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Known for its scenic beauty, Petoskey, Michigan is found in the heart of the Midwest’s most popular four-season resort areas. Covering just over six square miles - with a population of 6,080 – the area is located on the shore of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay.
The area is characterized by rolling hills, wooded terrain and inland lakes, including a 38-mile inland waterway. Petoskey was recently named by authors of The 100 Best Small Towns in America, The Great Towns of America and America's 100 Best Places to Retire. Petoskey is home to some of the best medical professionals in the nation. Their high level of award-winning care keeps the area among the best places to be taken care of in many specialties.
Here you’ll find a small-town, friendly atmosphere with over 95 shops and boutiques in the famous Gaslight District.
When downtown, choose from 19 different eateries. Whether you fancy pizza, sushi, cold cuts or fine dining, this downtown has something for everyone.
With prestigious art galleries downtown Petoskey features ever-changing exhibitions and a variety of eye-catching performances year-round.
History buffs can spend time at the Little Traverse History Museum for exhibits on Ernest Hemingway and a rich lesson on the local community.
Petoskey offers a wide variety of outdoor activities including canoeing, boating, sailing, fishing, golfing and hiking in the warmer weather and skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and ice fishing in the winter.
The area has five state parks: Petoskey, Burt Lake, Fisherman’s Island, Young and Wilderness. Most offer swimming, picnicking, hiking and boating.
Petoskey is home to numerous award-winning championship golf courses. Choose from any number of these 9 or 18-hole picturesque golf sites.
If you’re looking for some excitement, head over to the new Odawa Casino Resort. The gaming floor has 1,500 slot machines, 35 table games and a poker room.
Live entertainment is regularly offered in the lower level of Stafford’s Perry Hotel. Or catch a live band and dancing at City Park Grill, Leo’s Lounge and Upstairs Club.
The Crooked Tree Arts Center and Little Traverse Civic Theatre provide a captivating schedule of musical and theatrical productions throughout the year.
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