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Petoskey, Mi.: home OF North Central Michigan College 

A beloved destination for many out-of-towners and home to lucky residents, Petoskey is nestled in the Little Traverse Bay area of Lake Michigan. North Central's main campus is just steps away from bustling downtown Petoskey. This includes the famous Gaslight District which is home to many shopping or dining destinations. Michigan's upper Lower Peninsula has no shortage of activities for students and residents/visitors—many seasonal festivals, art shows, museums, shopping, and more breathe excitement into the town. Like much of Michigan, Petoskey is renowned for its outdoor beauty, and there are myriad ways to enjoy nature here, including the 26-mile Little Traverse Wheelway (exceptional for walking, biking, and running), world-class boating, and fishing, and some of the Midwest's best downhill skiing.


Building a Strong Community

North Central is a cornerstone of Petoskey's economy and infrastructure, providing jobs and education to many students and staff. Events and workshops help strengthen the sense of community we are proud to cultivate. Read some of our notable successful alumni stories and corporate & community education to learn about North Central's impact on the surrounding area. If you aren't able to make it to North Central's primary campus, take the virtual tour below!


Take a Virtual Tour of the North Central Campus