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Biking the Bay

Little Traverse Bay has a fabulous, 26 mile bike path called the Little Traverse Wheelway that runs from Charlevoix through Petoskey to Harbor Springs. In addition to connecting several parks (including Bayfront Park in Petoskey, which is referenced below) it also includes places to stop for picnics and scenic views that you really can’t enjoy from a car.

We biked 15 minutes over to Bayfront Park for “Taste of the North”, which showcases food and other activities around petoskey, hosted by the Little Traverse Historical Society. There was a petting zoo, face painting, some crafts and games for the wee ones as well as a varied offering of food and music. Primarily we heard some wonderful, rhythmic, tribal music while we were there in the afternoon. The kids enjoyed the petting zoo. Wee lad got a red, sword-shapped balloon from Haystack the clown. Wee lass got a crown “with a bird” made from a pink baloon. Then they had their face painted at a different booth. He had a red sword put on his face, and she got a pink heart on her cheek.

Then we took a short ride halfway back to the Bob-In for frozen custard. The lass fell asleep on the short (~7 minute) ride but she did manage to wake up in time to get a cup of chocolate custard. The lad got a cup as well, and Jen and I had mini “Concretes,” which resemble Blizzards from a certain other frozen confectioner. After that we biked back and it was naptime for everyone but me 🙂

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