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

The Best Ways to View the Petoskey Area’s Fall Color

Driving tours are the most well-known way to take in the fall colors, and we have five tours mapped out for you in our Fall Color Guide, but there are many more ways to enjoy the splendor of the season. The colors will soon be peaking in Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne City and Bay Harbor, so choose your favorite activities and make the most of fall. Don’t dawdle, though. Some of these end...

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Topics: Driving Tour, Golf, Trails, History, Wine, Fall in northern Michigan, Hemingway, Boating, Hiking, Biking, Fall color tours, Things to do in the fall

Posted on October 12, 2015