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This breathtaking town up north will remind you why vacations are a necessity

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PETOSKEY, Mich. – When you're ready to take in Michigan's best and brightest fall color, there's nowhere like the Petoskey area of northern Michigan.

Better yet, if your schedule is flexible and you can visit midweek, you can take advantage of some great deals.

Fall is nearly upon us, and as such, during Sept. 8 through Oct. 17, with the Fall Flex Program, guests will get a notable discount on rooms, as well as coupons to area attractions, shops, restaurants and wineries.

And ohhh the fall colors. Along with the famous Tunnel of Trees and its awesome vistas, there are four other color tours mapped out for you (or you can explore on your own). Among the highlights are breathtaking views of Lake Charlevoix and the Jordan River Valley.

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But what makes fall in the Petoskey area even more special is all there is to do when you're not enjoying the color. From chairlift rides to apple orchards, our resort communities of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, Alanson and Boyne City offer a whole vacation full of things to do.

Awesome shopping and dining

Charming shops and restaurants will remind you why vacation is so much fun. You'll find dozens of unique stores to browse and dining options to satisfy most any foodie. 

Victorian charm

Bay View, with its nearly 500 Victorian structures, has earned designation as a National Historic Landmark. And the fall color makes it magical.

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Hiking and Biking

The Petoskey area is home to some of the most beautiful hiking and biking trails imaginable, some of which hug the shoreline with incredible views.

World-class golf

There are more than a dozen golf courses, from nationally rated to economical, including the 2019 National Golf Course of the Year, The Heather. Their beauty and quality are often written about by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.

Wineries

"Small, but with a lot of heart and personality," may best describe Petoskey's wineries. Twelve locations combine to create the Petoskey Wine Region, part of Michigan's newest AVA. Sip, sample and maybe take in a Wine and Paint session among the beautiful scenery.

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Stay a while

Choose from quaint country inns, luxurious condominiums and modern full-service hotels.

For more information or lodging help, call our Visitors Bureau at 800.845.2828 or visit PetoskeyArea.com.