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ZachariahDaMan

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Of all the towns that I was able to visit up north Petoskey seemed to "feel" the most urban. Downtown was certainly bigger then the other towns I visited (Gaylord, Grayling, Charlevoix, East Jordan) and the buildings seemed older and more historic. There was parking meters everywhere there. If I were to live in a town up north Petoskey would definately be my first choice.

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Petoskey sure is great. I use to drive in there almost every Saturday during the winter after skiing at Boyne Highlands (which you can see along with Nubs Nob across the bay).

Did you get down by the Bear River and the harborfront? Also, a nice place to check out the next time you are in the area is Bay View, the historic charm along the east bay, and Bay Harbor, the modern elegance of the west bay.

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Did you get down by the Bear River and the harborfront? Also, a nice place to check out the next time you are in the area is Bay View, the historic charm along the east bay, and Bay Harbor, the modern elegance of the west bay.

I wasn't able to go to any of those places. We just walked around downtown for a bit, found somewhere to eat and left. I'll have to check those places out next time I go up north.

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I don't remember the name of the place, be we saw a great Irish singer in a pub in the basement of the Perry Hotel about 5 or 6 years ago. The crowd was just wild singing along, like a real Irish pub. We were the only ones who didn't know the words. :blush: but still, some good craic!

Another great Michigan town!

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Petoskey sure is great. I use to drive in there almost every Saturday during the winter after skiing at Boyne Highlands (which you can see along with Nubs Nob across the bay).

Did you get down by the Bear River and the harborfront? Also, a nice place to check out the next time you are in the area is Bay View, the historic charm along the east bay, and Bay Harbor, the modern elegance of the west bay.

A few pictures of the Bear river area and the waterfront from last year.

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Harbor Springs from the Bayview part of the Petoskey area.

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The beach at Young State Park between Petoskey and Harbor Springs.

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In the middle of the picture is the Hampton Inn and some condos alongside US131 heading South out of Petoskey.

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Beyond Harbor Springs and out into Lake Michigan

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The lighthouse where the Bear River runs into Little Traverse Bay.

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That's Petoskey State Park, not Young State Park, which is near Boyne City.

-nb

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Very nice pics. I been to Petosky several times. Its quite a beautiful town. My dad was born and rised there and if given the chance, he'd move back there in a heartbeat.

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Isn't a large neighborhood in Petosky owned by some church? The homeowners own the house but not the land and the whole neighborhood shuts down in the winter?

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Isn't a large neighborhood in Petosky owned by some church? The homeowners own the house but not the land and the whole neighborhood shuts down in the winter?

I believe its called Bayview and its owned by a group of southern Baptists. Beautiful homes and a beautiful area.

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Yes, my wife and I stayed in a B&B there, which we are convinced to this day was haunted. It was strange because the walls of the house had no insulation and were one layer of plank board, which is partly the reason the homes are only open in the Summer. I don't even think the house we were in had a furnace. I couldn't believe it could be habitable.

More info HERE. Actually it's Methodist.

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Yes, my wife and I stayed in a B&B there, which we are convinced to this day was haunted. It was strange because the walls of the house had no insulation and were one layer of plank board, which is partly the reason the homes are only open in the Summer. I don't even think the house we were in had a furnace. I couldn't believe it could be habitable.

More info HERE. Actually it's Methodist.

I always get those Methodists and Baptists confused. :blush:

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I'm from Petoskey originally. I believe Bay View was actually larger and more important than Petoskey for a while. Bay View used to be a major cultural center in Michigan (and still is, but not to the same extent). They've had presidential candidates speak there, famour musicians, and just about anything else you can think of. A good friend of mine did a lot of research on it for a school paper back in college. Bay View has it's own library with all kinds of historical information about the area, so I think that made his research easy.

-nb

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