Nub’s Nob includes both beautiful wooded trails and slopes, as well as challenging drops along with a full snowboarding park. Known as the best groomers in the country Nub’s Nob offers wonderful skiing and boarding regardless of skill. Numerous races are hosted, as well as festivals and entertainment. Nub’s Nob is fabulous ski fun!
Locals and long-term visitors enjoy a full schedule of racing leagues all winter. All skills welcome.
Nub’s Nob includes cross-country and Nordic trails, mountain bike trails, festivals and events.
Boyne Highlands is a mid-Western skiing icon, offering a wide variety of lifts and slopes, as well as full resort accommodations, numerous festivals and continuous night-life. Adventures include heading up to a mountain ski lodge for a picnic lunch, cross-country skiing, tubing, zip lines and more.
Night life often begins at the Zoo Bar with live bands when the slopes close. At the lodge, the Slopeside often hosts bands and sports tv. Resort visitors would well consider a visit to the spa or hot tubs.
A lesser known secret is Boyne Highlands often hosts the end-of-season snow boarding party, the last weekend after the season ends, with Spring skiing and amazing tricksters.
In summer, the Boyne Highlands resort offers golf, mountain biking, zip lines, horse back riding and a full spa.
Mackinaw City sits in the shadow of the mighty Mackinac Bridge, hosts an Historic fort, reproductions and family destinations, is the Ferry port to magnificent Mackinaw Island, and has a vibrant and fudge-filled tourist downtown. Often honoring the bridge with Fireworks and festivals, countless antique and vintage car, tractor and snowmobile crossings and shows, and featuring many excellent restaurants and night spots, Mackinaw City is fun place for families and couples to spend a glorious day. When in Mackinaw City, be sure to drive along the shore and view the Mackinac Bridge and passing freighters and ferries from the shore… in winter the blue ice off the straits can be spectacular.
The Village of Pellston was founded in 1895 and quickly expanded with the arrival of the railroad. Pellston became the metropolitan center of a great logging empire that stretched from Cincinnati to the Upper Peninsula. Poor forest management eventually caused the logging to fail, and most of the town was destroyed when fires consumed the logging mills in the 1930s.
Today Pellston is a beautifully quaint town nestled in the Maple River valley, hosts the regional school, airport, and fire station and offers numerous conveniences for travelers and locals, including a general store, dollar stores, a hardware store, post office, library, senior center, medical offices, bank (remote office), village hall, recreation areas, parks, and trails. Downtown Pellston is known for it’s vibrant antiques district and hosts the famous Antiques Art & Collectibles store.
Pellston is organized as village in Emmet County in Michigan, USA. The population was 822 in 2010 and Pellston is known as one of the fastest growing communities in Northern Michigan.
Village Hall Meetings: Meetings start at 7:00 P.M. The Village Hall is located at Main and Milton Street. To be placed on the agenda contact the village clerk at (231) 539-7600. Village Council: 2nd Monday of each month Planning and Zoning Commission: 1st Monday of each month Pellston Downtown Development Authority: 1st Tuesday if each month
Pellston Fire Department Burn Permits: 231-539-8411 Pellston Food Pantry on U.S. 31 near the football field is open Wednesday from 5:00-6:45pm
The huge Antiques Art & Collectibles store in Downtown Pellston is a favorite stop for visitors and shoppers and is a wonderful treasure hunt destination.
Antiques Art & Collectibles offers fabulous treasures for your home or cottage, including pottery, paintings, furniture, glassware, books, and all manor of vintage, Victorian and collectible items. The year-around Christmas store includes vintage and beautiful holiday decorations and gifts.
Don’t miss the Funky Diva Boutique in the basement of Antiques Art & Collectibles for a fantastic collection of new, nearly new, and vintage clothes for every season at reasonable prices.
Housed in Historic 1800’s buildings, remodeled as a Folk-deco masterpiece, this store has something for everyone! As you shop for hand-chosen and clean antiques and vintage mementos, as well as kitchenware, china and furnishings, be sure to take in the restored tin ceiling, cleverly crafted barn wood, along with the incredible Gallery of Doors, featuring 29 hand painted vintage doors. Antiques Art & Collectibles is a must-see destination for treasure hunters, history buffs, and anyone looking to add beautiful antiques, decor, gifts, collectibles, jewelry and everyday items.
Antiques Art & Collectibles is located on US-31 North in downtown Pellston, across from the Depot Museum.
Top O’ Michigan Outboard Racing Club presents the “World’s Toughest Outboard Marathon” with over two days of exciting and tough outboard racing in Northern Michigan. The course navigates through 87 miles of Northern Michigan’s beautiful Inland Waterway… a spectacular event!
Pierson’s has a casual, family friendly vibe with a vintage ski lodge feel. The menu features a variety of gourmet pub fare and homestyle comfort foods with and impressive drink selection. With a full bar, arcade games, shuffleboard, many sports-filled TV’s, and live music, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.
Built over 120 years ago in 1881-1882, Turkey’s is housed in one of the oldest remaining buildings in Harbor Springs. Lumber from the area’s great white pines, milled at one of three local lumber mills, was used in its construction. Originally, there were floor to ceiling windows along the east wall and its neighbor to the east was the local fire station. In the 1920s it was the print shop then later became a clothing store. After switching owners in a card game, in 1972 it became a bakery and coffee shop. Now Turkey’s offers the finest hand thrown pizza’s in upper lower Northern Michigan.
The first pizza ever made in Harbor Springs was made here in these ovens. This restaurant-cafe-pizzeria-ice cream parlor is a popular spot for locals, resorters and visitors. With beer, wine and a complete bar, Turkey’s is a full-service restaurant featuring pizza’s, sandwiches, and plenty of smiles.
Don’t miss the annual Cinco de Mayo party on May 5th, and all year Turkey’s is open right along downtown for a great stop when shopping, boating or visiting the numerous festivals hosted by the village all year.
The Historic Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, affectionately called “The Pier” by locals for generations, is nestled along the docks and parks that line the shore of Harbor Springs.
The food is fabulous, whether appetizers on “Dudley’s Deck” overlooking the harbor fleet and beautifully restored “Pointer” touring boat, or a fine planked Whitefish, Perch or other specialty meal in the dining room. The menu offers both fine dining and more casual meals for weary sailers and travelers.
A local treasure, The Pier in Harbor Springs earned it’s reputation by being a five star formal dining restaurant with teams of servers in tuxedo’s through the 1990’s, when “shooters” from The Point would come in and lay down a few thousand dollars to buy the room a pleasure, and the chef’s presented fabulous flaming entree’s with fabulous wines, enjoyed by visitors and summer resident’s alike. At night the bar comes alive with revelers.
Recently remodeled, Stafford’s Pier Restaurant now offers a boat-house atmosphere with the walls lined with restored wooden boats, and a casual dining experience should you choose, with lovely views of the water and still fabulous delicacies.
Blissfest is the most fun and outrageously great music and roots festival on the planet, presenting the very best Roots, Jazz, Rock and Blues bands from across the country and from the local music scene, featuring over six stages of continuous music and entertainment. The food at Blissfest is amazing — when camping or day-parking you can easily buy every meal from the many vendors and never eat the same thing twice. Kids can experience free flowing music and art for three straight days. The art fair features incredible hand made and professionally crafted goods by master artists. Camping at Blissfest is like camping in a city of musicians.
Blissfest is a fabulous Northern Michigan family tradition for over 40 years.
True North Golf Club is a top-rated championship golf course carved into the deep woods of Northern Michigan by award-winning architect Jim Engh. True North is a destination golf club which provides a true championship level golf experience.
“The Mackinaw Club winds through 310 acres of natural wetlands and streams, along mature forests and rolling meadows. The 6,807 yard long design finishes each hole with elevated greens with manicured bent grass greens. The course has been professionally designed for a superior golf experience.”
“Since opening in 1922, the Cheboygan Golf & Country Club has built a reputation for offering quality playing conditions to golfers in northern Michigan. The 18 holes of “Championship Golf” is open to the public, and offers the golfer a variety of holes to play. The front nine has a “Scottish” style with rolling mounds and a few trees to contend with, while the back nine features a picturesque northern woodlands design. The entire golf course is enjoyable to play because it is not overly long and easy to walk. However, the smaller, smooth greens will put an emphasis on your short game making it challenging enough for the most experienced of golfers.”
“Nestled above the bay for which it is named, Little Traverse Bay Golf Course and Restaurant exemplifies Harbor Springs at its best. This unique public golf club provides superior golf and dining in a peaceful and harmonious setting. Since its first full season in 1992, Little Traverse Bay has retained its status as a “favorite” among residents and visitors alike. The golf course provides breathtaking water views from twelve of the eighteen holes. Four different tee complexes and ingenious routing through hilly terrain allow all levels of golfers to enjoy (not merely endure) a challenging day on the golf course. As beautiful as the course may be, it cannot upstage the attractiveness of the dining room and patio. Situated at the heart of the golf course, the restaurant offers magnificent views of the sometimes tranquil, sometimes ominous Little Traverse Bay. The restaurant is open to the public for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, throughout the summer.”
“At Hidden River Golf & Casting Club, you’ll discover impeccable course conditions, exceptional service and an exquisite menu. Ranked among GolfWeek’s “Best Courses You Can Play” in 2013-2017, you will immediately recognize that Hidden River is unique to other courses in northern Michigan.”
The country club also has a wonderful indoor/restaurant overlooking a bend in the lovely Maple River. Hidden River is a beautiful place to dine or spend and evening with friends.
Treasures from the past come to life at this 18th-century fort and fur trading village. As you walk through the site, you are stepping back in time to 1776, as the American Revolution spread. Reconstructed based on historic maps and more than 60 years of archaeological excavations that continue today, Colonial Michilimackinac offers a one-of-a-kind experience from cannon and musket firings to hearth cooking and crafts.
Located on the shore of the Straits of Mackinac, visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Mackinac Bridge, the straits, and the Upper Peninsula.