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Petoskey

4.5
State Parks · Casinos · Biking Trails
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 5,670 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Emmet County.Petoskey and the surrounding area are notable in 20th-century American literature as the setting of several of the Nick Adams stories by Ernest Hemingway, who spent his childhood summers on nearby Walloon Lake. They are the setting for certain events in Jeffrey Eugenides' novel Middlesex (2002), which also features Detroit and its suburban areas.HistoryOdawa InhabitantsThe Little Traverse Bay area was long inhabited by indigenous peoples, including the Odawa people. The name "Petoskey" is said to mean "where the light shines through the clouds" in the language of the Odawa. After the 1836 Treaty of Washington, Odawa Chief Ignatius Petosega (1787–1885) took the opportunity to purchase lands near the Bear River. Petosega's father was Antoine Carre, a French Canadian fur trader and his mother was Odawa.
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Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Biking Trail
Little Traverse Wheelway
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Petoskey State Park ©
State Park
Petoskey State Park
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Duration: 2 hours
Historic Gaslight District ©
Neighborhood
Historic Gaslight District
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Duration: 2 hours
Bear River Valley Recreation Area ©
Valley
Bear River Valley Recreation Area
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Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Petoskey

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Empire
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Duration: 8 hours
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours Traverse City
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Duration: 4 hours
Mackinac Bridge ©
Bridge
Mackinac Bridge Saint Ignace
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Traverse City
4.6
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Hidden gems in Petoskey

Odawa Casino ©
Casino
Odawa Casino
3.0
Duration: 2 hours
Bayfront Park ©
Park
Bayfront Park
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Bay View Association ©
Civic Center
Bay View Association
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery
4.8
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Petoskey

Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Sturgeon River Pottery ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Sturgeon River Pottery
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Kilwins ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kilwins
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Grandpa Shorter's Gifts ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Grandpa Shorter's Gifts
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Golf in Petoskey

Bay Harbor Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Bay Harbor Golf Club
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Crooked Tree Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Crooked Tree Golf Club
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Petoskey

North Western State Trail
Biking Trail
North Western State Trail
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
North Country Trail
Hiking Trail
North Country Trail
4.0
Duration: 4 hours

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