Petoskey and the
surrounding area are notable for being the setting of several of the
Nick Adams stories by Ernest Hemingway, who spent his childhood summers
on nearby Walloon Lake, as well as for a high concentration of Petoskey
stones, the state stone of Michigan.
Petoskey is on the southeast
shore of the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan at the mouth of
the Bear River.
Petoskey is a year-round
resort community nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse
Bay. The town is known for cool comfortable lake breezes in the summer,
abundant fresh snow in the winter and countless activities to satisfy
visitors throughout the year.
Whether you are coming
to have fun on the bay in the summer, ski the slopes in the winter,
enjoy the great colors of fall, or seek the elusive morel mushroom
in the spring, Petoskey is a great place to visit.