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The Thanksgiving season is upon us, and this means different things to different people. For some it is a time to be grateful for the things that we have. For some it is a day or weekend of well-deserved rest and relaxation.  For some it means hours of travel by car or plane to be with lo...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Petoskey, along with its surrounding areas, is full of fun places to go and explore year round. Fall is a great time to go hiking because the trails tend to be less crowded, and there are fewer flies and mosquitos to interfere with your outdoor adventures. Here is a list of my five favorite locati...
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What is your favorite Michigan apple? It’s a toss-up between Honeycrisps and Tangos around here, but really can you go wrong? We think not. And come early fall, the apple game is big around here. Be sure to get out and enjoy the sweet and beautiful harvest while you can. Prime apple season s...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Petoskey has more than a few offerings for the beer lovers amongst us. With late summer days rolling by, it’s time to quench our thirst and take a look at where to get a good beer around here… Burnt Marshmallow Brewstillery 3379 Lake Grove Rd, Petoskey Burnt Marshmallow Brewing i...
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The Top O' Michigan Outboard Marathon National Championship race is celebrating its 75th anniversary and race weekend is Aug. 12 and 13. The marathon covers 87 miles over two days and is known as the world's toughest outboard marathon. Racers come from all over the United States (and even other...
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Categories:  Events

Michigan is famous for cherries, wine… and fudge! Even the tourists have been dubbed “fudgies” – poking a little fun at those coming from far and wide to dig into the sweet fudges you can find in downtown Petoskey. But could we be accused of anything better? We think not! Here’s a ...
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Categories:  Petoskey

Biking fun in Petoskey and beyond Trails Summer is here and it’s time to roll out on two wheels! Here’s a look at biking in Petoskey – along with a few recommendations for pit stops! Visit a comprehensive list of area trails here. And here are a few top picks from us! Litt...
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A legendary creature roams in northern Michigan There’s one perfectly terrible way to keep your kids up at night: Tell them the legend of The Dogman. He’s been sighted all over Michigan, walks on his back legs, and leaves a path of fear everywhere he goes. He’s also got a song that tells h...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

(And other ways to enjoy wine this spring) Petoskey Uncorked It’s coming Saturday, May 20 – the Petoskey Uncorked event – and on either side of that? Boundless fields of blooming cherry orchards near Petoskey. If you’re planning a spring weekend out and about, May 20 is hard to beat....
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Categories:  Events

Festivals, local dinners and forest hikes ahead! Morel Mushrooms Have you ever gone on the hunt for morel mushrooms? There’s a trick to finding them and it’s this: You either find a million or nary a one. But come mid-May, that doesn’t stop any of us all from trying. Come May, the ...
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