26 FREE Things To Do in Petoskey

26 FREE Things To Do in Petoskey

I recently had the pleasure to visit Petoskey last month. The views, the shops, the food and things to do is overwhelmingly long. You can keep going to visit and always find something new to do and try.

While visiting, I received this list from Petoskeyarea.com on free things to do in the Petoskey area.

26 FREE Things To Do in Petoskey

So check it out:

26 FREE Things To Do in Petoskey

  1. Hunt for the famous Petoskey Stone {I had a lot of fun doing this one!}
  2. Stop by Mclean and Eakin Bookstore Petoskey and browse around. Or stay a read a book. Be sure to say hi to Sweetie Edie!
  3. Take a self-guided tour of the historic Bay View Association – the whole community is on the National Historic Register
  4. Say “Hi” to the bucks and does at Deer Park in Harbor Springs
  5. Download a free app (search LTC Explorer) and tour the acres and acres of Little Traverse Conservancy properties within each of our towns
  6. Window shop in Petoskey’s Gaslight District and the downtowns of Boyne City,Bay Harbor and Harbor Springs
  7. Visit the International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City
  8. Grab a brochure and explore (Ernest) Hemingway haunts on your own
  9. Visit the famous National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods in Indian River
  10. Take advantage of some beautiful beaches (non-state park) that do not have admission fees
  11. Catch a free outdoor movie in Harbor Springs or Petoskey (seasonally)
  12. Skateboard parks in both Petoskey and Harbor Springs are free to the public
  13. Tour Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen in Petoskey
  14. Take a tour of Maple Moon Family Sugary in Petoskey
  15. Enjoy live entertainment in the downtown districts of Harbor Springs (Street Musique onThursdays), Petoskey (Petoskey Rocks on Fridays) and Boyne City (Stroll the Streets on Friday) throughout the summer
  16. Hunt for morels and other mushrooms
  17. Ride the 23-mile long Little Traverse Wheelway (Charlevoix to Harbor Springs) or any of the other bike trails within the region
  18. Climb the 462 steps to the top of Avalanche Preserve in Boyne City for awesome views
  19. Bring your own kayak for a rush on Petoskey’s mile-long whitewater trail –class one to class 3
  20. How about a self-guided tour of the Earl Young Homes in Charlevoix
  21. Learn the history of Boyne City at their history museum
  22. Bring the whole family to Oden (just NE of Petoskey) to the Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center
  23. Kids (16 and under) fish for free all over Michigan and there’s lots of great spots to do that in our area
  24. Take in an outdoor concert in Petoskey (Concerts in the Park) and Boyne City (Evenings at the Gazebo) during the summer
  25. Learn about Native American history at the Andrew Blackbird Museum in Harbor Springs
  26. Drive the beautiful Tunnel of Trees scenic route from Harbor Springs to Cross Village (lovely in any season)
  27. Free Admission to Winter Sports Park Place

Related: 100 + Things to do in the Mid-Michigan area

Be sure to read my guide on what to do, where to stay and eat in the Petoskey area!

And if you have traveled to the Petoskey area or live there and have something to add to this list, leave me a comment below!

Things To Do in Petoskey

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