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WHERE ELSE CAN A KID WATCH A CANNON LOADED AND FIRED in the morning and play on the beach in the afternoon (and get

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a hands-on history lesson she’ll never forget in between!)? How about a zipline in the afternoon and the wonders of the constellations under the Northern sky by night? From the Straits of Mackinac with its two historic forts and one magic Mackinac Island, to the miles of sandy beaches at Petoskey and Wilderness State Parks and the starry galaxies of Dark Sky Park (yep, a park devoted to the night sky), this area is made for memorable family vacations. No kids you say? If you’ve ever seen the sun set behind the Mackinac Bridge, or from the bluffs of Mackinac Island and Harbor Springs, or the marina at Bay Harbor, you’ll understand, we’ve got romance and then some up here. Ready, set, your perfect vacation is waiting. —The editors of MyNorth.com and Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine

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Beaches is a bit of a secret, tucked away in a pretty 30-acre preserve near Harbor Springs. It’s just 300 feet of frontage, but on most days you’re likely to have it all to yourself. A great spot for young families, there’s 1.5 miles of easy hiking trails and boardwalks through dunes and cedar swamps, and an interpretive nature center for kids. On Lower Shore Drive, off M119 four miles north of Harbor Springs. 213.526.6401, LANDTRUST.ORG.

Zorn Park: A great little slice of sand sidled up to a natural harbor

on Little Traverse Bay, just steps from downtown Harbor Springs. The beach has lifeguards, a swimming raft and a sandy-bottomed swim area; the spring-fed waters are clean, clear and exhilaratingly cold. A grassy knoll and shade trees provide a spot to roll out the picnic blanket and enjoy a take-out lunch from Harbor Springs’ many great eateries. 231.526.7999, HARBORSPRINGSCHAMBER.COM.

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Petoskey State Park: This expansive beach on Little Traverse

Bay, smack between Harbor Springs and Petoskey, is a local favorite. Sand volleyball courts, campsites, hiking trails and lots more; be sure to climb the stairs to Old Baldy, a stable dune just behind the beach, for a fabulous view of the bay. On M119, four miles northeast of Petoskey. 2475 M119, PETOSKEY, 231.347.2311.

Crooked Lake: This meandering lake northeast of Petoskey is part of the Inland Waterway—an interconnected chain

of rivers and lakes stretching all the way from Petoskey to Cheboygan. On the lake’s western edge is the community of Conway, where Township Park has a petite beach, a bubbling artesian well and a picnic-perfect grassy park. On Merritt Street/US31 in Conway.

Peninsula Beach: A short walk from downtown Boyne City,

this public beach on Lake Charlevoix is primo for picnicking or just parking a lawn chair to spend the afternoon with a good read. It’s actually one of two Boyne City beaches; the other, Tannery Beach, is the perfect place to launch a canoe—and is also popular among dog lovers for letting the pooches jump in for a swim. 310 FRONT ST., BOYNE CITY, 231.582.6597, CITYOFBOYNECITY.COM.

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One of our all-time favorite destination beaches is this remote, seven-mile-long shoreline that borders Wilderness State Park. Low dunes, tall grass, scrubby pines, and a beach that you can walk for miles and miles. Park your beach blanket closer to Cross Village for the most pristine sand, or head farther east where the shoreline becomes pocked with stones for great rock picking. On M119 about five miles past Cross Village. landtrust.org. MyNorth 2014 Vacation! 7


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Bear River Whitewater Park: Bear River Valley Recreation Area’s recent $2.4 million facelift included returning a spectacular stretch of the Bear River to its natural, wild state. Dams were removed, industrial areas were cleaned, and the result is one of Lower Michigan’s few true whitewater experiences, with challenging drops and rapids to thrill experienced paddlers. (Beginners can put in at the Mitchell Street launch.) You won’t have to travel far to find it; the park is just steps from downtown Petoskey. Find the park’s main entrances off Lake and West Sheridan Streets; maps with launch sites available online. PETOSKEYAREA.COM.

Little Traverse Bay is a 45-squaremile heaven for kayakers, with plenty of protected shoreline begging to be explored. Our suggestion: Launch in the early morning and paddle from downtown Harbor Springs all the way to the historic lighthouse at the end of Harbor Point peninsula (you’ll make it back in time for brunch). Or, try your hand at paddleboarding, the region’s favorite new watersport. Rentals, lessons and guided tours available through The Outfitter in Harbor Springs. 153 E. Main St., Harbor Springs, 231.526.2621, outfitterharborsprings.com.

Shepler’s Great Lakes Cruises: The company whose name you might recognize from the Mackinac Island ferry docks also offers cruises around the Straits. Maritime history buffs will love the lighthouse cruises, which head into Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Les Cheneaux Islands to offer rare views of historic, often-inaccessible lighthouses. This year, Shepler’s is also offering five “night sky” cruises; we bet the Perseid meteor shower cruises on August 11 and 12 will be unforgettable (reserve your spot early online). 556 E. CENTRAL, MACKINAW CITY, 231.436.5023, SHEPLERSFERRY.COM.

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Bear River Canoe Livery: For a slow, scenic paddle, rent canoes or kayaks through this laid-back livery, which offers one-, two-, and four-hour trips along a quiet stretch of the Bear River. Perfect for new paddlers and families with young kids, with lots of scenery and wildlife sightings along the way. 2517 MCDOUGALL RD., 231.347.9038. Boat the Inland Waterway: The meandering, 40-mile Inland Waterway is Michigan’s largest interconnected chain of lakes and rivers, stretching from Pickerel Lake east of Petoskey all the way to where the Cheboygan River empties into Lake Huron. Round up your friends and rent a pontoon for a day of fishing, swimming, sightseeing and picnicking along the way. Indian River Marina between Burt and Mullett Lakes has rentals and can suggest the best spots for exploring along your trip. 3020 APPLE BLOSSOM RD., INDIAN RIVER, 231.238. 9373, INDIANRIVERMARINA.COM.

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WILDERNESS STATE PARK The Lower Peninsula’s largest piece of contiguous undeveloped land encompasses 10,000 magnificent acres of forest, wetlands, meadows, dunes and 26 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. And it’s all yours to explore. Hit the miles of trails, which include a five-mile section of the epic North Country Trail, by foot or mountain bike; rock-hunt, picnic or take a dip along the gorgeous hike-in beaches on Sturgeon Bay; or pack a field guidebook and take a photo safari of the abundant wildlife, keeping eyes peeled for rare Great Lakes native species like Pitcher’s thistle and Houghton’s goldenrod. Overnighters can stay in one of the park’s rustic but cozy cabins, some of which are on the water, some in the woods. Three rustic bunkhouses and 250 campsites are available as well; reservations necessary. 903 WILDERNESS PARK DR., CARP LAKE, 231.436.5381.

The Great Outdoors Pedal Little Traverse Wheelway:

This turn-of-the-century former railway, stretching more than 26 miles along the bay between Charlevoix and Harbor Springs, now serves as one of the region’s most scenic nonmotorized trails—a haven for recreational riders. The wide, paved pathway makes it especially friendly for families with small children. The “East Segment” in Petoskey is a lovely section; start at the Little Traverse History Museum, and continue along Bayfront Park (a perfect picnic spot)

and through the gorgeous Victorian-era community of Bay View. Map available online. TRAILSCOUNCIL.ORG.

Mountain Bike the Trails of Boyne: Hop the chairlift for a ride to the top of Boyne Mountain, where you’ll find a range of trails suited to all levels of riders. Cross-country mountain bikers can test their skills on scenic downhill runs; for adrenaline junkies, there’s Boyne Highlands’ experts-only Bike

Park, where narrow, naturally cut trails and obstacles like ramps and jumps will challenge even the most aggressive riders. Bike rentals available on-site. 600 BOYNE HIGHLANDS DR., HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.526.3000, BOYNE.COM.

Headlands International Dark Sky Park: There’s no camping at this Mackinaw City property, but visitors are encouraged to bring sleeping bags, chairs and blankets and stay out into the wee hours of the morning for incredible stargazing. Check online for cool programming throughout the summer, like guided constellation viewing, stargazing picnics and a “Harvest Moon Dance.” 15687 Headlands Rd., Mackinaw City, 231.348.1704, emmetcounty.org/darkskypark.

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Avalanche Mountain Preserve: This heavily wooded, 30-acre gem of a park in Boyne City is interwoven with a disc golf course, hiking and mountain biking trails, and a 462-step staircase to the top of the mountain, with a viewing platform to take in the spectacular vista overlooking Lake Charlevoix. 1129 WILSON ST., BOYNE CITY, 231.582.6597, CITYOFBOYNECITY.COM.

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Pond Hill Farm: A working farm with friendly barnyard animals, a “squash rocket”—a giant slingshot for flinging gourds into the fields—and hayrides every weekend from May through October. PONDHILLFARM.COM.

Michigan Fisheries Visitors Center: History meets science in the cool exhibits at this state-of-the-art fish hatchery. 8258 S. AYR RD., ODEN, 231.348.0996.

Movie Night at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga: Catch a family-friendly flick in the open-air pavilion every Saturday night at this county park on Pickerel Lake. Open to campers and non-campers. 11000 CAMP PET-O-SE-GA, ALANSON, 231.347.6536, EMMETCOUNTY.ORG.

McGulpin Point Lighthouse: At 145 years old, this is one of the oldest surviving lighthouses

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in the Straits. Open daily for tours. 500 HEADLANDS DR., MACKINAW CITY, 231.436.5860, EMMETCOUNTY.ORG.

Vintage baseball: Using uniforms and equipment dating back to the sport’s 19th-century origins, Petoskey’s vintage baseball club—the Mossbacks—makes the spirit and sportsmanship (and occasional outlandishness) of America’s favorite pastime come alive. Admission is free; schedule online. MOSSBACK.WIX.COM.

spots on all of Mackinac Island is also hallowed ground in Michigan history. Perched high atop a limestone bluff on the island’s southern side, the 1780-built Fort Mackinac was a strategic outpost for British and U.S. armies for more than 115 years. These days, the parade grounds and historic structures—including the oldest building in the entire state—have been preserved as interactive exhibits, with costumed interpreters leading demonstrations to show what life was like within the fort for the soldiers and their families who called this place home. Reenactments include cannon salutes, rifle firing, historic medical treatment demonstrations, children’s games and even Victorian-era baseball. Stay for lunch in the fort’s Tea Room, where you’ll find spectacular views over downtown. 231.436.4100, MACKINACPARKS.COM.

Colonial Michilimackinac: Cannon smoke, musket firing and gazing out at the Straits over the palisade walls are hallmarks of every visit to this colonial fort and fur-trading village. From 1715 to the early 1780s, this fortified encampment served as the western Great Lakes’ fur trading epicenter; these days, the Mackinaw City landmark is on the National Register of Historic Places, serving as an open-air, live-action museum and active archaeological site (more than a million artifacts have been unearthed here since excavation began in 1959). A great destination for families, as many of the interactive exhibits are designed with kid participation in mind: Children can try their hand at soldier drills, crafts, Victorian dances, games, and even helping tend the vegetable garden and cook dinner over the open hearth. 231.436.4100, MACKINACPARKS.COM. MyNorth 2014 Vacation! 13


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Boyne Mountain Resort: Two championship courses, each with its own distinct character: The Alpine course offers stunning views and strategically placed bunkers and water hazards; the Monument is a dramatic ode to great course architecture, with each hole named for a golf luminary. 1 BOYNE MOUNTAIN RD., BOYNE FALLS, 231.462.6963, BOYNE.COM.

Bay Harbor Golf Club: An exem-

plary golf club, consistently ranked among the best in the nation, with three distinct Arthur Hills-designed courses atop sweeping Lake Michigan bluffs. Incredible views and challenging play for all skill levels. 3600 VILLAGE HARBOR DR., BAY HARBOR, 231.439.4085, BAYHARBORGOLF.COM.

Little Traverse Bay Golf Club: A

favorite among locals, this public course is known for its stellar views of Little Traverse Bay. Its smart design through Harbor Springs’ hilly terrain includes elevated tees, a rolling back nine, and a mix of open and tight tree-lined fairways. 995 HIDEAWAY VALLEY ANJANETTE MERRIWEATHER

RD., HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.526.6200, LTBAYGOLF.COM.

Boyne Highlands Resort: Four

courses set against a pristine Northwoods backdrop offer a wide range of play. The Moor is suitable for all skill levels, with challenging doglegs and marshes; the smartly designed Arthur Hills keeps experienced golfers on their toes with traps and haz-

ards; Donald Ross Memorial is a composite of re-created classic holes designed by its namesake; The Heather is an elite course that should be a bucket-list item for any serious golfer. 600 BOYNE HIGHLANDS DR., HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.462.6963, BOYNE.COM.

Crooked Tree Golf Course: A

short but spectacular 18-hole course sculpted out of centuries-old hardwood stands atop high bluffs overlooking Bay Harbor. The back nine is a highlight, opening to sprawling views of Little Traverse Bay.

by PGA Travel Magazine. 7688 MAPLE RIVER RD., BRUTUS, 231.529.4653, HIDDENRIVER.COM.

The Mackinaw Club: A lovely

course for golfers of all skill levels, with smooth turf, native grasses and tree-lined fairways. 6444 FARR RD., ONEKAMA, 231.889.5644.

Champion Hill: A round at this

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Chestnut Valley Golf Course:

Wawashkamo Golf Course:

Named for the venerable old American chestnut tree found between holes 10 and 11, this club is a scenic retreat among rolling hills and hardwoods. The 18-hole course has a bonus 19th hole; newly remodeled clubhouse has great grub and a fish fry every Friday. 1875 CLUBHOUSE DR., HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.526.9100, CHESTNUTVALLEYGOLF.COM.

Hidden River Golf & Casting Club: Fly-fish after your round on this

demanding 18-hole course along the Maple River. The links-style layout features dunes and water elements, and an elevated back nine through massive pines. Its onsite restaurant, the Rainbow Room, has been named among the best in the Midwest

Michigan’s oldest continuously run golf course also happens to be a Mackinac Island gem, tucked away on the site of an 1814 battle between the British and the Americans. Ask for hickory golf clubs for an authentic throwback experience. 3723 BRITISH LANDING RD., MACKINAC ISLAND, 906.847.3871, WAWASHKAMO.COM.

Wilderness Golf Course: With

no tee times required, this wonderful walking course is great for a leisurely game. Well-suited for beginners but peppered with enough challenges to keep seasoned golfers engaged—all set to a stunning backdrop befitting the course’s name. 10770 CECIL BAY RD., MACKINAW CITY, 231.537.4973, GOLFWILDERNESS.COM.

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Shopping Districts Petoskey: This picturesque village over-

looking Little Traverse Bay is home to the century-old Gaslight District—named for the historic gas lamps that line its streets—where you’ll find nearly 200 independent shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants.

contemporary and vintage pieces for babies, kids and teens. Alpine Chocolate Haus: A dream come true for chocoholics, with just about everything chocolate covered, plus gourmet popcorn, candy and hand-dipped ice cream.

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McLean & Eakin: Cozy indie bookseller with great service and a big selection of Michigan reads. Cutler’s: A gourmand’s dream, with kitchenware, culinary accessories, cookbooks and more. Symon’s General Store: Historic purveyor of specialty foods and wines. Bearcub Outfitters: Outdoor clothing and gear for hiking, paddling, and other Northern adventures. Grandpa Shorter’s: Michigan-made gifts, collectables, cottage kitsch and Petoskey stones galore.

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Village at Bay Harbor: Though many amenities of this bay-front resort community are exclusive to its residents, the downtown strip—home to boutiques, galleries and restaurants—is always open to the public. VILLAGEATBAYHARBOR.COM. Threads: Fantastic independent boutique for women, with designer denim, lingerie, accessories and more. Galley Gourmet: A cafe and food emporium with specialty items like jams, sauces, olive oil and fine wines. Mettlers American Mercantile: Timeless, upscale clothing and homewares, including handtooled leather accessories and smartly curated vintage pieces. b.may bags: Luxurious, minimalist handbags and accessories handmade by a Petoskey designer.

Boyne City: This laidback former logging town on the east shore of Lake Charlevoix has a variety of eclectic shops and restaurants. Inspired Living: Books, candles, tea, yoga, meditation tools and other gear for mindful living. Grain Train: The new satellite shop of Petoskey’s longtime natural foods co-op, with all manner of local, organic goodies. The Birds Nest: Funky boutique with curated

Harbor Springs: Postcard-pretty Harbor Springs has an artsy vibe and a ton of great shops (many specializing in Michigan-made products), galleries, eateries and antiques shops in its four-block downtown. HARBORSPRING

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Huzza: Hip, high-end lifestyle boutique with everything from crystal cocktail shakers to sumptuous leather handbags. L’Esprit: French country antiques from Provence and Burgundy, plus modern home goods like luxurious soaps, glassware and linens. Rocking Horse Toy Company: Toy shop with puzzles, games, books, crafts, dolls, kites, and much more. Spice Harbor: Culinary boutique with locally made Alden Mill House spices, Polish Pottery, fine cookware, and other kitchen tools and treats. American Spoon: Locally handcrafted artisanal fruit preserves, condiments and gifts, plus a gelato and sorbetto bar for a post-shopping treat.

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this bustling downtown is fun to wander while you’re waiting to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island. mackinawcity.com Island Bookstore: Warm and welcoming indie bookshop with local titles and a great selection for kids. Bell’s Fishery: A Mackinaw City fixture with famed maple-smoked whitefish. Coffman Hardware: Historic hardware with all kinds of curios and an enormous collection of Swiss Army knives. Mackinaw Crossings: Outdoor shopping center with 50 retail shops, plus a five-screen cinema, haunted house, “House of Glass” 3D maze, and nightly laser light shows. MyNorth 2014 Vacation! 17


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Live Music Bay View: The Bay View community has always had a strong connection to the fine arts—dating back to its founding in 1875 as a Methodist retreat camp, offering educational lectures and music classes on the shores of Little Traverse Bay. These days, Bay View’s annual summer performing arts series showcases live chamber music, theater arts, comedy and other entertainment for nine full weeks—nearly a performance every night. Visit Bay View online for performance dates, ticket information and more. 1570 WATER ST., BAY VIEW, 231.225.8877, BAYVIEWFESTIVAL.ORG.

Blissfest: This annual feel-good celebration of music, arts, community and culture is a highlight of the summer for long-time attendees. Known for showcasing American roots and world music, the festival also features lots of local musicians, instrument workshops, a drum kiva, kids’ activities and parades, fantastic food concessions, a juried art show, rustic camping and lots more. Cross Village, July 11-13, 231.348.7047, BLISSFEST.ORG.

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Live Music in Petoskey: For more than 30 years, Petoskey’s Charlotte Ross Lee “Concerts in the Park” series has brought all manner of live music to the little white gazebo in Pennsylvania Park downtown. Performances are held at noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 7 p.m. Friday evenings.

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Housed in a stained-glass-filled,1890-built former Methodist church in the heart of downtown Petoskey, this gallery, educational center and performance space is a hub for creativity and the arts in the Little Traverse Bay area. In June, look for “Detroit @ CTAC,” an exhibition based on the current art scene in the Motor City. Full schedule of classes, exhibits and performances online. 461 E. Mitchell St., 231.347.4337, crookedtree.org. MyNorth 2014 Vacation! 19


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Galleries Elizabeth Pollie Fine Art: High-quality fine art and representational work from nationally acclaimed artists. Check online for events like workshops, “paint outs” and art walks. 231 E. MAIN ST., HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.838.3839, ELIZABETH POLLIEFINEART.COM.

Douglas Bacon:

A graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Bacon specializes in heirloom-quality jewelry and large-format, two-dimensional paintings. His studio, tucked down a garden path, is as lovely as his work. 249 E. MAIN ST., HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.526.5245, DOUGLASBACON.COM.

of water and sky. Also on display are seascapeinspired oil paintings, created by McGauley’s mother. 248 STATE ST., HARBOR SPRINGS, 734.255.8805,

Pierre Bittar Gallery:

Renowned French Impressionist artist Pierre Bittar showcases his luminous paintings of Michigan and European landscapes. 188 E. MAIN, HARBOR SPRINGS,

Northern Michigan Artists Market: Representing some of the best creative work from Traverse City to the U.P. 445 E. MITCHELL, PETOSKEY, 231.487.0000, NMAM.US.

Crooked Tree Arts Center: Three galleries mean that there is always an exhibit worth perusing. 461 E. MITCHELL ST, PETOSKEY, 231.347.4337,

231.526.6750, PIERREBITTAR.COM.

By the Bay Nautical Fine Art Gallery: Fine art with a nautical theme, includ-

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ing paintings, relief maps, model ships, weather instruments, and more. 172 E. MAIN, HARBOR SPRINGS,

Sturgeon River Pottery: The pottery of Steve and Karen Andrews plus pottery from fine American potters, Amish furniture and more. 3031 CHARLEVOIX AVE., PETOSKEY, 231.347.0590,

artist Margaret Tvedten’s striking oil, pastel and watercolor paintings, alongside works by more than a dozen other artists. 284 E. THIRD, 231.526.2299,

Boyer Glassworks: Harry Boyer runs this studio and gallery, featuring handblown glass pieces. 207 STATE ST., HARBOR SPRINGS,

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jewelry inspired by the Lake Michigan landscape, often starring locally acquired stones— Petoskey stones, beach stones, fossils. 117 W. MAIN ST., HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.526.9336, BECKYTHATCHER DESIGNS.COM.

Three Pines Studio: An eclectic gallery focusing on work by local artists in all mediums: mixed media, paintings, ceramics, fiber arts, traditional Native American quill boxes and totem poles, and more. 5959 W. LEVERING, CROSS VILLAGE, SHEA HADDAD

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Freshwater Studio: Find rustic furArt Cats Gallery: This satellite location for a longtime Muskegon gallery showcases artist/owner Louise Hopson’s fanciful clay pieces in addition to works from more than 40 artisans. 308 HOWARD ST., PETOSKEY, 231.622.8626, ARTCATSGALLERY.COM.

Stafford’s Gallery of Art and History: Tucked behind the Perry Hotel’s rose garden, this cool warehouse is home to a variety of fine art by Michigan artists, plus antiques, jewelry, gifts and historic photos. 410 ROSE, PETOSKEY,

niture, pottery, Petoskey stone art, jewelry, musical instruments and other Michiganmade works at this gallery and performance space. 217 S. LAKE, BOYNE CITY, 231.582.2588, FRESH WATERARTGALLERY.COM.

Sweet Grass Framing & Gallery: This custom frame shop is also home to paintings, photography, stained glass, and other pieces of original art. 114 E. MAIN, BOYNE CITY, 231.582.2620, SWEETGRASSFRAMING.COM.

231.526.9447, THREEPINESSTUDIO.COM.

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Boyne Arts Collective: A gallery hosting

Belle Aquatic: Katie McGauley’s original

W.A.R.D. Gallery: This gallery, tucked in a

jewelry features earthy aquamarine and turquoise alongside other gems to mirror the rich blues

Gaslight District loft, features paintings, furniture and other pieces by local artists, with a focus on regional

seasonal exhibits, workshops, and other community events, the BAC is the hub of Boyne’s artistic community. Open May 1. 210 S. LAKE, BOYNE CITY, BOYNEARTS.ORG.

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10 Reasons to Stay on Mackinac Island Bike the island:

The island’s original 1898 ban on cars was looking out for the livelihood of the carriage drivers—but it opened the door for bicycle culture to flourish, too. Pedaling Mackinac’s eight-mile perimeter is a wonderful way to explore the landmarks and drink up fabulous views of the sparkling Straits. Find the bike rental shops near the ferry docks downtown.

Fudge: Candymakers here have been whipping up this sweet confection since the late 1800s. Most of today’s fudge vendors still use the timehonored, labor-intensive technique of “paddling” the warm, liquid fudge on marble slabs until it cools. A slice or two is the ultimate souvenir.

Arch Rock: Mackinac’s unique geologic history created dramatic limestone landmarks, the most famous of which is Arch Rock, a rare formation rising 150 feet out of the water on the island’s southeast shores. A must-stop photo op.

Nightlife: The island’s historic saloons buzz with music and energy after sunset. Start the bar-hopping at the Pink Pony, a legendary watering hole for sailors, or Horn’s Gaslight Bar, allegedly the first Michigan establishment to gain a liquor license post-Prohibition.

tours of landmarks and historical points of interest. 7278 MAIN ST., MACKINAC ISLAND, 906.847.3325, MICT.COM.

Governor’s Summer Home:

Originally built as a private summer cottage, this pristine Victorian mansion was sold to the state in the 1940s and converted to be used as the governor’s summer residence. Open for free public tours every Wednesday through the summer. MACKINACPARKS.COM.

Lilac Festival: The romance of Mackinac Island is arguably at its peak during this 10-day festival, a tradition that began with a horse-drawn parade more than 60 years ago on “Lilac Sunday.” Music, walking tours, wine tastings and more, all set to thousands of lilac trees in bloom. June 6-15, MACKINACISLANDLILACFESTIVAL.ORG.

Architectural Tour: Mackinac’s rich architectural history spans some 300 years—so, no surprise the entire island is on the National Register of Historic Places. A self-guided tour gives a taste of the gems here; highlights include a Native American birch-bark chapel, candy-colored Queen Anne cottages, an elaborate Tudor Revival-style mansion, and, of course, the iconic Colonial Revival-era Grand Hotel. Walking tour guides available online. MACKINACISLAND.ORG.

Butterfly House: Meander through this 1,800-square-foot enclosed tropical garden while hundreds of butterflies flutter peacefully around you. It’s magical, and educational, too; don’t miss the interactive Insect World exhibit for some hands-on learning. 6750 MCGULPIN ST., MACKINAC ISLAND,

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Carriage Rides: 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

AFTERNOON TEA AT GRAND HOTEL

Experience the renowned elegance of the historic Grand Hotel by partaking in afternoon tea—a century-old Grand Hotel tradition. Indulge in tea, sherry, Champagne, finger sandwiches, scones and other delights, with live chamber music as the backdrop; open to non-hotel guests with $10 admission fee. grandhotel.com. MyNorth 2014 Vacation! 23


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AL FRESCO DINING & DRINKS Barrel Back:

This casual, hip restaurant upstairs from Walloon Lake marina has a fabulous patio overlooking the water. Gourmet pizzas and pasta, smoked pork tacos, an entire menu devoted to vegetarian fare, creative cocktails, 23 beers on tap. 04069 M75, WALLOON LAKE, 231.535.6000, BARREL-BACK.COM.

Vernales Restaurant: New Italian chophouse, wine and sports bar.

3018 M119,

HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.242.4777, VERNALES.COM.

Dudley’s Deck, Stafford’s Pier Restaurant: Built atop original dock pilings jutting out into Little Traverse Bay, the covered patio on Stafford’s “Dudley’s Deck” offers a frontrow seat for all the marina activity. One of the North’s best waterfront spots for sipping a cocktail and watching the sunset. 102 BAY ST., HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.526.6201, STAFFORDS.COM.

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Roast & Toast: Breakfast is quick and satisfying at this eclectic café. All the clas-

sics—pancakes, French toast, egg wraps—but with a few delicious twists: cumin-crusted home fries, bagels with Sriracha cream cheese, a slow-cooked oatmeal bar. Freshly made cinnamon rolls and granola, in-house roasted coffee. 309 E. LAKE ST., PETOSKEY, 231.347.7767,

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Original Pancake House: The hardest part about breakfast here is picking your pleasure from the enormous menu: omelets, corned beef hash, waffles, crepes, and of course, flapjacks—a dozen different kinds, from coconut to bacon-filled to lacy Swedish pancakes served with lingonberry sauce. 4165 MAIN ST., BAY HARBOR, 231.439.9989, ORIGINALPANCAKEHOUSE.COM. Twisted Olive: This Gaslight District cafe focuses on the bright, fresh flavors of the Mediterranean. Bloody Mary omeletes, vanilla-bean-scented pancakes, French toast on homemade challah. Breakfast is served till 3 p.m., making it an ideal spot for a lazy, lingering brunch. 319 BAY ST., PETOSKEY, 231.487.1230.

Petoskey lunch spot is famous for its corned beef and pastrami, but don’t overlook the BBQ— the menu includes a knockout Cuban sandwich. For dessert, the homemade bread pudding is a must. 2569 CHARLEVOIX AVE., PETOSKEY, 231.347.7570, CORMACKSDELI.COM.

Guerney’s Harbor Bottle Shop: Tucked in the back of a wine store in downtown Harbor Springs, Guerney’s no-frills deli counter has developed a passionate following for its fresh-sliced meat-and-cheese sandwiches on super-soft, house-baked bread. Two tips: Do order the deli sauce; don’t ask for tomatoes. Just trust us. 215 E. MAIN ST., HARBOR SPRINGS, 231.526.5472.

Good Hart General Store: The spectacular drive along M119 is made better with a stop at the deli inside this 1930s-era general store. Assemble a picnic from made-to-order sandwiches and freshly baked pie, then ask for directions to the nearest Lake Michigan beach. 1075 N. LAKE SHORE DR., GOOD HART, 231.526.7661, GOODHARTSTORE.COM.

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Shop in Over 100 Stores Dine in Over 20 Restaurants Savor our sunsets

www.PetoskeyDowntown.com facebook.com/petoskeydowntown Boutique shopping and dining in the Village, charming hotel suites and vacation homes, equestrian center, deep water marina and year round events. All situated along five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline.

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Town & Festivals Petoskey: Hemingway’s former summer stomping grounds, this

vibrant town overlooking Little Traverse Bay is home to a bustling marina, lots of green space, and a great collection of independent boutiques and galleries in its historic Gaslight District. Historic Festival & Taste of the North, June 15 Festival on the Bay, August 14-17

Harbor Springs: A picturesque summer paradise and harbor town on the northern shores of Little Traverse Bay, with an authentic soda fountain, fine antiques shops, casual and fine dining, and many wonderful galleries and boutiques. Fine Art Gallery Tour: June 26 Waterfront Wine Festival: June 28 Fourth of July Festival: July 4

Pellston: This rugged town is one of the coldest places anywhere in the Lower 48, earning it the nickname “Icebox of the North.” Come summer, though, it’s pure bliss, home to cute shops and a renowned biological research station. Summerfest: June 11-15

Cross Village: One of Michigan’s oldest settlements, this tiny Lake Michigan town is nestled between the scenic Tunnel of Trees and the gorgeous beaches of Sturgeon Bay. Blissfest Music Festival: July 11-13

Bay Harbor: World-class shopping, golf, a spa, and an equestrian center are just a few of the highlights at this resort between Petoskey and Harbor Springs.

In Water Boat Show: June 13-15 Vintage Car & Boat Festival: June 19-22 Bay Harbor Arts Festival: July 26-27

Alanson: A pint-sized town on the banks of the Crooked River, with tons of historic charm and a few shops that are considered classic Up North institutions. Alanson Riverfest: Aug. 6-10

Mackinac Island: Horses and bicycles rule the roads on this famously car-free island in the sparkling Straits of Mackinac. Tons of history, fudge and lovely homes. Pedal the shoreline two-lane! Lilac Festival: June 6–15

Mackinaw City: The gateway to Mackinac Island is a destination in itself, with more than 100 shops, a historic fort, and, of course, the Lower Peninsula’s best views of the Bridge. Antiques on the Bay Auto Show: June 20-22 Mackinaw Area Historical Festival: August 1-2 Arts & Craft Show: June 28-29 “Hopps of Fun” Beer Festival: Sept. 5-6

Boyne City: No longer just a ski town, this village on the shores of Lake Charlevoix has destination-worthy shopping and dining, plus a welcoming community full of energy and warmth. SOBO Arts Festival: June 27-28 July 4th celebration: July 4 Downtown Sidewalk Sale: Aug. 8-9 MyNorth 2014 Vacation! 27


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W Central Ave

Dr

Waugoshance Light

Straits of Mackinac Old Mackinac Point Light

Michilimackinac State Park

French Lake Rd

The Headlands

Mackinac Bridge

McGulpin Point Light


McGulpin Point Lighthouse

On the Straits of Mackinac ▪ Mackinaw City 1869-1906

Open daily mid-May through September 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ▪ no charge ▪

Check hours online: www.emmetcounty.org/mcgulpin/

500 Headlands Rd ▪ Mackinaw City Gift shop, docents, tours

231.436.5860 direct # in season

231.348.1704 ▪ info@emmetcounty.org county info, free maps, brochures

Restored to its historic origins and relighted in 2008, McGulpin Point Historic Site in Emmet County, Mich. is a treasure rediscovered. An integral piece of Native American and local history lives on here.

Emmet County: Discover our many treasures!

Headlands International Dark Sky Park ▪ Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga ▪ Cecil Bay ▪ Pellston Regional Airport

www.emmetcounty.org your aid to navigation for Northwest Michigan


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