Katherine's Guidebook

Katherine
Katherine's Guidebook

Sightseeing

A great way to view the city - on the bluff! There are many associations that have private views like this, but this is open to the public! For free parking, park your car on E Bluff Drive near the high school. If you enjoy historical houses, you can continue walking east on the bluff to see some beautiful architecture and homes. We highly recommend also walking on the board walk near the high school that takes you downtown. There’s great photo opportunities all along the bluff, and at the start of the boardwalk. For more of a European city feel, you can also walk down the steeper sidewalk towards the east - or up it for a good workout!!
Bluff Walk
A great way to view the city - on the bluff! There are many associations that have private views like this, but this is open to the public! For free parking, park your car on E Bluff Drive near the high school. If you enjoy historical houses, you can continue walking east on the bluff to see some beautiful architecture and homes. We highly recommend also walking on the board walk near the high school that takes you downtown. There’s great photo opportunities all along the bluff, and at the start of the boardwalk. For more of a European city feel, you can also walk down the steeper sidewalk towards the east - or up it for a good workout!!
The Boyne Highlands Chairlift rides are a must do if you’re visiting late September / early-mid October!! Look online at their chairlift schedule, it’s well worth the wait and is such a unique experience!
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The Highlands at Harbor Springs
600 Highland Road
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The Boyne Highlands Chairlift rides are a must do if you’re visiting late September / early-mid October!! Look online at their chairlift schedule, it’s well worth the wait and is such a unique experience!
There’s always a variety of things to do at Pond Hill Farm! A LARGE human slingshot thrower, trails, wine and food, hay rides, a unique playground for kids, and activities for people of ALL ages. Look on Facebook or on their website for upcoming events! Note - this is a good place to stop on your way to Cross Village! However, it can get pretty packed in the fall with the color tour and activities!
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Pond Hill Farm
5699 South Lake Shore Drive
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There’s always a variety of things to do at Pond Hill Farm! A LARGE human slingshot thrower, trails, wine and food, hay rides, a unique playground for kids, and activities for people of ALL ages. Look on Facebook or on their website for upcoming events! Note - this is a good place to stop on your way to Cross Village! However, it can get pretty packed in the fall with the color tour and activities!
Go down middle road to m-119 and enjoy the views. We recommend taking state road on your way back if you want to make the long ride shorter and avoid extra traffic. Stop along the beaches at Goodhart (Township park with white church), go to Leggs Inn - there are sometimes even concerts in the park in Cross Village in the evenings! Autumn color tip - If you want to see more vibrant colors, there’s surprisingly more inland! Harbor Springs to Wolverine has some beautiful views. And out in the country area of Petoskey has some breath taking views as well!
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Tunnel of Trees
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Go down middle road to m-119 and enjoy the views. We recommend taking state road on your way back if you want to make the long ride shorter and avoid extra traffic. Stop along the beaches at Goodhart (Township park with white church), go to Leggs Inn - there are sometimes even concerts in the park in Cross Village in the evenings! Autumn color tip - If you want to see more vibrant colors, there’s surprisingly more inland! Harbor Springs to Wolverine has some beautiful views. And out in the country area of Petoskey has some breath taking views as well!
If you like history, architecture, or want a beautiful walk by the water - this is the place to visit! A popular spot to walk, run, or bike in Harbor Springs, and with great sunset views. You’ll see historic Victorian homes, a view of “the point” and various boats. A nice place to start is at Zoll Street Park. If you have time, walk past the drinking fountain and the main Wequetonsing dock, and go to the end of the road to see some of our favorite homes!
Wequetonsing
If you like history, architecture, or want a beautiful walk by the water - this is the place to visit! A popular spot to walk, run, or bike in Harbor Springs, and with great sunset views. You’ll see historic Victorian homes, a view of “the point” and various boats. A nice place to start is at Zoll Street Park. If you have time, walk past the drinking fountain and the main Wequetonsing dock, and go to the end of the road to see some of our favorite homes!
All things lavender - this is a fantastic spot even in the off season! In the fall, sunflowers are blooming and all of the lavender products are still for sale. There is also live music and events throughout the summer and fall - check their website for more details. Definitely a unique and relaxing place to visit!
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Lavender Hill Farm
7354 Horton Bay Rd N
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All things lavender - this is a fantastic spot even in the off season! In the fall, sunflowers are blooming and all of the lavender products are still for sale. There is also live music and events throughout the summer and fall - check their website for more details. Definitely a unique and relaxing place to visit!
A BEAUTIFUL spot in Petoskey to get whatever is in season! There are many great organic farms in the area as well.
Bill's Farm Market
4450 E Mitchell Rd
A BEAUTIFUL spot in Petoskey to get whatever is in season! There are many great organic farms in the area as well.
This is an incredible spot! Go in the middle of a night for a meteor shower or just to look at the stars. There’s sometimes live music at night, there are trails nearby, and an observatory. You can look online for the observatory hours.
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Headlands International Dark Sky Park
15675 Headlands Road
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This is an incredible spot! Go in the middle of a night for a meteor shower or just to look at the stars. There’s sometimes live music at night, there are trails nearby, and an observatory. You can look online for the observatory hours.

Trails

Often missed by tourists, this is a relaxing and quaint walking trail right near downtown Petoskey that is great ALL year round! Make sure to walk all along the trail near the rapids - not just on the sidewalk! Once you come to the 2nd bridge, you can walk past to get to the mini waterfall. The entire trail loops around, and is often overlooked by visitors! Bear River was the original name of the city of Petoskey, and it’s one of our favorite spots to hike/walk! The entire river is about 15 miles long, but this is just a small portion of it!
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Bear River Valley Recreation Area
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Often missed by tourists, this is a relaxing and quaint walking trail right near downtown Petoskey that is great ALL year round! Make sure to walk all along the trail near the rapids - not just on the sidewalk! Once you come to the 2nd bridge, you can walk past to get to the mini waterfall. The entire trail loops around, and is often overlooked by visitors! Bear River was the original name of the city of Petoskey, and it’s one of our favorite spots to hike/walk! The entire river is about 15 miles long, but this is just a small portion of it!
A great walk for all ages, with a pond area, and a beautiful beach that takes you out to lake Mi! These trails have a fairytale feeling to them, and there are some interactive activities for kids inside the main lodge. Tip - Bring a sweatshirt or jacket on a windy day because it's always a little cooler by lake MI.
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
6696 Lower Shore Dr
A great walk for all ages, with a pond area, and a beautiful beach that takes you out to lake Mi! These trails have a fairytale feeling to them, and there are some interactive activities for kids inside the main lodge. Tip - Bring a sweatshirt or jacket on a windy day because it's always a little cooler by lake MI.
This area used to be a golf course, which they recently converted into a nature preserve. There are some gorgeous views here - especially in the fall! You can also get a good workout in walking up some of the larger hills.
Offield Family Viewlands
3264 Powell Road
This area used to be a golf course, which they recently converted into a nature preserve. There are some gorgeous views here - especially in the fall! You can also get a good workout in walking up some of the larger hills.
Right off of Quick Rd., this is a beautiful trail spot to see autumn color! There are shorter and longer trail options - and opportunities to take a more leisure walk, or get a decent workout in!
Offield Family Nature Preserve Trail
Right off of Quick Rd., this is a beautiful trail spot to see autumn color! There are shorter and longer trail options - and opportunities to take a more leisure walk, or get a decent workout in!
This little connection of nature preserves in the Harbor Springs Glenn Drive neighborhood often looks like a fairytale! Only about 8-10 minute drive from the Nature Preserve. There’s a little pond, mature trees, moss, and you can walk as much or as little as you’d like. A less traveled area that is definitely an overlooked spot in Harbor Springs!
Raunecker Walking Trail
This little connection of nature preserves in the Harbor Springs Glenn Drive neighborhood often looks like a fairytale! Only about 8-10 minute drive from the Nature Preserve. There’s a little pond, mature trees, moss, and you can walk as much or as little as you’d like. A less traveled area that is definitely an overlooked spot in Harbor Springs!
This is a ski resort - but it’s gorgeous in the summer and fall as well! This is the highest peak in Harbor Springs, and is less touristy than Boyne Highlands. You can simply drive up and park in the parking lot for some gorgeous views and a good workout!
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Nubs Nob Ski Resort
500 Nubs Nob Road
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This is a ski resort - but it’s gorgeous in the summer and fall as well! This is the highest peak in Harbor Springs, and is less touristy than Boyne Highlands. You can simply drive up and park in the parking lot for some gorgeous views and a good workout!
One of the coolest not as well known nature preserves in my opinion! It’s a shorter walk, but you will see some incredible things on this little island!
Oden Island Nature Preserve Trail
One of the coolest not as well known nature preserves in my opinion! It’s a shorter walk, but you will see some incredible things on this little island!
The views and trails here are fantastic! A relaxed environment with so much to explore! You can read more about the park online.
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Wilderness State Park
903 Wilderness Park Drive
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The views and trails here are fantastic! A relaxed environment with so much to explore! You can read more about the park online.

Beaches

Local Beach Areas
The main downtown beach, this is a great beach for kids, families, and people of all ages! Only a 7-8 minute drive from the Nature Retreat.
Zorn Park Beach
The main downtown beach, this is a great beach for kids, families, and people of all ages! Only a 7-8 minute drive from the Nature Retreat.
If you want a more secluded beach experience, don’t want to drive far, and don’t mind climbing a few rocks - then this is the place! One of Harbor Springs’ best “hidden” secrets! You drive past the Harbor Club and Harbor pointe association, go down Glenn Dr., then you’ll come to this little beach haven. Note - the best swimming here is on calm days.
Glenn Drive
If you want a more secluded beach experience, don’t want to drive far, and don’t mind climbing a few rocks - then this is the place! One of Harbor Springs’ best “hidden” secrets! You drive past the Harbor Club and Harbor pointe association, go down Glenn Dr., then you’ll come to this little beach haven. Note - the best swimming here is on calm days.
A fun swimming spot near downtown Harbor Springs - often called the "dog" beach because it's a pet friendly beach!
Zoll Street Beach
A fun swimming spot near downtown Harbor Springs - often called the "dog" beach because it's a pet friendly beach!
Great sunset views, dunes, rock hunting, and many fun hiking spots! Nice and close to Harbor Springs, and great for all ages.
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Petoskey State Park
2475 Michigan 119
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Great sunset views, dunes, rock hunting, and many fun hiking spots! Nice and close to Harbor Springs, and great for all ages.
A more secluded, sandy, and less busy beach, great for all ages!
Sturgeon Bay
A more secluded, sandy, and less busy beach, great for all ages!
The water is a warmer at Burt Lake compared to most spots! Kayak rentals and paddle boards available.
Burt Lake
The water is a warmer at Burt Lake compared to most spots! Kayak rentals and paddle boards available.
The beach here is smaller - but Walloon Lake is beautiful for boating, kayaking, or paddle boarding! Rentals are provided right on the lake.
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Walloon Lake
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The beach here is smaller - but Walloon Lake is beautiful for boating, kayaking, or paddle boarding! Rentals are provided right on the lake.
In Charlevoix...a beautiful spot to visit if you haven’t been here yet! There’s an old fashioned draw bridge that allows you to see boats come in and out - and even boat tours. The beach is great for all ages and has a play structure for kids. The mushroom houses are right nearby, along with some fun trails that lead to other less traveled beaches. Highly recommend taking a day trip to Charlevoix!
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Michigan Beach Park
95 Grant St
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In Charlevoix...a beautiful spot to visit if you haven’t been here yet! There’s an old fashioned draw bridge that allows you to see boats come in and out - and even boat tours. The beach is great for all ages and has a play structure for kids. The mushroom houses are right nearby, along with some fun trails that lead to other less traveled beaches. Highly recommend taking a day trip to Charlevoix!

Live Music

Live music in northern MI!
Beards Brewery not only has a beautiful view of little traverse bay, but it's one of the few venues with great live music throughout the year! Owen James performs here every 2nd Sunday of the month, they have a Celtic music round and open mic once a month. They book musicians from a variety of genres: blues, rock. jazz, singer/singer-songwriter, traditional folk and country. Once in a while they'll turn the restaurant into an entire concert space. Check out their events on their website and Facebook page. If you enjoy sunsets - highly recommend missing the dinner rush and visiting around sunset instead.
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Beards Brewery
215 East Lake Street
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Beards Brewery not only has a beautiful view of little traverse bay, but it's one of the few venues with great live music throughout the year! Owen James performs here every 2nd Sunday of the month, they have a Celtic music round and open mic once a month. They book musicians from a variety of genres: blues, rock. jazz, singer/singer-songwriter, traditional folk and country. Once in a while they'll turn the restaurant into an entire concert space. Check out their events on their website and Facebook page. If you enjoy sunsets - highly recommend missing the dinner rush and visiting around sunset instead.
State Road Provisions just started hosting live music. Definitely worth checking out! Their schedule is online.
State Road Provisions
2983 S State St
State Road Provisions just started hosting live music. Definitely worth checking out! Their schedule is online.
Located in Bay Harbor, there are a variety of well known acts throughout the year. https://www.greatlakescfa.org/events
Great Lakes Center for the Arts
Located in Bay Harbor, there are a variety of well known acts throughout the year. https://www.greatlakescfa.org/events
A unique association with historic victorian houses and buildings. They also hold music concerts throughout the summer. You can find more information online: https://www.bayviewassociation.org/performingarts/
Bay View
A unique association with historic victorian houses and buildings. They also hold music concerts throughout the summer. You can find more information online: https://www.bayviewassociation.org/performingarts/
There is live music (Stroll The Streets) on Friday nights in Boyne City throughout the summer!
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Boyne City
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There is live music (Stroll The Streets) on Friday nights in Boyne City throughout the summer!
Street Musique - Every Thursday in the summer, there’s 4-5 different bands throughout downtown Harbor Springs! https://visitharborspringsmichigan.com/stories/street_musique_downtown_harbor_springs_michigan_music_thursdays_summer You can also see live music at the Farmer's Market every Wednesday and Friday, 9am - 1pm.
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Harbor Springs
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Street Musique - Every Thursday in the summer, there’s 4-5 different bands throughout downtown Harbor Springs! https://visitharborspringsmichigan.com/stories/street_musique_downtown_harbor_springs_michigan_music_thursdays_summer You can also see live music at the Farmer's Market every Wednesday and Friday, 9am - 1pm.
In the summer, there’s live music here every Wednesday and Friday at noon! A great lunch/picnic spot!
Pennsylvania Park
In the summer, there’s live music here every Wednesday and Friday at noon! A great lunch/picnic spot!
There's always great live music from 9:30am - 12:30pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the farmers markets downtown! (through the beginning of October).
Harbor Springs Farmers Market
There's always great live music from 9:30am - 12:30pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the farmers markets downtown! (through the beginning of October).
There’s usually live music here every weekend in the bar/restaurant area. You can find more information on their website!
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Northern Lights Recreation
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There’s usually live music here every weekend in the bar/restaurant area. You can find more information on their website!

Food scene

There are so many quality food/ice cream/fudge spots in northern MI, I could be here all day listing them! You can easily do your own research, but I wanted to point out a handful of spots throughout northern Michigan that you might enjoy.
The Paper Station is one of our favorite spots in Harbor Springs! They serve a variety of unique meal options for meat lovers and vegetarians, it’s hard to say what’s our favorite. You can take a look at their menu online, and make sure to book ahead if you can. Something that’s not always on the menu, but that you can usually ask for, is their homemade flavorful black bean burger!
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The Paper Station Bistro
145 E Main St
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The Paper Station is one of our favorite spots in Harbor Springs! They serve a variety of unique meal options for meat lovers and vegetarians, it’s hard to say what’s our favorite. You can take a look at their menu online, and make sure to book ahead if you can. Something that’s not always on the menu, but that you can usually ask for, is their homemade flavorful black bean burger!
Located in Harbor Springs…If you are looking for some of the best steak, chicken wings, or a good black bean burger, this is a great pick! We’ve never gotten anything at Vernales we don’t love. The entire group can can dine by the fire/bar area and enjoy some chicken wings, or you can dine in the other part of the restaurant and enjoy a steak or specialty meal.
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Vernales Restaurant
3018 M-119
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Located in Harbor Springs…If you are looking for some of the best steak, chicken wings, or a good black bean burger, this is a great pick! We’ve never gotten anything at Vernales we don’t love. The entire group can can dine by the fire/bar area and enjoy some chicken wings, or you can dine in the other part of the restaurant and enjoy a steak or specialty meal.
Looking for a cozy throwback spot?This a classic diner where you can always get a great piece of pizza. Definitely worth visiting!
Turkey's
250 East Main Street
Looking for a cozy throwback spot?This a classic diner where you can always get a great piece of pizza. Definitely worth visiting!
The place where Hemingway used to write - if you enjoy good food and history, this is a great spot in Petoskey! When you walk into City Park Grill you'll see the beautiful hand carved wood bar where Hemingway used to write, and even his old cigar burn on the wood. They often have live music, and also give tours in the cellar area on various days that show some of the gangster history in northern MI.
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City Park Grill
432 East Lake Street
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The place where Hemingway used to write - if you enjoy good food and history, this is a great spot in Petoskey! When you walk into City Park Grill you'll see the beautiful hand carved wood bar where Hemingway used to write, and even his old cigar burn on the wood. They often have live music, and also give tours in the cellar area on various days that show some of the gangster history in northern MI.
The Sunday brunch here is a great choice!! There’s always a pianist playing here as you enjoy the views of Little Traverse Bay. Staffords Bay View restaurant and The Terrace Inn are other great historic restaurants to check out as well.
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Stafford's Perry Hotel
100 Lewis Street
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The Sunday brunch here is a great choice!! There’s always a pianist playing here as you enjoy the views of Little Traverse Bay. Staffords Bay View restaurant and The Terrace Inn are other great historic restaurants to check out as well.
A unique menu with gluten free, vegan/vegetarian friendly options. I used to work at this restaurant, and although I haven’t been back in a while - I can honestly speak to the caliber of food and service provided here. Not to forget the gorgeous sunset views right on the bay. This is a great spot for any celebration or special event.
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Palette Bistro
321 Bay Street
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A unique menu with gluten free, vegan/vegetarian friendly options. I used to work at this restaurant, and although I haven’t been back in a while - I can honestly speak to the caliber of food and service provided here. Not to forget the gorgeous sunset views right on the bay. This is a great spot for any celebration or special event.
A beautiful local spot with live music through the summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays! You can call and double check about events and music before you go.
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Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery
3720 Atkins Rd
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A beautiful local spot with live music through the summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays! You can call and double check about events and music before you go.
If you're looking for in season, organic, delicious, and affordable food options, this is the place to be! Most visitors might not know that in the back of the Grain Train are some unique and delicious hot food (and cold food) options! From burritos, to homeade soups, to everything your healthy heart could desire. Highly recommend for lunch and dinner! You can eat at the Grain Train, or take your food to a park or by the waterfront.
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Grain Train Natural Foods Market
220 East Mitchell Street
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If you're looking for in season, organic, delicious, and affordable food options, this is the place to be! Most visitors might not know that in the back of the Grain Train are some unique and delicious hot food (and cold food) options! From burritos, to homeade soups, to everything your healthy heart could desire. Highly recommend for lunch and dinner! You can eat at the Grain Train, or take your food to a park or by the waterfront.
If you're in Boyne City, this is a quality Mexican restaurant. We've always had a great experience here, and they have a variety of interesting and filling items on the menu.
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Red Mesa Grill
117 Water Street
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If you're in Boyne City, this is a quality Mexican restaurant. We've always had a great experience here, and they have a variety of interesting and filling items on the menu.
If you are a chocolate or candy lover, you might want to visit Kilwin's main location/Chocolate Kitchen factory. You can call them or look online for their guided tour hours!
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Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen
1050 Bay View Rd
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If you are a chocolate or candy lover, you might want to visit Kilwin's main location/Chocolate Kitchen factory. You can call them or look online for their guided tour hours!
A relatively new restaurant in Charlevoix, MI with the most delicious food and pastries! Bringing history, classic and eclectic dishes to the table. I visited here once, and can't wait to go back! Read more about them here: https://my-grandmothers-table.com/about/
My Grandmothers Table
115 Bridge Street
A relatively new restaurant in Charlevoix, MI with the most delicious food and pastries! Bringing history, classic and eclectic dishes to the table. I visited here once, and can't wait to go back! Read more about them here: https://my-grandmothers-table.com/about/
Such a fun spot if you're exploring Petoskey for the day and can't decide what you want to eat! There are a variety of quality food trucks. Everything from Mexican to mediterranean - pizza, grinders, vegetarian, ice cream etc. Note - The Cheese & Co. surprisingly has some great gluten free and vegetarian options. The Back Lot occasionally has music during the summer as well.
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The Back Lot Beer Garden
425 Michigan St
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Such a fun spot if you're exploring Petoskey for the day and can't decide what you want to eat! There are a variety of quality food trucks. Everything from Mexican to mediterranean - pizza, grinders, vegetarian, ice cream etc. Note - The Cheese & Co. surprisingly has some great gluten free and vegetarian options. The Back Lot occasionally has music during the summer as well.
A northern MI experience! Fresh meat, great hamburgers, fish options - a rustic diner feel.
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Moose Jaw Junction
966 West Van Road
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A northern MI experience! Fresh meat, great hamburgers, fish options - a rustic diner feel.
A very unique experience in Cross Village! Wonderful food, and historic scenery. Just be prepared, this is a VERY busy restaurant - especially on the weekends!
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Legs Inn
6425 North Lake Shore Drive
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A very unique experience in Cross Village! Wonderful food, and historic scenery. Just be prepared, this is a VERY busy restaurant - especially on the weekends!
Homeade bread and sauce - great sandwiches!!
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Gurney's Harbor Bottle Shop
215 East Main Street
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Homeade bread and sauce - great sandwiches!!
A classic which most people know about, but you can never go wrong with a Tom's Mom's cookie! :)
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Tom's Mom's Cookies
267 S Spring St
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A classic which most people know about, but you can never go wrong with a Tom's Mom's cookie! :)

Family/Group Local Fun

A beautiful and unique theater experience! You can purchase tickets online or at the theater, but the smaller theaters have limited tickets. Note - It may seem odd, but go into the restrooms at the theater! They are some of the most beautiful and classy theater bathrooms you may ever see!
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Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre
275 E Main St
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A beautiful and unique theater experience! You can purchase tickets online or at the theater, but the smaller theaters have limited tickets. Note - It may seem odd, but go into the restrooms at the theater! They are some of the most beautiful and classy theater bathrooms you may ever see!
Bowling, laser tag, arcade games, and live music on the weekends are great for the chilly winter months!
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Northern Lights Recreation
8865 Michigan 119
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Bowling, laser tag, arcade games, and live music on the weekends are great for the chilly winter months!
Surrounded by mature trees, the Petoskey Winter Sports Park is one of the most beautiful public places to ice skate and sled in Michigan!
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Petoskey Winter Sports Park
1100 Winter Park Ln
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Surrounded by mature trees, the Petoskey Winter Sports Park is one of the most beautiful public places to ice skate and sled in Michigan!
There are often many options for group activities listed on their website. But all the things I listed - the trails and beaches are of course great for groups as well!
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The Highlands at Harbor Springs
600 Highland Road
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There are often many options for group activities listed on their website. But all the things I listed - the trails and beaches are of course great for groups as well!
There’s always a variety of things to do at Pond Hill Farm! A LARGE human slingshot thrower for both adults and kids, trails, wine and food, hay rides, a unique playground for kids, and activities for people of ALL ages. Look on Facebook or on their website for upcoming events! Note - this is a fun place to stop on your way to Cross Village!
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Pond Hill Farm
5699 South Lake Shore Drive
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There’s always a variety of things to do at Pond Hill Farm! A LARGE human slingshot thrower for both adults and kids, trails, wine and food, hay rides, a unique playground for kids, and activities for people of ALL ages. Look on Facebook or on their website for upcoming events! Note - this is a fun place to stop on your way to Cross Village!
A perfect way to start your Wednesday or Saturday morning! There are always fantastic vendors and live music at the farmers market throughout the summer and fall season! I've been to MANY farmers markets, and this is by far one of the best! Tip - although many vendors accept credit cards, make sure to bring plenty of cash!
Harbor Springs Farmers Market
A perfect way to start your Wednesday or Saturday morning! There are always fantastic vendors and live music at the farmers market throughout the summer and fall season! I've been to MANY farmers markets, and this is by far one of the best! Tip - although many vendors accept credit cards, make sure to bring plenty of cash!
The Black Barn Farm is a fun stop if you're going out towards Cross Village. They often put on fun events throughout the different seasons. Check their website or FB page.
Black Barn Farm
6241 North State Road
The Black Barn Farm is a fun stop if you're going out towards Cross Village. They often put on fun events throughout the different seasons. Check their website or FB page.
A unique and fun toy shop for kids or all ages!
Rocking Horse Toy Co
154 E Main St
A unique and fun toy shop for kids or all ages!
A quaint local bookstore. :)
Between the Covers
106 E Main St
A quaint local bookstore. :)
A good selections of books and journals with some used books
McLean and Eakin
307 East Lake Street
A good selections of books and journals with some used books

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Bear River walk

Make sure to go to walk along the trails right by the rapids of Bear River! Continue on to the 2nd bridge, and go past the 2nd bridge if you want to come to the mini waterfall! It loops all the way around, and it’s best to go after a rainfall.
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Harbor Springs Farmers Market

There are farmers markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am - 1pm. There’s live music and a plethora of great vendors from all over northern MI! They are ALL wonderful, it just depends on what you’re looking for. Some of our favorites include the pesto from Black Barn Farm and all of the goodies from My Sisters Bake Shop!
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Marathon Gas Station

If you’re looking for items like marshmallows and graham crackers or other simple things late at night, I would try the Marathon gas station! Take State street like you’re heading downtown, and it’ll be on your left. The Dollar General can also be another good option, but isn’t usually open late.
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Rock Hunting

There are MANY places to find Petoskey stones or beach glass. You can explore in Cross Village, Good Hart, Charlevoix, or other locations. However, one of our favorite spots is the the left of the breakwall (lighthouse) in Petoskey. We always seem to find Petoskey stones or beach glass here!
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The Paper Station Bistro

The Paper Station is one of our favorite spots! They serve a variety of unique meal options, it’s hard to say what’s our favorite! You can take a look at their menu online, and make sure to book ahead if you can. Something that’s not always on the menu, but that you can usually ask for, is their homemade black bean burger!
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Biking

Biking is a popular way to get around for many tourists - and some locals! Unfortunately our house isn’t near the safest biking location. However, you can rent bikes from a variety of spots - The Outfitters downtown Harbor Springs being one of them. The bike trail from Harbor Springs to Petoskey and Charlevoix is such a fun adventure! Mountain biking is also VERY popular in northern MI. If you enjoy biking - we highly recommend looking into the different trails and biking events!