Recent and Featured Harbor Springs Articles

  • Michigan travel for labor day 2014 Michigan Travel for Labor Day: Road Construction Suspended

    Getting Up North to your Northern Michigan vacation during Labor Day weekend just became much easier: to ease Michigan travel for Labor Day, the Michigan Department of […]

  • Bunkered barrels at Chateau Grand Traverse. Photo by Todd Zawistowski. Northern Michigan Wine 101

    The Northern Michigan wine industry has aged well: since the first experimental vine plantings in the 60s and 70s, more than three dozen Northern Michigan wineries have […]

  • Tasters at 2Lads on the Old Mission Peninsula. Photo by Shea Haddad. Northern Michigan Wine Tours

    Visiting Northern Michigan wine country is equal parts eco-tourism and immersion into Northern Michigan’s food and drink scene. While it’s certainly enjoyable to simply sip on a […]

  • Crooked Vine Vineyard and Winery

    Nestled near Crooked Lake and 20 minutes Northeast of Petoskey, Crooked Vine focuses on juicy, cold-hardy reds, like Marquette and chancellor noir, yet also delves into the […]

  • The Trifecta at Crystal Mountain. Photo courtesy of Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa. September 2014 Northern Michigan Runs and Biking Events

    You’ve had all summer to train, and with a bundle of Northern Michigan sports events crammed into September’s weekends, it’s time to get out and show the […]

  • Northern Michigan wine Northern Michigan Wine Tips and Pairings

    All over Northern Michigan ranging from Traverse City to Leelanau County to Harbor Springs, Northern Michigan wine has become a staple in many households. Whether you enjoy […]

  • The Depot Club & Restaurant in Harbor Springs What’s Become of Northern Michigan Train Stations

    A number of Northern Michigan train stations, such as those that served as stops between Manistee and Traverse City as well as from Marquette to Mackinaw City, […]

  • Photo courtesy of Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery Wineries in Petoskey and Harbor Springs, Michigan

    The handful of wineries in Petoskey and Harbor Springs offer a variety of strong whites, select reds and a spectrum of fruits wines—all in all, fine Tip […]

  • Petoskey Festival on The Bay Family Fun at Petoskey Festival on The Bay

    Family fun, spectacular music, and endless entertainment for the kids await you at the 12th Annual Petoskey Festival on the Bay held August 14th through the 17th […]

  • Cue mouthwatering: the lamb from Walloon Lake Inn. Photo by Todd Zawistowski. 2014 Northern Michigan Restaurant Openings

    Every summer brings in a new batch of Northern Michigan restaurants, and 2014 is no exception. From elevated outdoor dining in Traverse City to upscale watering holes […]

  • Photos by Todd Zawistowski Northern Michigan Sailing on Walloon Lake with Historic “17s”

    The waters of Walloon Lake are rife with Northern Michigan boaters sailing the illustrious 17—a two-person craft steeped in the history of Walloon and surrounding lakes. MyNorth […]

  • Photo by Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa Northern Michigan Fat Tire Biking

    Fat tire biking has transformed Northern Michigan biking into a sport that can be practiced year-round in Northern Michigan’s outdoors. The activity requires a specialized fatbike with over-sized […]

  • Northern Michigan home A Northern Michigan Home Tucked Away on Sturgeon Bay

    This Lake Michigan bluff home combines a couple’s love of modern design and their devotion to Michigan’s natural beauty; the following Northern Michigan home profile was first featured in the June 2014 […]

  • westbay_sunset2 Million Dollar Sunset Over Little Traverse Bay
  • Pestoskey was named one of America's Best Beach Towns. Best Beach Towns: Petoskey, Charlevoix, & Harbor Springs

    National Geographic has named Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Harbor Springs as some of America’s best beach towns. Susan O’Keefe, an associate editor at National Geographic Traveler Magazine, calls the Northern […]

  • photo (29) How to Get Kids Hiking in Northern Michigan

    How to get kids hiking in Northern Michigan? One simple idea: bait them with wild berries. Late summer finds wild raspberries, black raspberries and even blackberries on […]

  • Harbor Springs Cottage Harbor Springs Cottage: Beach House Etherealized

    This Harbor Springs cottage on a bluff above Lake Michigan captures the essence of beach living. The following Northern Michigan cottage profile was first featured in the June […]

  • Ciao Bella in Petoskey Carries Tucci Umbrellas Northern Michigan Style: Best Dressed Picnics, Patios, Decks and Gardens

    Last August our Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine cover sported a festive summer table dressed for a sunset feast, and copies flew off the newsstands. What captured our […]

  • Crystal Mountain's outdoor pool. Photo by Crystal Mountain. Northern Michigan Pools and Splash Pads for Kids

    Sometimes a Northern Michigan beach just won’t cut it for the kids, especially in the midst of their summer vacation in Northern Michigan. For kids (and maybe […]

  • Glen Arbor, MI Wedding Photography - Megan & Steve - © Dan Stewart Photography What to Wear to an Outdoor Wedding in Northern Michigan

    Dressing for Northern Michigan weddings is a tricky beast, especially if the wedding is outdoors. As a vacation destination, Northern Michigan demands a more casual style, but throwing […]