We find it when we’re not looking for it. Something catches our eye and draws us closer. A hidden gem of the north.
The Petoskey Area has a timeless quality with its Victorian setting along the lake, easy-going pace and breathtaking views. While each community has its own unique appeal, they all share a warm hospitality that instantly turns stress into smiles. Petoskey has been named one of the Top 20 Places to Visit by Smithsonian magazine and includes the famous Gaslight Shopping District. The Bay View Association is a step back in time with 500 elegant Victorian homes and public buildings on the National Historic Register. The quaint waterfront community of Harbor Springs invites you to explore an array of art galleries and enjoy a variety of culinary attractions. Boyne City is nestled along Lake Charlevoix, voted second most beautiful lake in the country. Bay Harbor touts the Village at Bay Harbor upscale shopping boutiques and a year-round equestrian center. Whichever you visit, you’re never far from nationally ranked golf courses, first-class recreation, and a “million dollar” sunset.
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The crossroads of relaxation, recreation and sophistication, the Petoskey Area is a summer classic. Discover why visitors return generation after generation to the place where you know that "you're someplace special."
The lakeside communities of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne City, and Bay Harbor combined offer beauty, charm and a touch of sophistication; thus earning stature as classic northern Michigan destinations.
Blessed with abundant natural beauty and resources, the Petoskey Area offers the outdoor enthusiast diverse recreational opportunities. Tee off, cast your line or glide over the treetops. Then relax, reflect and refresh on one of the area's sandy beaches.
The Petoskey Area's festivals and events are Americana at its finest. Family-oriented celebrations epitomize the sense of community and playful spirit that permeates the towns.
The Petoskey Area offers hospitality at its very best. From the sublime elegance of historic inns to the contemporary ambience of area hotels, the area's numerous lodging options are as welcoming as home.
Dining in the Petoskey Area is part of its summer experience. Whether seated at an historic inn, dining al fresco or savoring a piece of homemade pie, you'll enjoy a memorable meal in Bay Harbor, Boyne City, Harbor Springs or Petoskey.
Unique offerings and personal service are the hallmarks of Petoskey Area shopping. Collect a new piece of art from a downtown gallery, add to your summer wardrobe or find that one-of-a-kind keepsake.
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