Northern MichiganLiving Here

Michigan, the Great Lakes State! With over 3,000 miles of coastline, second only to Alaska, 19.3 million acres of forest area, and four beautiful seasons, Michigan is a rapidly growing tourist destination. And our corner of northern Michigan, or the "Tip of the Mitt" as some fondly call the area, is a place that millions have been calling their favorite vacation spot for over a century.

The natural beauty of nearby Lake Michigan, rivers, inland lakes, forest areas, and rolling sand dunes offer a paradise for recreation. Plus, small towns like Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne City, and more offer infinite charm between quaint downtowns and stunning rural areas. What reason is there to not call it home?

Northern Michigan

Why We Love It Here

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Region of Recreation

  • Watersports galore! With Lake Michigan, six local inland lakes, and four rivers, boating, fishing, swimming, paddleboarding, and more are at your fingertips.
  • Three State Parks and over 25 Nature Preserves offer hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and birding opportunities wherever you turn!
  • Two Ski Resorts in the BOYNE family, plus other ski opportunities. Our employees enjoy passes for themselves & family, plus discount vouchers to share.
  • Michigan has been named America's Summer Golf Capital, we have 10 Golf Courses in the BOYNE family alone! Enjoy free golf passes and enjoy your time on the green during the summer.
Charcuterie on Michigan board, explore benefits of living in northern Michigan

Local Flavor & Culture

  • The Petoskey Wine Region , a collection of 13 local wineries utilize the fresh Lake Michigan breezes and close proximity to the 45th parallel to grow award-winning wines.
  • Four local downtown areas with unique shops, restaurants, museums, theatres, breweries, distilleries, and more.
  • History happened here: Ernest Hemingway spent his summers here, and the area is rich in natural, railroad, and Native American history. Petoskey is on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • With an annual calendar of local festivals and events, all four seasons have something to celebrate!

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