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Festival Fun in Northern Michigan

Posted on August 7th, 2018
Festivals all over northern Michigan this month! Get out and about to find some fun.    It all begins this Thursday with the Harbor Springs Car Festival. Thursday, August 9, 5:30 to 10 pm. This yearly tradition in Zorn Park attracts cars, trucks, motorcycles – all makes, models, an…

Celebrating the Stars & Stripes all Week!

Posted on June 28th, 2018
There is nothing quite like a hometown holiday – our quaint northern communities know how to celebrate! Locals and visitors alike look forward to honoring the stars and stripes every year. Here are a few of our favorite ways to join in on the fun.  SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 4 to 8 pm
A whole week ful…

Eight Things To Do Over Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on May 23rd, 2018
As we take time this Memorial Day to reflect on the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served our country, we are thankful to call this corner of the mitten our home. Lets all take this time to enjoy our friends, families and loved ones – and remember why this is all possible! Here are eig…

101 Things To Do In Northern Michigan

Posted on April 27th, 2018
We love northern Michigan! It’s our favorite place to be – whether visiting or living here year-round. Check out our list of 101 Things To Do In Northern Michigan for the best ways to spend your time in the area. Alanson Area
1. Feed the fish in our pond, explore and hike our 20 acres, splash in our poo…

Easter Fun

Posted on March 8th, 2018
Easter is on it way! Check out these fun-for-the-whole-family activities happening throughout our local communities. Happy Easter to friends near and far! Fun In The Community The Easter Bunny at Grandpa Shorters Gift’s in Downtown Petoskey
Saturday, March 24, 12 to 3 pm :: Friday, March 3

Snow Much Fun!

Posted on January 18th, 2018
Winter is in full swing, and if you don’t have plans to come up and explore northern Michigan this winter, you should and here are 6 reasons why!
  1. Cozy Winter Getaways. Our accommodations have it all. Stafford’s Bay View Inn offers cozy accommodations with many rooms boa

Ring in the New Year – 2018

Posted on December 27th, 2017
Ring in the New Year with style – delicious dining options and countdowns in northern Michigan on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Stafford’s Bay View Inn – 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Holiday buffet with friends and family! Starters, hot accompaniments, entrees, hand-carved meats and dessert…

84 Things To Do This Winter

Posted on December 19th, 2017
We love northern Michigan! Can you tell? It’s our favorite place to be – whether visiting or living here year-round, check out our list of 84 Things To Do In Northern Michigan for the best ways to spend your time in the area. Alanson Area
1. Hike or snowshoe our 20 acres, splash in our pool, relax in ou…

5 Things To Do Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted on October 25th, 2017
Kick-off the holiday season with these fabulous community events!  1. Downtown Charlevoix Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Friday, November 24, 10 am to 6 pm
Join the community of Charlevoix for a kick-off to the holiday season! 2. Live Music at the Noggin Room Pub
Friday, November 24, 8 to 1

102 Things To Do In Northern Michigan

Posted on September 28th, 2017
Alanson Area 1.  Feed the fish in our pond, explore and hike our 20 acres, splash in our pool, relax in our hot tub or kick back next to our indoor fireplace or outdoor fire pit at Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites. 2. Visit the Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center in Oden on US-31. 3. H…