If you love watching the sunset in beautiful Northern Michigan, you will love our Top Places to Watch the Sunset in Petoskey. A local’s guide to the best sunset spots.
This last weekend my family and I spent several nights down by the waterfront watching baseball and many Northern Michigan sunsets. To say the sunsets were beautiful would be an understatement.
I think that often us locals take our area for granted. It’s nice to get out of our normal routine and enjoy the lake, boating, long walks along the water and enjoy a few summer sunsets.
Sunset Park: Located right off US-31 at above the Bayfront Park. This Park is more of a viewing area, hence the name Sunset Park. It’s amenities include binoculars, a gazebo and a tall staircase leading to Bayfront Park below.
East Park: East Park, located on Quarry Drive towards Bay Harbor, MI. East Park makes a great stop while biking along the bike path or a great place to bring your family to watch the sunset. Equipted with one of our family’s favorite parks, a pavilion and picnic tables for a quick lunch or late night dinner. East Park offers panoramic views of the bay for a great sunset view.
Petoskey Breakwall: Located at the end of Wachtel Ave. You’ll often see people fishing, swimming and enjoying the views out on this walkable break wall. We always use the break wall with caution as on windy days the waves will often wash over the break wall from one side to the other and swimming is definitely another concern as boats and currents are near. But if you’re going for a stroll to watch the sunset, you’re in an amazing spot.
Magnis Park: Magnis Park is a campground hidden next to Lake Michigan with walking distance to downtown Petoskey, Little Traverse Wheelway and Bayfront park. The park has a great rocky beach, perfect for Petoskey Stone hunting while waiting for the sun to set. You don’t need to camp to stop by this lakefront campground, you can drive, walk or ride your bike down to this hidden gem of a campground.
Petoskey City Marina: Located at 101 E. Lake St. This is my all time favorite spot, it has a nearby park, baseball field, and concessions stand. With the views of the Petokskey Breakwall and the many boats in the Petoskey Marina, it offers the best spot for watching the sunset and provides an amazing photo opportunity as well.
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