Havenhill Country Cottage

Visiting Charlevoix? Stay at Havenhill Country Cottage


The entrance of Hemingway Road from Ferry Road, Ironton, MI
Welcome to the official website of My Summers On Hemingway Road, by Alicia Hein Cook.  The book all began with a poem, written by the author while in in high school.  That poem led to her writing the book and is in the very front. It became a labor of love over many years and is now marking its 11th year in print.  Ordering information is available with one click on The Book page link in the right sidebar.

Based on fond childhood memories set in beautiful Charlevoix and Emmet Counties in northwestern lower Michigan, the book encompasses happy experiences of the author, her family and neighbors who spent summers on the lakeside road.

Hemingway Road was so named after Ernest Hemingway’s uncle, George, who purchased a large land parcel not far from the Ironton ferry, where he operated a tree farm. The “nursery” has long been closed, but the unique 4-car ferry made famous by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, remains in operation today, although "renovated" in 2014.