Petoskey located on beautiful Little Traverse Bay, is a charming lakeside community with unmatched beauty and charm.  It is known for its breathtaking views, Victorian architecture, historic Gaslight Shopping District, and Michigan’s state stone, the Petoskey Stone. Along with the spectacular views of crystal-blue Little Traverse Bay, one of the first things to catch your eye as you arrive in Petoskey is the elegant Victorian architecture in the homes and buildings.  The Bay View community alone has more than 400 homes on the National Historic Register. A walk through our neighborhoods and shopping districts is a return to a simpler, more refined time.