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The quaint waterfront community of Harbor Springs has had a magnetic appeal to visitors since the turn of the century. It offers an inviting array of art galleries, culinary attractions and the deepest fresh-water harbor in the Great Lakes.

Situated on Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Springs is a place that feels just right.  It’s where time slows down; natural beauty is a part of all four seasons, and the community is warm and welcoming.

Harbor Springs is such a popular destination because it offers so many events and activities for all ages to experience, explore and enjoy. The list of things to do is almost without limit. Along with golf, swimming, boating, hiking and biking, there is a calendar full of festivals, as well as gallery exhibitions, concerts and theater performances.

Things keep jumping in the winter with two ski resorts, Nub's Nob and Boyne Highlands, right in the town's back yard.  Miles of snowmobile trails can be accessed, too, and cross-country skiing is available in a number of places.  For something out of the ordinary, why not try a dog sled?  They're offered at Boyne Highlands at select times.

One of the most popular attractions in Harbor Springs is the M-119 Tunnel of Trees, an icon for the area’s natural beauty. This stunning drive along bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan is a four-season, colored filled experience—trillium in the spring, green trees and blue water in the summer, vibrant fall foliage, and winter white. Of course, that’s just one of many on a list that also includes Boyne Highlands ski and golf resort, a nature preserve and many fine wineries.

Dining options in Harbor Springs abound. Pasta and pizza, sandwiches and salads, steaks and Great Lakes fish are among the specialties.  Some of the restaurants overlook the lake and invite you to linger while you enjoy the view as well as the food.

The lodging choices include hotels, inns, condos and resort properties; whichever you choose you’ll find it easy to stay for a day, a weekend, a week - or if you’re lucky – even longer.

For even more information about Harbor Springs, visit the Harbor Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce and watch their video!