Harbor Springs Visitors Guide
Harbor Springs, located approximately 30 minutes North of Hotel Walloon, is located on Lake Michigan. Offering something for everyone, this small town features the famous Tunnel of Trees, two ski resorts (Nub’s Nob and Boyne Highlands), Pond Hill Farm, countless eateries, shopping and more!
Use this Harbor Springs Guide as a starting point of day trips to take while staying with Hotel Walloon. For more specific information, please contact our Concierge at Hotel Walloon, who is available to assist day or night.
Things to Do in Harbor Springs, Michigan
Tunnel of Trees
Take a scenic drive through the famous M-119 Tunnel of Trees that passes through Harbor Springs, Good Hart and end your journey at Legs Inn, located in charming Cross Village, offering million dollar sunsets over Lake Michigan. The Tunnel of Trees is a perfect fall day activity, but is spectacular any time of the year, as well.
Pond Hill Farm
Located along M-119 and on the way up to the Tunnel of Trees, this farm offers fun for everyone. They offer a brewery, winery, farm to table restaurant, petting zoo, hay rides (seasonally), squash rocket and more! This is a perfect day time activity when visiting Hotel Walloon.
Ski Nub’s Nob or Boyne Highlands
Both of these ski resorts offer snow activities for all to enjoy! Featuring slopes for skiing and snowboarding, trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, these two winter wonderlands offer a little something for everyone in your group. If you are coming with children, they even offer ski lessons. If you decide to participate in outdoor activities while at Hotel Walloon, be sure to let our concierge know so we can put boot warmers in your room.
Places to Eat in Harbor Springs
The Paper Station
This bistro on East Main Street in Harbor Springs is open for lunch and dinner, daily. Known for their delicious burgers, you will leave Paper Station ready to return again soon.
Sam Graces Café & Bakery
This delightful bakery and brunch eatery provides homemade pastries, eggs, salads and more! Open for breakfast and lunch, their wide menu leaves you with many options to choose from.
The New York Restaurant
Open daily for dinner, this fine dining establishment is located inside of what was a hotel in downtown Harbor Springs. Offering an extensive wine and dinner list, the New York is a perfect spot for a night of fine dining and mouth-watering food.
Stafford’s Pier Restaurant
Located right on Lake Michigan, this restaurants offers many wonderful seating options for dining while overlooking the Little Traverse Bay. Not only do they have wonderful views, they also offer a delicious array of seafood, fish and steaks for you and your party to enjoy.
The Crow’s Nest: This scrumptious restaurant located north of Harbor Springs features farm-to-table dinners with Perch on the Porch every Friday night. This is one restaurant you will not want to miss out on while staying with us!
Places to Shop in Harbor Springs, Michigan
Tom’s Mom’s Cookies
This little Harbor Springs bakery is nationally known for its amazing cookies that are mailed worldwide! This is a must see spot on your trip into Harbor Springs.
A Cool Breeze
Located in Downtown Harbor Springs, if you stop in this women’s boutique shop, you probably will not leave empty handed.
Rocking Horse Toy Co.
All the kids that are with you will be wanting to stop in the Rocking Horse Toy Co. to find a cool treasure to entertain them for the rest of your Up North vacation!
If you are looking for unique and delectable preservatives and flavorings, stop in American Spoon! You will leave vacation, excited to go home and try out some recipes with your new finds.