Emmet County Parks & Recreation
200 Division St. Suite 178
Petoskey, MI 49770
PARKS & REC STAFF
⚬ RYAN BAUMAN, Director of Parks and Recreation, (231) 330-1055
⚬ SHELLY HOUSE, Manager of Headlands International Dark Sky Park and McGulpin Point Lighthouse, (231) 427-1001
⚬ TRAVIS OELKE, Maintenance Manager of Fairgrounds and Bike Paths, (231) 330-7266
⚬ NATHAN BURNS, Manager of Camp Petosega and Crooked River Lock, (231) 330-1355
⚬ AUSTIN LAVIGNE, Fairgrounds Sales Coordinator, (231) 330-2854
⚬ SYDNEY MEADOWS, Programs Coordinator, (231) 340-1191
Emmet County is located in the northwestern most part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The county consists of a total of 295,040 acres, which includes: 197,677 acres of forested land; 10,400 acres of inland water; and 68 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, making Emmet County one of the more scenic counties in the state of Michigan. Because of our natural amenities, Emmet County has remained committed to providing world-class parks and recreational opportunities to our residents and visitors. On these pages, you’ll learn about Emmet County’s parks’ network.
Take a self-guided cell phone tour of Emmet County’s parks & recreational sites
Listen and explore Emmet County with Toursphere!
Emmet County and several partner organizations offer a self-guided cell phone tour at county parks and other significant properties and attractions throughout Northwest Michigan. Each site is marked with a sign with instructions on how to access the audio, visual and video components at the location; signs are found along sidewalks, walkways and trails and outside buildings.
Here’s how to access the tour: Using your smart phone, tablet or computer, visit emmetcounty.toursphere.com You will see a menu of site locations where you can enter and explore the various audio stops and listen in to hear more of our story. If you are on site at one of the parks, you can dial in directly to hear the audio; you will need to punch in the stop number that you’d like to hear if you use this option. The stop number will be listed on the sign at each location. The phone number to call in is (231) 486-0003.
Emmet County partners with Mackinaw City, Heritage Village, Bay View Association and the City of Petoskey in this unique recreational offering.