Lavender Hill Farm

There’s a lot that Northern Michigan to offer, especially in the summer. While the Great Lakes get all the glory, you’ll be surprised at what other treasures you can find here as well. Fun fact: Lavender Hill Farms, located just minutes down the road from Bay Harbor, is one of the biggest lavender farms in the entire state. Step past the gates here and enjoy a day of food, fun, and beauty.

With the 25 varieties of lavender grown here, almost every part of the plant is utilized for everything from bath products to honey and preserves. From teaching visitors about how lavender is grown to hosting fun events that bring everyone together, Lavender Hill Farm is fun for everyone. And their gift shop is almost paradise.

Summer is the peak of Lavender season! Many enjoy the Lavender Fest Fridays, where families can play on swings, make a craft, and dance to the music, while others partake in yoga classes and lavender planting programs. In that traditional Northern Michigan way, Lavender Hill Farm has made themself into a social spot, where families and friends can meet, catch up with each other, and make new memories.

There’s no place like The Great Lakes State. Many families choose Northern Michigan as their vacation destination every year. The beauty of the mountains and lakes compel adventure seekers, while the lavender fields at places such as Lavender Hill Farm allows folks who seek out a slower pace of life. And for all types, there’s Bay Harbor.

Located right in the heart of the action is Bay Harbor, a coastal resort and golf community that offers a lifestyle like no other.  Encompassing five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, Bay Harbor is home to the area’s best amenities and lifestyles. Families often enjoy boating, swimming, and fishing off the shores of Lake Michigan or walking or biking along the Little Traverse Wheel-way.  The Bay Harbor Golf Club has been called “The Pebble Beach of the Midwest” and the Bay Harbor Yacht Club is known as the social centerpiece of the entire community. The Village at Bay Harbor offers lots of options for unique shopping and delicious dining. Residents here enjoy life to its fullest.

The coolest thing about this place is that the fun doesn’t have to end when the day does. Bay Harbor 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. .

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 Explore Bay Harbor magazine. Through its pages, you’ll find information on the area, more local events and tips for planning your trip.