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.
There are terrific golf courses to choose from in the Petoskey Area. Courses range from the eight world-class courses of Boyne USA Resorts (Bay Harbor Golf Club is rated 8th in the U.S. by Golf Magazine and The Heather Course at Boyne Highlands is rated 90th) to economical and municipal courses. Golfers of all abilities will find links that are both challenging and enjoyable.
At times peaceful, at times the wave crashing loudly to shore, but always a pristine refuge from the everyday stresses of life. Whether you want to stroll, make sand castles, look for Petoskey stones, or take a refreshing dip, you'll find a beach to lose yourself on in the Petoskey area.