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Petoskey is in Emmet County (and is the county seat), and in the Northern Region. This community is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, northeast of Traverse City between Charlevoix and Indian River along US Highway 31 near Little Traverse Bay and Walloon Lake.

Petoskey was first named Porters Village when the first white settlers came to the area in 1865. As the settlement developed, and the railroad came through, the present name was established on December 5, 1873, and incorporated as a village in 1879. In 1896 Petoskey became a city and today it is going through some of the fastest growth in the state.

Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Stafford's Perry Hotel Rose Room |
Public Libraries Petoskey Public Library |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Little Traverse Bay Inn |

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MorelFest Boyne City MI May16-19 Each May, Boyne City fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel.
National Cherry Festival Traverse City MI June29-July6 The Grand Traverse region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors eager to savor the flavor of cherries tucked into everything imaginable.
Charlevoix Venetian Festival Charlevoix MI July20-27 What began as a simple candle-lit boat parade has grown into a week-long flurry of color and pageantry that highlights the summer season and attracts tens of thousands of visitors.
Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse Mackinac Island MI August8-11 Mackinac Island Carriage and Saddle Horse Parade, the Breeds of Mackinac presentation, musical kurs featuring the beautiful Friesians, lectures on the role of the horse in Mackinac's history.
St Helen Bluegill Festival St Helen MI January1 Crafter demonstrations, live music and entertainment, vendors, kids games, a medallion hunt, and great food. Sunday wraps up with the Grand Parade and Awards Ceremony.