The Best Weekend Trips in Northern Michigan

The Hunt: Petoskey

The most memorable getaway often starts with a quest, and Petoskey State Park topped other beaches by several hundred votes as best place to take your hunt for the elusive Petoskey stone. Other hunts are artfully done here too, at say, Crooked Tree Arts Center (a best gallery finalist), Grandpa Shorter’s (a best gift shop finalist) or Mackinaw Trail Winery (a runner up by just one vote for best new wine tasting room). But your favorite hunt might be for best beach read, and you’ll find plenty at best independent bookstore winner Horizon and finalist McLean and Eakin, both located within a best neighborhood shopping district finalist that boasts some 77 one-of-a-kind shops.

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