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A treasured spot at the top of Michigan’s mitten

For generations, the most respected and internationally regarded families, entrepreneurs, executives and corporate leaders have come to Northern Michigan for rest and relaxation, and found, in turn, a wealth of reasons to invest more than just their time. In recent decades, summer homes have evolved into year ‘round residences, as working families find their niche along the shores of Lake Michigan. The region’s diversified economy— a mix of successful retail, industrial, tourism-oriented, agricultural, building trades and health and medical professions —is buoyed by responsive local units of government, convenient transportation, state-of-the-art technological infrastructure and an alliance  of business professionals in place to ensure success from day one.

For centuries, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians have called Emmet County home, and their presence today signifies the strength and endurance of this Michigan tribe that is integral to the identity of Emmet County.

Learn more about our history on these pages:

The History of Emmet County

Local Lore and Points of Interest

Resort History, Colorful Past

Historical Commission

The Essence of Emmet Historical Collaborative
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Emmet County, Michigan
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