The “Don't Miss” List for Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Bay Harbor

The Little Traverse Bay region is filled with beautiful coastal towns and limitless ideas for fun. Here are eight ideas to add to your list for a visit to Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and the Little Traverse Bay area, including biking, art, shopping, raptor watching, and much more.

BIKE THE LITTLE TRAVERSE WHEELWAY

Pedal your bicycle 23 miles on the dedicated, mostly asphalt trail stretching between Charlevoix and Harbor Springs. 231-348-8280, TRAILSCOUNCIL.ORG.

SEE RAPTORS UP CLOSE

Flock to SEE-North’s Center for Outdoor Studies to look at and learn from live hawks, eagles, falcons and owls native to northern
Michigan. SEVEN MILES NORTH OF HARBOR SPRINGS, 231-348-9700, SEENORTH.ORG.

DOUBLE…OR TRIPLE…YOUR PLEASURE

Take 54 downhill runs, dogsled rides, X-C trails, a halfpipe and a hot outdoor pool. Add three peaks, 53 downhill runs, a superpipeand a killer terrain park across the street. You got? Neighbors: Boyne Highlands (800-GO-BOYNE, BOYNE.COM) and Nub’s Nob
(800-SKI-NUBS, NUBSNOB.COM). If it’s summer, it’s all about golf at Boyne USA. Check out their eight, yes, eight courses.

GET INSPIRED

Glorious Victorian church-turned-Crooked Tree Arts Center houses everchanging art gallery exhibits, theatre and live music. 231-347-4337, CROOKEDTREE.ORG.

TRANSPORT YOURSELF

Cherry-red Depression erabuilt Good Hart General Store is also a post office, deli, bakery and real estate office that lovers of nostalgia and chicken pot pies must not miss. M-119 IN GOOD HART, 231-526-7661, GOODHARTSTORE.COM.

GET SCHOOLED ON FISH

See brown and rainbow trout through underwater windows at the Oden Interpretive Center (ON U.S. 31, EAST OF CONWAY); learn how they hatch at the Oden State Fish Hatchery just up the road (NORTHWEST OF ODEN). 231-348-0998.

NAIL IT

104-year-old W.W. Fairbairn & Sons, Inc. hardware store is a poke-around paradise full of all the doohickeys and thingamajigs a person needs—and some you just plain want. ALANSON, 231-548-2244, WWFAIRBAIRN.COM.

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