Petoskey Stones

Named after the small town in Northern Michigan, the Petoskey stone has become a popular keepsake for people who live or are visiting Michigan. Petoskey is a small town on the coast of Lake Michigan known for its beautiful beaches and the home of the late Ernest Hemingway. Besides its history a...
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If you live in Northern Michigan or vacation near Petoskey in the summer, you probably know a little about Petoskey's treasure in Lake Michigan, known as the Petoskey stone. Here are some fun facts about Petoskey stones that might pique your interest. Fun Facts about Petoskey Stones: Why ...
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Petoskey Stones are unique stones found on the shores of Lake Michigan. Visitors and Michiganders both equally find them fascinating. Here are 4 places to hunt for Petoskey Stones from a local that might help you out on your search. Often locals know where to find the most or the best Petosk...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey, Travel

If you plan on visiting Northern Michigan, you'll want to know when is the best time to find Petoskey stones. The Great Lakes Shoreline is a paradise for rock collectors. Our beaches are filled with beautiful rocks like Lake Superior Agate, Halysites, Petoskey stones, Charlevoix stones, Lela...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey, Travel

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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So maybe you know what a Petoskey Stone looks like, but how much do you really know about Michigan's popular state stone that’s made into everything from paperweights to jewelry? Read on to learn some Petoskey Stone trivia. 1. Where did the name Petoskey come from? Petoskey is the English form of...
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The holidays are right around the corner and that means the inevitable holiday rush. Every year I try my best to plan ahead on holiday gift purchases, yet I always seem to be rushed regardless of what I do. I love shopping local during the holiday season, especially while the kids are in school. The...
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Ok, we've all been there. You know what I'm talking about. I think at all of us have been 'in the dog house' with our significant other at some point in time. I know I have! Whether it's forgetting an important date or just not being there when needed I think we all have it happen at some point in...
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Thanksgiving has come and gone and the 2016 Black Friday frenzy is officially over. Now the real Christmas countdown begins and Christmas shopping continues. This past weekend was the Downtown Petoskey Holiday parade on Saturday morning. My husband and I took the kids to the parade, enjoyed lunch at...
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