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DELIGHT IN EVERY ACTIVITY UNDER THE SUN. A CALENDAR FULL OF SPECIAL EVENTS. FUN IS WHERE YOU FIND IT. FIND IT HERE.
C HOOSE EASY-GOING OR FULL-SPEED AHEAD. With so much to do here, the question will never be, “what is there to do?” Instead it will be, “what should we do next?” This is where you can enjoy your traditional vacation favorites. Then go on one of three zipline adventures. Try Jet Skiing. Or simply stroll the warm, sandy beach hunting for Petoskey Stones. It’s all up to you. Exactly the way a vacation should be.
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Attractions Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark™ Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls 855.248.8441 ~ avalanchebay.com 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 Visit Castle Farms, a landmark 100 years in the making! Walk through majestic stone buildings, extensive gardens and interact with over 70 trains in Michigan’s largest Outdoor Model Railroad (seasonal). Explore the Enchanted Forest, feed the fish and ducks in the Reflection Pond and snap a photo with Norm the Dragon. Castle Farms is open year-round for tours. 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.
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.” During daytime, 5 miles of marked nature trails (groomed in winter) guide hikers, cross-country skiers and photographers through the pristine, undeveloped park. Admission to the grounds is free and there are ADA restrooms available 24/7. In addition to monthly night sky programming at the Headlands, the Observatory is open for public viewing several times each month. Fees for parking, programs and building rental can be found on the Headlands website. 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. Know Way Out – Petoskey’s Escape Room 622 Howard Street, Petoskey 231.881.9688 ~ knowwayout.com Interactive entertainment. See if you have what it takes to solve riddles, puzzles, and clues in order to escape within an hour. Ideal for groups of 2-8, ages 13 and up. Call or go online for pricing and reservations. National Shrine of the Cross In The Woods 7078 M-68, Indian River 231.238.8973 ~ crossinthewoods.com 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.
Odawa Casino 1760 Lears Road, Petoskey 877.442.6464 ~ 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 1000 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. 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 Road, 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 Memorial Day to Labor Day. Also open most holiday breaks. Classes, visits and space rental available anytime by request. General Admission: $10 per person.
Jones Landing Park Beach (Wheelchair ramp right to the water.) On Walloon Lake, Petoskey. Magnus Park (Hunt here for Petoskey Stones.) On Little Traverse Bay, downtown Petoskey. Peninsula Municipal Park Beach (Picnic & play volleyball, too.) Near Harborage Marina, Boyne City. 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 Bahnhof Sport 1300 Bay View Road, Petoskey 231.347.2112 ~ bahnhof.com High Gear Sports 1171 U.S. 31 North, Petoskey 231.347.6118 ~ highgearsports.com 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 Pedego Bikes 438 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey 231.881.9488 ~ pedegopetoskey.com Rents electric bikes. Touring Gear 108 East Third Street, Harbor Springs 231.526.7152 ~ touringgearbicycles.com
Biking/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. Bear River Recreation Area Lake Street to Standish Avenue, Petoskey 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.
Boyne City – Charlevoix Trail This multi-purpose trail is being constructed in five phases. The first section of paved trail from Boyne City to Evangeline/Bay Township line, a distance of 3.2 miles, was completed in 2016. A section beginning at the Little Traverse Wheelway (east of Waller Road) and proceeding south toward the BC-Charlevoix Road (2.97 miles) was completed in 2017. Boyne City School Forest Trails 1498-1998 Erickson Road, Boyne City mtbproject.com There are 2 main loops for riders - a 3-mile beginner and a 3-mile intermediate loop. Across the road there is an advanced 2-mile trail. These trails are still being added onto. 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. 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 mountainâ€™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 bike and cart, and helmet rentals are available. Harbor Springs Sk8 Park 740 East 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. Also, two pickleball courts. 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 Conservancyâ€™s service area. Hike through hardwood forests, explore creeks looking for wildlife, and stroll along sandy beaches, all in peaceful, undisturbed settings. Preserve maps and guides are available online, at local chambers of commerce or download the Conservancy app on your phone â€“ search LTC Explorer. Seasonal field trips are offered, generally at no charge, including many programs just for children. 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.
The North Country Trail northcountrytrail.org The longest National Scenic Trail in the United States, passing through seven states and bisecting the Petoskey Area. North Western State Trail This 32-mile mostly flat trail runs from M-119 in Petoskey to the trailhead in downtown Mackinaw City. The 10â€™ 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. Sanctuary Island End of East Street, Alanson Take a self-propelled ferry across Crooked River to the island and enjoy the peaceful boardwalk.
Bowling/Arcades/Fun BC Lanes 1199 South M-75, Boyne City 231.582.6353 ~ bclanes.com Bowling and laser tag. 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 Explore, design, construct, sculpt, paint, mold and shape your ideas into artistic statements. Northern Lights Recreation 8865 M-119, Harbor Springs 231.347.3100 ~ NorthernLightsRec.com Bowling, arcade and laser tag.
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 Crowle Hole Disc Golf Kiwanis Park, 1100 Arbor Street, Harbor Springs River Road Sports Complex 2267 River Road, Petoskey
Edible Delights Billâ€™s Farm Market 4450 East Mitchell Road, Petoskey 231.347.6735 ~ billsfarmmarket.com This family-owned farm for more than 100 years is open from mid-June 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. 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 Lavender Hill Farm, located in Boyne City, invites visitors of all ages to explore the farm and experience the sight, scent and taste of lavender. Take a tour, visit the gift shop or partake in one of the many activities on the farm. From Lunch in Lavender, to Movie Nights, Lavender Fest Fridays, The Concert Series, and private events, Lavender Hill Farm has a lot to offer. The farm is open mid-May through October from 10am-5pm daily. Visit our website or follow us on Facebook to hear about upcoming events and activities. 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 In early May, mushroom hunters flock to the Petoskey Area in search of the elusive morels. There’s even a whole festival dedicated to these delicious fungi, the National Morel Mushroom Festival in Boyne City, held the week after Mother’s Day. Petoskey Area Culinary Trail PetoskeyArea.com Love good food? The Petoskey Area has several “can’t miss” stops that feature culinary delights. Visit our website for more information.
Pond Hill Farm 5699 South Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs 231.526.FARM (3276) ~ pondhill.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 the 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 the Tasting Room. 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.
Fishing In addition to Little Traverse Bay, the area’s abundant inland lakes and rivers make for great fishing. 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 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 Reel Waters Fly Fishing Harbor Springs 800.871.1780 ~ reelwatersmi.com Rodzilla Fishing Charters 832 Front Street, 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
History Andrew Blackbird Museum 368 East Main Street, Harbor Springs 231.526.0612 or 231.526.2705 (Curator) ~ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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. Boyne City Walking Tours Boyne City Take a self-guided historical walking tour of Boyne City using a free app available for download in the iTunes store - search Boyne City. Make sure to visit Old City Park for a glimpse of the new historical logger statue located in the Boyne River. Earl Young Homes Downtown Charlevoix Affectionately known as the “mushroom houses,” the Earl Young Homes were designed to fit into the landscape with flowing lines and cedar shake roofs. Pick up a brochure at the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce and take a self-guided tour of these interesting homes which appear to be almost gnome-like. Harbor Springs History Museum 349 East 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.
Inland Water Route Historical Museum River Street, Alanson 231.347.8273 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.
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.
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 East Lake Street (inside Arlington Jewelers), Petoskey 517.290.3162 ~ 231.347.7200 ~ petoskeyyesterday.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. St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission West Lake Street, Petoskey 231.347.4133 St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission, the first Catholic church in Petoskey, was 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.
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. Boyne Mountain Resort 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls 855.248.8441 ~ boynemountain.com 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. Boyne Valley Equine Tours & Services, LLC 7436 Pincherry Road, Charlevoix 231.203.1626 ~ boynevalleyets.com ~ email@example.com 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 South 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
Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf 1230 U.S. 31 North, Petoskey 231.347.1123 ~ piratescove.net Shot Makers Golf Center (simulator) 1900 North U.S. Highway 31, Suite 1, Petoskey 231.348.2072 ~ shotmakersgolfcenter.com
Movie Theaters Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre 275 East Main Street, Harbor Springs 231.622.6366 ~ lyricharborsprings.org Petoskey Cinema 1540 Anderson Road, Petoskey 231.347.9696 ~ northernmicinemas.com Petoskey Film Theater 451 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey 231.758.3108 Shows movies on select Wednesday and Friday evenings.
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 East 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 outdoor venue, the Bidwell Plaza. Weekly artisan and farmers market every Friday. Classes and workshops are offered year-round. Special events throughout the year. Gallery admission is free.
Great Lakes Center for the Arts 800 Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor 231.439.2600 ~ greatlakescfa.org Beginning with its Grand Opening Gala on July 7, 2018, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts offers a year-round lineup of performances across all genres – music, dance, theater, movies and film, intellectual dialogue, and education – making it a regional and national destination offering world-class programming. An architectural landmark, the Center includes a beautifully crafted, intimate 500-seat theater housing a large stage with state-of-the-art features that meet the demands of internationally acclaimed artists and companies. Tickets for this year’s performances are available at greatlakescfa.org. Red Sky Stage 445 East 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.
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 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.
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 Inn at Bay Harbor 3600 Village Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor 855.254.7331 ~ 231.439.4046 ~ spabayharbor.com A visit to The Spa at Inn at Bay Harbor is a true getaway. Combining equal parts rejuvenation and indulgence, The Spa immerses you in the simple pleasures of peaceful, uninterrupted time. The Spa offers a comprehensive range of care, from Kerstin Florian body treatments, massage and facials to manicures, pedicures and salon services, including a range of flexible offerings for bridal parties and special occasions. Complimentary valet parking offered to spa guests.
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 Free rides are available seasonally (summer – early fall) and go through downtown Petoskey, the waterfront, and Bay View. Check petoskeydowntown.com for route and schedules.
Pointer Boat Located at Staffordâ€™s Pier Restaurant 102 East Bay Street, Harbor Springs firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 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. 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 231.347.2112 ~ bahnhof.com Kayak and stand-up paddleboard 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. Big Bear Adventures 4271 South 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, kayaks, 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, tri-toons, ski boat, Jet Skis, stand-up paddleboards, and kayak 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 Sailing lessons for kids and adults late June to early August. Little Traverse Sailors Harbor Springs 231.412.0656 ~ LittleTraverseSailors.org Sailing lessons for youths, mid-June to mid-August. Mackinaw Parasailing & Jet Boat Adventures 209 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City 231.436.7144 ~ mackinawparasailing.com Parasail and jet boat rides near the Mackinac Bridge. The Outfitter 153 East Main, Harbor Springs 231.526.2621 ~ outfitterharborsprings.com Kayak and stand-up 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, tri-toons, pontoons, ski and fishing boats, kayak, paddleboard, water trampoline, tube and wakeboard rentals. Tommy’s Michigan 4069 M-75, Walloon Lake 231.535.6039 ~ tommyswalloon.com Stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, pontoon, tri-toon and ski boat rentals. Walloon Central Powersports 04730 U.S. 131 North, Boyne Falls 231.535.2166 ~ wallooncentral.com Pontoon, tri-toon and ski boat rentals. Windjammer Marina U.S. 31 in Oden at the beginning of the Inland Waterway 231.347.6103 ~ windjammermarina.com Ski and pontoon boats and Yamaha WaveRunner rentals.
Wildlife 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. 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. The Sunset Birding Trail features 30+ primary sites noted as hosting a variety or certain species of birds. Printed maps are available at local chambers of commerce, visitor centers and conservancies. Maps and list of species are also available 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!
Wineries, Breweries & Tours Bay to Bay 3916 Charlevoix Avenue, Petoskey 231.373.5797 ~ baytobayshuttle.com Offers private wine tours for groups. Beards Brewery 215 East Lake St., Petoskey 231.753.2221 ~ beardsbrewery.com Blue Lakes by the Bay Transportation Petoskey 231.932.1065 ~ petoskeywinetours.com Offers private wine tours. Cellars of Royal Farms 10445 North U.S. 31, Ellsworth 231.599.3222 ~ royalfarmsinc.com Chateau Lake Charlevoix 551 Snyder Road, Boyne City 231.582.1000 ~ chateaulakecharlevoix.com Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery 8370 Lakeview Road, Alanson 231.881.6582 ~ crookedvinewine.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 Northern Michigan Wine and Beer Tours 410 Mason Street, Charlevoix 231.437.3339 ~ northernmichiganwineandbeertours.com Offers wine and other arranged tours. Petoskey Brewing 1844 M-119, Petoskey 231.753.2057 ~ petoskeybrewing.com
Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery 3720 Atkins Road, Petoskey 207A Howard Street, Petoskey (Tasting Room) 231.290.WINE (9463) ~ petoskeyfarms.com Pond Hill Farm 5699 South Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs 231.526.3276 ~ pondhill.com
Resort Pike Cidery & Winery 3471 Resort Pike Road, Petoskey 231.753.2508 ~ resortpike.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 West M-68, Indian River 231.548.1280 ~ seasonsofthenorth.com Spare Key Winery 06872 Upper Bayshore Road, Charlevoix 231.437.3081 ~ facebook.com/sparekeywinery 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
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. Also, 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 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.
PETOSKEY AREA EVENTS
17-20 58th Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival, Boyne City 18-25 Petoskey Restaurant Week, Petoskey 19 Zoo-de-Mackinac “Bike Bash,” Harbor Springs 24-8/30 Music on Main on Thursday Nights, Bay Harbor 25-27 Village Sidewalk Sales, Bay Harbor 26 Top of Michigan Community Marathon, Charlevoix/ Petoskey/Harbor Springs
1 Summer Open House, Petoskey 2 Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival, Charlevoix 2 Dirty Dog Dash, Boyne Falls 2 Harbor Springs Cycling Classic, Harbor Springs 4-10 Boyne Area Restaurant Week, Boyne City 8-8/31 Stroll the Streets on Friday Nights, Boyne City 8-10 Petoskey Soccer Invitational, Petoskey 9-10 Free Fishing Weekend. No license needed to fish anywhere in Michigan. 15-17 16th Annual Bay Harbor Lake Marina In-Water Boat Show, Bay Harbor 16 Michigan Mountain Mayhem Spring Classic, Boyne City 16 Taste of the North, Petoskey 16-17 Sand Dig Volleyball Tournament, Petoskey 20-8/17 Concerts in the Park, Petoskey, Wednesdays & Fridays 21 Gallery Walk, Petoskey 22-24 Parade of Homes, Petoskey 23 Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival, Bay Harbor 23-24 Summer Art Show, Charlevoix 27 Blessing of the Fleet and Summer’s Launch, Harbor Springs 27 Night of Arts, Harbor Springs 28-30 43rd Annual St. Ignace Car Show, St. Ignace 28-8/23 Street Musique on Thursday nights, Harbor Springs 30 Red, White & Brew, Harbor Springs
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 6-8/10 Petoskey Rocks on Friday Nights, Petoskey 7 Great Lakes Center for the Arts Grand Opening, Bay Harbor 7-8 Antiques at the Fairgrounds, Petoskey 11 Night of Arts, Harbor Springs 11 Women’s Club Art Fair at Nub’s Nob, Harbor Springs 12-14 Bay View Musical Theatre Presents: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Bay View 13-14 Boyne Thunder Poker Run, Boyne City 13-15 Blissfest Music Festival, Harbor Springs 14-15 Art & Craft Show, Charlevoix 15 Little Traverse Bay Triathlon, Harbor Springs
19 Bay View’s Big Read and Chautauqua, Guest Author Jerry Dennis, Bay View 20-21 Shay Days, Harbor Springs 21 Art in the Park, Petoskey 21-28 Venetian Festival, Charlevoix 26-29 Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers Engine & Craft Show, Walloon Lake 27-28 19th Annual Bay Harbor Arts Festival, Bay Harbor 27-28 Sidewalk Sales, Petoskey 27-29 Little Traverse Yacht Club’s Ugotta Regatta, Harbor Springs 28 TriWalloon Triathlon/Duathlon, Walloon Lake
2-5 Polish Festival, Boyne Falls 3-4 Bay View Musical Theatre Presents: The Marriage of Figaro, Bay View 3-4 Gospel Music Festival, Petoskey 4 Woofstock, Petoskey 4-5 Antiques at the Fairgrounds, Petoskey 5 Coastal Crawl, Harbor Springs 9 Harbor Springs Car Festival, Harbor Springs 9-12 Alanson Riverfest, Alanson 10-11 Boyne City Pirate Festival, Boyne City 10-11 Boyne City Sidewalk Sales, Boyne City 11 Waterfront Art Fair, Charlevoix 11-12 Odawa Homecoming Pow Wow, Harbor Springs 11-12 Open Class Auto Show & Flea Market, Boyne City 11-12 70th Top ‘O Michigan Boat Races, Alanson 11-9/23 Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit, East Jordan 17-18 Festival on the Bay, Petoskey 20-26 Emmet – Charlevoix County Fair, Petoskey 31-9/1 Boyne Kiwanis Car Show, Boyne City
1 Street Sales, Harbor Springs 2 Boyne City Triathlon, Boyne City 8 Harbor Springs Cycling Classic, Harbor Springs 14-16 Petoskey Autumn Blast Soccer Tournament, Petoskey 15 Bay Harbor Home Tour, Bay Harbor 22 Taste of Harbor Springs, Harbor Springs 28-30 Harbor Springs Festival of the Book, Harbor Springs 29 Gravel Grinder Road Race, Boyne City 29 Harvest Festival, Boyne City
5-7 Hemingway Weekend, Petoskey 6 Petoskey Shopping Scramble, Petoskey 6 10th Annual Skitoberfest, Boyne Falls 12-14 Apple Festival, Charlevoix 15-21 Boyne Area Restaurant Week, Boyne City 19-26 Petoskey Restaurant Week, Petoskey 26 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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401 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI 49770 800.845.2828 or 231.348.2755 info@PetoskeyArea.com ~ PetoskeyArea.com Follow PetoskeyArea on:
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