Emmet County is located in the northwest corner of the lower peninsula of Michigan. The County was organized in 1853 and was named in honor of the Irish Patriot Robert Emmet. The early French fur traders and missionaries called it L’arbre Croche, or Crooked Tree, naming it after a tall tree overhanging a high bluff that was used as a landmark for approaching canoes. Rambling Victorian cottages serve as a reminder that Emmet County has been a summertime destination of vacationing city dwellers for several generations.Emmet County has a strong and varied heritage and its future appears equally bright. Tourism continues to be a major economic force and has grown to include winter attractions as well. The county is now a four-season vacation area offering world class alpine skiing, numerous kilometers of groomed cross country trails, championship golf courses, all types of water sports, breathtaking autumn colors, and morel mushroom hunting in the spring. Emmet County is experiencing diversified economic development that includes industry, specialty shopping, health care, education, and other services.
The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce has compiled an informative Relocation Guide for those looking for additional information about relocating to the Emmet County region.
To request a copy in the mail, contact the Chamber staff at (231) 347-4150, or go online to www.petoskeychamber.com
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