Harbor Springs on Little Traverse Bay
According to Trip Advisor, Harbor Springs is the third most searched vacation destination in the Midwest. The Lake Michigan community of Harbor Springs has offered visitors unparalleled scenic beauty, small town charm and a picturesque setting for generations. This wonderful “slice of heaven” will offer you exceptional galleries and outdoor events & festivals.
Spend the afternoon at the sandy beach in town or bike ride along the shores of Little Traverse Bay while you admire the gorgeous homes in Wequetonsing. You’ll find so much to see and do in Harbor Springs…under 10 minutes from Trout Creek.
Visit the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce for a wide variety of area information including photos, calendar of events and all that you need to plan your next vacation to Northern Michigan.
Dining in Harbor Springs
- Legs Inn
- The Paper Station Bistro
- Pierson’s Grille & Spirits
- Polish Kitchen
- Stafford’s Pier and Dudley’s Deck
- Teddy Griffin Roadhouse
- The New York Restaurant
Events and Festivals in Harbor Springs
- Street Musique – Summer Thursday Evenings
- 4th of July – Parade, fireworks & waterfront art show
- July – Women’s Club Art Fair – Nubs Nob
- July – Annual Blissfest Outdoor Music Festival
- July – Little Traverse Yacht Club Regatta
- Sept – Taste of Harbor Springs
- Oct – Festival of the Book (2021)
- Dec – Christmas Open House
- Events Calendar
A Real Artist Community
“Friday in Harbor Springs was like a scene out of Norman Rockwell! Very cool!” Leigh, Ohio
As recently stated by local artist Gail Hosner, “Here there’s a simplicity that frees an artist’s mind, so they can focus on the beauty around them.” Audrey Shapiro, says that she was drawn to the area because the water and empty spaces were sources of inspiration for her. “Either it’s the wide expanse, the colors, the sounds, just all your senses are awakened when you’re by the water. It’s just where I can be the calmest and stop my brain from chattering.” Painter Trisha Witty of Harbor Springs & the Witty Galerie, added that “artists in Northern Michigan are fortunate to be able to make a living.