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Petoskey Remembered Walking Tour
By 1900, there were approximately 6,000 full time residents and 125,000 summer visitors in Petoskey. The New Arlington Hotel was larger and grander than Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel and the rail stations handled over 100 trains and over 5000 passengers per day in the peak season.
This tour explains why and how the city grew while visiting historic sites from that time period. It lasts approximately 90 minutes and focuses on the city center (Pennsylvania Park, Lake Street, Mitchell Street, and Howard Street).
The cool air, fresh water and million dollar sunsets soon made Petoskey one of the nations premiere resort and shopping destinations.
Where Hemingway chose to recuperate after being wounded in WW1and to begin his career as a professional writer of fiction. Torrents of spring and other writings.
The Hemingway family frequently visited Petoskey and Ernest lived here in 1919. This tour describes the Hemingways’ Petoskey connections while visiting places they would have known. It also explores how Ernest used his experiences here as inspiration for his first novel, The Torrents of Spring, and other writing.
There are many buildings and locations in Petoskey where unexplainable happenings have and do take place. Visit these places and hear about the multiple occurrences of sightings and activities and learn about initial happenings that may be responsible for them.
North Central Michigan College • 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey, MI 49770