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.

Enjoy summertime concerts in Pennsylvania Park, pick up a book at McLean & Eakin, chocolate at Kilwin’s Chocolates and sample yummy preserves and sauces at American Spoon.

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

In Petosky

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Art Galleries

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.

Petoskey Cheese Shop is wonderful and unique, North Goods offers locally made keepsakes and art and Bear Cub Outfitters will outfit the entire family. These are just a few more stops to be made when visiting the Gaslight District in Petoskey.

Visit Arlington Jewelers who offer award winning designs and custom jewelry. While there. check out the beautiful Fine Art Oil Paintings by Carolyn Chambers.

Petoskey Waterfront

The waterfront on Little Traverse Bay is host to many activities including softball games, concerts including the Petoskey Steel Drum Band and Taste of the North.

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 and Festivals

For a complete list of events please visit our Events Page


  • Gallery Walk
  • In-Water Boat Show, Bay Harbor
  • Taste of the North
  • Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival


  • 4th of July Fireworks
  • Antiques at the Fairgrounds
  • Art in the Park
  • Sidewalk Sales


  • Antiques at the Fairgrounds
  • Emmet County Fair