Neahtawanta Michigan
Grand Travese County


Neahtawanta is ten miles north of Traverse City, occupying a point of land extending into the West Bay, north of Harbor Island, from the peninsula. Besides a large number of beautiful cottages, owned by Grand Rapids people and others, the Neahtawanta Association owns a large tract of land and a fine hotel, which is under the management of the association and is well patronized. The name, Neahtawauta, means placid waters, and the water deepens so gradually that it is an ideal place for children to bathe. The bay steamers "Columbia" and "Crescent" stop each way in their trips up and down the bay, twice daily, besides which the drive between Traverse City and this point along the bay shore is a pleasant and popular one.

(Sprague's history of Grand Traverse and Leelanaw counties, Michigan edited and compiled by Elvin L. Sprague and Mrs. George N. Smith 1903)



Neahtawanta, MI (Hotel) (1915) - Contributed by Paul Petosky