Petoskey Stones

You’ve seen them—the beach walkers with their heads down, completely ignoring the stunning sunset unfolding out over the lake. Why? Because they’re rockhounds—and they’re always on the hunt, looking for the perfect stone at their feet! If you find yourself doing the same thing – alwa...
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Categories:  Petoskey

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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Categories:  Shopping, Petoskey

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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Categories:  Shopping, Travel, Michigan Love

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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Categories:  Travel, Petoskey, Michigan Love

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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Categories:  Petoskey, Michigan Love

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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Categories:  Shopping, Holidays

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...
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Categories:  Shopping, General

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 a...
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Categories:  Shopping, Holidays, Petoskey

If you've ever ventured north during the summer months to Petoskey, you're sure to have heard or or run across a Petoskey Stone or two in your travels. You probably know how where to find them along the shores of Little Traverse Bay and have probably even looked for them a time or two growing up or...
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Categories:  Shopping, Holidays

The only information that I had about Petoskey, MI is that it was the place to find Petoskey Stones. However, after living here for the past 6 months, I have yet to find a decent Petoskey stone. I have visited the rocky shores of the Petoskey State Park numerous times, scanning and scanning to find...
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Categories:  Shopping, Petoskey