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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Harbor Springs, Michigan, USA your home away from home

Harbor Springs is considered one of the most beautiful resort towns in America. This long-standing vacation resort has something for all seasons, especially for those looking for outdoor recreational pursuits.

Things to Do in Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs is nestled on the shore of Lake Michigan making it ideal for sailing, fishing, sailboarding and other watersports during the summer. Some of the best boating can be enjoyed nearby on Little Traverse Bay. There are several parks and beaches around Harbor Springs with lifeguards, restrooms and boat launches. Golfers can look forward to spectacular golf at the Little Traverse Bay Golf Club. This scenic area is also popular with walkers and cyclists. Browse the shops in the downtown area which has boutiques, art and antiques shops galore. In winter the area has a skating rink within easy reach of your Harbor Springs holiday apartment. It also offers snowmobiling, downhill and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Places to Visit Around Harbor Springs, MI

Local landmarks to visit include the Ephraim Shay hexagonal-shaped house in downtown Harbor Springs. Shay invented the Shay locomotive and his house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Douglas House on the lakefront is also well-known. It was designed by Richard Meier and is one of top 150 structures listed as America’s Favorite Architecture. In fall, one must-do is the scenic drive along the Tunnel of Trees to Cross Village to enjoy the stunning autumn foliage. Petoskey is famous for its shopping and is just 4 miles from Harbor Springs holiday rentals, on the south side of the harbor. Thorne Swift Nature Preserve offers nature hikes, a beach and a dune observation platform. For families, Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark is an adventure for children of all ages and is located at Boyne Mountain, just outside Boyne Falls.

Weather in Harbor Springs, Michigan

Holiday homes in Harbor Springs experience warm summers reaching 79°F (26°C) in July and August. In winter the temperatures drop to well below freezing in January reaching 26 to minus 1°F (-3 to -18°C). The area has 2-3 inches of precipitation every month. From November to March the area has lake-effect snow which can be as much as 160 inches per year.

Travel to Harbor Springs, Michigan

The nearest airports to Harbor Springs holiday homes are Boyne Mountain (BYN) Airport and Pellston (PLN) Regional Airport which is about 15 miles away. International visitors should fly into Gerald R. Ford International (GRR) Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan and then get a connecting flight to one of the local airports. Alternatively, visitors can pick up a hire car in Grand Rapids and drive the 205 miles north to Harbor Springs along US-131.

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