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Petoskey Essential Info


Petoskey is a gorgeous tourist town on the shores of Little Traverse Bay in Northwestern Michigan, USA. Renowned for its spectacular lakeshore views year-round, abundant shopping, nearness to ski slopes, world-class golf and an undeniable small-town charm. Petoskey is annually rated as one of the best small towns in America.

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Fun Facts

  1. 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.
  2. In the late 19th century, Petoskey was also the location where 50,000 passenger pigeon birds were killed daily in massive hunts, leading to their complete extinction in the early 20th century.
  3. Petoskey is famous for a high concentration of Petoskey stones, the state stone of Michigan.
  4. Megan Boone, an American actress known for her role on the NBC drama series The Blacklist, was born in Petoskey.

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