Harbor Springs Hotels
8514 M 119, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Good for: Business
The Boyne Highland Resort is located on several acres of beautiful land with many trees. The rooms...more
600 Highland Rd, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Good for: Families
Harbor Springs Restaurants
This is a special little shop tucked back from the street at the end of a wandering little path, in a tiny house shaped building. It is barely large enough to accomodate the counter where the sales are rung up...and yet the smells and the tastes that come out of this place are fabulous. They bake all kinds of cookies...just cookies. They are all...more
This is one of the things that I miss about Harbor Springs since moving away. The sandwiches at Gurney's are great! Locals and tourists alike will head here at lunchtime. Try to offset your lunch plans so that you miss the high rush from 12-1. All the bread and meat, as well as veggies are excellent. But be prepared that they don't have tomatoes!...more
Harbor Springs Nightlife
nightlife in little old harbor springs? I don't think so! I guess the bar is open until around 2... and the ice cream joint where I work [kilwins] is open until 11, but most everything closes by dark
Dress Code: The whole town: pink and bright green. Don't ask me why, its just what they wear
Harbor Springs Shopping
You should totally check out this place if you're into farm fresh produce with a touch of the personal. The store front is located on the farm just a little ways outside of Harbor Springs. The drive there is pleasant anyhow. They sell excellent fresh fruits and veggies, I love their glass bottles of milk, and they also have cheeses, fresh eggs and...more
Go into Kilwin's Chocolates. They serve up a super great ice cream cone and they also have killer fudge. They give free samples. If you walk in, you'll be offered one. It's also fun to stand and watch them make the fudge on the marble tables by the windows. I used to work here. Oh...they have great lemonade too! Made fresh by the cup. fudgewaffle...more
Harbor Springs Local Customs
None of the locals ever buy fudge except to send away to people who live other places. It is taboo for any local to be caught with the stuff. The name for a tourist in this town is "Fudgie." So like it or not you'll be called by that name. Probly not to your face but you'll be called it none the less. Realize that locals really dislike demanding and pushy people. This is an easy going, hardworking town that gets too many visitors who feel they own the place. Don't be rude to locals. It won't get you far. You may also see the occasional "If its tourist season, why can't we shoot 'em?" bumper sticker. Don't take it personally. Its all meant in good humor.
Harbor Springs What to Pack
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: rain jacket (it's Michigan you never know)
long pants (for evening)
Photo Equipment: camera (KEY!)
lots of film
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Mosquito repellant
Anti-itch cream (bugs and poison ivy)
Miscellaneous: batteriesRelated to:
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Harbor Springs Off The Beaten Path
The sunset is beautiful on Lake Michigan. Drive up the hill from "downtown" and turn right. Park anywhere along this road at the end of the day and you can watch a beautiful sunset with a view of the harbor and the town's lights below you. Bring a camera.Related to:
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