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.
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.