PLAY + EXPLORE

DAY TRIPS, DINING, SHOPPING AND MORE!

Northern Michigan is home to endless fun during  all times of the year. Visitors travel from all over the world to experience the amazing beauty that northern Michigan has to offer.

No matter if you are a returning visitor or making your first trip up north, there is always something new to discover.

THINGS TO DO

GOLF

Northern Michigan is home to some of the best golf courses in the USA.

DINING

ENJOY A ROMANTIC DINNER OR A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS. NORTHERN MICHIGAN HAS PLENTY TO CHOOSE FROM. 

MACKINAC ISLAND

BUCKET LIST…. CHECK

TAHQUAMENON FALLS

ONE OF THE BEST DAY TRIPS EVER

BEST BEACHES

1. PETOSKEY STATE PARK

2475 M-119
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 347-2331

In addition to a wonderful sandy beach, the Petoskey State Park offers hiking trails, restrooms, biking on interior roads, picnic facilities, sand volleyball courts and a small playground. A concession stand is open (limited hours) during the summer.

Kayaks, paddleboards and bikes are available for rent.

Located between Petoskey and Harbor Springs. Admission is charged.

Approximately 15 minutes from downtown Petoskey.

2. STURGEON BAY BEACH

9680-10498 N Lake Shore Drive
Carp Lake, MI 49718

Three miles of sandy beach and gorgeous views. Sand dunes for exploring. Port-o-johns, but no restrooms. Approximately four miles to Legs Inn restaurant.

Approximately 45 minutes from downtown Petoskey.

3. YOUNG STATE PARK

02280 Boyne City Road
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 582-7523

Located at the east end of Lake Charlevoix, Young State Park offers not only a lovely beach, but also hiking trails, a picnic area, boat launch, beach house and playground.

Approximately 30 minutes from downtown Petoskey.

4. MICHIGAN BEACH PARK

95 N Grant Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
(231) 547-3253

Scenic park with swimming & fishing areas, plus a playground, trails, athletic courts & restrooms.

Approximately 30 minutes from downtown Petoskey.