Hemingway Historical Marker

Walloon Village, Melrose Township Park on Walloon Lake

(The marker here is a State of Michigan historical site marker and not one of the Hemingway Tour markers.)

The marker here pays homage to the Hemingways' association with Walloon Lake. In 1898 Clarence and Grace Hemingway traveled to the area and were so impressed that they bought a parcel of land with 200 feet of waterfront from the Bacon family. In September 1899 they brought infant son Ernest with them when they returned to make arrangements for the cottage they named Windemere. Beginning in 1900 the family would travel north each summer and come through Walloon village where they would get off the train and catch a steamship to take them to Windemere. They would also do shopping and socializing here.

Hemingway Historical Marker