North Central’s main campus is located in picturesque Petoskey on Little Traverse Bay. Within walking distance, downtown Petoskey boasts an eclectic selection of bars, coffee shops, boutiques and restaurants, as well as a seasonal farmers market and street fairs and festivals.
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- Biking and hiking – The Little Traverse Wheelway follows the bay and lakefront from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs. Separate trails will take you through the Bear River Recreational Valley.
- Winter sports – The Winter Sports Park offers outdoor hockey, ice skating and sledding in a lovely setting featuring a log warming house. The College is also within 20 miles of three ski resorts: Nub’s Nob, Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain. Miles of snowmobile trails can be accessed too, and cross-country skiing is available in a number of places.
- The arts – Enjoy fine art exhibits at Crooked Tree Arts Center as well as concerts, plays and films in the 260-seat theater. Classes, lessons and workshops in music, dance and art are offered throughout the year.
The 71,000 square-foot multi-purpose Student and Community Resource Center (SCRC) features three regulation-size basketball courts, a 1/9th mile walking track and two fitness-oriented class rooms.
The North Central Michigan College Library that houses more than 20,000 volumes, 250,000 online books and subscribes to more than 12,000 periodicals emphasizing the various academic areas of the institution.
The Iron Horse Café, located in the Student Center.
The Jack and Dorothy Harris Health Education and Science Center contains state-of-the-art equipment, labs and facilities for the allied health, nursing and science programs.
The Harris Gardens, located in the center courtyard of the College, showcase the work of 26 internationally-renowned sculptors, in a beautifully landscaped setting.
The Natural Area is 195 acres of relatively wild land adjoining and south of the Petoskey campus. A dozen different biotic communities, both upland and wetland, can be found within the boundaries of the Natural Area, making it an excellent place for environmental studies, photography and wildlife observation.
The College Store, in the SCRC, offers textbook rental, used books and reduced cost textbooks as well as supplies, clothing and electronics.
The Residence Hall is home to more than 100 students who benefit from the activities and on-campus accommodations, within walking distance to downtown Petoskey.