Petoskey, Michigan

Petoskey, Michigan

Petoskey, Michigan

Located on the shore of Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan, Petoskey is a quaint coastal resort community that is known for its inland lakes, rolling hills and wooded terrain. Petoskey is famous for being the setting of several stories by Earnest Hemmingway. The name “Petoskey” was given to the town by the Odawa Indians. In the native language of the area, the name is said to mean “where the light shines through the clouds”.

Along with the luxurious amenities available in Petoskey, the area is an outdoor enthusiasts dream. In the warmer months visitors enjoy a wide array of outdoor activities. Lake Michigan and the surrounding 38-mile inland waterway provide endless entertainment for anglers and boating aficionados. During the winter months visitors enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and ice fishing.

For those who would prefer to spend their time on land, there are countless adventures awaiting. If cycling or in-line skating is more your speed, then be sure to check out the numerous dedicated “non-motorized” trails in the area. For those who favor a more tradition mode of outdoor exploration, multiple hiking trails can be found in Petoskey State Park, Fisherman’s Island State Park, Young State Park, Wilderness State Park and Burt Lake State Park. The five state parks in the area also offer family friendly activities including swimming, picnicking and camping.

Golfers will enjoy playing on any one of the numerous championship courses in Petoskey. Play a round or two on two courses that are ranked among the top 75 resort courses in America, Boyne’s Heather and Donald Ross Memorial. If 9 holes is more your pace, Bay Harbor offers three courses for your enjoyment.

Unwind after a long day of fun with a delectable meal at one of Petoskey’s many restaurants. After your meal take part in a stroll in the Petoskey Gaslight District or in downtown Harbor Springs. Enjoy upscale shopping at the Village at Bay Harbor. Choose from a variety of stores including unique gifts, art galleries, specialty food and high fashion.

Accommodations in the area abound with over 2,800 rooms to choose from. From four-season resort complexes to budget motel to camping sites and everything in between, Petoskey has a place to stay that will fit anyone’s needs.

City of Petoskey’s Website
Petoskey’s Visitors Bureau
Petoskey’s Wiki Page

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