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Harbor-Springs began over a century ago as a well-known resort community, and today continues to be one of the most beautiful and most visited resort towns in the country. The crystal clear water and lovely harbor in Harbor Springs make it one of the hottest destinations for boaters who like to combine their nautical adventures with fine dining and unique shopping. Harbor Springs has a quaint downtown area with fine boutiques, art galleries and antiques, gift shops and outstanding restaurants. The small town atmosphere is perfect for a relaxing stroll, and for those looking for more adventure, Harbor Springs offers the best in sailing, boating, fishing, golf, tennis and more. The Harbor Springs Loop is one of the most challenging cycling tours in the state, especially in autumn when it displays some of Michigan's most spectacular fall foliage. Wintertime in Harbor Springs is no less beautiful, and the area boasts some of the best ski resorts in the Midwest. Harbor Springs is conveniently located in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula, just minutes from the towns of Petoskey, Charlevoix and the Victorian resort island of Mackinaw Island.

Surrounding areas: Petoskey, Michigan (4.5 mi), Crooked Lake, Michigan (6.8 mi), Walloon Lake, Michigan (10.3 mi), Good Hart, Michigan (11.0 mi), Lake Charlevoix, Michigan (13.1 mi), Boyne City, Michigan (15.3 mi), Charlevoix, Michigan (15.3 mi)

Harbor Springs Vacation Rentals




Harbor Springs Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Best Western Of Harbor Springs8514 M-119Harbor Springs, MI (616) 347-9050
Boyne Highlands Resort600 Highlands DrHarbor Springs, MI (231) 549-6040
Inn At Bay Harbor3600 Village Harbor DrBay Harbor, MI4.5 mi.(231) 549-6040
Comfort Inn Petoskey1314 US 31 NPetoskey, MI4.5 mi.(231) 347-3220
Days Inn Petoskey1420 US 131 SouthPetoskey, MI4.5 mi.(231) 234-3900
Econo Lodge - Petoskey1858 US 131 SPetoskey, MI4.5 mi.(231) 348-3324
Econo Lodge South1859 Us Hwy 131 SPetoskey, MI4.5 mi.(231) 348-3324
Hampton Inn & Suites920 Spring St US 131Petoskey, MI4.5 mi.(231) 348-9555
Super 8 Motel2645 Charlevoix AvePetoskey, MI4.6 mi.(231) 439-8000
Crooked River Lodge6845 US 31 NAlanson, MI9.9 mi.(231) 548-5000
Dicksons Lodge2000 SpringveleWalloon Lake, MI11.9 mi.(231) 535-2415
Holiday Inn Express1600 US 31 NPellston, MI12.9 mi.(231) 539-7000
Sleep In Hotel801 Petoskey AveCharlevoix, MI14.3 mi.(231) 547-0300
Water Street Inn200 Front StBoyne City, MI15.3 mi.(231) 582-3000
Americinn Lodge & Suites11800 US 31 NCharlevoix, MI15.3 mi.(231) 237-0988
Boyne Mountain Resort02800 Boyne Mountain RdBoyne Falls, MI18.7 mi.(800) 462-6963
Holiday Inn Express4375 Brudy RdIndian River, MI19.7 mi.(231) 238-3000
Travelodge150 Old US 31Mackinaw City, MI26.3 mi.(231) 436-7900
Clarion Hotel701 South Huron StMackinaw City, MI26.4 mi.(231) 436-5539
Comfort Suites Lakeview720 S Huron AveMackinaw City, MI26.4 mi.(231) 436-5929
Days Inn- Lakeside825 S Huron StMackinaw City, MI26.4 mi.(231) 436-5557
Econo Lodge Bay View712 S HuronMackinaw City, MI26.4 mi.(231) 436-5777
Econo Lodge Lakeside - Mackinaw City519 S HuronMackinaw City, MI26.4 mi.(231) 436-7111
Embers Motel & Restaurant810 S HuronMackinaw City, MI26.4 mi.(231) 436-5773
Hampton Inn Of Mackinaw City726 S HuronMackinaw City, MI26.4 mi.(231) 436-7829
Ramada Ltd Waterfront723 S Huron AveMackinaw City, MI26.4 mi.(231) 436-5055
Northpointe Inn1027 S Huron StMackinaw City, MI26.5 mi.(231) 436-9812
Baymont Inn & Suites-mackinaw City109 S Nicolet StMackinaw City, MI27.3 mi.(231) 436-7737
Days Inn Mackinac Bridge206 N Nicolet StMackinaw City, MI27.3 mi.(231) 436-8961
Econo Lodge At The Bridge - Mackinaw City412 N NicoletMackinaw City, MI27.3 mi.(231) 436-5026
Holiday Inn Express364 Louvingney StMackinaw City, MI27.3 mi.(231) 436-7100
Ramada Inn Convention Center450 S NicoletMackinaw City, MI27.3 mi.(231) 436-5535
Super 8 Motel - Mackinaw City601 N HuronMackinaw City, MI27.5 mi.(231) 436-5252
Best Western Inn-river Terrace847 S Main StCheboygan, MI28.2 mi.(231) 627-5688
 
Bed & Breakfast
Deer Lake Bed & Breakfast631 E Deer LK RdBoyne City, MI15.0 mi.(231) 582-9039

Harbor Springs Weather & Climate

The Great Lakes has a big influence on the weather of northern Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This area enjoys four distinct seasons with mild, comfortable summers and cold, snowy winters. The Lakes modify summer high temperatures, keeping things from becoming too hot and humid, thus making the northern parts of the state an attractive vacation spot. Autumn is generally too cool for swimming, but is a great time for other outdoor attractions, such as golf and boating, and for sightseeing. Fall comes early to northern Michigan and fall foliage color peaks around mid-October. The luminous Northern Lights are a spectacular phenomenon that is usually visible from northern Michigan 30 nights per year, most commonly in March, April, September and October. The region surrounding the town of Charlevoix has an average of 5 days per year above 90 degrees F. and 183 days below 32 degrees F. They also receive an average of 96 inches of snowfall per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 26°F 14°F 2.05 in. -
February 27°F 12°F 1.23 in. -
March 36°F 21°F 1.99 in. -
April 47°F 32°F 2.47 in. -
May 59°F 43°F 2.66 in. -
June 69°F 53°F 2.59 in. -
July 74°F 59°F 3.13 in. -
August 73°F 58°F 3.46 in. -
September 66°F 50°F 3.67 in. -
October 55°F 40°F 3.18 in. -
November 42°F 30°F 2.55 in. -
December 31°F 21°F 2.17 in. -

Harbor Springs Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Pellston Regional Of Emmet County airport (PLN) located about 13 miles northeast of Harbor Springs in Pellston, Michigan, the Otsego County airport (GLR) located approximately 32 miles south of Harbor Springs in Gaylord, Michigan, the Cherry Capital airport (TVC) located roughly 55 miles southwest of Harbor Springs in Traverse City, Michigan, the Chippewa County International airport (CIU) located around 61 miles northeast of Harbor Springs in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, and finally the Alpena County Regional airport (APN) located about 73 miles southeast of Harbor Springs in Alpena, Michigan.

Harbor Springs Attractions

 
Golf Courses
Chestnut Valley Golf CourseHarbor SpringsMI 
Harbor Point Golf ClubHarbor SpringsMI 
Little Traverse Bay Golf ClubHarbor SpringsMI 
Crooked Tree Golf ClubPetoskeyMI4.5 mi.
Hidden River Golf & Casting ClubBrutusMI10.9 mi.
Maple Ridge Golf ClubBrutusMI10.9 mi.
Springbrook Golf ClubWalloon LakeMI12.3 mi.
Belvedere Golf ClubCharlevoixMI15.3 mi.
Charlevoix Country ClubCharlevoixMI15.3 mi.
Charlevoix Golf CourseCharlevoixMI15.3 mi.
Dunmaglas Golf CourseCharlevoixMI15.3 mi.
Wilderness Golf CourseCarp LakeMI20.2 mi.
Mallard Golf ClubEast JordanMI20.6 mi.
Ye Nyne Olde HollesEast JordanMI20.6 mi.
Mackinaw ClubCarp LakeMI21.2 mi.
Antrim Dells Golf ClubEllsworthMI22.5 mi.
Mullett Lake Country ClubMullett LakeMI24.4 mi.
Cheboygan Golf & Country ClubCheboyganMI28.7 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Nubs NobHarbor SpringsMI 
Boyne USA ResortsBoyne FallsMI18.7 mi.
Treetops SylvanGaylordMI31.9 mi.
Shanty CreekBellaireMI33.1 mi.
Sugar Loaf ResortCedarMI56.4 mi.
The Homestead ResortGlen ArborMI61.0 mi.
Crystal MountainThompsonvilleMI78.5 mi.
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf ResortCadillacMI84.1 mi.
 
State Parks
Young State ParkMI14.3 mi. 
Burt Lake State ParkMI17.7 mi. 
Wilderness State ParkMI21.0 mi. 
Aloha State ParkMI26.2 mi. 
Fort Michilimackinac State ParkMI27.1 mi. 
Michilimackinac State ParkMI27.1 mi. 
Straits State ParkMI31.8 mi. 
Mackinac Island State ParkMI34.5 mi. 
Onaway State ParkMI36.8 mi. 
Otsego Lake State ParkMI37.9 mi. 
 
Museums
Mackinac State Historic ParksMackinac IslandMI33.9 mi.(History)
Dennos Museum CenterTraverse CityMI55.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)


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