Alternative Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

Is the winter season giving you a case of cabin fever? Here are a few fun and different ideas to get out of the house, but still keep you out of the cold.

1. Take a Tour – And a Sip!

Luckily for residents and visitors here, winemaking and micro brewing are well established throughout Northern Michigan, so there are tons on options for winery and brewery experiences. Petoskey Brewing, Mackinaw Trail Winery and Petoskey Farms Vineyard are all great choices. Try the “Sparkle American Lager,” a Bay Harbor favorite from Petoskey Brewing.

2. Relax and Unwind

Looking for a spa getaway that’s close to home? The Spa at the Inn at Bay Harbor will not disappoint. The Spa offers a wide range of services from body treatments and massage to manicures, pedicures and a full-service salon. Grab your girls for a cozy day of pampering.

3. Get Artsy

The Crooked Tree Arts Center features four galleries, a theater, dance studio, classrooms, a culinary arts kitchen and much more. Located in downtown Petoskey, the art galleries are free and open to the public. Enjoy the offered exhibits and displays for a fun afternoon out of the house. Or, take a class to learn something new. They offer everything from photography, crafting, painting and more. The talent is amazing and the people are as friendly as can be.

4. Warm up

Nothing is better on a chilly day than a cup of hot coffee, hot chocolate or hot tea. Try Dripworks or North Perk Coffee, both in Petoskey, for the best javas around.

Located along five miles of pristine Lake Michigan shoreline, Bay Harbor is an idyllic resort community in the heart of it all. Located just minutes from both downtown Petoskey and downtown Charlevoix, Bay Harbor grants residents and visitors the chance to really experience the Northern Michigan area.

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