|Average Snowfall:||90 - 110 inches||Fall Color Season:||Late September - Early October|
Petoskey is a year-round resort community nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay. The town is known for cool comfortable lake breezes in the summer, abundant fresh snow in the winter and countless activities to satisfy visitors throughout the year. Whether you are coming to have fun on the bay in the summer, ski the slopes in the winter, enjoy the great colors of fall, or seek the elusive morel mushroom in the spring, Petoskey is a great place to visit. And while you're here, make sure you take in one of our famous Million Dollar Sunsets.
Nestled between Lake Charlevoix and the rolling hills of northern Michigan, Boyne City, is a quaint community with a strong and diverse economic base, a population of approximately 3,500. Surrounded by lush forests and scenic hills, Boyne City has a waterfront recreation area of over eleven acres, a strong commitment to preserving our past, and a healthy civic minded population.
Things to do in Boyne:
Fort Michilimackinac was a strategically located fortified trading post. The fort was not built primarily as a military facility but as a link in the French trade system, which extended from Montreal through the Great Lakes region and northwest to Lake Winnipeg and beyond. Overlooking the Straits of Mackinac connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, the fort served as a supply post for French traders operating in the western Great Lakes region and as a primary stopping-off point between Montreal and the western country. Fort Michilimackinac was an island of French presence on the frontier from which the French carried out the fur trade, sought alliances with native peoples, and protected their interests against the colonial ambitions of other European nations.
Alanson, Bay Harbor, Bay View, Bear Creek Township, Bliss Township, Carp Lake Township, Center Township, Conway, Cross Village Township, Friendship Township, Good Hart, Harbor Point, Harbor Springs, Levering, Little Traverse Township, Littlefield Township, Mackinaw City (part), Maple River Township, McKinley Township, Oden, Pellston (part), Petoskey, Pleasant View Township, Readmond Township, Resort Township, Springvale Township, Wawatam Township, Wequetonsing, West Traverse Township,