Petoskey is a real melting pot of small town touristy and big town stores. just about anything you could want you can find there.
Our campground (Petoskey KOA Holiday) was VERY nice, all the sites are paved. The folks working there are very pleasant and help you in anyway they can and will be found wearing bright yellow shirts riding around on golf carts numerous times per day. We had a issue with a pesky bee wanting to burrow into our picnic table so we flagged one of the workers down who promptly brought us back a spray can of bee killer and told us just to flag him down when we were done with it.
You can tell the owners take great pride in their campground. All the areas we saw were very clean and tidy, well lit and the most impressive thing we saw was an area called “Kamp K9” this was a fenced in, double gated area with “toys” that you could take your dog to for some off leash fun, there was even a bench in there for us “hoomans” to sit on while your dog was enjoying playtime. What a nice touch!! I am not sure if this a standard at all KOA’s because this is the first one we have ever been to.
“Quiet” time (10pm) was observed very well by a very full campground, we have zero complaints with noise.
Their camp store was stocked to the gills with pretty much anything you might possibly need during your stay, from RV parts to groceries to toys to trinkets, a VERY well stocked store. We were impressed.
We did hook up to the parks cable connection and it was fantastic, we didn’t watch much TV but when we did it was great, nice selection of channels. The free WiFi was OK but a touch slow for me and there was a decent signal where we were. Would be great on a short term basis but not the best for doing any TV streaming.
A “MUST SEE” on your trip should definitely include a stop at Kilwin’s Chocolates main store. I can not put into words how fantastic this place is especially for other chocolate lovers like myself. Think Willy Wonka!!!!! We did the FREE 30 minute tour and at the end had 2 samples of chocolate. PLEASE do yourself a favor and try the Toasted Coconut ice cream, think Mounds candy bar!!!! Yes, we brought some home.
We seemed to touch on all the regular sights, we walked the blocks of downtown checking out some of the local shops, lots of clothing stores and specialty shops. Several places to eat or get coffee, like this neat little place….. Although we didn’t stop in I couldn’t resist taking pictures.
All in all we had a fantastic 4 days in Petoskey. We even took a road trip up to Sault St, Marie to check out our next campground, Aune Osborn, next to the St. Mary’s river.