Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Cross Village, Mackinaw City. Northern Michigan's popular vacation destinations are all nearby the Birchwood Inn. We welcome you to explore everything Petoskey's Gaslight District, through the resort community of Harbor Springs, up the Tunnel of Trees, to Cross Village and into Mackinaw City to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island. If you're looking for a different twist check out the new Sunset Coast Birding Trail or Headlands International Dark Sky Park. From summer beaches to winter downhill skiing, make Birchwood Inn "Your Place Up North."

Beaches In Harbor Springs Zorn Park has a life guard and bath house, Zoll Street Beach is pet friendly. In Petoskey Bayfront Park offers grass and the State Park has sand dunes. Head up M-119, better known as the Tunnel of Trees, to Church Beach near Good Hart for secluded and quiet. North of Cross Village is Sturgeon Bay, the best beach to search for Petoskey stones!

Trails abound in our neck of the woods. Top of Michigan Trails Council has maps for the Little Traverse Wheelway and the North State Trail. Thornswift Nature Preserve, just a half mile up the road from the Inn, provides 3 trails significant for bird and wildlife observation. Moosejaw Snowmobile Club grooms many trails in the area. Downhill and cross country ski trails are within a 10 minute drive at Nub's Nob and Boyne Highlands.  

Unique Interested in trying fly fishing? We work with Reel Waters Fly Fishing for guided trips. Sky Dive Harbor Springs offers tandem adventures. Odawa Casino is a short drive and the Bay View Wine Trail featuring Pond Hill Farm's Harbor Springs Vineyards & Winery surrounds us.

Resources There is so much to see and do in the northwest Michigan area, from golfing to skiing, concerts to historical tours. Please visit the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce, Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau and Pure Michigan as resource hubs to plan your trip to Harbor Springs.

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