Travel + Leisure name Harbor Springs the Top Halloween Town for Northern Michigan fall festivities. Perched on the Lake Michigan shore between Petoskey and the Mackinac Bridge, Harbor Springs is a classic Northern Michigan harbor town that rises along one of the deepest sheltered natural harbors on the Great Lakes, an offshoot of Little Traverse Bay. In summer, Great Lakes yachts crowd the harbor and vacationers roam the streets shopping the national quality art galleries, antiques galleries and boutiques. But come color season, Harbor Springs is the ideal destination for some seriously ghoulish fun. Community Halloween parties, trunk-or-treating and live music are just the tip of the broom when it comes to enchantment in this town. See what Travel + Leisure had to say about #8 in their list of 22:

“Harbor Springs made it into the survey’s top 10 towns for a family vacation, and it’s easy to see why come Halloween. Wanda the Magic Witch leads festivities at the Community Halloween Party where kids “Trunk-or-Treat” among parked and registered cars. The fun starts a week and a half earlier at the annual “End of Season” Halloween Bash with blues music and costume contests. Then there’s the Halloween Children’s Parade, the Pier Halloween Party, and the American Legion Halloween Party—none overlap, so fanatics can join them all.”

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