Harbor Springs, which boasts the deepest natural harbor in the Great Lakes, is an obvious stopping point for mariners. And why not? A charming, tree-lined downtown awaits with shopping, dining, museums and a family-friendly theater.

The city beach in Zorn Park is a perfect place to spend a hot summer day. You can paddle out to the large raft and jump back in at your leisure. Lifeguards are on duty throughout the summer.

A farmers market 8 a.m. – noon Wednesdays and Saturdays offers local produce, flowers and baked goods, June through October.

Street Musique is a weekly outdoor concert series held downtown Thursdays June through August. Musicians perform on Main Street while music-loving families enjoy an evening stroll — perhaps with an ice cream. Children’s activities like face-painting and sidewalk chalk are offered throughout town.

The Harbor Springs Sk8 Park, located on Main Street, doubles as a skate park and a hub for family-friendly activities like pickle ball, glow-in-the-dark dodgeball, pizza and movie nights and more.

Yes, you can’t beat summer in Harbor Springs. But that doesn’t mean the fun stops after Labor Day. All around the beautiful, historic town is a host of opportunity well beyond its waterfront-centered downtown.

Kiwanis Park is the place for sledding in the winter and also is home to a disc golf course.

Ski resorts Nub’s Nob and Boyne Highlands provide world-class skiing and snowboarding, Boyne Highlands also offers chairlift rides, golf, cross-country skiing and yes, even dogsledding.
Take the car north on M-119 past Harbor Springs, and it will lead you to the nationally known Tunnel of Trees, a must-see especially in autumn when colors are at their peak and offer a breathtaking contrast with brilliant blue Lake Michigan as you drive along the bluff.

Along the way, you can find your own peaceful escape in Good Hart, Cross Village and expansive Sturgeon Bay.

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