Exploring Northern Michigan attractions is very easy with your stay at one of the Harbor Springs vacation rentals during your trip. Located in Emmet County, Harbor Spring is one of the picturesque resort towns of the country. Northern Michigan is a great opportunity to explore scenic drives, wineries and natural beauty. It is easier to enjoy them by staying at a Harbor Springs vacation home. Read below to gain some knowledge about North Michigan attractions that you can enjoy during your stay.
While taking vacation in the beautiful resort town of Harbor Springs, it is very hard to resist from tasting some of the finest variety of wines in North Michigan. With its scenic vineyard spread across huge acres of lands, Michigan wine trails are something which no visitor can miss. There is no better way to spend a lazy afternoon than in one of the wineries tasting the award winning wines. Pleasantview Vineyard is located at 6769 Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs and is open from 1:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. They offer a winery tasting room free during scheduled hours and also host Wine festival in August. Nicholas Black River winery and Petoskey Tasting Room are other wineries that you can try nearby Harbor Springs.
2. Historic Sightseeing
The state of Michigan has a very rich past and therefore historic sightseeing is a major attraction during your Harbor Springs trip. From bridges, battle ships to a light house, mansions and museums North Michigan has it all. Most of these historic sites are in small towns in North Michigan which are worth visiting to know the history of the state. Visit Castle Farms in Charlevoix, located about 20 miles from Harbor Springs. The amazing beauty of this French Renaissance Castle is surely going to take your breath away. You can experience a royal feel here while playing giant chess, feeding fish or touring the royal collection. Guided tours are also available. They are open from 10:00 a.m. on weekdays. Little Traverse History Museum in Petoskey is also worth visiting during your trip.
3. Island Tour
This is a must do for the adventure enthusiast. If you love nature and want to spend time hiking and camping then take a boat tour to Beaver Island. Beaver Island is the perfect place for day picnics on isolated beaches. Beaver Island Boat Company in Charlevoix offers the relaxed and affordable tour for all including pet and vehicle. The office timings are 8:00 a.m and the dock hours are 7:00 a.m except Sundays. Shepler's Lighthouse cruise is also worth a try.
4. Scenic Driveway
North Michigan attractions will be incomplete without the experience of driving down the Tunnel of Trees, M-119. This is one of the most scenic driveways in the country from Harbor Spring to Petoskey. The driveway is a narrow road overlooking Lake Michigan. Plenty of evergreen trees and hardwood on both sides of the road gives a magical experience of driving in a tunnel. You are sure to enjoy your ride in a car or on a bicycle.
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