Petoskey Area Information

Petoskey Michigan Lighthouse

Petoskey, Michigan serves as a hub for tourists from the surrounding communities of Bay Harbor, Bay View, and Harbor Springs. These communities are situated along the beautiful shores of Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan.

The area is known for boating, sailing, biking, skiing, snowboarding, shopping, unique breweries and wineries, and the gateway to the beautiful Tunnel of Trees (M-119).

Downtown Petoskey Michigan

Downtown Petoskey is a popular year round destination on the shores of Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. Tourists love visiting the Gaslight Shopping District in downtown Petoskey with its unique shops, fine restaurants, breweries and distilleries.

Just recently, Petoskey was listed as #6 on Smithsonian’s list of Best Small Towns in America to Visit.

Bay Harbor Michigan Balloon Fest

The Village at Bay Harbor is located on the beautiful Bay Harbor Lake Marina and is a magical place to visit with specialty shops, boutiques, and luxurious waterfront dining.

Harbor Springs Michigan

Harbor Springs is a waterfront community on the north side of Little Traverse and is home to the deepest freshwater harbor in the Great Lake.

Walk along Main Street in downtown Harbor Springs and visit art galleries and diverse culinary attractions. Head north and take a drive along the popular Tunnel of Trees (M-119).

Area Dining, Wineries, Breweries, & Spirits

You are bound to get hungry and thirsty will all there is to do in Petoskey. From fine dining to burgers & beers, Petoskey’s dining choices are sure to satisfy your needs. Please contact restaurants before visiting. Due to COVID-19, restaurants are operating at 50% capacity or require masks to enter. Many restaurants and breweries are offering take-out options. You can get meals to go and have a picnic at the beach or in a local park.

Things to Do in the Petoskey Area

Petoskey is known for unique events and special activities but, in order to keep people safe this summer, many signature 2020 events have been moved to 2021. For the most current and complete list of activities and things to do, please visit the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau. They are doing a wonderful job keeping the calendar updated.