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Petoskey is a small town in northern Michigan that is well known due to it's beautiful beaches and famous author Ernest Hemingway. Another popular part of Petoskey is the Pestoskey stone. What is a Petoskey Stone? The "Petoskey Stone," which became the official state stone of Michigan in 1965, is ac...
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If you visit Northern Michigan, you can’t leave without taking home a Petoskey Stone souvenir. The stones, fossilized coral, which experts say were deposited by glaciers eons ago, are found only in Northern Michigan. You can identify the Petoskey Stone by the hexagon pattern that covers them. Each...
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Of course, we love Petoskey, our beautiful Northern Michigan city, nestled on gorgeous Little Traverse Bay. Here are ten reasons we think you'll enjoy Petoskey too! 10 Reasons to Visit Petoskey 1. Petoskey stones - Let's get this obvious one out-of-the-way first. Petoskey stones! Petoskey stones ...
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Fish hatcheries are great day trips for families. They provide an educational opportunity to learn about fisheries and how vital they are to the Great Lakes. At some hatcheries you can fish without a license and even keep the fish to eat for dinner. Here are some great Michigan fish hatcheries to v...
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Ernest Hemingway was one of America’s most influential 20th-century writers. A novelist, short story writer, and journalist, he won both Pulitzer and Nobel Literature prizes for his novel The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway’s writing style is economical and understated, yet he lived a life abunda...
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I love free stuff. Who doesn't? Being a busy mom of 3 children I am always looking for fun and FREE activities here in Petoskey. Today on the blog I am bringing you 5 FREE things to in the Petoskey area. Petoskey might be small but we have a lot of free things for families to do and not just during ...
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Tired of the same ole resting spots in Michigan? You have got to check out these seven unique places to spend the night in Michigan. Submarine, teepee, yurt, boat house. We've got it all here!  1. Submarine - Spend the night in the USS Sliversides, a WWII era submarine in Musk...
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Much is said and written about how to survive winter in Michigan. Online you can find lengthy lists of the winter gear you need, like long underwear, snow shovels and rock salt. It’s suggested you keep those and a few other survival items in your car in case you end up stranded in a snow bank...
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We make the most out of our warm Michigan summers by hitting the beach as often as we can. Beautiful Gun Lake at Yankee Springs State Park is just a few minutes from our house. We swim there as many as three times a week once school it out. Lake Michigan is about an hour away, and we make several tr...
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Michigan is a large state with a long history, and the list of famous native sons and daughters is a long one. It includes everyone from famous inventors to artists to politicians. Here are just a few that are household names around the country. 1. Francis Ford Coppola, the famous Hollywood directo...
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