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Wood. at RoariD, Brook
Grand Rapid. & Indiana Suburban Station, Petoskey
Peto.key by MoonU.bt
Petotkey, named for the far.
famed Indian chief Petosega, ttosktn
has been known lor twenty. t:
five years as the gem of north
Michigan retOrts. Situated on gently slop i n g
grounds near the head of Uule Traverse Bay,
its magnificent scenery and splendid air have be.
come known far and wide. Besides becoming
the commercial and transportation center of the
rescnt region, it has developed, because of the
peculiar advantages of its location. into a thriving
all.year.round city of seven thousand inhabitants,
a busy and intelligent population. Educational
facilities and manufacturing enterprises have made
Petoskey more than a mere .ummer town
BUI with the coming of the retOrt season she .s
in her glory. This is the natural diatributins point
for the entire retOrt region. Here a hundred thou.
sand tourists each yea.. make stays more or leas
extended. From here swift suburban service plies
every twenty minutes to retOrts north, east. &outh
and west, while swift steamers make the retOrts
around the bay at intervals of forty to sixty min.
utes. ICootinued 011 nexl pall<'.
Lakes and Streams easily ac~
tt05kt" cessible make Petoskey the
-iF' t: natural headquarters of the
(Conlinued) sportsman, angler and pleas-ure
seeker. Within a few
minutes ride is Crooked Lake, home of the bass,
the pike and the muscalonge ; Walloon Lake,
whose deep shaded inlets and swift running tributaries
are stocked with 6sh of the choicest varieties;
Douglass Lake, a beautiful sheet of inland
water, whose pebbly beach is the delight of
bathers, and whose waters yield the richest returns
to the followers of the piscatorial art.
These lakes and others but little less famous as
angling grounds, together with numerous trout
streams, make this region a veritable sportsman's
No city in the state has 6ner hotels, several of
the largest catering to the resort trade exclusively.
Here one may have all the delights of a summer
home while enjoying the advantages of metropolitan
service - telegraph. tele(>hone. swift through
train connections; in short. Petoskey is a modem
city set down in the midst of most charming scenes
of natural beauty.
Railroad Park, Petoakey
Northern Michigan Tran.portation Company', Boata
The Dock at Peto.key
Storm on UttIe Traver.e Bay
City Hall. Petoskey
Boatin~ at Petoskey
Arlington Hotel, Petoskey
Petolkey Water Worka and Harbor
c. R. 4: I. Chalet, PetOikey
Driveway, Petoskey City Park
Grand Rapids & Indiana R. R. Park, Petoskey
Scene from .. Hiawatha" - Old Nokomi. and Babe Hiawatha
The Hiawatha In d ian
drama, with native Ojibway
Indian actors, at Ya-WayGa-
Mug, a new station on
the G. R. & I., is a perman
e n t attraction of which
Petoskey is proud. The
natural setting for the Indian
play is matchless. The seating capacity is furnished
in a grand-stand of the most so~d construction.
The novelty of the exhibition appeals
to all classes. Exits and entrances are by canoe,
and the acting of the Indians perfect in its naturalness.
All the main incidents of the poem
are incorporated in the play, which Miss A~ce
Longfellow has warmly endorsed as being worthy
of her father's great work. The singing of the
Indians is as surprising as their acting. Sweet love
lyrics, canoeing songs, old wedding songs and
others illustrating their folk. lore, and dances illustrating
Ojibway tribal religious and social customs,
render the performance fascinating in the
extreme. The costuming is perfect and the properties
historically correct. The scenes are a series
of pictures of ravishing beauty. The entire performance
compels us to look at the Indian in a
different light. The whole play and the excitinll
and varied water sports that follow can be enjoyed
in one afternoon and at small cost. We confidently
advise all our visitors to go to Ya-WayGa-
Mug before leaving our northern shores.
A Twilight Sail at Petoakey
Regatta on Little Traverae Bay
Bay View Hotel.
Originally selected as the
home of the Michigan lila" 'lJitbJ
Camp Ground AlIOcia- ~ ~
tion, Bay View ha. grown
into a summer city of 10,000 inhabitants, whose
Assembly Courses and Summer Schools rank
second to no institutions of the kind in the United
States. Set in the midst of primeval foresta, on
terraces rising gradually from the shores of Little
Traverse Bay, and commanding a view of the
noble waters of lake Michigan, its situation is
beautiful beyond comparison. Sloping toward th"
west, it takes in, inpanoramic review, the whole
circle of the Littl" Traverse resorts, from Charlevoix
Head on the one hand to Harbor Point on
the other. Bay View's sunsets are famous, at
once the de~ght and despair of the artist.
The season properly opens with a camp meeting
of spiritual power, and this is (0110 wed by the
0f,ening of the summer school and of the Assemb
y Lecture Courses, in which appear the most
famous men of the country in their entertaining
and instructive 'Fecialties.
Big Cedar, Bay View
Auditorium, Bay View
Tenni. Court, Bay View
Bay View Park
This deservedly popular resort
lies along the shore of Little
Traverse Bay. four miles north
of Petoskey. The conspicuous
Inn stands far back on the
bluff-brow. overlooking th e
water and the lIat woodland of cedars. Through
this winds a beautiful stream. whose name the
resort bears. and the gravel drives and walks.
crossed by perpetual shadows and arched by
natural canopies. There are cottages imbedded
among the trees alon\! the beach. and on the plateau
above. the settled farm country stretches away
to the north. It is not immodest to call this a
paradise for picture makers and the joy 01 all
nature lovers. Such i. the testimony 01 every
The Roaring Brook Inn has generous accommodation.;
the trains and ferries stop every half hour.
and communication with neighboring resorts and
villages i. convenient. by rail and water and highway.
The place had its name a
century before the white
man dreamed of it as a summer
home. The I n d ian
word for "little bay" indicates
the ideal location of
the thriving resort at the mouth of the harbor.
From the water one sees the long wharf and
dock pavilion. behind which stretch the clean
gravel beach and the thousand clustered birches.
sheltering a hundred picturesque collages. First
from the landing and the railway station stands
the We-O!!e-Ton-Sing Hotel. one of the best
equipped and most accommodating public houses
in the northern resort region. Beyond this. under
the bluff. is the new casino for in-door games and
social entertainments. and above. in sight of the
bay and Lake Michigan. are the golf links and
The social life of We-Que-Ton-Sing is not to be
overlooked. and the peace and modest beauty of
its surroundings must be lived with to be more
than half believed.
Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad Park, We-Que-Ton-Sing
The Beach at W e-Que-Ton-Sin,
W e-Que-Ton-Sin, Golf Ground.
A Wood Scene Near Petolkey
Beach on Uttle Traverse Bay
Scarcely twenty-five years ago
a few families, seeking a place
for a rustic outing. purchased
Harbor Point, then the residence
of one solitary fish barrel maker.
In 1880. the grounds, with every
natural advantage, were designed and platted. In
1885 the lIovernment lighthouse was established
on the sand lying lilte a nail to the finger of land
between the storms of the open sea and the peace
of the harbor within.
Although less than fifty acres entire, there are
hills and level ground. natural terraces and gently
rolling opens. heavily timbered preserves of an
original grandeur. surf, beach and shores as restful
as the face of a mirror, There are picturesque
Swiss chalets and log cabins. and others more
worthy the name of villa and palace. The Qub
House, recently built new. is worthy of its site in
particulars of luxury and management, and Harbor
Point has come to rank with the Atlantic Coast
The resort is reached by ferry and a line of hacks
from the vill~ wharves and stations, and hourly
trips are made by 'bus to the Association Coif
Links. To be appreciated. Harbor Point must be
seen. and once seen. it shall not soon be forgotten.
Dock at Harbor Point
Walk at Harbor Point
S. S. Northland, Off Harbor Point
Ferry Line, Peto.key
S. S. Manitou, Off Harbor Point
Emmet Beach Hotel
.. Dar" behind it rooe the forest,
ROle the bloc" and gloomy pine _,
ROle the fin with cones upon them;
Bright before it beat the water,
Beat the clear and .unny water."
So well does the poet describe it that one might
suspect that he had stood before Emmet Beach.
This is a new settlement, scarcely builded, but
none the worse for that. The hotel is of modern
architecture, splendid appointment and as accommodating
as one's own home. The resort lies
ideally, a mile from Harbor Point, on the bay
shore; the beautiful body of water, with all its
phases, stretched before it, the untampered woods
about it and the pine-covered bluff MDt! close behind.
A clean drive leads up the hill, between
the brown trunks, above the cottage roofs, to the
Shore Road at the lop. Here the pine trees,
standing against the trembling gold of the distant
water, throw their cool shadows across the Association
Links, covering eighty acres, gently rolling
and well kept; and near the roadside stands the
inviting Golf Club bungalow.
Golfing. boating and bathing and the exceptional
social evenings at the hotel are the features 01
Emmet Beach. The Inn's hack metes the boats
and trains at Harbor Springs, and the beautiful
drive through woods and Indian gardens makes
the distance the advantage.
Walloon Lake is a beautiful
sheet of water, situated 0 n e
hundred feet above the level
of Lake Michigan. It is fed
entirely by springs, there being
no inlet, but a good Row of
water from the lake, which is the source of Bear
River. The water is always clear, never muddy.
With a clean white sand beach the whole length
of its many miles of shore, it extend. some nine
miles from a point about eight miles southwest of
Petoskey, up to a short distance from Bay Shore
on the Pere Marquette suburban line to Charlevoix.
The foot of the lake is on the C . R. & I.
Suburban, southwest of Petoskey.
The wooded shores of this gem of inland waters
are dotted here and there with elegant club houses,
summer hotels and boarding houses, the charm
of' whose location appeals irresistibly to the tired
denizen of the city in search of rest and recreation.
Choice 6sh from the lake and fresh butter, eggs
and other delicacies from the excellent farms near
at hand, make Walloon Lake dinners famous
throughout this region.
Swift steamers ply from the foot of the lake, and
thousands visit here during the season.
The bathing beach at the eastern end of the lake,
near the station, i. the most famous in this region,
while rowing and yachting are close candidates for
the 6rst place in popularity.
Scenes on Walloon Lake
Walloon Lake Hotel.
Eight miles northeast of Petoskey,
e ben on the C. R. & I. suburban line, is situated the little village of
Oden, celebrated as a bathing
beach and fishing and boating
resort. It is near the head of Crooked Lake,
whose waters, winding sometimes in tortuous
channels and sometimes expanding into lakes,
which have received separate names, form a considerable
part of the famous Inland Route to Cheboygan.
This lake is the home of the bass and
the pickerel, and its waters are stocked with other
fish of the /inest varieties, and these in great abundance.
Swift steamers and pleasure yachts ply
on the lake; boat liveries are at hand, and guides
can be secured and fishing outfits can be rented at
reasonable figures. Many pretty cottages line the
beach, and excellent hotels furnish the finest accommodations.
Oden itself is a thriving little village, whose population
is more than doubled during the resort season,
and whose licturesque scenery and quiet
pleasures com men it to many who shun the more
Beach Scene at Oden
Hotel. on the Inland Route
The Inland Route is
surely a voyage of
enchantrnen~ a midsummer
- U where summer• s
sunshine sifts through
interlacing boughs, and music-throated birds entrance
the listening ear," in the quiet home of the
water lily and the happy hunting ground of the
noble led man.
It is not only Northern Michigan', greatest attrac•
tion. but it is the most picturesque and only boat
trip of its kind to be found on the American continent.
Co where you will. wander where you
may, you will find nothing that surpasses or even
compares with the scenic grandeur of this chain of
beautiful lakes and rivers.
No one should miss a day on the beautiful Inland
Route. which includes numerous silver lakes and
winding rivers. alive with gamy fish. The passing
of numerous little crafts under sail and steam,
the swiftly moving panorama of limpid waters and
verdant shores, form a most effective panorama of
Scene on the Inland Route
Steamer Topinabee, on the Beautiful Inland Route
Devil'. Elbow, Inland Route
The li!hing waters of the Little
jfi~"'ing Traverse Bay region are prob-
~ ably the most famous in the
resort world. Trout and grayling
in her numerous swift dreams. the gamiest of
black bass in her lakes. and pike. perch. pickerel
and other game /ish in great abundance. furnish
the angler with the greatest possible variety of
sport. He may thread the thickets of the Maple.
may troll along the shallow channel. of Crooked
River. or may cast hi. Oy in the deep blue waters
of Walloon. with the certainty of excellent returns
and. in the end. of a well filled basket. Although
thousands of li!h are taken from the region every
year. the conditions for their propagation are so
excellent. and the constant care of the State Fish
Commission in planting the lakes and rivers hereabouts
has met with such success that there seems
to be no diminution of the supply from year to
Northern Michi4Jan Fi.hing Scene.
Northem Micbiaan Camp Scene.
Pere Marquette Station BIRD'S•EYE VIEW OF PETOSK.EY
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