Petoskey is a gorgeous city that is settled along the southeastern shores of Little Traverse Bay, which is where the Bear River meets Lake Michigan. It is located near a variety of Little Traverse Bay attractions such as quaint little shops, cozy restaurants, and beautiful natural sights such as those in Petoskey State Park. Here are some other fun things to do in the Little Traverse Bay area while staying in a Petoskey Bed and Breakfast.
Odawa Casino Resort
1760 Lears Road
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
1 (877) 442-6464
This modern and elegant casino is owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, whose ancestors have lived in the area since long before the arrival of the Europeans. The casino was voted the best in the state of Michigan, and with over one thousand slot machines, a variety of table games, and a luxurious poker room, it is easy to see why. There are also plenty of shops and restaurants to keep you entertained as well. Visiting this casino to try your luck is a fun thing to do any day or night in Little Traverse Bay, and it is so close to basically any Petoskey Inn. Just make sure you leave the kids at home for this trip.
Little Traverse Bay Golf Club and Restaurant
995 Hideaway Valley Road
Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740
For all of you golf fans taking a trip to Petoskey, the Little Traverse Bay Golf Club is a must-visit. The club is open every day of the week, but only from May 3rd until October 23rd, so plan your visit accordingly. The golf course itself boasts incredible, picturesque views which are especially beautiful during the fall, when you can enjoy the brightly colored trees in the distance for which Northern Michigan is famous. The club also has a nice golf shop as well as a quality restaurant which is perfect for when you want to take a break from golfing. Weekend golfing prices are more expensive than weekday prices, and golfing during spring or fall is cheaper than golfing during summer. If you plan to go with the whole family, you may want to take advantage of the Sunday, Family Day Special. After 4 PM every Sunday, kids can play for free, which is a great deal, especially if you have a lot of kids.
Crooked Tree Arts Center
461 East Mitchell
Petoskey, Michigan 49771
Because this part of Michigan is so beautiful, it has been the inspiration for many artists, musicians, and writers. You and your family can enjoy the finished results of many of these creative people at the Crooked Tree Arts Center. Every year they host a number of visual arts exhibits, performances, and concerts. The Crooked Tree Arts Center is also hosting an art exhibition called North of the Bridge, which will display the works of talented artists from Northern Michigan. Visiting this center is a great way to not only enjoy the local art, but also to support it.