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Petoskey Area

VACATION GUIDE

A MICHIGAN TREASURE

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You’re invited to

OUR PACE. CHARMING, FRIENDLY RESORT COMMUNITIES. A LAID-BACK, EASY-GOING ATMOSPHERE. THE WAY LIFE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE, IS THE WAY IT IS.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2-3 . . . . . Welcome

12-13 . . . Indoor Fun

30-33 . . . Golf

4-7 . . . . . Communities

14-15 . . . Area Tastes

34-37 . . . Fall Color

8-9 . . . . . Water Fun

16-17 . . . Area History

38-41 . . . Winter Fun

10-11 . . . Outdoor Fun

18-29 . . . Lodging

42-59 . . . Activities & Events

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W ELCOME TO A STRESS-FREE ZONE. This is where the soothing sounds of waves lapping onto shore wash away the tension of urban hustle-bustle. It’s where owners of charming boutiques greet you with a warm word and a smile. It’s where you can spend the day exploring, discovering and playing. Or just soaking in the sun as the day unfolds to a more leisurely rhythm. Welcome to the Petoskey Area. A Michigan treasure.

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Our resort towns will

KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF. 7 WATERFRONT COMMUNITIES TO DISCOVER. SMALL TOWN HOSPITALITY. BIG TIME FUN. AWAKEN TO PLACES YOU’VE DREAMED OF.

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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 you’re likely to be personally greeted by the owner.


BAY HARBOR is a luxury waterfront community which includes an elegant upscale shopping district and the award-winning Bay Harbor Golf Club. The Great Lakes Center for the Arts opens in July and will add another world-class amenity to Bay Harbor’s list of attributes.

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 Alanson’s Riverfest. Take a stroll on the boardwalk along the river, or relax at Sanctuary Island.

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 as a National Historic Landmark. The Downtown Petoskey Trolley stops here in the summer.


WALLOON LAKE was once Ernest Hemingway’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.

COMMUNITIES MAP

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Wade, ride or just

DIVE IN.

THE BEAUTY OF OUR NAUTICAL APPEAL IS CRYSTAL CLEAR. LAKE MICHIGAN, INLAND LAKES AND STREAMS AWAIT. WHATEVER WATER RECREATION YOU WANT, WE’VE GOT.

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C OME ON IN. THE WATER’S FINE. There’s something about being around the water that makes the problems magically disappear. Luckily, the Petoskey Area has water everywhere you look. Sparkling lakes that are perfect for swimming; Jet Skiing, paddleboarding or sailing; clear streams for fishing or kayaking; and pristine beaches for hunting Petoskey Stones, making sand castles, or simply catching some rays.


MOTHER NATURE

vacations here, too. LET THE EXPLORER IN YOU COME OUT AND PLAY. SCENERY THAT WILL SIMPLY TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY. IT’S WHERE THE GREAT OUTDOORS IS EVEN GREATER.


HIKE, BIKE OR SIMPLY GAZE SKYWARD. Just when you think the sights and sounds can’t get any better, you come to the next turn on the trail, crest the next hill, or go round the next bend on the waterway. The scenery here is so impressive, you truly do have to see it to believe it. The Headlands International Dark Sky Park is nationally renowned, and the paved, 26-mile Little Traverse Wheelway offers hikers and cyclists amazing vistas.

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We make having fun

AN “IN” THING. YOUR VACATION KEEPS GOING WHEN YOU GO INDOORS. A WELCOME BREAK FROM CHAIN STORES AND MALLS. ALL THAT MAKES OUR AREA SPECIAL. EXCEPT INSIDE.

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WE’LL MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD INSIDE. When you want to trade the sun for a little A/C, or for those once-in-a-while times when the weather doesn’t cooperate, we’ve got you covered. There’s lots to do indoors, too. Our resort town boutiques and shops are just steps from the beach; Avalanche Bay™ is a mammoth indoor waterpark; and the exciting Odawa Casino has a definite Vegas vibe.


Your taste buds will

CELEBRATE.

MORE THAN 100 RESTAURANTS, FINE DINING TO CASUAL. WINERIES AND BREWERIES THAT BRING GOOD CHEER. WHATEVER YOUR TASTE, WE’VE GOT THE PLACE.

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HERE’S SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Many who visit here think our restaurants, breweries and wineries are a highlight of their stay. Wine lovers will want to explore the Bay View Wine Trail featuring ten wineries. Foodies will find menus full of traditional fare, as well as innovative dishes. Whatever you have a taste for, don’t leave without trying the whitefish. It’s fresh from the lake and an area favorite.


It’s like returning to

ANOTHER ERA. VICTORIAN CHARM AND ELEGANCE ALONG THE LAKE. SHOPS THAT ONCE GRACED COBBLESTONE STREETS. MUSEUMS DISPLAY THE AREA’S FASCINATING PAST.


IT’S AS IF TIME STOOD STILL. A visit to the Petoskey Area will take you back to a simpler, more refined time. As you walk through the elegant Victorian neighborhoods full of gingerbread homes, you can almost hear the horse-drawn buggies clattering down the streets. Museums chart our history from the Odawa Indians through the lumbering and ski industries. Tribute is also paid to Ernest Hemingway, who spent his first 22 summers on Walloon Lake.

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You’ll find it easy to

STAY AWHILE. THERE ARE MORE THAN 2,800 ROOMS IN THE AREA. STAY IN TOWN, ON A GOLF COURSE OR A LAKEFRONT. CHOOSE A MODERN HOTEL, COUNTRY INN OR CONDO.

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When you check into a place located exactly where you want, with all the amenities you want, your vacation is already on the upswing. In the Petoskey Area, finding that special place is a snap. And whether your day starts with coffee on the balcony, a splash in the pool, or a stroll on the beach, northern Michigan hospitality is always part of the package.

LODGING hotels, inns, condos & resorts

WAKE UP IN A BETTER PLACE.


Historic Hotels & Inns

Pets allowed

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, indoor spa, and exercise room.

2 Stafford’s Bay View Inn

2011 Woodland Avenue (U.S. 31 North, Bay View), Petoskey 800.258.1886 ~ 231.347.2771 staffords.com ~ bayviewinn@staffords.com

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 57 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 ~ perryhotel@staffords.com

75 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 The Terrace Inn & 1911 Restaurant 1549 Glendale (off U.S. 31, Bay View), Petoskey 800.530.9898 ~ 231.347.2410 theterraceinn.com ~ info@theterraceinn.com

The historic Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant offers guests a peaceful atmosphere with 38 rooms ranging from cozy and cottagey to suites with king beds and jetted tubs. All have private baths, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and full hot breakfast. The 1911 Restaurant has cocktails, outdoor terrace and romantic dining room with antique furnishings. One mile from Downtown Petoskey’s charming shops. Walk to Little Traverse Bay and world-class performing arts, concerts, theater and lectures seasonally.

Hotels & Motels 5 @ Michigan Inn & Lodge 1420 South U.S. 131 Highway (Spring Street), 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. King rooms with large Jacuzzi spas and 2-room family units with 3 beds available. 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. Free limo service to casino and area restaurants.

7 AmericInn Lodge & Suites

2645 Charlevoix Avenue (U.S. 31), Petoskey 231.439.8000 ~ americinn.com 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.

8 Apple Tree Inn

915 Spring Street (U.S. 131 South), Petoskey 800.348.2901 ~ 231.348.2900 appletreeinn.com ~ reservations@appletreeinn.com

40 rooms, all with private balconies and views of Little Traverse Bay. Spacious rooms feature A/C, wireless internet, microwaves and refrigerator. Suites and whirlpool rooms available. Indoor access to indoor pool and spa. Complimentary 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. Free limo service to casino and area restaurants.

9 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.

10 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.

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Hotels & Motels 11 Birchwood Inn 7291 South 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.

12 Boyne City Motel 110 North East Street (M-75), Boyne City 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.

13 Boyne Vue Motel

2711 Railroad Street (just off U.S. 131), Boyne Falls 800.549.2822 ~ 231.549.2822 boynevue.com ~ boynevue@gmail.com

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.

14 Comfort Inn 1314 U.S. 31 North (at M-119), Petoskey 231.347.3220 ~ 800.228.5150 (worldwide reservations) choicehotels.com/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.

15 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, hot tub and picturesque views of Little Traverse Bay. Walk the beach at Petoskey State Park, or sail away to nearby Mackinac Island. Take advantage of three ski resorts minutes away. Try your luck at the casino or attend the many events and festivals throughout the year. Free limo service to casino and area restaurants.


16 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!

17 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites “Valley View”

1751 U.S. 131 South, Petoskey 888.497.0105 ~ 231.487.0991 expresspetoskey.com ~ reservations@expresspetoskey.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 for guests.

18 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.

19 Odawa Hotel 1444 U.S. 131 South, Petoskey 877.442.6464 odawacasino.com

Where luxury meets affordable. Odawa Hotel offers complimentary hot continental breakfast, an indoor pool, hot tub, business center, property-wide Wi-Fi. Shuttle service offered to our nearby Odawa Casino, where guests will find 1,000 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.

20 Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites

6845 U.S. 31 North, Alanson 866.548.0700 ~ 231.548.5000 crookedriverlodge.com ~ crookedriver@staffords.com

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. Overnight dockage available. 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.

21 Windsor Inn 1859 U.S. 131 South, Petoskey 800.748.0417 ~ 231.348.3324 WindsorInnPetoskey.com

Windsor Inn is under new ownership/management and renovations are in progress. 58 rooms with refrigerators, and microwaves upon request. In-room coffee makers and blow dryers. Wi-Fi available throughout the property. Discounts available for AARP, AAA, Military and groups. Casino and ski discounts available. Located minutes from Nub’s Nob, Boyne Mountain, Avalanche Bay™ and Boyne Highlands. Windsor Inn is less than one mile from Odawa Casino.

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Condominiums, Chalets & Cottages, Rental Management Companies 22 Bay Harbor Vacation Rentals 4160 Main Street, Bay Harbor 888.BAY.HARBOR (229.4272) ~ 231.439.2400 bayharborvillagehotel.com

A unique collection of premier cottage homes and condo rentals in the Village at Bay Harbor. Just steps away from the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Bay Harbor Lake Marina, shopping, restaurants, the Little Traverse Wheelway and more. Enjoy seasonal special events in the Village, a seasonal pool, fitness center, Jacuzzi, golf, and beach. Bay Harbor has beautiful wedding and meeting facilities available. Just minutes from skiing and other recreational activities.

23 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 Crooked Tree Golf Club. Cottages feature a full kitchen, living area, fireplace and washer/dryer. 18-hole golf course with access to additional 135 holes on BOYNE Golf courses and amenities of the Inn at Bay Harbor, including The Spa, salon, dining, seasonal outdoor pool, hot tub, and beach. Complimentary shuttle service to the Inn at Bay Harbor, Bay Harbor Golf Club, and Petoskey’s historic Gaslight District.

24 Hamlet Village Resort Homes & Condominiums, Land Masters 5484 South Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs 800.678.2341 ~ 231.526.2641 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!

25 Holiday Vacation Rentals & Birchwood Property Management

6789 South 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. We offer a variety of beach homes, condos along the courses at Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club, and downtown retreats. Our 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.

26 Lakeside Cottages 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. Charming cottage setting featuring a full kitchen, living area, fireplace and washer/dryer. 45 holes of award-winning golf, plus an additional 108 holes on BOYNE Golf courses, as well as access to the Inn’s amenities including The Spa, salon, dining, seasonal outdoor pool, hot tub, and beach. Complimentary shuttle service to the Inn at Bay Harbor, Bay Harbor Golf Club, and Petoskey’s historic Gaslight District.


27 Northern Michigan Escapes

110 Water 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.

28 Trout Creek Condominiums 4749 South 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.

29 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 30 Bay Harbor Village Hotel & Conference Center 4160 Main Street, Bay Harbor 888.BAY.HARBOR (229.4272) ~ 231.439.2400 bayharborvillagehotel.com

A unique collection of condo hotel rooms and suites overlooking Bay Harbor Lake and Main Street in the Village at Bay Harbor. Steps away from the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Bay Harbor Lake Marina, shopping, restaurants, and the Little Traverse Wheelway. Enjoy seasonal special events in the Village, a seasonal pool, fitness center, Jacuzzi, golf, and beach. Bay Harbor Village Hotel has incomparable wedding and meeting facilities. Minutes from skiing and other recreational activities.

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Resorts 31 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 410 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).

32 Boyne Mountain Resort 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls 844.773.8321 ~ 231.549.6000 boynemountain.com

Four-season resort offering 450 accommodations including the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa, condominiums, cabins and lakeside villas. Home to Avalanche Bay™ Indoor Waterpark, plus 36 holes of championship golf. Ziplines, beach, mountain biking, Segway tours, tennis, disc golf, chairlift rides, fly fishing, kayak adventures, paintball, horseback trail rides, and outdoor pools. The Spa at Boyne Mountain is a full-service salon. Wedding and conference facilities, retail shops, restaurants and lakeside dining.

33 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 shopping and a marina, the Inn at Bay Harbor is the perfect place to pursue your passions. Wedding and meeting facilities, plus complimentary shuttle service to Bay Harbor Golf Club, Crooked Tree Golf Club, and Petoskey’s historic Gaslight District.

Additional Accommodations 34 Elvyn Lea Lodge 03780 M-75 North, Boyne City 231.535.2475 elvynlea.com Group lodging for up to 80 guests. Food service and guest patio kitchen (seasonal). Log beams and central fireplace in main lounge and dining area. Over 40 acres with wooded trails and event lawn. Free Wi-Fi. Ideal private settings for reunions, retreats, workshops, and other gatherings of family, friends, and colleagues. Located on the outskirts of Walloon Village.

35 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-squarefoot 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.

Mileage to Petoskey from: Detroit, MI

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Chicago, IL

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Flint, MI

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Cleveland, OH

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Grand Rapids, MI

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Fort Wayne, IN

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Mackinaw City, MI

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Indianapolis, IN

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Port Huron, MI

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Toledo, OH

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Sault Ste. Marie, MI

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Colonial Inn

210 Artesian Avenue, Harbor Springs 231.526.2111

Stafford’s Bay View Inn

2011 Woodland Avenue (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

The Terrace Inn & 1911 Restaurant

1549 Glendale (off U.S. 31, Bay View), Petoskey 800.530.9898 ~ 231.347.2410

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1420 South U.S. 131 Highway (Spring Street), Petoskey 866.439.9718

Americas Best Value Inn

1300 Spring Street (U.S. 131 South), Petoskey 231.347.3925

AmerIcInn Lodge & Suites

2645 Charlevoix Avenue (U.S. 31), Petoskey 231.439.8000

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)

Birchwood Inn

7291 South Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs 231.526.2151

Boyne City Motel

110 North East Street (M-75), Boyne City 231.582.6701

Boyne Vue Motel

2711 Railroad Street (just off U.S. 131), Boyne Falls 800.549.2822 ~ 231.549.2822

Comfort Inn

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

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

Hotel Walloon

4127 M-75 North, Walloon Lake 231.535.5000

Odawa Hotel

1444 U.S. 131 South, Petoskey 877.442.6464

Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites 6845 U.S. 31 North, Alanson 866.548.0700 ~ 231.548.5000

Windsor Inn

1859 U.S. 131 South, Petoskey 800.748.0417 ~ 231.348.3324

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Crooked Tree Drive, Petoskey 844.773.8319 ~ 231.439.4000

Hamlet Village Resort Homes & Condominiums, Land Masters 5484 South Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs 800.678.2341 ~ 231.526.2641

Lakeside Cottages

3600 Village Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor 844.773.8319 ~ 231.439.4000

Trout Creek Condominiums

4749 South Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs 800.748.0245 ~ 231.526.2148

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240 Front Street, Boyne City 800.456.4313

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Boyne Mountain Resort

1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls 844.773.8321 ~ 231.549.6000

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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 110 Water Street, Boyne City 231.459.4257

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Premier home, townhouse, and condo rentals throughout the Bay Harbor community. bayharborvillagehotel.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

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You’ll enjoy

ROUNDS OF MEMORIES. 18 COURSES WITHIN AN EASY DRIVE OF ONE ANOTHER. GOLF MAGAZINE AND OTHERS PRAISE THE AREA. IF YOU TAKE ONE GOLF VACATION, MAKE IT THIS ONE.

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No matter what your level of play, you’ll enjoy playing our courses. With some overlooking Lake Michigan and others threading through hardwood forests, you’ll remember their beauty long after forgetting your score. Adding to the allure are courses designed or inspired by architects such as Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Donald Ross and Arthur Hills.

Golf course locations

WE’LL FIT YOU TO A TEE.


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 146 ~ 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 36 ~ 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 Golf & Fitness

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


Wherever you stay in the Petoskey Area, it’s an easy drive to the courses listed in this vacation guide. Approx. miles between Boyne City courses & cities

M Crooked Tree Golf Club

600 Crooked Tree Drive, Petoskey 866.709.1362 ~ BOYNEgolf.com Par 71 ~ Slope 136 ~ Yardage 6712

N Dunmaglas Golf Club

09031 Boyne City Road, Charlevoix 231.547.GOLF (4653) ~ dunmaglas.com Par 72 ~ Slope 137 ~ Yardage 6776

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O Harbor Point Golf Club

8475 South Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs 231.526.2951 ~ harborpointgolfclub.com Par 71 ~ Slope 131 ~ Yardage 5881

PETOSKEY AREA COURSE MAP

P Hidden River Golf & Casting Club

7688 Maple River Road, Brutus 231.529.4653 ~ hiddenriver.com Par 72 ~ Slope 138 ~ Yardage 710

Q Little Traverse Bay Golf Club

995 Hideaway Valley Road, Harbor Springs 231.526.6200 ~ LTBayGolf.com Par 72 ~ Slope 138 ~ Yardage 6895

R Springbrook Golf Club

6151 Springvale Road, Boyne Falls 231.535.5155 ~ springbrookgolf.com Par 72 ~ Slope 112 ~ Yardage 5643

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Color that will

BRIGHTEN YOUR MOOD. FIVE COLOR TOURS INCLUDING THE TUNNEL OF TREES. FARM MARKETS AND APPLE ORCHARDS ABOUND. THE WAY A FALL DAY SHOULD BE, IS THE WAY IT IS.

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MORE PICTURESQUE THAN EVER. To many of our guests, fall is the best time of year to visit here. A kaleidoscope of

more appealing, the golf courses even more inviting, and the Victorian neighborhoods even more charming. The bold color is joined by crisp air, the scent of fireplaces and the sounds of geese overhead for an unforgettable getaway.

Fall color tour information

color makes the shopping districts even


PETOSKY AREA COLOR TOURS

Tunnel of Trees

This tour has earned nationwide acclaim. As you tour, read the markers along the way for points of historical significance. Also, be sure to visit the unique shops in Good Hart and Cross Village, including a general store, antiques shop and art studios. They tend to close in mid-October. • Depart Harbor Springs north on M-119 through Cross Village • Continue on M-119 turning left on Lake Shore Drive to Lakeview Road at Sturgeon Bay • Continue on Lakeview, which becomes Gill Road • Choose Tour A or Tour B (through Mackinaw City) Tour A — 50 miles and about 1 1/4 hours drive time • On Gill Road, go 3 miles to 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 about 2 1/2 hours drive time

Jordan River Valley Tour

50 miles and about one hour drive time. Enjoy the spectacular scenic overlooks.

• On Gill Road, go about five miles to Cecil Bay Road

• Depart Boyne Falls west along M-75 one mile to Deer Lake Road (C-48) and bear left

• Left on Cecil Bay, then right on Wilderness Park Drive

• Stay left on C-48 into East Jordan

• Left on Headlands to Central

• Turn left at M-66

• Take the last left before I-75 (past Colonial Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City)

• Turn left on Alba Road

• Cross under I-75 at the base of the Mackinac Bridge to US-23

• Continue five miles to the Dead Man’s Hill turnoff and go left

• Continue on US-23 into Cheboygan

• Backtrack to US-131, turn left and return to Boyne Falls

• Take a left at the junction of US-131

• Turn right at M-27 through Indian River • 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 For a map of attractions, visit bit.ly/TunnelofTrees.

Circle Lake Charlevoix

35 miles and about 50 minutes drive time. At Mount McSauba Park, 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 to Mount McSauba Road and turn right at the stop sign, returning 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

Surf and Turf

35 miles and about 45 minutes drive time. Rolling hills, picturesque farms and Lake Charlevoix make this a “can’t miss” 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 • Stay on M-66 to US-31 • A right on US-31 takes you back into Charlevoix

Tri-County Tour

62 miles and about 1 1/4 hours drive time. On your return to Petoskey, be sure to enjoy the awesome 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

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• Stay on M-75 north through Walloon Lake Village to US-131 • Turn left and return to Petoskey


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!

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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 for these businesses that are even more fun in the fall! • Bill’s Farm Market (231.347.6735 ~ billsfarmmarket.com), Petoskey • Resort Gardens LLC (231.347.1754), Petoskey • Coveyou Scenic Farm (231.348.1278 ~ coveyouscenicfarm.com), Petoskey • Friske Orchards (231.599.2604 ~ friske.com), near Charlevoix • Pumpkin Barn (231.537.2941), Levering • Pond Hill Farm (231.526.FARM ~ pondhill.com), Harbor Springs • Uncle Frank’s Apple Town (Facebook.com/UncleFranksAppleTown), Brutus

Tunnel of Trees

Tour A Tour B

Circle Lake Charlevoix Jordan River Valley Tour Surf and Turf Tri-County Tour


Get ready for

WOW!

MORE SNOW, MORE RUNS, MORE ADVENTURES. CHARMING COMMUNITIES WITH SKI TOWN VIBES. THE WAY WINTER FUN SHOULD BE, IS THE WAY IT IS.

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WINTER HERE IS JUST MORE FUN. This is no typical Midwestern winter getaway. The downhill slopes at Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain and Nub’s Nob will blow you away

abilities to a whole ‘nother level of exhilaration. The “wow” factor carries over to our whisperquiet trails for cross-country skiers and fullthrottle trails for snowmobilers. The scenery they lead through is absolutely breathtaking.

Winter fun & ski resorts

with runs that take skiers and boarders of all


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, fat tire snow biking and a huge outdoor hot tub and pool.

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 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.


PETOSKEY AREA SKI RESORTS MAP

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Fun-filled things to

SEE & DO.

DELIGHT IN EVERY ACTIVITY UNDER THE SUN. A CALENDAR FULL OF SPECIAL EVENTS. FUN IS WHERE YOU FIND IT. FIND IT HERE.

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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.

Activities & Events things to do and see


PETOSKEY AREA ACTIVITIES Good activity for children

Good rainy day activity

Attractions

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.

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

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.

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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.

Beaches 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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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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 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 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.

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 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. 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 Little Traverse Conservancy Nature Preserves 3264 Powell Road, Harbor Springs 231.347.0991 ~ landtrust.org

Bowling and laser tag.

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. 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. 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 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.

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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 North 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

Crowle Hole Disc Golf Kiwanis Park, 1100 Arbor Street, Harbor Springs

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.

River Road Sports Complex 2267 River Road, Petoskey

Edible Delights Bill’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

Maple Moon Family Sugarbush & Winery 4454 Atkins Road, Petoskey 231.487.9058 ~ mmsyrup.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.

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.

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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.

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

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

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) ~ jshag@chartermi.net 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.

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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 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.

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 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.

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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

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 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.

Boyne Valley Equine Tours & Services, LLC 7436 Pincherry Road, Charlevoix 231.203.1626 ~ boynevalleyets.com ~ boynevalleyets@gmail.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

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 North U.S. Highway 31, Suite 1, Petoskey 231.348.2072 ~ shotmakersgolfcenter.com

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Movie Theaters Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre 275 East Main Street, Harbor Springs 231.622.6366 ~ lyricharborsprings.org

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

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.

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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 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 Stafford’s Pier Restaurant 102 East Bay Street, Harbor Springs pointerboat@staffords.com ~ pointerboat.com This tour hugs the shoreline of historic associations including Harbor Point and Wequetonsing. Private charters available.

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.

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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. Shepler’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.

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.

Bear River Canoe Livery 2517 McDougall Road, Petoskey 231.838.4141 ~ bearrivercanoelivery.com Canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals.

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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

Walloon Central Powersports 04730 U.S. 131 North, Boyne Falls 231.535.2166 ~ wallooncentral.com

Sailing lessons for kids and adults late June to early August.

Pontoon, tri-toon and ski boat rentals.

Little Traverse Sailors Harbor Springs 231.412.0656 ~ LittleTraverseSailors.org

Windjammer Marina U.S. 31 in Oden at the beginning of the Inland Waterway 231.347.6103 ~ windjammermarina.com

Sailing lessons for youths, mid-June to mid-August.

Ski and pontoon boats and Yamaha WaveRunner rentals.

Mackinaw Parasailing & Jet Boat Adventures 209 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City 231.436.7144 ~ mackinawparasailing.com

Wildlife

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.

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

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.

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 ~ tommyswalloon.com Stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, pontoon, tri-toon and ski boat rentals.

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!

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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

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 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

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

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Wildwood Rush is the Midwest’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.


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PETOSKEY AREA EVENTS May

28-8/23 Street Musique on Thursday nights, Harbor Springs

30 Red, White & Brew, Harbor Springs

July

17-20 58th Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival, Boyne City

18-25 Petoskey Restaurant Week, Petoskey

4 4th of July Celebrations - parades and fireworks, various communities

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

June

3 Bay Harbor Fireworks, Bay Harbor 3-4 Waterside Arts & Craft Show, Boyne City

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

1 Summer Open House, Petoskey

11 Night of Arts, Harbor Springs

2 Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival, Charlevoix

11 Women’s Club Art Fair at Nub’s Nob, Harbor Springs

2 Dirty Dog Dash, Boyne Falls

2 Harbor Springs Cycling Classic, Harbor Springs

12-14 Bay View Musical Theatre Presents: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Bay View

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

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

16 Michigan Mountain Mayhem Spring Classic, Boyne City

21 Art in the Park, Petoskey

16 Taste of the North, Petoskey

21-28 Venetian Festival, Charlevoix

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

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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

August 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

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

September

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

October 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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