The Country's Summer Golf Capital
Although the lure of the links pulls strong in the Great Lakes, there’s much more to do than play golf. Check out some of the more popular nongolf activities the area has to offer. Of course, the Great Lakes offers some of the best hiking, biking and fishing in the world.
ART & SOUL STUDIO
433 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey (231) 348-7577
Walk right in and explore your creative side! Paint your own pottery and have fun with kid's crafts, too! This is a great place for "tweens" and kids of all ages. No appointment necessary.
Petoskey (231) 347-6225
Historic Victorian community of nearly 500 public and private buildings is on the National Register of Historic Places. It offers light classical music concerts, recreational programs, lectures and recitals. Call for pricing & schedules.
BIRCHWOOD FARMS EQUESTRIAN CENTER
518 West Townline, Harbor Springs (231) 526-2868
Situated on 350 acres, this Equestrian Center has everything the horse lover could want! Scenic guided trail rides are offered ($45.00 for adults; $35.00 for children - must be 10 years or older to ride). Lessons may also be arranged. Carriage rides, hay rides and sleigh rides available seasonally. Call in advance for pricing and reservations.
This unique 38-mile passage stretches from Crooked Lake near Petoskey through rivers, locks, and inland lakes, past a swing bridge and under a drawbridge, and eventually to Lake Huron at Cheboygan. Allow at least 6 1/2 hours to go the entire length. Can handle boats up to 60 feet long. Hours of operation vary for the Locks. As relaxing or exciting as you make it.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Immense sand dunes and 64 miles of beach along Lake Michigan. Not to be missed.