Petoskey is nestled along the shores of Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan, in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan. This beautiful resort community is steeped in history, Victorian architecture, and breathtaking views. Surrounded by the equally charming and historic communities of Harbor Springs and Charlevoix, the Petoskey area boasts unparalleled beauty and charm, offering residents and visitors alike the opportunity to unwind and enjoy nature at its finest.
The Gaslight District is has been a shopping destination for more than 100 years, this district is bursting with boutiques and galleries. Downtown Petoskey also features great views of Little Traverse Bay, both fine and casual dining options, brew pubs and wine bars all on streets lined with historic gas lights. Enjoy seasonal concerts in the gazebo in Pennsylvania Park downtown Petoskey, as well as great events all year long.
The Holiday Open House in Petoskey which features food and beverages in the shops and live music and fun in the streets, twinkling with holiday lights and festivities has become one of the most well-attended holiday events in northern Michigan.
Other noted attractions in Petoskey are Petoskey State Park with a lovely sandy beach and camping, Crooked Tree Arts Center which features classes in art, dance, cooking and also includes a fabulous ballet and theatrical arts program. Bay View which is a lovely neighborhood, set back in time with its charming Victorian cottages, a Performing Arts Center with great performances during the summer months, as well as the Terrace Inn built in 1911 which stays open year round for guests.
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