Attractions

Notable Building in Charlevoix & Petoskey

Horton Bay General Store

Fans of Ernest Hemingway will recall the store, with its 'high false front,' from his short story 'Up in Michigan.' As a youth Hemingway used to hang out here. His family had a cottage on nearby Walloon Lake. The re…
Island in Charlevoix & Petoskey

Beaver Island

For an alternative to Mackinac Island's fudge-y hullabaloo, sail to quieter Beaver Island, an Irish-influenced enclave that is home to 600 people. It offers hiking, fishing, kayaking and snorkeling to shipwrecked sc…
Notable Building in Charlevoix & Petoskey

Red Fox Inn

Vollie Fox, Hemingway's fishing buddy, lived in this building next door to Horton Bay General Store. Young Ernie would stay at the inn, which now is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Fox's family s…
State Park in Charlevoix & Petoskey

Petoskey State Park

The park is north along Hwy 119 and has a beautiful beach. Look for indigenous Petoskey stones, which are honeycomb-patterned fragments of ancient coral. Campsites cost $31 to $33 per night.
Museum in Charlevoix & Petoskey

Little Traverse History Museum

This small Petoskey museum has a worthy Hemingway collection, including rare first-edition books that the author autographed for a friend when he visited in 1947.