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Bay View inn, Bay View Victorian country inn on the shores of Little Traverse Bay. 800-258-1886
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weatHerVane restaurant True waterfront dining. On the channel at the drawbridge, downtown Charlevoix. 231-547-4311
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Ten outings to launch your love affair with this big, bold, beautiful region. "MY FAMILY STAYS AT THE COLONIAL INN IN HARBOR SPRINGS AND WALKS ALONG THE WATER TO DINNER DOWNTOWN."
Drive the scenic 20-mile Tunnel of Trees. (See the Tunnel of Trees Scavenger Hunt on page 23.) Find the fun side of history at Colonial Michilimackinac and Fort Mackinac.
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Drive across the Mackinac Bridge.
Cruise the Straits of Mackinac on either a Shepler’s or Star Line Ferry. Take a 26-mile-long beach walk at Wilderness State Park. Kayak whitewater at the Bear River Recreation Area in Petoskey. From rock to classical, enjoy a concert in Victorian splendor at the Bay View Association. Go zipping on the ziplines at Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain and Wildwood Rush.
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EVENTS From the coolest history lesson EVER (the Colonial Michilimackinac Pageant) to outdoor concerts and so much more, this region brims with fun. Here’s your itinerary.
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BRUNCH. HIKE. BEACH. At the tip of the mitt, homemade breakfasts, pristine trails and daydreamy stretches of sand wait just for you. PHOTOS BY RACHEL HAGGERTY
PALETTE BISTRO | 321 BAY STREET, PETOSKEY
While technically a lunch spot (with brunch on weekends) Palette’s regular midday menu brings a breakfast A-game with the Bacon Benedict (made with locally sourced smokehouse delights from Plath’s Meats, going strong since 1913) and a fabulous Fried Egg BLT. A classic Bloody Mary with all the accoutrements and a shady spot on the patio with peeks of Little Traverse Bay takes it to a sublime next level. Open daily for lunch at 11:30 a.m. with brunch and Bloody Mary bar at 10 a.m. on weekends.
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PETOSKEY STATE PARK | 2475 M-119, PETOSKEY
Take a customizable hike along the park’s lovely trail network, through 304 gorgeous acres. This expansive, sugar-soft beach on Little Traverse Bay is a slice of heaven for rock hounding, playing beach volleyball or just listening to the waves come in. Don’t miss the incredible views atop Old Baldy: just follow the half-mile hiking trail to the top of this stable, nearly 800-foot-tall sand dune perched just behind the beach.
OLD WORLD CAFE | 6352 NORTH LAKE SHORE DRIVE, CROSS VILLAGE
Elegant alcoves invite you to take your time with a delightful array of breakfast classics enhanced by European ingredients. Do a DIY morning power-up with the European breakfast board: warm baguette, St. Dalfour French jam, European cheeses and plenty of protein—smoked salmon, ham, Canadian bacon, and a hard-boiled organic egg. Also don’t miss the challah French toast with Kerrygold butter (hand-whipped with cinnamon and brown sugar), and berry compote, even if it’s a communal order shared with your tablemates. Breakfast is served all day, Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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WILDERNESS STATE PARK | 903 WILDERNESS PARK DRIVE, CARP LAKE
Bring your field guide along with your beach chair, as this diverse terrain is an eco-identifier’s heaven. Enter Wilderness’s mix of thriving forest, mean-
dering creeks, and wildflower meadows via the shore-hugging Wilderness Park Drive. Pick up a map and head to Big Stone Trail, an easy hike under a woodland canopy. At trail’s end is a quiet pond where great blue herons wade, pied-billed grebes dive and monarchs dance in the milkweed. Broaden your nature knowledge on the pond’s interpretive trail, then head back to the trailhead. If you’re looking for more legwork, veer off to the 1 ¼-mile Red Pine Trail, which links up with several additional trails. Hop back in the car to continue your cruise toward the western edge of the park. Wilderness Park Drive turns into Waugoshance Point Road. Where it ends, park, then hit the beach. If you’ve got time (hope you do!), consider strolling the shore to its western end at Waugoshance Point; from there you can see the Waugoshance Lighthouse, one of the first lighthouses on the Great Lakes. Before dusk, drive east to Big Stone Bay—a choice spot for a much-anticipated sunset dip in Lake Michigan.
SAM’S GRACES | 339 STATE ST., HARBOR SPRINGS
Divert to this cozy Harbor Springs micro eatery for a brunch crafted with care. Yep, even the English muffin is scratch-made for the breakfast sandwich, which is amply appointed with Mitten-raised meats. The hash brims with bright and beautiful veggies. Hoping to hike out before the early birds? Sam’s opens at dawn ... as in 5 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. Or if you’re taking it more leisurely, be sure to linger over a Bloody Mary with a marvelous house-made mix.
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THORNE SWIFT NATURE PRESERVE | LOWER SHORE DRIVE, HARBOR SPRINGS
This sweet Lake Michigan spot is a bit of a secret: a pretty 30-acre preserve tucked away in the forests off M-119 four miles north of Harbor Springs. Strike out on the Cedar Trail to the shore. The route is easy—a half mile of boardwalk and mulched path. Maple, ash, tamarack, dogwood and juneberry trees mix with trickling streams and make for one of the best birding spots in the region. Stop, look and listen as long as you’d like. When you’re ready, continue down the path to the beach. Large boulders sit at the shore’s edge and speckled alder and chokecherries ring the beach. Do some stone skipping and/or afternoon napping on the preserve’s 300 feet of public frontage. On weekdays in September, chances are you’ll have it all to yourself.
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7 REASONS TO VISIT THE UPPER PENINSULA
Where would we be without that Upper Peninsula, shielding us down here, keeping the spirit of the Up, Up North alive and well. Blessed with natural beauty from its Lake Superior coast to Lakes Michigan and Huron, Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Upper Peninsula is one of the last true frontiers in the country. Round out your bucket list with these U.P. landmarks.
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Anchored by Whitefish Point in the north and the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the south, the 150-mile Superior Birding Trail guides visitors through the rugged and rare ecosystems of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We love everything about the Upper Peninsula: the moose, the sprawling forests, the quaint and historic towns— and delicious craft brews. Spread out across the length of the U.P., you’ll find over a dozen of Michigan’s best breweries. But don’t just take our word for it. Go! We’ve mapped out your guide to Upper Peninsula beer spots at MyNorth.com/upbreweries. Home to old growth hardwoods, streams, lakes and rolling vistas, the Porcupine Mountains, in the Upper Peninsula’s northwest corner, are nothing short of inspirational. Book a campsite or rustic cabin and stay a while. Cross the Mackinac Bridge, turn east and drive into a different world defined by the 36 Les Cheneaux Islands and their associated channels, harbors and 12 miles of mainland shoreline on Lake Huron. Ever seen a giant, ocean-going freighter drop (seemingly) magically 21 feet from one Great Lake to another? You need to see the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. The Keweenaw is a peninsula’s, peninsula’s, peninsula jutting a-way up into Lake Superior from a-way up top of the U.P. Make it up there for Lake Superior views, peaceful forests, a lesson in copper mining and some of the friendliest folks on the planet. You won’t regret it. 2019 MYNORTH
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SIP LIKE A LOCAL Drain a cold craft beer in a hip microbrewery or sip wines surrounded by bucolic loveliness. When it’s time to chillax with a drink, Petoskey and the Tip of the Mitt have you served! Folks who winter over in this region are just hardier—and maybe happier than people in warmer climes who shy away from celebrating snowy, frigid weather. You might say the same for the grapes grown in the Tip of the Mitt American Viticultural Area, created in 2016. This new AVA—Michigan’s first in 30 years—covers the Petoskey area (and more). It was founded to promote wine-grape growing north of the 45th Parallel, specifically cold-hardy varieties such as Marquette, La Crescent, Frontenac, Petite Pearl and Itasca. Experience these varietals, as well as genuine Midwest hospitality, at the 12 wineries in the Petoskey Wine Region that runs up the Tip of the Mitt’s left coast. Take a seat on the deck at Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery where the vineyards roll out before you and you’ll get a taste of Michigan’s northernmost wine country. This area’s rich history also gives character to their wine—you’ll feel it while sipping a glass at 1918 Cellars, set in the enchanted and historic Castle Farms. These are serious winemakers, who despite the youth of their AVA are starting to chalk up medals and accolades. This summer, Walloon Lake Winery claimed a silver for its Randall Red in the Michigan Wine Competition and two bronzes for its Wildwood White in the Indy International Wine Competition and the Michigan Wine Competition. And across the region, seek out wines made with Marquette grapes—the rosés are especially crisp and refreshing, with notes of tart cherry. The winemakers of the Petoskey Wine Region are also an adventurous, pioneering crew and their wines reflect that spirit. Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery, for example, is one of the first commercial maple syrup winery in the country (and may we say, maple wine is excellent!). You can sip blackberry wine in the homey log cabin tasting room at Crooked Vine Vineyard and Winery in Alanson, and golden raspberry wine at Spare Key Winery in Charlevoix. Order up a Honeycrisp apple wine at The Cellars of Royal Farms, or a glass of Backroads rosé at Seasons of the North, a wine that is crafted from grapes growing wild in this winery’s Indian River neighborhood. And the folks at Resort Pike Cidery & Winery demonstrate their passion for all things sparkling with 20 taps of ciders and bubbly wine. Where there is wine there is craft beer—at Pond Hill Farm, Rudbeckia Winery and Burnt Marshmallow Brewing and Mackinaw Trail Winery and Brewery. All three establishments are full-scale destination venues where there is always fun going on (bocce at Rudbeckia or squash rocket at Pond Hill anyone?). The burgeoning in-town microbrewery and taproom scene is elevating the region’s vibe as well. Beard’s Brewery in downtown Petoskey and Stiggs Brewery and Boyne City Tap Room in downtown Boyne City are providing these towns with a buzzy new nightlife. Petoskey Brewing, housed in a 19th-century building that actually began its life as a brewery, gives industrial design a historic twist. In Mackinaw City, a juicy White IPA tastes even better in Paddle Hard North’s handmade mugs, so join the club. Finally, let every trip across the Mackinac Bridge be toasted at Bière de Mac, where you’ll raise your glass in sight of our state’s most iconic landmark.
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Bustling Small Towns Along breathtaking stretches of Lake Michigan shoreline and perched on Caribbean-colored inland lakes are some of the most welcoming towns in America. Allow them to introduce themselves! PHOTOS BY RACHEL HAGGERTY
This nearly perfect triangle marked by Boyne Mountain Resort and the towns of Lake Charlevoix and Walloon Lake Village is classic resort country. Find azure-blue lakes Charlevoix and Walloon, some of the best downhill skiing in the Midwest, golf, ziplines, water sports and creative shops and eateries.
CROSS VILLAGE & GOOD HART
These sweet settlements are tucked on the scenic (M119) Tunnel of Trees. In Good Hart, don’t miss the Good Hart General Store, Good Hart & Soul Tea Room, A Studio, Trillium Woods Antiques and the Northern Crepe Cart. In Cross Village, stop into the Old World Café, Three Pines Studio and Legs Inn—an authentic Polish restaurant in a cool stone-and-timber building with one of the best Lake Michigan views around.
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Perched on the shore of the deepest harbor in the Great Lakes, blessed with a bluff that looks over that harbor and graced with a charming Victorian-era downtown filled with boutiques and eateries, Harbor Springs is a worldclass resort town.
This city at the base of the mighty Mackinac Bridge is where you cross from Michigan’s Lower Peninsula to its Upper Peninsula. You can also catch a ferry to Mackinac Island here, shop, eat, explore lighthouses and discover the rich history of the Straits area at Colonial Michilimackinac.
Sailboats breeze across Little Traverse Bay in sight of Petoskey’s historic Gaslight District where the Victorian-era storefronts are packed with shops, galleries, boutiques, eateries, pubs and a wine tasting room. Get your culture on browsing the exhibits at Crooked Tree Arts Center.
There’s always something going on in the harbor-side village of Bay Harbor where the public is welcome to shop, dine, golf and enjoy events including the Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival, June 20–22.
This beautiful waterfront city is a home port for ferry trips to Mackinac Island as well as Upper Peninsula adventures. Or stay put and take in this town’s bustling car events and rich history.
The automobile-free, history-laden haven is home to dozens of hotels and B&B’s, a downtown full of sweet shops and taverns, endless trails, Fort Mackinac, and of course, Grand Hotel. While Mackinac Island is famous for its fudge, you'll fall in love with the beautiful community.
With Lake Charlevoix in its front yard and the Boyne River running through it, Boyne City is graced with a slew of hip new eateries and boutiques. 2019 MYNORTH
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Venerable inns (most dating to the end of the 19th century) abound here, from Mackinac Island’s legendary Grand Hotel to the Perry Hotel in downtown Petoskey. And those darling Victorian cottages that dot country lanes and downtown neighborhoods? Finding one to rent is simple. Want the feel of history, but a few more modern amenities? Check out what’s available in Bay Harbor. And don’t overlook the two amenity-filled, four-season Boyne Resorts in this region. If simpler is more your style, you’ll find it at the plethora of sweet, clean, vintage motels and cabin resorts in the Upper Peninsula, and fabulous Lake Michigan-side camping at Petoskey and Wilderness State Parks are among the many places here to pitch a tent or park an RV.
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EMMET COUNTY Where Michigan Memories Are Made
Petoskey ▪ Harbor Springs ▪ Mackinaw City Alanson ▪ Pellston ▪ Bay Harbor ▪ Good Hart ▪ Cross Village Enjoy quaint downtown shopping and dining districts, bike trails, two state parks, county parks and beaches, historic sites, acres of nature preserves along with miles and miles of spectacular natural vistas
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WE'VE GOT 'EM. Explore Emmet County's Headlands International Dark Sky Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;day or night. Five miles of groomed trails wind through old growth forest on nearly 600 acres of land protected from artificial light sources. Hike, bike, cross-country ski and snowshoe, or find a spot on the 2-mile stretch of stony waterfront along the Straits of Mackinac. Located 2 miles west of downtown Mackinaw City. Open 24 hours, 365 days a year. Tip: First-time visitors coming to see the night sky should arrive a half hour before sunset to get orientedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as you might expect, the park gets really dark! PHOTO BY KENT BABB
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A PL ACE LIK E NO OTHER . Beachfront bicycle rides along Little Traverse Bay, scouring the shoreline for Petoskey stones — or the perfect place to relax. Shopping, dining and gallery-browsing in the Village at Bay Harbor, Petoskey and Charlevoix. Or maybe a day at The Spa, on the links or vineyard hopping — all culminating in a relaxed afternoon tea. Now featuring newly renovated guest rooms, the Inn at Bay Harbor is the ultimate getaway — offering plenty to explore, and even more to love.
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HAVE DOG, WILL TRAVEL The Petoskey area welcomes four-leggeds (on leashes) at Bayfront Park in Petoskey, Glenwood Beach in Boyne City and Zoll Street Beach in Harbor Springs. Just as fun, many of the wineries in the Petoskey Wine Region, as well as area brewpubs and cafes, have designated areas for you and pooch to hang out together. In the Straits, know that leashed dogs are welcome at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinac City and Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island.
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This narrow, winding, tree-lined, 20-mile stretch of M119 starts north of Harbor Springs and ends in tiny Cross Village. Famous for its scenic beauty in all four seasons, the Tunnel of Trees is lined with historic stops, fun stops, delicious stops and even some mysteries. Follow our Scavenger Hunt and it will lead you to a number of highlights. Download the full scavenger hunt at MyNorth.com/RoadTrip19.
The short-but-sweet street where St. Ignatius Church in tiny Middle Village is located has its own name. What is it?
Yum, yum, in your tum, tum! Name the brand of jam served at the Old World Cafe.
The Legs Inn is one funky, cool looking restaurant. But why in the world is it named Legs?
Black-and-white and furry all over. What is the name of the dog who lives at Three Pines Studio?
Spot the sign that marks the Devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elbow â&#x20AC;Ś can you feel the spirits the Native Americans named this crook in the road for?
Discover more to do along the Tunnel of Trees.
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MACKINAC ISLAND In the 20 minutes that it takes to ride the ferry to Mackinac Island (from either Mackinaw City or St. Ignace) youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be transported back to a time when travel was by horse, foot or one of those new-fangled bicycles. Motorized vehicles are banned on this gorgeous island where Victorian cottages and treesized lilac bushes are the backdrop for navy-blue waves on the Straits of Mackinac. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the short list of things to do when you get there. PHOTO BY ANJANETTE MERRIWEATHER
TOUR THE GOVERNOR’S SUMMER HOME
Michigan’s gov and other state dignitaries get to use this Victorian mansion in the summer. The public is invited to tour it, free, on Wednesdays throughout the summer.
SNAP A SELFIE AT ARCH ROCK (CAREFULLY!)
This rare formation stretches nearly 150 feet above the water. According to Native American tradition, it is where the Great Creator blew the breath of life into the newly formed earth.
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Watch (and maybe get a chance to help) fire the cannon at Fort Mackinac. Caboom!
BIKE AROUND THE WHOLE ISLAND
Pedaling Mackinac’s eight-mile perimeter is a wonderful way to explore the landmarks and drink up fabulous views of the sparkling Straits. If you’re feeling adventurous, bike inland through the lush forest.
TAKE A CARRIAGE RIDE
A horse-drawn buggy tour is a quintessential Mackinac experience and a fitting way to view the island’s beautiful Victorian homes. Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, the oldest and largest continuously operating horse-and-buggy livery in the world, offers narrated tours of landmarks and historical points of interest.
EAT A LOT OF FUDGE
Confectioners here have been whipping up this sweet treat since the late 1800s when they found that the island breezes made their fudge set perfectly. Most of today’s vendors still use the time-honored, labor-intensive technique of “paddling” the warm, liquid fudge on marble slabs until it cools. Follow your nose to any or all of the downtown fudge shops.
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