Clean air, crystal waters, sand dunes, and the natural forests of Emmet County make it one of the most attractive destinations in Michigan. Little Traverse Bay is home to Harbor Springs and Petoskey, both steeped in history having incorporated 140 years ago. L'Arbre Croche, situated at the eastern end of the bay is ideally positioned midpoint between these two wonderful towns.
Emmet County has many extremely well run local owned small businesses. Too many to list here. But a few that are favorites of L’Arbre Croche residents include:
Harbor Springs is a charming coastal resort town built around one of the Great Lakes' best natural deep water harbors. Its original resort communities, developed over a century ago, were summer retreats serviced by rail. Today the town is increasingly attracting residents and visitors who enjoy all of its beautiful seasons. Boutiques, art galleries, craft shows, intimate cafes and restaurants.
Petoskey is located on the south shore of Little Traverse Bay and like Harbor Springs has its history as a resort town. The year-round population is 5,800 as compared to 1,200 in Harbor Springs. Investments in downtown businesses over the past decade have transformed the town into one of Michigan's most charming destinations to shop, dine, enjoy an outdoor concert, or farmers market. It remains a vibrant business district all 12 months of the year. Petoskey schools feature a band program comprised of over 600 students grades 6-12 that has achieved statewide recognition.
Just minutes away, within a scenic six mile radius, you'll find the finest in golf, skiing and fishing, marinas, as well as many outstanding restaurants and shops of both Harbor Springs and Petoskey.