Harbor Springs is a city and resort community in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan
. Harbor Springs is in a sheltered bay on the north shore of the Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan.
The bay features some beautiful accommodations, vacation rentals and condo rentals and some lodging have spectacular views.
The Little Traverse Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse on the Harbor Point peninsula that forms the natural harbor.
Harbor Springs has a lot to offer during the summer months, including beaches, sailing schools, marinas, multiple golf courses, bike paths, hiking trails, ice cream shops, candy stores, coffee shops and various summer vacation communities.
Accommodations and vacation rentals get booked out very early so make to book well in advance.
In the winter months, visitors also have great vacation rental, condo rental and holiday accommodation options. There are two ski resorts Nub's Nob and Boyne Highlands
that offer over 678 acres of skiable terrain as well as terrain parks and various trails for snow shoeing & cross-country skiing. When Little Traverse Bay freezes over in the winter months many people venture out on the ice for ice fishing, ice boating and numerous icy shenanigans.
Harbor Springs is just a few miles from neighboring Petoskey, Michigan, which is on the other side of the bay and is visible with the naked eye, and offers a wider variety of activities including a multiplex movie theater, a thriving downtown area of its own, and several big-box stores.
Visit downtown Harbor Springs in June for an evening of wine tasting, live local music and more at the Annual Harbor Springs Waterfront Wine Festival.
Don’t miss out on the Boyne Family Fundays, a fantastic way to get the whole family out golfing on some of the finest golf courses in northern Michigan!
Boyne Family Fundays are valid on the following northern Michigan golf courses, Monument, Moor and Crooked Tree golf courses.
Get ready for a spine-tingling experience unlike anything you’ve ever done before. The Zip of Terror is an after dark self-guided tour of Boyne Mountain's
ten ziplines offered only for Halloween weekend. Those who are brave will be suited up with a zipline harness and helmet and sent on your way to navigate amongst the darkness illuminated only by a faint glow to mark the path as you travel through the chilling scene.
Another great Harbor Springs event is the Zoo-de-Mack, a weekend of huge parties with great bands, one of the most scenic bicycle rides in the country
, a lot of sunshine and views of the mighty Mackinac Bridge. It is a gathering of outdoor enthusiasts who want to enjoy a little physical exercise together in one of the most beautiful areas in the state of Michigan.
These great events and activities available in and around Harbour Springs, makes it a great year round destination with some wonderful year round accommodation and vacation rental choices.