Petoskey’s Gaslight District
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, fresh snow in the winter and many festivals and activities throughout the year.
Once you spend time in Petoskey and Harbor Springs you will want to make this your annual destination. Remember…Petoskey is only a short 20 minute drive from Trout Creek.
Visit the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau for a wide variety of area information to help plan your next vacation to Northern Michigan.
Casual, Family Friendly Dining in Petoskey
- Julienne Tomatoes – serving breakfast & lunch, pastries, tortes
- Mitchell Street Pub – the locals love this place & you will too
- Noggin Room – great food and entertainment
- Roast and Toast – Fresh roasted coffee, soups & sandwiches
Fine Dining, Wine & Beer in Petoskey
- Beards Brewery – View of Little Traverse Bay, great food & beer
- Chandlers – Outdoor patio dining, live entertainment
- City Park Grill – Built in 1910, Ernest Hemingway used to spend time here!
- Palette Bistro – Views of Little Traverse Bay, wonderful food & atmosphere
- Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery – 2 locations, excellent wine
- Pour Public House – Beautiful setting, excellent wine and great food
- Tap 30 – Petoskey’s craft beer headquarters
- Twisted Olive – Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Coastal Mediterranean
Petoskey’s Gaslight District has become a popular destination for art lovers. You will surely find a large variety and wonderful quality in the art work that can be found in this resort town.
Some of the galleries to check out include:
These are just a couple of the spots that you will want to check out.
Shopping in Petoskey
Stop into Grandpa Shorter’s to check out their many Petoskey Stone items as well as Minnetonka Moccasins. Symon’s General Store first opened it’s doors in June 1960. This store is housed in the oldest brick structure in Petoskey. Pick up some old fashioned candy, unique spices, fresh baked goods and wide variety of cheeses.
Visit Arlington Jewelers who offer award winning designs and custom jewelry. While there, check out the beautiful Fine Art Oil Paintings by Carolyn Chambers.
The waterfront on Little Traverse Bay is host to many activities including softball games, concerts including the Petoskey Steel Drum Band, the Historic Festival and the Festival on the Bay. Stroll along the marina to admire the beautiful boats, bike ride to the waterfall for a picnic, let the kids play on the playground overlooking the bay or fish off of the pier.
Once you witness one of our Million Dollar Sunsets, listen to the sound of the Seagulls fly overhead and experience all that Petoskey has to offer, you will find that visiting will become a tradition.
Events & Festivals
- Gallery Walk
- In-Water Boat Show, Bay Harbor
- Taste of the North
- Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival
For a complete list of events please visit our Events Page