands.com Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls 855.248.8441 ~ boynemountain.com
Blue Lakes by the Bay Transportation Petoskey 231.932.1065 ~ petoskeywinetours.com Offers public and private wine tours. Cellars of Royal Farms 10445 North U.S. 31, Ellsworth 231.599.3222 ~ royalfarmsinc.com Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery 8370 Lakeview Rd., Alanson 231.881.6582 ~ crookedvinewine.com Harbor Springs Vineyards & Winery/ Tunnel Vision Brewery at Pond Hill Farm 5581 S. Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs 231.526.3276 ~ harborspringswinery.com Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery 3423 U.S. 131, Petoskey 231.487.1910 ~ mackinawtrailwinery.com Maple Moon Sugarbush & Winery 4454 Atkins Road, Petoskey 231.487.9058 ~ mmsyrup.com Petoskey Brewing 1844 M-119, Petoskey 231.753.2057 ~ petoskeybrewing.com Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery 3720 Atkins Road, Petoskey 231.290.WINE (9463) ~ petoskeyfarms.com Pleasantview Winery 6767 S. Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs 231.622.3477 ~ PleasantViewWinery.us
Join friendly and entertaining tour guides as you soar across and down the mountain and sail through the trees at speeds of up to 25 mph during this exciting adventure! Ride features a series of eight to ten lines strategically routed through trees and over slopes at Boyne Highlands and at Boyne Mountain; lines measure up to 1350 feet in length and up to 60 feet high. Single-line Twin Zip Rides providing racing action with friends also offered! Open year-round at both locations. Rates vary, call or visit website for additional details.
May 17-21 57th Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival, Boyne City 19-26 Petoskey Restaurant Week, Petoskey 20 Zoo-de-Mackinac “Bike Bash,” Harbor Springs 27 Top of Michigan Community Marathon, Charlevoix/ Petoskey/Harbor Springs 27-29 Memorial Weekend Pageant, Mackinaw City 27-29 Memorial Weekend Start of Summer Kickoff, Bay Harbor
2 Summer Open House, Petoskey
3 Dirty Dog Dash, Boyne Falls
3 Harbor Springs Cycling Classic, Harbor Springs
9-9/1 Stroll the Streets on Friday Nights, Boyne City
10-11 Free Fishing Weekend. No license needed to fish anywhere in Michigan.
10-18 Lilac Festival, Mackinac Island
12-18 Boyne Area Restaurant Week, Boyne City
15 Gallery Walk, Petoskey
16-18 In-Water Boat Show, Bay Harbor
16-18 Petoskey Soccer Invitational, Petoskey
17 Michigan Mountain Mayhem Spring Classic, Boyne City
17 Taste of the North, Petoskey
17-18 Sand Dig Volleyball Tournament, Petoskey
22-24 42nd Annual St. Ignace Car Show, St. Ignace
23-25 Lumberjack Festival, Wolverine
24 Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival, Bay Harbor 24-25 Summer Art Show, Charlevoix
1 Red, White & Brew, Harbor Springs
1-2 Antiques at the Fairgrounds, Petoskey
1-8 National Cherry Festival, Traverse City
3 Bay Harbor Fireworks, Bay Harbor
3-4 Waterside Arts & Craft Show, Boyne City
4 4th of July Celebrations - parades and fireworks, various communities
4 July Art Show, Harbor Springs
7-8 Boyne Thunder Poker Run, Boyne City
7-9 Blissfest Music Festival, Harbor Springs
7-8/11 Petoskey Rocks on Friday Nights, Petoskey
8-9 Arts & Crafts Show, Charlevoix
12 Night of the Arts Gallery Walk, Harbor Springs
12 Women’s Club Art Fest at Nub’s Nob, Harbor Springs
13-15 Bay View Musical Theatre Presents: Pippin, Bay View
14-15 Shay Days, Harbor Springs
15 Art in the Park, Petoskey
15-22 Venetian Festival, Charlevoix
16 Little Traverse Bay Triathlon, Harbor Springs
20 Bay View’s Big Read and Chautauqua, Guest Author Tom Stanton, Bay View
22 TriWalloon Triathlon/Duathlon, Walloon Lake
27-30 Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers Engine & Craft Show, Walloon Lake
28-29 Annual Bay Harbor Art & Craft Festival, Bay Harbor
28-29 Sidewalk Sales, Petoskey
28-30 Little Traverse Yacht Club’s Ugotta Regatta, Harbor Springs
August 2-5 Bay View Musical Theatre Presents: Bizet’s Carmen, Bay View
27-7/2 East Jordan Freedom Festival, East Jordan
3-6 Polish Festival, Boyne Falls
28 Blessing of the Fleet and Summer’s Launch, Harbor Springs
4-5 Gospel Music Festival, Petoskey
29-8/31 Street Musique on Thursday nights, Harbor Springs
5-6 Antiques at the Fairgrounds, Petoskey
6 Coastal Crawl, Harbor Springs
10 Harbor Springs Car Festival, Harbor Springs 58
11-12 Antique Auto Show & Flea Market, Boyne City 11-12 Boyne City Sidewalk Sales, Boyne City 11-13 Alanson Riverfest, Alanson 12 Waterfront Art Fair, Charlevoix 12-13 Odawa Homecoming Pow Wow, Harbor Springs 12-13 Top ‘O Michigan Boat Races, Alanson 18-19 Festival on the Bay, Petoskey 22-27 Emmet – Charlevoix County Fair, Petoskey
September 1-2 Boyne Kiwanis Car Show, Boyne City
2 Street Sales & Celebration, Harbor Springs
2-3 Red Fox Regatta, Boyne City
3 Boyne City Triathlon, Boyne City
4 Labor Day Bridge Walk, Mackinaw City
8-10 Petoskey Autumn Blast Soccer Tournament, Petoskey 16 Harbor Springs Cycling Classic, Harbor Springs 23 Hops ‘n Highlands, Harbor Springs 23 Taste of Harbor Springs, Harbor Springs 29-10/1 Harbor Springs Festival of the Book, Harbor Springs 30 Harvest Festival, Boyne City 30 Little Traverse Half Marathon, Bay Harbor to Harbor Springs
6 Gravel Grinder Road Race, Boyne City
6-8 Hemingway Weekend, Petoskey
7 Harbor Springs Brew Festival, Harbor Springs
7 Petoskey Shopping Scramble, Petoskey
7 Skitoberfest, Boyne Falls
13-15 Apple Festival, Charlevoix 16-22 Boyne Area Restaurant Week, Boyne City 20-27 Petoskey Restaurant Week, Petoskey 27 Haunted Halloween Progressive Dinner, Petoskey
Many other outdoor concerts, movies, events and markets take place throughout the seasons, too. For a complete schedule, or to verify future dates, visit the events page at PetoskeyArea.com.
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Published on Mar 3, 2017