Northern Michigan Vacations: Stroll the sidewalks of posh Harbor Springs and Bay Harbor. Wander along Petoskey‘s gas lamp lined streets. Pass some time before catching the Mackinac Island ferry in Mackinaw City. Take advantage of the summer warmth to window shop and stay awhile at these distinctive Northern Michigan shopping districts.

Bay Harbor

Though many amenities of this bayfront resort community are exclusive to its residents, the downtown strip—home to boutiques, galleries and restaurants—is always open to the public.


Cheek-a-dee Meek-a-dee: Cute shop catering to kids, with clothing, books and games.

Galley Gourmet: Foodie favorites like specialty jams, sauces, and fine wines, plus a deli in the back.

Mettlers American Mercantile: Timeless, luxurious clothing and homewares, including hand-tooled leather accessories and smartly curated vintage pieces.

b.may bags: Gorgeous, minimalist handbags and accessories handmade by a local designer.