Northern Michigan has been attracting families to its lakefront lifestyle for decades. Beautiful coastline and boating fun next to miles of pristine hiking trails and natural wonders. Spring, summer, fall, and winter are endlessly changing the landscape from lush, vibrant green to bright, glorious reds and yellows to miles of white. Summertime here is an experience like no other, and Bay Harbor offers the best of the best.
Situated on five miles of Lake Michigan coastline, Bay Harbor is home to fun for the whole family. Vacation homeowners here enjoy never-ending entertainment and lake activities. Check out the calendar of events scheduled for 2018 — you especially won’t want to miss the Grand Opening of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts – right around the corner! Art Shows, Boat Shows, and Car Shows along with fireworks, music and fun – there’s something for everyone!
Looking for downtown shopping and dining? The Village at Bay Harbor is the place to be. With unique shops and tons of dining options, the Village is the heart of Bay Harbor. It even turns into an outdoor stage every Thursday for Music on Main, where local acts play live music while residents stroll through town and enjoy the amazing summer weather. As the largest GEM car community in the world, you’ll see Residents adding their personal touch to this friendly form of transportation.
Ready for some fun on the lake? For this, nothing beats a Bay Harbor summer. Rent a sailboat, paddleboard or kayak. Schedule a fishing charter or a game of volleyball on the beach. For members of Bay Harbor Yacht Club, there’s plenty of fun at the Beach Club with open-air dining and live music! Yacht Dock rentals are available at the Bay Harbor Lake Marina for visiting vessels of every size, and you’ll always remember cruising to Lake Michigan’s many unique islands and waterfront destinations.
It’s tough to resist the call of the outdoors when it’s so beautiful. Conveniently located along the highway near the entrance of Bay Harbor, the Little Traverse Wheelway takes riders, walkers, and everyone in between around the edge of Little Traverse Bay. Miles of picturesque pathways make it easier to explore the charming historic towns nearby.
This charming waterfront town makes for a great place to stay a day, a week, or a lifetime. With more than 30 neighborhoods, Bay Harbor offers a wide array of homes and a price range to match your lifestyle. For those who want to visit and explore the possibility of ownership and membership, two outstanding hotel options are available within Bay Harbor. Check out the Inn at Bay Harbor and the Bay Harbor Village Hotel and start planning your dream.
No matter how long you stay, you’ll wish it could be longer. It’s not too late to plan your summer adventure today by requesting a complimentary copy of the 2018 edition of Explore Bay Harbor magazine. Through its pages, you’ll find information on the area, more local events, and tips for planning your trip. Go to ExploreBayHarbor.com to find out more!