A great wine producing region
Discover how the fresh lake breezes from Little Traverse Bay create ideal conditions for vineyards to flourish along the famed 45th parallel.
The fun begins here
Shopping & Exploring
Centrally located to Boyne City, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and Charlevoix, these towns offer unique shops, and local color.
Nourishing body and soul
Fine dining, local cuisine, authentic ethnic eateries, or something fresh from the garden: northern Michigan takes great pride in its culinary community.
Near world-class skiing and riding
Skiing & Snowboarding
One of the Cottages at Bay Harbor's greatest assets is its proximity to Boyne Highlands Resort and Boyne Mountain Resort.
Winter Adventure Awaits
Enjoy the tranquility a fresh blanket of snow provides.
Cross Country Skiing
Experience the beauty of winter in northern Michigan on cross country skis
Make a splash
Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark
Bring the whole family to Avalanche Bay, the largest indoor waterpark hotel in Michigan!
Fun for all ages
Sledding & Tubing
Nearby parks offer easy access for one of winter's oldest traditions, sledding, and a snowy adventure, tubing!
Walk in his footsteps
More of his short stories are set in Michigan than in any other place, and are largely based on the people and places he experienced in the Little Traverse Bay region.
Discover a new sport!
Fat Tire Biking
Float atop the snow thanks to fat tires, easily combining winter adventure with exercise.
You'll find unique art galleries, performing arts centers, public sculptures, festivals, and live music are woven into the fabric of Bay Harbor and its surrounding communities.
History comes alive in northern Michigan
This is an area rich with historical anecdotes, resort traditions and fascinating stories.
Visit local farms for fresh flavors and beautiful scenery.
The Land of Legends
Northern Michigan is the heart of the Midwest's finest fishing.
Bring out the joy you feel gliding on skates at one of the area's multiple public outdoor and indoor ice rinks.
Go back in time and explore Michigan's legendary island with gorgeous architecture, history abounds, beautiful views, and of course, their famous fudge.
Fun Takes Flight
Bird enthusiasts can enjoy the area's abundant forest and natural areas to see several species in their habitats.
Stunning Night Sky
Dark Sky Park
Experience the night sky like you've never seen it before at northern Michigan's Dark Sky Park, under an hour from the Inn at Bay Harbor.
Sun and Surf
Explore the shores of Lake Michigan and beyond at the area's several local beaches.