Petoskey Area Blog

Join Us in Celebrating Hemingway’s Life in Northern Michigan

Anyone who has ever taken a class in American literature is familiar with author Ernest Hemingway. Many understand his connection to Illinois, or Paris, or Key West, yet few realize that the writer spent his first 22 summers on beautiful Walloon Lake near Petoskey, Michigan.

“Lovely Walloona,” as Hemingway’s sister, Sunny, deemed it, was home to the Hemingway family during the summer months....

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Topics: Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway, Hotel Walloon, Walloon Lake

Posted on March 10, 2016

Hemingway in the Petoskey Area – the Writer Lives On in Spirit

You may never have read “The Old Man and the Sea.” Perhaps you did read “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and hated it, but you may have loved “The Sun Also Rises.” No matter how you personally feel about the author who won the Nobel Prize in literature (1954), there’s no denying that Ernest Hemingway left his footprint in the world of books – and also in the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan.


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Topics: History, Ernest Hemingway

Posted on July 06, 2015