Petoskey Area
Activities & Things To Do

Vacations and weekend get aways are a great time to take part in a variety of activities. In Northern Michigan, you can fill your day with everything from a picnic on the beach in the summer, to biking in the fall, to downhill skiing in the winter, to hunting for mushrooms in the spring.

Petoskey is the place to try new things! Rent a bike or a kayak, go snow tubing, attend a concert or an art fair, or play a round of golf with friends.

From dawn to dusk, it is here for you to enjoy in Northern Michigan.

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Bay Harbor Lake Marina
832 Front St, Bay Harbor, MI 49770, 231-439-2544,
Resort amenity marina in the waterfront Village at Bay Harbor. Shopping, dining, residential homes, lodging, vacation homes, seasonal events and more. Transient, seasonal slips. Shoppers’ docks.
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Earl Young Mushroom House Tours
Downtown, Charlevoix, MI 49720, 231-445-0770
Voted #1 "Thing To Do" on TripAdvisor and "Best of Charlevoix 2019," we offer 50 minute GEM car tours of all 28 Mushroom Houses, a.k.a Hobbit Houses/Gnome Homes, located in Charlevoix. Visit our website for booking and information or call. $20 per seat. Facebook/Instagram: Mushroom House Tours.
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Harbor Springs Ice Fest
Downtown, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, 231-526-2104
Downtown Harbor Springs will be filled with ice sculptures and winter activities the first weekend in February. Ice carvings, dueling chainsaws, horse and carriage rides, chili cook off, dog sled demonstrations, ski bike and snowshoe demonstrations, Find Frosty, hot chocolate, s'mores and more.
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Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center
327 E. Bluff St, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, 231-526-4887
This spectacular Performing Ars Center is the place to enjoy music, theatre, and special events. For upcoming cultural events go to www.harborps.org, select Performing Arts Center, click on Events Calendar; or call for a recorded message.
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Little Traverse Conservancy
3264 Powell Rd., Harbor Springs, MI 49740, 231-347-0991
The Little Traverse Conservancy owns and manages more than 164 nature preserves within the five-county service area (Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Mackinac, and Chippewa counties). Hike the many Conservancy trails or take part in educational hikes, walks, kayak jaunts, and more.
Northern Lights Recreation
8865 Harbor-Petoskey Rd., Harbor Springs, MI 49740, 231-347-3100
16 automatic scoring, smoke-free lanes of bowling for ages 3 and up. Open bowling daily 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Live music every Friday and Saturday. Also 18 challenging holes of indoor mini golf. Hourly rental rate pool rooms and coin operated arcade.
Odawa Casino Resort
1760 Lears Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770, 231-439-6100, 877-442-6464
Full-service casino near Little Traverse Bay featuring 1,000 exciting slot machines, over 20 table games, poker room, night club, gift shop, and three great dining options.
Petoskey State Park
2475 M-119, Petoskey, MI 49770, 231-347-2311, 800-447-2757
Camping, hiking, beaches, dunes, playgrounds, Petoskey stones--all of it and more can be found at this spectacular Michigan state park. Located at the end of Little Traverse Bay, boaters will often be found anchored off the beach as the boaters swim or search for Petoskey stones.
Professional Captain John P. Shaw
231-347-6457
Coast Guard licensed captain available hourly, daily, or longer. Power and sail endorsed, knowledge of all local ports. Hire Capt. Shaw to pilot your boat so you can relax and enjoy the beauty of northern Michigan or entertain your guests onboard! Nautical instruction. Available to move your boat by water to any port. Boat evaluation. USCG license #820080.
Taste of Harbor Springs
On the Waterfront, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, 231-526-7999
Don't miss the annual Taste of Harbor Springs September 18, 2021. The big tent on the waterfront in downtown Harbor Springs will be filled with the foods of more than 25 area restaurants.
Todd and Brad Reed Photography
The "Tuesdays with Todd and Brad Reed" project takes this father and son photography team all over Michigan to document the state's beauty. Follow along with their photographic adventures by watching these short videos, each about three minutes long. A unique Michigan video is posted for every week of the year.
Ugotta Regatta
Little Traverse Yacht Club, On Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, 231-526-7919
Every year during the last weekend of July, sailboats from across the Midwest and beyond hoist their sails to race in the Ugotta Regatta. July 23-25, 2021, watch the action from Petoskey’s Sunset Park, Petoskey State Park, or on the water.



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