Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, the beauty, charm and relaxed pace of our northern Michigan resort towns will bring you a vacation dreams are made of. This, indeed, is where daydreams become lifelong memories.
Stroll the beautiful beaches searching for the best souvenirs of all – Petoskey Stones that wash up on shore. While you’re collecting the stones, you can take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters of Little Traverse Bay. For the more adventurous, there’s also jet skiing, sail boating and kayaking on the big lake and area inland lakes.
For a break from the beach, browse through the charming shops in the Village at Bay Harbor, and experience the charm of Petoskey’s famous Gaslight District and the downtown areas of Harbor Springs and Boyne City. You’re sure to discover that ‘special something’ you can’t find anywhere else.
Festivals and events add to the fun. Whether you’re a fan of sports, arts & crafts, classic cars and boats or food, there’s something for you. Check the event calendar on our website for dates.
Sometimes the best thing of all is to just grab an ice cream cone, a park bench and let the day unfold at its own leisurely pace.
If you’d like to really explore that natural beauty the area is famous for, our hiking and biking trails lead through breathtaking terrain with spectacular vistas.
For some indoor excitement, splash into Avalanche Bay™ – Michigan’s largest indoor water park. You’ll find water slides, a surfing wave, lazy river, two hot tubs and more – even an arcade.
For more information, including lodging assistance, contact the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau at 800-845-2828 or visit our website.
Dozens upon dozens of unique shops, boutiques and galleries line the streets of our lakeside resort towns. Long after you’ve returned home, you’ll recall exploring one after another and discovering items you won’t find anywhere else. Shop in Petoskey’s historic Gaslight District and downtown Harbor Springs and Boyne City, and return to a time when the pace was slower and the service friendlier. The Village at Bay Harbor offers elegance coupled with lakeside beauty.
Cyclists will find our terrain unrivaled for casual touring on smooth, winding roads or off-road adventures on shady, downhill mountain trails. Cycling is allowed on interior roads in all five state parks. One ‘can’t miss’ ride is the Little Traverse Wheelway from Harbor Springs to Charle¬voix. The paved, 26-mile trail leads through beautiful parks, elegant Bay Harbor, the waterfront, and historic Bay View. There are several places along the way to pick up the trail.
Sometimes the very best vacation memories come from sharing the simplest things. Like gazing out over Little Traverse Bay and watching the sun dip beneath the horizon. Of course, in the Petoskey Area the sunsets are far from what you see back home. Up here, they’re called Million Dollar Sunsets because the richness of the colors is beyond compare. Make sure you make this experience part of your Petoskey Area vacation.