Northern Michigan Vacations: Five Up North Shopping Districts

Petoskey

This picturesque village overlooking Little Traverse Bay is home to the century-old Gaslight District—named for the historic gas lamps that line its streets—where you’ll find nearly 200 independent shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. petoskeydowntown.com.

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McLean & Eakin: Cozy indie bookseller with great service and a big selection of Michigan reads.

Cutler’s: A gourmand’s dream, with kitchenware, culinary accessories, cookbooks and more.

Symons General Store: Historic purveyor of specialty foods and wines.

Bearcub Outfitters: Outdoorsy clothing and gear for hiking, paddling, and other Northern adventures.

Threads: Casual, hip clothing for women—and a warm, helpful staff to help you find just the right thing.

Robert Frost Fine Footwear: Irresistible, splurge-worthy designer shoes and accessories.

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