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Gov. Rick Snyder (right) presents Bay Harbor Co. David Johnson with a written proclamation paying tribute to the upscale Bay Harbor resort on its 20th anniversary. #PetoskeyArea www.PetoskeyArea.com

New $25 million cultural venue in works

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The face of Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs. Courtesy of Boyne Highlands Resort. Celebrating 50 years of providing fun and great memories! #PetoskeyArea www.PetoskeyArea.com

Celebrate 50 Years of Winter Fun at Boyne Highlands

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McLean and Eakin named in Top 10 Book Stores. "State of Wonder" author Ann Patchett chooses McLean & Eakin as her No. 1 bookstore. She remembers being sent to Petoskey, a coastal resort town, for the first time on a book tour and being less than enthused about going to the off-the-beaten-path town. But she soon changed her mind. "The world was leafy and dappled, quiet and cool," Patchett writes of Petoskey. Learn more at www.PetoskeyArea.com

Bay View Named One of the Nations 12 “Prettiest Painted Places” Naming of the 12 “Prettiest Painted Places in America” comes after a rigorous four-month search by the Paint Quality Institute that involved thousands of contacts with state tourism departments, convention and visitors’ bureaus, chambers of commerce, and Main Street groups, all of whom were invited to nominate communities. Winners in the North Central Region were Bay View Association, Michigan and Stillwater, Minnesota.

Press - Bay View Association

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Prettiest Painted Places in America Finalists Named ~ Judges have completed their review of the nearly 200 entries submitted in the search to find the “Prettiest Painted Places in America” and have named the 60 finalists who will compete this month for national honors. Two communities will be selected from each of the six regions as the 12 Prettiest Painted Places in America. The Bay View Association was selected as a finalist for the North Central Region. www.PetoskeyArea.com

Petoskey Area CVB - Best Vacation Destination - Michigan 2011

Largest electric vehicle parade ~ On your marks, get set… quietly drive along the Northern Michigan coastline. This was a historic journey unlike most – in that it was not a race – but actually a sunset promenade into Guinness World Records™ history, as non-profit organization Bay Harbor Foundation successfully created the largest electric vehicle parade in the world.

25 Coolest Midwest Lake Vacation Spots as voted by Midwest Living Magazine. Cool art in Petoskey, Michigan: Petoskey sits 70 miles northeast of Traverse City, near the top of Michigan's "mitten." Around town, you'll find murals, galleries and the Crooked Tree Arts Center, a hub for exhibitions and art classes of every stripe. It even has a 235-seat theater. Be sure to take a drive along US-31 for shimmering blue Lake Michigan scenery. Plan your trip at www.PetoskeyArea.com.

25 Coolest Midwest Lake Vacation Spots

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Voted #2 of 100 Best Midwest Small-Town Getaways by Midwest Living magazine: Petoskey/Charlevoix, Michigan These neighboring resort towns along the Lower Peninsula's northwest shore began entertaining vacationers who came by steamship more than a century ago. No wonder they're so good at it, offering an ever-growing to-do list for travelers and a relaxed attitude. Read more at www.midwestliving....

100 Best Midwest Small-Town Getaways

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Discover Magazine named Petoskey one of the 17 Best Places for a Geek to Go this Summer -- to hunt for our famed Petoskey Stones. Start planning your summer getaway at www.PetoskeyArea.com.