Northern Michigan Attractions: Northern Michigan summers are all about spending time on the water, so this week make like the French-Canadian voyageurs of yesteryear, and adventure out in a canoe down Petoskey's Bear River. Rent either a kayak or canoe from Bear River Canoe Livery, and float down the easy flowing Bear River for a few hours- make sure to  look out for wildlife like turtles, beavers, and ducks.

Bear River Canoe Livery: 231.347.9038. Please call in advance for reservations.  

If boats aren't your preferred mode of transportation, head over to the Bay Harbor Equestrian Center, in Bay Harbor just a short drive from Petoskey, and try out the horse!. Lessons, clinics, and workshops are all offered at the extensive and world-class facility, which caters to a wide variety of riding disciplines. The Center is open to the public all year round, and says "Come and visit us and see for yourself Bay Harbor Equestrian Center's commitment to excellence in horsemanship throughout northern Michigan."

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