The quaint town of Harbor Springs is a bustling tourist destination nestled along the waterfront of the Little Traverse Bay in northern Michigan. The surrounding area offers a timeless sense of tranquility for residents and returning visitors. A Harbor Springs vacation rental will give you the opportunity to live like a local on your next vacation.
Strolling through the main street boutique shops and galleries, you might feel like you’ve been thrown into a Norman Rockwell painting. Enjoy Harbor Springs holiday parades and festivals throughout the year. Local artisans, musicians and thespians add to the cultural aura through gallery exhibitions and performances.
Dining in “Harbor” (as the locals call it for short) includes Stafford’s Pier Restaurant (The Pier), Mustang Wendy’s Cask & Cuisine, The New York, and Turkey’s Cafe & Pizzeria.
The Lyric Theatre offers three themed theaters for a unique movie-watching experience. A sandy beach awaits at the dog-friendly Zorn Park located a short walk from downtown. The Josephine Ford Park provides a public boat launch. There’s a skate park a short drive from downtown, and a challenging disc golf course awaits at Kiwanis Park, where you can also find great sledding in the winter. Head northwest along scenic M-119 from Harbor to find the Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, where you can stroll the trails and learn about local flora and fauna and explore the beach.
Regardless of the season, Harbor Springs provides an endless playground of activities. In the summer, enjoy boating and sailing, water sports, public beaches and parks, biking, and some of the nation’s best golf courses. During the winter months, downhill skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed at some of the Midwest’s best ski areas, just minutes away from downtown. In the fall, come and soak in the color burst along the Tunnel of Trees.
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