Bay Harbor Resort

The Best Coastal Towns on Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay

Whether you are a boating enthusiast or an outdoor adventurer, a self-proclaimed foodie or winter sports lover, making memories with your family or traveling with friends – you have discovered a destination for everyone. Residents and visitors from all across the world cherish Northern Michigan’s scenic waterways, rolling fairways and picturesque trails.
 

Bay Harbor

Bay Harbor is a delightful upscale town with brick streets and spectacular residential neighborhoods overlooking Lake Michigan. This world-class year-round community features upscale homes, boutique hotels, shopping and dining as well as a beautiful deep-water marina and championship golf courses. Visitors enjoy the Inn at Bay Harbor’s quintessential charm and the Village Hotel offering private condominium accommodations overlooking the picturesque marina and village. Unique shops and restaurants attract daily visitors to enjoy this remarkable community and soon the Great Lakes Center for the Arts will attract visitors from around the world.

Charlevoix

For boaters, direct inlet access to Lake Charlevoix from Lake Michigan has made this village a cherished destination for generations. Home of the architectural collection of Earl Young Mushroom Houses and Fisherman’s Island State Park, Charlevoix is a relaxed beach town rich in culture and history. From concerts in the park to Jazz Festivals, powerboat races and mountain bike festivals, everyone enjoys a visit to town that ends with their favorite ice cream cone downtown.

Petoskey

Since 1873 when the first train arrived to the area, downtown Petoskey has been the place to be in Northern Michigan. This treasured resort destination is the launching point for great winter skiing at Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain. The Historic Gaslight District is adorable—and filled with great shops and fine dining establishments often highlighting local craft beer, winery and culinary tours.

Traverse City

From fine wines to fine art, historic villages to rolling fairways, Traverse City is the gateway to the coastal region along Little Traverse Bay. Home to the Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City provides convenient access with major airline service to 300 domestic and international destinations.