Econo Lodge South
1859 US 131 South
Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone: (231) 348-3324
Fax: (231) 348-3521
Little Traverse Wheelway is a picturesque paved trail running parallel to the Route 31. The 26-mile (41.8-kilometer) strip stretches from Charlevoix to Petoskey to Harbor Springs, thus interlinking Northern Michigan's coastal crowned jewels. A popular path among joggers, walkers, cyclists and rollerblading enthusiasts, the winding trail gives way to stunning views of the bay and the glistening Lake Michigan. Make a pit stop for lunch at one of the many parks en route; equipped with picnic facilities, the Petoskey State Park is a scenic respite. During the warmer months, the metamorphosing hues of the foliage add an extra dimension to your excursion.
Located on site of the The Inn at Bay Harbor, the Bay Harbor Golf Club flaunts four prestigious golf courses and a breathtaking backdrop of beautiful sea side. This golf course has received many honors and accolades for its excellent features and stunning views. Besides the wonderful golf courses, they also have an in-house restaurant called Arthur's 27. Apart from that, this club is also open for weddings and other private events.
Stunning nature and a love for golf come together to bring you the Crooked Tree Golf Club at the Boyne Highlands Resort. At dawn, when the rays of the fresh sun come gliding down upon the freshly mowed grass, and at dusk, especially at twilight, when the last rays of the sun bid adieu to the day and the orange sky envelopes the range in a sepia hue, the Crooked Tree Golf course is the perfect place to be. For pro golfers, this range does not pose much of a challenge, being as it is the shortest golf course in the area, but for the beginners, this course is a perfect stepping stone to mastering the clubs. The golf club comes with 18 holes, private tutoring by professionals, cottages for accommodation on the premises, a grill with outdoor seating and other such great facilities. A trip to this golf club, which sits overlooking the Little Traverse Bay, is truly a sight to remember.
The Petoskey State Park is a one-of-a-kind park located at the northern edge of Little Traverse Bay. One can swim, hike, camp or participate in the famous stone hunting here. The park also houses the Petoskey Stone, popularly known as Michigan's 'state stone.' Filled with mature forests, hiking and biking trails, beaches and more, this park is a must see for all first-time Petoskey visitors. The park also features two campground facilities.
An adventure, the mere thought of which is scary to many, skydiving is also a fascination for several others. Skydive Harbor Springs is one place where you can fulfill your desire for this extra-ordinary adventure. Located in a section of the airport, this activity zone occupies an undisturbed area from where small shuttles can take off with the divers to explore the skies. The place is open to both beginners as well as experts and is fully equipped as far as the safety aspect is concerned.
The Bear River Links Golf Course & Driving Range is one of biggest golf courses in Boyne Falls. It has a nine hole par 36 golf course with a 250 yard driving range. It is meant for those who want to take time off from the city to tee off while unwinding. The course is big and spacious with greenery all around. For further information do check their website.
Harbor Springs boasts of a range of golf clubs and golf courses, each offering something different and unique for the traveling golfer. The Little Traverse Bay Golf Club & Restaurant is one of these golf courses that strives to make your golfing trip as memorable as possible. During the summer months, right up to mid October, this 18-holed golf course is the arena where the gladiators of golf strut their stuff and try to conquer the others on a terrain both challenging and inviting. This golfer-friendly course lets you reserve tee-times; offers tutoring by a PGA Professional; and even has special golf programs for the little ones. When the stomach growls, after a day spent traversing hilly landscapes, head to the Little Traverse Bay Restaurant, which, along with offering some splendid grilled food and other delicious items, offers an amazing view of the gorgeous Little Traverse Bay. Currently closed, the course will re-open in the Spring of 2010. Please see the website for further information.
Ranked as one of the best top 100 golf courses by Golf magazine, Heather Golf Course is a 18 hole golf course and was opened in 1968. Featuring scenic surroundings combined with challenging terrains, this golf course has witnessed several key matches and is managed by Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs. Spread over an area of 6,890 yards, this golf course opened in 1968 and has since then been a home to golf lovers!
In the summer time, when the new buds are just beginning to unfurl and the new shoots of grass are awakening from the deep winter slumber, Northern Michigan is a sight that would heal even the sorest of eyes. The best way to enjoy this stunning natural beauty is to hop on to a chairlift and take in the view from the top. These rides can be embarked on at the Boyne Highlands Resort as well as at the Boyne Mountain. At the Boyne Mountain spot, the rides are free for everyone. These rides run only in summer and fall and are highly recommended for anyone who loves picturesque scenery and greenery.
Spread over an area of 6,850 yards, the Moor golf course at the Boyne Highlands Resort is a paradise for golfers as well as nature lovers. The lush, green golf range is suitable for the beginners as well as the pro golfers. Built in 1975, this course boasts 18 holes and offers a driving range and has carts and clubs available on rent. One of the eight golf courses in Michigan, the Moor is the place for some of the most prominent golf events in the area, like the Coca-Cola Championship and Harbor Cup. Please call for further information.
This 18 hole golf course at the Boyne Highlands Resort is marked by beautiful manicured lawns, lakes and generous fairways. Built in 1996, this golf course poses a challenge to even an advance player and has hosted several key matches on its vicinity. Situated amidst a scenic setting, this golf course offers a stunning view of the nearby mountain and the surrounding areas. If you are quite new to this game and want to learn how to play golf, the golf school at the course will come to your rescue.
Spread over an area of 6,814 yards, Donald Ross Memorial Golf Course at the Boyne Highlands Resort poses quiet a challenge even for an advanced golfer. Opened in 1989, this 18 hole golf course is set amidst a beautiful surrounding and offers a picturesque view of the nearby mountains. Featuring beautiful fairways, sand bunkers and trees surrounding the course, the golf course was designed by the architects Newcomb E.Kircher and Flick & S.Kircher and is one of the most popular golf courses of the region.