Enjoy Scenic Views on the Beaches of Bay Harbor, Michigan

There’s no doubt, Bay Harbor is the perfect Michigan getaway…here’s why.

When you visit Bay Harbor, you’re taken back to a small town way of life where people connect in different ways. They explore every nook and cranny of the town, go on adventures together and spend quality time with friends and family. Whether you’re shopping or eating in The Village, taking the boat out from the marina or visiting one of the fun-filled summer events, you’re sure to enjoy your visit to Northern Michigan’s favorite destination.

With tons of unique shops and restaurants, you’ll find special treasures and local dining options in the Village at Bay Harbor. We recommend grabbing some lunch at Knot, Just A Bar. It’s a local favorite with some of the best food and drink in town, and it’s right on the waterfront.

Here at Bay Harbor, you can find your own way to connect and have fun. The world-renowned Bay Harbor Golf Club hosts two courses designed by Arthur Hills, both created with varying skill sets in mind. Cool off after a day on the course with a delicious dinner at The Links Grille. Visitors to the Inn at Bay Harbor or the Bay Harbor Village Hotel receive exclusive access to these amazing courses, often called “The Pebble Beach of the Midwest.”

The Bay Harbor Yacht Club offers tons of fun activities for members and their families. Spend the day swimming and sunning at the on site private beach, or take some time to toss the volleyball around. Rent a complimentary kayak, sailboat or paddleboard and hit the open lake. Or, take the boat out from the Bay Harbor Lake Marina for some of the best finishing in the world.

Something spectacular is coming to Bay Harbor. If you love arts and culture, you won’t want to miss the grand opening of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts this July. Opening on July 7, the venue will offer an impressive calendar of events for fans of dance, music, theater, paintings and everything in between. Whether you plan to see The Stars of the Joffrey Ballet, hear the different genres that make up Michigan’s folk music quilt in the Great Lakes Music Festival, or enjoy the how the center changes the cultural canvas of the area, you can be sure to find an event that everyone will like. See the full schedule of events HERE.

Bay Harbor offers two unique and spectacular hospitality venues to choose from. The Inn at Bay Harbor offers attentive service, specialty events, and luxury amenities in an elegant setting with unforgettable views of Lake Michigan. This Marriott Autograph collection resort offers guests privileges to 45 holes of championship golf, a variety of delicious dining options, a luxurious, full-service spa, an outdoor swimming pool area, a private beach, and full meeting and event facilities. The Bay Harbor Village Hotel is located in the heart of The Village. It’s the perfect location for travelers who love to be in the center of activity, just steps away from a variety of shops and cafes. For more active pursuits, guests enjoy the privilege of access to golf at the Bay Harbor Golf Club, easy access to charter boating and fishing at the Bay Harbor Lake Marina, and the convenience of the hotel’s adjoining Swim & Fitness Club – all with extraordinary waterfront views. Wherever you stay, know that you’ll be connecting with your family in the best way possible.

Bay Harbor is a coastal resort community along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Bay Harbor makes for a great place to stay for a day, a week or a lifetime. No matter how long, you’ll wish it could be longer. Start planning 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, local events and tips for planning your trip. Go to ExploreBayHarbor.com to find out more!