Destination guide

Why people love visiting beautiful Harbor Springs

The lake and beaches provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Harbor Springs. Well-liked for its skiing, restaurants and shopping, this city is both scenic and relaxing. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Harbor Springs

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like skiing and golfing. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Harbor Springs a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Boyne Highlands Ski Area (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Harbor Springs Vineyards and Winery (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Little Traverse Bay Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Nub's Nob Ski Area (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Crooked Tree Golf Club (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Chestnut Valley Golf Club (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs is a destination with activities spanning many seasons. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 74°F. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in December, January, February or March, when snowfall averages 36.15 inches and temperatures average 14°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Harbor Springs

Travelers love Harbor Springs for its panoramic lake views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Harbor Springs is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Harbor Springs Beach (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Thorne Swift Nature Preserve (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Petoskey State Park (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Bear River Park (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Charles A. Ransom Nature Preserve (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • North Point Nature Preserve (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)

Transportation to and around Harbor Springs

The nearest airport is in Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional), located 13.8 mi (22.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Mackinac Island, MI (MCD), which is 34.5 mi (55.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Harbor Springs?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 428 holiday lettings near Harbor Springs. From 197 Houses to 94 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Harbor Springs area.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Harbor Springs?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Harbor Springs. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Harbor Springs Vineyards and Winery: 802 holiday lettings
  • Heather Golf Course at Boyne Highlands: 851 holiday lettings
  • Nub's Nob Ski Area: 302 holiday lettings
  • True North Golf Club: 724 holiday lettings
  • Little Traverse Bay Golf Course: 854 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Harbor Springs listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Harbor Springs?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 197 Houses in Harbor Springs. Our other popular types of Harbor Springs holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 94 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 105 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 105 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Harbor Springs?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 89 holiday homes with pool available in Harbor Springs. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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