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Home of the Million Dollar Sunset – Top 5 Sunset Spots in Northern Michigan

By July 28, 2014 No Comments

As soon as you experience a sunset in Northern Michigan you understand why the phrase ‘Million Dollar Sunset’ is so fitting for our area! Watching the sun fade into the horizon is breathtaking from any view – but we’ve compiled a list of our top five sweet-spots in the area!

Little Traverse Sunset cropped

Sunset Park – Petoskey, MI (Priceless Photography)

#1: Sunset Park, Petoskey
Whether you pull off 31 into Sunset Park for just a few minutes, or you pack a picnic and make an evening out of it, you’ll watch in amazement while the glorious colors stretch the horizon and blend with Lake Michigan.

#2: Rose Garden Veranda, Petoskey
Sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite beverage on the Rose Garden Veranda at Stafford’s Perry Hotel – all while watching the sun fade into the waters of Little Traverse Bay.


Charlevoix Pier – Charlevoix, MI

#3: Jeff’s Deck, Charlevoix
Locals and tourists alike would agree, you just can’t beat Jeff’s Deck at Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant for a view of the sunset. While you’re waiting you may even see the bridge raise as the Beaver Islander cruises through the Pine River Channel. Or, take a walk along the Charlevoix Pier and enjoy the view near the lighthouse.

#4: The Bluff, Harbor Springs
Strap on your tennis shoes and head for high ground in Harbor Springs. Just a short walk from downtown Harbor Springs you’ll find the perfect frame for a northern Michigan sunset.

#5: East Park, Petoskey
Near Bay Harbor, enjoy the breathtaking view along with a brand new playground. Enjoy some time on high ground, then follow the path toward the shore and skip stones into Little Traverse Bay.

Did we miss one? Where is your favorite spot to enjoy a ‘Million Dollar Sunset’ in northern Michigan?






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