Summer Getaways in Petoskey, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Boyne City
Petoskey trip guide: What to do
For information or to plan your trip, contact the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau (231/348-2755; petoskeyarea.com).
Big Bear Adventures An excellent Sturgeon River outfitter offers rentals to suit any skill level (231/238-8181; bigbearadventures.com).
Bear River Valley Recreation Area Birdsong accompanies walks through wooded and open scenery along downtown Petoskey's new white water course (231/347-2500).
Crooked Tree Arts Center Galleries and studios fill a beautifully restored Methodist church (231/347-4337; crookedtree.org).
Little Traverse Wheelway Take time to pull aside for photo ops along this scenic bike path (231/348-8280; trailscouncil.org).
North Country Cycle Sport Knowledgeable staff map out their favorite trails at this bike rental and sporting gear shop (231/487-1999; northcountrycyclesport.com).
Petoskey State Park Relax on the sprawling beach, but don't forget bug repellent (231/347-2311; michigan.gov/petoskey).
Pictured: Downtown Petoskey has 90 shops and restaurants.