Get the inside scoop! From visiting a lavender farm in Boyne City to grabbing a pasty in St. Ignace, here are 6 ways to make the most of your vacation in the charming Petoskey region.

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Visit a Lavender Farm | Stop and smell the lavender at Lavender Hill Farm in Boyne City.

Bike the Little Traverse Wheelway | Pick up the Little Traverse Wheelway on Bayfront Drive (near Beards Brewery) and bike to Harbor Springs and back.

Grab a World-Famous Pasty | Eat a pasty in St. Ignace on the waterfront boardwalk, then do the walking tour.

Visit a Local Lighthouse | Visit the historic McGulpin Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, built in 1869 and open daily.

Paddle the Inland Waterway | Paddle or cruise the Inland Waterway—40 miles from Pickerel Lake to Lake Huron, if you’re up for the entire route.

Head to Mackinac Island | Hop on a ferry from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace for a trip to Mackinac Island or a sunset cruise in the Straits.

Petoskey region map.

Photo by Gail Snable

Photo(s) by Mary LaVictor