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    Emmett County Courthouse
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Petoskey Things to Do

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    by Toby_Garbe Written Feb 25, 2003

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    OHH BOY ! well there is stuff going on all summer, hmmm where to start? the Beach ? sure ... Well the state park has lots of ppl but not the best beach in town, well ok maybe in town. but far from that GO NORTH Sturgeon Bay or Good Hart Beach , Church Beach you might not find these but ...well ask me !
    Well im not gonna wreck it for ya ! but i will take you there. And the beach isnt all there is but . . . it all depends on who you are and what you want to do. Find me and I can tell ya where it is or what it is you might want to be doing ! :)

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Petoskey Restaurants

  • Amazing food & views of the Bay

    American food with a twist. Fresh ingredients (often locally sourced), incredible cheese selection and excellent service. Outstanding views of Little Traverse Bay. High quality food at a fair price. They are friendly and aim to please. Nice outdoor seating section (only inside tables overlook the Bay, however)Was told they'll start serving dinner...

  • Well we have way to many...

    Well we have way to many places to get eats in this town but alot of great ones so I cant complain.The town is filled with what ever kind of food you could imagine, take your pick or ask someone on the street they will point you the right way to fill your tummy . Remeber you can always ask me too :) the prices are fare almost where ever you go but...

  • Chandlers

    This restaurant has a European feel, small, quaint and elegant. The outside patio is stone and while we visited they had a jazz guitarist for entertainment. I wish we had more time to sit, listen and sip on a glass of wine. There is also a full wine cellar, dinner can be served here if desired.Reservations are a must. Pan Seared Sea Scallops with...


Petoskey Nightlife

  • ummm i dont remeber HAHA just...

    ummm i dont remeber HAHA just kiding !!!! I cant say for sure the best night spot cause they are all over ! The Mitchel street pub (a classic)The CPG City Park Grill good food and dance , Papa Lou's , The Knot Just a Bar in Bay Harbor or go for a Ride LEGS INN sunday nights ! Its a Must !!! Get a DD PLEASE !~ Have fun ! well most of the Bars are...

  • Most of the towns in this area...

    Most of the towns in this area are not 'party locations' so you simply need to look around for places that would interest you. There is a civic center where local plays are showed, we are in town on business many times so our time is limited to find all the hot spots.City Park Grill on East Lake Rd. may have entertainment.There is a bar called...

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Petoskey Transportation

  • by jociep Written Oct 5, 2002

    The best way to get to Petoskey is by car, and even that can be somewhat difficult. There is no major highway to Petoskey, although it's under an hour from I-75. No trains come up here anymore, but I think there may be a daily bus from Grayling (not sure though!). The nearest airports are Pellston ~30 min from town (flies through Detroit) and Traverse City ~90 min from town. I suppose if you were adventerous you could come here by boat, too! Tip: the drive on US-31 along the coast is beautiful!
    Petoskey's not very big, so a car, bike, or just your feet will do. Rollerblading is illegal downtown, but the waterfront park is a great place to do that (as well as jogging and biking).

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Petoskey Shopping

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    by Toby_Garbe Written Jun 27, 2005

    All shops in Petoskey are pretty speacial places , they are all differant and have many items to chose from , from woman and mens shopping to the best gifts to childerns toys , baby cloths , antiques to some of the best coffee and lunch spots .

    What to buy: One special item that alot of people might buy is a "Petoskey" stone alot of stores have them and they are a rock that is only found in 2 spots in the world and of those spots is the bay in Petoskey . Check them out !

    What to pay: Most od the stuff in Petoskey is a lil expensive , hence the view of the bay hahaha thats what most people will tell you , You want to stay and look at the bay then you will pay ! lmao . Oh maybe $5-$15 for a petoskey stone.

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Petoskey Local Customs

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    by Toby_Garbe Written Oct 5, 2002

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    Dont Forget to buy or find a Petoskey Stone ! only place in the world you can find one of these rocks ! well there might be a place in Africa but . . . .
    most gift stores have them haha arnt cheap either for a ROCK !

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Petoskey Tourist Traps

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    by Toby_Garbe Written Jun 27, 2005

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    Well just the over priced stuff in the downtown area , but not all , maybe "shop" around a little bit.. like for instence , i found a rain jaket down town for like $58.00 and then went to Dunums and found the same jacket for $18.00 haha or just spend your money lol after all thats what you are here for right ? !~

    Unique Suggestions: You will have a good time no matter how much money you have to spend around this ol town and you will get some fond memories ! Have a great time and come on back.

    Oh and please watch out for the razy drivers around here too !

    And Take a seond look for motorcyclist !!! We have lots of us !!!

    Fun Alternatives: You like Wal-Mart ? well there ya go ! lol I CANT STAND THE PLACE ! to many people .

    Please take a second look and keep an eye out for motorcycles !!!

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Petoskey What to Pack

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    by rossandkelli Written Oct 4, 2002

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In the summer, bathing suit, casual dining cloths, sandles, tennis shoes for walking/hiking, pants and a light coat and sweatshirt because it gets chilly in the evening by the water.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bug spray, lots of suntan lotions and towels.

    Miscellaneous: Camera!!!!!!!!!!

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Petoskey Off The Beaten Path

  • Taste home made baked goods

    A must stop is the Dutch Oven Bakery in downtown Alanson. It has a little of everything and you will sure find something that satisfies your sweet tooth. Their known for their Cinnamon Bread which is out of this world. They also have a nice Cafe that serves fresh baked breakfasts and sandwiches on their own breads. Try the meatloaf. If your...

  • Are you a Biker ?

    Well if you want to get away from the traffi and cruise some back roads head out Mithell Street (7/11 is on this corner in town) head up town (east) out about 7 miles is the Northern Knights club house , stop out for a beer or stop out for some good riding directions , if the gate is open , ome on in !~ 7miles out just past blanchard rd . on the...

  • Hmm thats why its called a...

    Hmm thats why its called a Sunday drive I guess ! Lots of places to go and see but I cant really explain them ,you almost need a guild or a local to show you anything unless you wanna go for that ride and try to get lost :) Thats always fun :)) You can stick to the main roads and see alot at least get some fudge or icecream so we know your a...


Petoskey Favorites

  • Fudge and Fudgies !~ :)

    Lots of little fun things to do around here , you just have to get out and find them , explore not only down town but the out skirts and sournding towns as well , and the business down the road . If you were to pay me for these services , to show you the lil cool hot spots and sights to see i would be rich , just go exploring !~~ Well i have...

  • Drive the shoreline, it's...

    Drive the shoreline, it's beautiful. From Petosky you can drive to many other close locations such as Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Traverse City and Bay Harbor, all of which have a charm of their own. Petosky is an old town with wonderful little finds, during our last visit I noticed the local drug store was named 'The Chemist Shop' as it was many...

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