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Towns & Festivals shops and a renowned biological station. Summerfest: June 12–16

Harbor Springs: A picturesque sum-

Alanson: A pint-sized town on the

mer 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 great galleries and boutiques. Fine Art Gallery Tour: June 27 Waterfront Wine Festival: June 29

banks of the Crooked River, along the Inland Waterway, with historic charm and stalwart shops in its downtown. Alanson Riverfest: Aug. 9–11



Petoskey: 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 Art in the Park, July 20 Festival on the Bay, August 16–17

Pellston: A point of local pride: This rugged town is one of the coldest places anywhere in the Lower 48. Come summer, though, it’s pure bliss, home to sweet

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: July 12–14

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 14–16 Vintage Car & Boat Festival: June 22 Bay Harbor Arts Festival: July 27–28

Mackinaw City: The gateway to Mackinac Island is a destination in itself, with more than 100 shops, a historic fort, and, of course, killer views of the Bridge. Antiques on the Bay Auto Show: June 21–22 Arts & Craft Show: Aug. 24–25 Beer & Wine Festival: Sept. 6–7

Boyne City: Not 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 28–29 Fetivals, events and more! Find your ticket to fun at

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2013 MyNorth Vacation Guide! Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, Mackinac Island & Boyne Country  

Ideas for your ultimate Northern Michigan vacation. A supplement to Traverse Northern Michigan's Magazine.

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