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Petoskey Area

Experience the right way to winter — on and off the slopes.

Go to the Petoskey Area where endless outdoor recreation and breathtaking scenery are the backdrop for a memorable getaway in northwest Lower Michigan. Five waterfront resort communities - Petoskey, Alanson, Boyne City, Bay Harbor and Harbor Springs - along with Boyne Falls, are ready to welcome you to this awesome place known as a Michigan Treasure. 

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Discover The Petoskey Area

Experience Petoskey Area and the right way to winter. Whether you want to spend time on the slopes or leisurely explore Nordic Trails with gorgeous views, our communities are great for a picture-perfect winter in northern Michigan. Your taste buds will love it here, too as you sip and sample in the Petoskey Wine Region, at local breweries, distilleries and at welcoming restaurants where cuisine of all kinds is served with a smile. More fun things to do like fat tire biking, ice skating, and local winter festivals and events gives you an unparalleled vacation destination to shake up your routine.


What is there to do in the Petoskey Area?

The Petoskey Area prides itself as a four-season destination for unique activities in every season for every vacationer. From biking, skiing, and kayaking to exploring Petoskey's Gaslight Shopping District there is something for everyone.

What is Petoskey Michigan known for?

Petoskey, Michigan is in the heart of the Midwest's most-popular all-season resort area. The Tunnel of Trees in Harbor Springs, Victorian Cottages of Bay View, and endless outdoor activities in every season.

What is a Petoskey Stone?

A Petoskey stone is a rock and fossil from the colonial coral that once lived in the warm Michigan waters over 350 million years ago. It is covered in hexagonal shapes with a dark center and thin lines that radiate from it. This became the state stone in 1965!

Where to find Petoskey Stones?

Petoskey stones are known to be difficult to find due to their unique coral texture that is not visible when the stone is dry. The easiest place to find a Petoskey Stone is a rocky beach where the waves wet the rocks to reveal the unique pattern.

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