Northern Michigan RV adventures in Petoskey.
Located on Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, Petoskey is packed with recreation possibilities for adventurous RVers, from fishing to hiking.
Petoskey is a four-seasons community. From beautiful fall foliage, to morel mushrooms in the spring, to top-notch skiing and snowboarding in the winter months, Petoskey has it all. Winter activities are truly spectacular in the Petoskey area. Come enjoy all to see and do.
Feel like staying in town? Petoskey’s Gaslight District is the place to shop, walk, dine and enjoy. Walk through the pedestrian tunnel to the beautiful waterfront park, where you can watch the boats come into the marina or visit the Little Traverse History Museum.
You can also visit the Crooked Tree Arts Center, bike the Little Traverse Wheelway, take in a musical performance in Historic Bay View or play outdoors.
Northern Michigan RV Outdoor Escapes
There is nothing like a walk on the beach or a bike ride through the woods to quiet the mind and refresh the soul. One of the top reasons that visitors and summer residents return year after year to Northern Michigan is the abundance of outdoor activities.
A bike ride north of Harbor Springs might find an encounter with a deer not a city bus. A run along the Petoskey waterfront can be met with a glistening sunrise over blue water not over high rises. No high rises are here. No crowds. No traffic. No worries.
Outdoor activities are a huge part of why many people visit Northern Michigan. Visitors and summer residents often bring back with them memories of vacations past and create new memories filled with beach days, picnics, hikes, walks, runs, boat rides and golf games after dinner.
Summertime in Michigan
Northern Michigan is blessed with long summer days. Because it’s on the western edge of the Eastern time zone, sunset in July nears 10 p.m. A round of golf after dinner? Yes! Or go kayaking, water skiing, fishing, bike riding or tossing the disk on disk golf course. Its all doable after dinner in the summer months.
Summer is not the only season to be outdoors. Winter here is spectacular. Three of the country’s best downhill ski resorts — Nub’s Nob, Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain are here. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, backcountry skiing, ice skating and sledding fill each and every winter day.
Spring brings out the golf clubs, the bikes and the fishing gear. Play a round and then go morel mushroom hunting. Or bike along the North County Trail and then walk on the beach and watch the sunset.
In town, sidewalk sales showcase rare treasures for shoppers of clothing, antiques and curios.
The fabulous colors of fall make a round of golf or sail on Little Traverse Bay a must.
Northern Michigan is not a place where people sit indoors. There is just too much to do and too many ways to spend the day in the Great Outdoors.