Petoskey, Michigan

Welcome To The Petoskey Area!

The Little Traverse Bay Area – with its serene woodlands and picturesque towns – has always been a destination for travelers looking for the beauty and adventure of the north.

Years ago native Americans from Midwest tribes enjoyed the long days of summers on the shores of inland lakes and set up camps on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Today, travelers come from all over the world to venture to Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix and the Boyne City Area to take in the natural beauty of the region and make memories to last a lifetime.

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Featured Lodging

Boyne Mountain Resort
The Mountain Grand Lodge serves as the anchor to the new Village at Boyne Mountain. This resort hotel is destined to become the benchmark for all four season accommodations and services. The Mountain Grand’s interior features 220 luxurious rooms of one, two, three and four bedroom suites. These spacious accommodations carry the resort1s theme to [...] more...

Boyne Highlands Resort
Boyne Highlands offers true old-world flavor with friendly northern Michigan hospitality. At the center of the Highlands resort experience is the Main Lodge. Situated at the base of the slopes, it features a lively restaurant, the casual Slopeside Lounge, and the family-friendly outdoor pool and hot tubs.The Bartley House is a stone and timber continental [...] more...

The Inn At Bay Harbor & Spa
The Inn at Bay Harbor – A Renaissance Golf Resort, is the centerpiece of Bay Harbor Development, which is set along 5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline.The Inn at Bay Harbor affords owners and guests the finest accommodations services available in the center of northern Michigan’s most renowned 4 season resort area. The Inn features [...] more...

Trout Creek Condominium Resort – Harbor Springs
The Perfect Year Round Northern Michigan Vacation Destination for families, romantic getaways, golf and ski vacations, reunions, business retreats. Our beautiful and comfortable air conditioned condominiums are situated on 160 acres of wooded and rolling terrain. They are available in 7 different sizes, sleeping 2-14 and include fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, fireplace, private [...] more...

Stafford’s Perry Hotel
Experience the grandeur and elegance of a by-gone era without leaving modern day conveniences behind. Perched high on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, the Perry Hotel stands as a proud symbol of the early 1900s when northern Michigan tourism was in its infancy. Built in 1899 as one of some twenty original luxury resort hotels, [...] more...

Charlevoix Inn and Suites
Experience the pastoral charm of the Great Lakes region with Charlevoix Inn & Suites. Located in Charlevoix, MI only minutes away from Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan, you’ll find endless opportunities for exploring the outdoors and the natural beauty of Northern Michigan. All of guest rooms feature 39” HDTVs and complimentary Wi-Fi, and many of [...] more...

Stafford’s Bay View Inn
Our flagship property, Stafford’s Bay View Inn, offers guests the grace and romance of a bygone era, set against the exquisite views of Little Traverse Bay. This charming country Inn was built in 1886 and has enchanted visitors for over 125 years. Some of northern Michigan’s finest dining can be experienced in the Roselawn Dining Room. [...] more...

The Lodge At The Lake – Harbor Springs
The Lodge At The Lake – A Special Space, In A Special Place – is located at Harbor Cove, a Luxury Woodland Resort on Little Traverse Bay in Harbor Springs. Enjoy a Romantic, family, Lake Michigan (better than hotel) resort close to Petoskey, Bay Harbor, Mackinaw Island, Mackinaw City, campgrounds & cabins. Easy Michigan weekend [...] more...

Hotel Walloon
Hotel Walloon, where guests can enjoy the charm and hospitality of the early twentieth century along with the comforts of every modern amenity. Settled against the breathtaking backdrop of Walloon Lake, this independently owned and operated boutique hotel features 32 unique, elegant and comfortable guest rooms. Centrally located between Petoskey, Boyne City, Charlevoix, Traverse City and Mackinaw, [...] more...

Walloon Lake Cottage Rentals
A Uniquely Scenic Setting on Walloon Lake Located between Wildwood Harbor and the Mackinaw State Forest on Walloon Lake’s central basin, Sunterra on Walloon offers beautiful hiking trails in addition to boating. One of the Last Original Walloon Lake Cottages Built in 1917 Built in 1917 as a part of Wildwood Harbor, Sunterra on Walloon was initially a [...] more...

The Surf Cottage – Harbor Springs
New in 2006, this cottage style home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a total living area 2,400 sq. ft. Plenty of room to spread out. This house is truly designed with the family in mind, with separate spaces for the grown-ups, and little ones alike. Vintage Mod, Baby! It’s luxurious, with a retro feel – [...] more...

Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites – Charlevoix
The Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites has many features, including… Luxury Accommodations The Rooms ~ Luxurious rest is a promise held by the Weathervane, ensured by oversized rooms – standard, patio and suites. All rooms are furnished with a small refrigerator, microwave, VCR, hair dryer/nightlight, irons & ironing boards, and HBO. Many rooms have private balconies. The [...] more...

Edgewater Inn – Charlevoix
Charlevoix Michigan’s only waterfront condominium hotel! The Edgewater Inn offers nightly lodging in our one or two bedroom/two bath rooms in beautiful downtown Charlevoix. Nestled on the north shore of Round Lake harbor and the Pine River channel near the bridge, the Edgewater Inn is just a short walk from Charlevoix’s finest dining, beaches, shopping and taverns. The [...] more...

MacDougall House – Charleivoix
Spend some days – or more – with us, experiencing a more peaceful life. Your mind and body will thank you and want to come back…often. Sometimes we all yearn for tranquility and a little bit of home-style pampering. The MacDougall House offers the comforts of home without any of the stress. Whether you seek the rocking [...] more...

Featured Dining

Forty Acres Tavern – Boyne Mountain
Forty Acres Tavern celebrates the spirit of that fortuitous transaction - taking the pleasure of the familiar to completely new territory. Equal parts watering hole and refueling station, Forty Acres offers a satisfying selection of spirits and hand-crafted cocktails, a roster of 40 beers. more...

Everett’s Restaurant & Lounge – Boyne Mountain
One of the great pleasures of a vacation at Boyne Mountain is looking forward to your next meal – usually when you’re halfway through the one you’re eating. Good food is part of what sets the resort apart – and Everett’s sets our standard for exceptional deliciousness. Which, for the record, is much better than [...] more...

Julienne Tomatoes – Petoskey
A great place to eat in Petoskey, Michigan! The entire staff at Julienne Tomatoes has worked very hard to make this restaurant a success. It is very rewarding to be recognized by our customers as well as respected publications for our food, service and employees. Thank You! We are living our dream in Northern Michigan [...] more...

Chandler’s opened it’s doors in December of 1999 behind the historical Symons General Store building. It’s a cozy place with only 50 seats in the main dining room & 10 seats at the bar. When real estate is too tough to find – it’s standing room only! For a change of scenery, guests can enjoy dining [...] more...

Whitecaps Restaurant
Dine in comfortable surroundings while skilled chefs prepare your meal in the theater-style kitchen. The atmosphere and food eclectic. Dress is as casual or upscale as you please. Overlook Little Traverse Bay for a relaxing lunch or an evening sunset. Join us. Fresh Seafood & Choice Cut Meats Wood-fired Game & Pizzas Whitecaps-made Pastas Innovative Appetizers & Unique Salads Homemade Desserts Gift [...] more...

City Park Grill
Serving a wide array of guests from around the world since 1910, including the legendary Ernest Hemingway. Surviving prohibition and volatile Northern Michigan winters, the City Park Grill is rich with history, but the menu is absolutely contemporary. Don’t miss the best live music in the North. Cheers! City Park Grill 432 E Lake St Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-0101 Visit Chandler’s Website [...] more...

Stafford’s Pier Restaurant
Waterfront Dining at its Finest A tribute to the maritime heritage of beautiful Harbor Springs, Stafford’s Pier Restaurant offers true waterfront dining, quite literally, as the Pier Restaurant was built on original pilings over the harbor. The Pier’s Pointer Room overlooks the historic yacht basin while offering visitors a superb choice of fine cuisine. The more casual [...] more...

Main Dining Room – Boyne Highlands
Our Main Dining Room is situated on the second floor of our Main Lodge hotel – with a panoramic view that begins with our beautifully-maintained grounds and extends to the slopes that define the Boyne Highlands property. Designed for comfort, the traditional décor in the dining room is a natural complement to the delicious food [...] more...

Sagamore’s – Bay Harbor
Sagamore’s is an elegantly appointed dining room with a bank of French doors overlooking Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. Cushy crimson booths and historic photos of Victorian cruise ships that long ago sailed local waters harken to a romantic place and time. Award winning service and a gracious setting “set the table” for a series [...] more...

Scovie’s Gourmet – Charlevoix
All it takes is one visit and you will immediately feel the warmth of home cooking with a small town atmosphere. At Scovie’s Gourmet, your meal is made to order with fresh ingredients. Visit our newly-expanded dining room, and surround yourself in Old World cafe style. You can now enjoy your favorite adult beverage with your [...] more...

Knot Just A Bar – Bay Harbor
Whether you’re looking for a nice place for family dining, the happening nightclub, or a cool place to hang out by the water and while away the day, it’s all at Knot Just a Bar. The original Knot Just a Bar is located in the Harbor Master Building in the Bay Harbor Marina District. Residents [...] more...

Vernales Restaurant
Three Great Venues — One Great Location Chop House The perfect casual dining destination for all. Look over our diverse menu that is sure to please. Stop in for a wonderful experience and great service for couples, families, friends, and large groups. Wine Cellar A wine bar accented with a temperature controlled cellar room, and intimate seating awaits you. [...] more...

Weathervane Restaurant – Charlevoix
Charlevoix’s Only True Waterfront Dining Originally built as a grist mill, the current Weathervane Restaurant was converted to a dining establishment in the mid 1950s. It was designed by the famed local architect Earl Young, known for his curvaceous roof-lines and flowing architecture. Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant offers signature and regional cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere and is [...] more...

The Drawbridge Bistro – Charlevoix
The Drawbridge Bistro is a casual and relaxed setting with beautiful waterfront views of Round Lake and gracious hospitality set in a community rich with history. Located next to the drawbridge on the east side in downtown Charlevoix at the Edgewater Inn, The Drawbridge Bistro serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails and Michigan Craft Beer. Our menus [...] more...

Cafe Santé – Boyne City
European Classics A casual, European-style bistro serving The Classics— simply and with flair. Featuring Belgian beers, wood-fired pizzas, mussels and frites, pastas, Panini, unique breakfasts and casual cuisine from other fine European traditions. Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Outdoor Dining Enjoy the finest patio in Boyne City! With both covered and open air sections and a glass wall [...] more...

Original Pancake House of Bay Harbor
The Original Pancake House is a second and third generation family business, which takes great pride in maintaining the high standards that make our food so outstanding. We now have over one hundred franchises from coast to coast, which have won local and national acclaim. Our recipes demand only the very finest of ingredients, such [...] more...

Teddy Griffin’s Roadhouse
Visit Teddy Griffin’s Roadhouse in Harbor Springs and enjoy our warm ambiance, some Irish lore, Red Wings hockey memorabilia and delicious food. In our dining room you can feast on award-winning steaks, fresh Great Lakes fish, barbecue ribs and awesome pastas. In the pub you can watch your favorite sports events on TV, including golf, football, basketball, [...] more...

Red Mesa Grill – Boyne City
Latin American Flavors Mexican, Caribbean, South American, Central American; all of the flavors of Latin America are celebrated at Red Mesa Grill. We offer traditional dishes and exotic specialties prepared with the freshest ingredients using our unique and flavorful recipes. Take-Out Menu Our entire regular menu is also offered on a carry-out basis, with many selections available in [...] more...

Walloon Lake Inn
Built in 1891, the Walloon Lake Inn is a historic landmark known for exquisite food, extensive wine lists and waterfront dining. Guests at the Inn can enjoy a casual fine dining experience either inside the main dining room or outside on our patio overlooking picturesque Walloon Lake. The unique half circle bar offers craft cocktails [...] more...

Barrel Back Restaurant – Walloon Lake
Our menu consists of simple foods, prepared carefully in our unique kitchen. Our kitchen is unique because we have a wood fired pizza oven, a wood fired grill, and a wood fired rotisserie smoker! This, along with our talented staff, allows us to create dishes with outstanding flavor and quality. We have about 118 indoor seats, 60 patio [...] more...


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2017 Petoskey Trail Town CelebrationSaturday June 3rd, 2017 - 9:00amPennsylvania ParkSAVE THE DATE!
Join us in celebrating National Trails Day and attend the 5th Annual Petoskey Trail Town Celebration!
There will be morning NCT hikes, music, lunch, presentations, kids activities, prizes, and a raffle!
Catch the City of Petoskey Trolley in Pennsylvania Park to do a 4 mile or two mile hike with us!
9:00 a.m. First hike shuttle leaves for McDougal/Greenwood (4 mile hike)
10:15 a.m. Second hike shuttle leaves for Riverbend Park (2 mile hike)
11:45 Entertainment starts "Folk stomp sounds of Lee Dyer"
12:00 Lunch/Entertainment
12:30 Presentations, prize and raffle drawings
1:30 Activities/Entertainment
There will also be a Family Bike Scavenger Hunt sponsored by the Top of Michigan Trails Council involving searching for things from a list that are on the NCT/Little Traverse Wheelway and turning the list in at the Celebration to be entered in a prize drawing. Details will be on the Events page of the TOMTC website on June 2nd.

Read on for more details!
Petoskey Parks and Recreation Department and the North Country Trail Association will hold the 5thAnnual “Petoskey Trail Town Celebration” in Pennsylvania Park between Lake Street and Mitchell Street on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 3, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. “National Trails Day” was established in 1991 by the American Hiking Society as a celebration of America's magnificent Trail System, and occurs annually on the first Saturday in June.
As in past years, the celebration will feature outdoor-related presentations and local businesses, kids’ activities, free food, live music, prizes, trail information and—of course—hikes on the North Country Trail. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!
• American Spoon Foods
• Corner Scoops
• Crooked Tree Breadworks
• Getting Kids Outdoors
• Headlands Dark Sky Park
• Little Traverse Conservancy
• National Park Service
• Natureology
• The Outfitter Harbor Springs
• Petoskey District Library
• Skydive Harbor Springs
• Top Of Michigan Trails Council
• Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
• TheWalkingDude
• Bearcub Outfitters
• High Gear Sports
• Latitude 45
• Roast & Toast
• Parks Place Café
• D & W Fresh Markets
The celebration begins in the morning with two alternative hikes. Participants should come to Pennsylvania Park at Lake Street, where the Petoskey Trolley will shuttle them to the trailhead. Each hike ends back at Pennsylvania Park in time for lunch.
Shuttle Departs at 9:00 a.m. for a 4 mile hike from the McDougal/Greenwood Rd. trailhead and at 10:15 a.m. for a 2 mile hike beginning at Riverbend Park.
A picnic will be served at noon, with live entertainment the “Folk stomp sounds of Lee Dyer”. Exhibits will also open at noon. There will be a cash raffle of donated prizes with the proceeds benefitting the NCT. The raffle drawing will be at the end of the 12:30 program, you must be present to win.
At 12:30 speakers representing the National Park Service, the Top of Michigan Trails Council, the North Country Trail Association, and the City of Petoskey will offer remarks. In addition there will be informative presentations on stargazing at the Headlands Dark Sky Park, and on “Trails and Water: The Connection” by the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council.
Exhibits, entertainment, games and other activites will continue after the program.
The North Country National Scenic Trail (“NCT”)—a unit of the National Park Service—is the longest National Scenic Trail established by the U.S. Congress, spanning 4600 miles and seven states from New York to North Dakota. Michigan has the most NCT trail miles of any state, over 1150.
Much of the NCT, in Michigan—including the section passing through Petoskey—has been designated part of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail (MIBT)—Governor Snyder’s initative, administered by the DNR, of dual trails (biking and hiking) running from Belle Isle near Detroit to Ironwood in the western U.P.
Around Petoskey, the NCT traverses the Skyline Trail, the NCMC Natural Area, the Bear River Valley Recreation Area, the Little Traverse Wheelway, and the Northwestern State Trail.
The North Country Trail Association, headquartered in Lowell, Michigan, is a volunteer organization which helps build, promote, and protect the NCT. This event is organized with the participation of local NCTA Chapters: Jordan Valley 45o Chapter, and Harbor Springs Chapter.
In 2012, Petoskey became a “Trail Town” of the NCT, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the NCTA. As an NCTA “Trail Town”, the City of Petoskey supports hiker services, and promotes the trail locally as a resource to be protected and celebrated.

For additional information, Contact:

Dove Day Kendall Klingelsmith
Jordan Valley 45o Chapter, Parks and Recreation Director
North Country Trail Association City of Petoskey
(231) 373-0090 (231) 347-2500
(231) 348-0350 (fax)
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2017 Petoskey Trail Town Celebration

Sunday 28th May 2017, 8:55

Petoskey, Michigan -

What a wild night!

They cloudy skies had seemingly put the kibosh of seeing the show...when all of a sudden the clouds parted and a nice storm shown over Petoskey. I just love a good Northern Lights show!

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