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At the top of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, you’ll find the charming lakeshore town of Petoskey tucked away on Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. Petoskey is a great place to spend a summer weekend relaxing. With so many activities to choose from, there is something for everyone, from outdoor ...
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Next time you take a spring walk in the Michigan woods, keep your head down. You might find an elusive morel mushroom if you train your eyes on the ground. In Michigan, morel mushroom season begins in early April and runs as late as early June in the northern most parts of the state. People are cr...
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Categories:  Travel

Let the Easter fun begin. Join us on Saturday, April 16, 2022, for an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt all over Downtown Petoskey. Simply scan the QR code above and you will be taken to your scavenger hunt registration. There, you will be given all of the clues you need for your hunt. The clues...
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If you are a fan of Taco Tuesdays, then this recipe is for you! Instead of tacos for your next Mexican dish, try making a taco pie. This meal is quick and easy to make and will have your family members grabbing for a second slice every time!  Ingredients 1 package of crescent rolls1 ...
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Pasties, (pronounced like “pass tea”) are something we eat. These meat and vegetable hand pies were brought to Michigan by Cornish miners who ate the portable delicacies on their lunch break. Think of them as homemade Hot Pockets that actually taste good. Now pasties are a delicious par...
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Categories:  Travel, Michigan Love

Have you ever been stumped about what to get someone for a birthday gift or upcomingholiday? People can spend hours banging their heads trying to come up with a creative idea fortheir loved ones. Grandpa Shorter's has got you covered! Whether it's a gift for an upcomingbirthday or the next holiday ...
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First things first, let’s get the pronunciation correct. It’s not pay-stee, as in, "My legs are always pasty white after a long Michigan winter." It’s pass-tea. Got it? Good. We Michiganders are passionate about our pasties, and we want to make sure you get it right. Let's talk about the Michi...
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The Great Lakes shoreline is a paradise for rock collectors. Our beaches are filled with beautiful rocks like Lake Superior agate, Halysites, Petoskey stones, Charlevoix stones, Leland blue, granite, and many more. Whether you're visiting the beaches of Petoskey, Charlevoix, or somewhere ne...
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Categories:  Travel, Michigan Love, Petoskey

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If your loved one is a lover of wine, have we got an idea for you! Petoskey, MI’s best-kept secret is its premier wine trail. Hop around to the different wineries for Valentine’s Day and give your partner a night to remember. Here are some of ou...
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Categories:  Holidays, Petoskey

Michigan winters are known for their cold and snow. Based on statewide averages, our state ranks as the sixth snowiest in the Union. On a list of snowiest U.S. cities with populations greater than 100,000, Michigan has the most with four cities in the top 25; Grand Rapids is highest at number four....
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