About the Area

The Petoskey area

Petoskey, Michigan is the heart of Emmet County which has a population 33,000 that grows to 50,000 in the summer. Located on the shores of Little Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan, Petoskey is a premier tourism destination year-round.

The county offers a four-season vacation get-away offering an abundance of fresh water lakes and water sports, world class alpine skiing, miles of groomed cross country trails, championship golf courses, breathtaking autumn colors, and incredible sunsets. Petoskey is a family-friendly town with excellent private and public schools and a wonderful community supported sports program.

There is an active and diverse art and music community with opportunities to both watch and participate in music, theater, and art galleries. The historic downtown gaslight district offers fine dining, bistros, and family restaurants, as well as coffee shops and specialty boutiques. Depending on your lifestyle, there is real estate to fit your needs. From an historic home within walking distance of the downtown scene to a quiet country setting or an upscale residential and resort community with world-class amenities, Petoskey has it all! 

Visit Petoskey Chamber of Commerce or Petoskey Visitor's Bureau for more information about Petoskey, its many amenities and area resources.


Other useful information about nearby communities:

Pure Michigan

Bay Harbor

Bay View Association

Boyne City Chamber of Commerce

Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce

Cheboygan Chamber of Commerce

East Jordan Chamber of Commerce

Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce

Gaylord Chamber of Commerce

Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce


Indian River Chamber of Commerce

Kalkaska Chamber of Commerce

Mackinaw Chamber of Commerce

Traverse City Chamber of Commerce

Village of Alanson Chamber of Commerce

Information about area educational resources:

Boyne City Public School

Charlevoix Public School

Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District

Harbor Light Christian School

Harbor Springs Public School

North Central Michigan College

Petoskey Schools

Petoskey Concord Academy

St. Francis Xavier School - Petoskey