Support local restaurants, enjoy a winter’s walk (or 2), and check out a couple of area farmers markets!

You can win a great prize just for enjoying takeout over the next couple weeks in Petoskey, walk through a Winter Wonderland at Boyne Highlands, or trek across the Old Mission Peninsula on a quest to discover new Wines and Brews! And you can stock up on fresh local food for the weekend at farmers markets in Traverse City and Boyne City!


Support Petoskey Restaurants with “A Taste of Downtown”
Through January 15th

Local restaurants could really use your support right now, and there’s an extra reason to order takeout in Petoskey, as the “Taste of Downtown” is happening now! Order takeout from a downtown Petoskey restaurant through January 15th, and you’ll get a code to scan with your cellphone that enters you to win a basket packed full of local goodies valued at over $2,000! Learn more at


The Enchanted Trail at Boyne Highlands

Weekends in January and February

Hike the 2 mile trail through the woods, which come alive with twinkling lights. Stop at the warming Yurt for warm drinks and s’mores around a bonfire. Tickets are $15, or $40 for a family. Learn more at


Old Mission Snowshoe, Wine and Brew

Sunday, January 10th, 10:50am-3pm

Grab your snowshoes, or rent a pair, and board the Brew Bus at Jolly Pumpkin to start your trek. You’ll enjoy stops and refreshments along the way at Brys Estate and Bowers Harbor Vineyards, before it’s back to Jolly Pumpkin to wrap up your afternoon. Tickets are $28 per person and are available at




The Mercado at the Villages of Grand Traverse Commons

Saturdays from 10am to 2pm

Shop local foods, hydroponic greens, jams, jellies and other handmade goods.


The Pavilion at Veterans Park, Boyne City

Saturdays, 9am to Noon

Shop from around 20 vendors each week with fresh produce, syrups & honey, baked goods, even wine!