Local Area Attractions
Visit a vineyard in Harbor Springs, splash through Michigan's largest indoor water park or tour a chocolate factory in Petoskey. Here's some answers to the question "What should we do today?"
Search for the unique State stone which is named after our area. Comb the lakeshore for famous fossils.
Enjoy 40 miles of beautiful cruising, fishing and sporting activities on 4 lakes and 2 rivers all connected together in a truly unique setting.
The Cross in the Woods
Witness the large Cross sculpted from a Giant Redwood Tree. It is one of Michigans best known attractions. Browse through the largest doll museum of its kind in the United States.
Million Dollar Sunsets
Watch the sun slowly sink into scenic Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey.
Tunnel of Trees Drive
Drive along the Lake Michigan shoreline high upon a bluff and explore the historic towns of Good Hart and Cross Village.
Local Area Activities
Whatever you want in a vacation, you'll find it here. Choose the exhilaration of windsurfing and jet skiing, or relax and stroll the beach in search of Petoskey Stones. Thrill to the excitement of sky diving in Harbor Springs, parasailing in Boyne City or being part of the first-class gaming action at the Odawa Casino.
On the quieter side, soak up the sun on area beaches, bike or hike roadways and forested trails, try hunting for morel mushrooms and Petoskey Stones. And 25,000 acres of scenic natural beauty await you in our nature preserves.
Shoppers will love the distinctive flavors of the Gaslight District in Petoskey, the quaint shops of downtown Boyne City and Harbor Springs, and the upscale Village at Bay Harbor.
Keep busy every minute of the day. Or you can just sit back and let the day unfold at its own leisurely pace.
Perhaps you like the excitement of kite boarding or jet skiing. Maybe you want to just float down a lazy river with your paddles propped across the top of your canoe. The pleasure is yours for the taking in the Petoskey Area. Whitewater excitement can now be found on Petoskey's Bear River. This mile long course is the only one of its kind in the lower peninsula. Rentals of kayaks and ducks are available if you want to give it a try.
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Harbor Springs Street Sales & Celebration
Venture into Downtown Harbor Springs, Uptown Fairview Square and Harbor Plaza for a special day dedicated to shopping, savings, and family fun. Plus, the local Farmers Market will be open from 9 am to 1 pm offering fresh produce, baked goods, entertainment and more!
Labor Day Bridge Walk
This year marks the 58th Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk across the "Mighty Mac", the world's longest bridge of its kind. The Bridge Walk starts at 7:00 am. Come join in on the 5 mile walk across this famous bridge.