More about this at a later date, but we cruised over to Horton Bay, roughly in the middle of Lake Charlevoix's long northern shore. Horton Bay is Hemingway country. For a few years in his late teens and early twenties, Hemingway spent a lot of time here and used the small hamlet as a setting in a number of his semi-autobiographical Nick Adams stories. Here is a photo from Lake Street, looking across the Charlevoix-Boyne City Road at the General Store (left) and Red Fox Inn, which is now a bookstore and memorabilia shop. Both buildings were in use in Hemingway's time as they still are now. Pinehurst is just behind the camera; it is a modest sized building that in Hemingway's time was a small inn and restaurant, a place where Hemingway often ate and slept.
Finally, we drove to Walloon Village at the foot of the sprawling Walloon Lake, on which the Hemingway cottage sits. We had a nightcap at a busling new lakeside restaurant there, and strolled to the pier to watch the sunset:
More to come.