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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Eastern European Restaurant
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“Unique visit with a long menu of everything you can imagine. Their specialty is Polish food, perogies which are very, very tasty! Eat and celebrate the amazing view of Lake Michigan that you can walk to while you're waiting for your meal to come. Watch the sunset and enjoy a glass of champagne.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great craft beer and burgers- try the signature burger which has Plath's bacon on it- Plath's bacon is the best bacon you can get up in Northern MI. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Food
“This agri-tourism destination up the hill from Thorne Swift has pretty much everything for a perfect autumnal excursion: a farm market, a farm-to-table cafe, a winery, a brewery, farm animals that kids (and adults, of course) can feed and pet, six miles of trails, and more. From Sept. 28th through October 27th, 2019, the farm's "Fall Fest" weekends include pumpkin picking, pumpkin smashing, cider and doughnuts, and a massive squash rocket that launches squash far into a nearby field. (Admission for Fall Fest is free; certain activities are priced individually.)”
  • 22 locals recommend
Lodging
“A local fav, with a free ski run for children (and adults) located near the "Barney Lift" as we call it because of its purple color. Nubs has spectacular views of Little Travers Bay and plenty to keep skiers and boarders happy--check out their terrain park. Nub’s Nob is still the only Midwestern area ever to garner North American Gold Medals from SKI Magazine when it was voted #1 for terrain parks and #4 for grooming in 2007 and into the Top Ten of all the US and Canada ski resorts for snow, grooming, and value in 2002. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Spa
“Great place for winter and summer activities. Skiing, Tubing, Zip Lining, Bike Riding, Spa.....check them out online!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Beach
“PSP boasts pristine Lake Michigan beach front where Petoskey stones often appear. There are a variety of sand dunes, ranging from newly forming near the water to high wooded hills in the backside of the park (near M119). A web of trails lead you through dunes and woods.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Tunnel of Trees is a beautiful drive any time of the year but definitely a fall favorite!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Your nearest full-service grocery store, 300 W Lake St, hsiga.com. It does not look like this. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Little Traverse Wheelway. #1 of 28 things to do in Petoskey. “The trail is safe for adults and children … Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen. #28 of 28 things to do in Petoskey. “Family-Friendly Tour with Delicious, … Petoskey State Park. #4 of 28 things to do in Petoskey. “Highly recommend especially if you have … Bear River Valley Recreation Area. #3 of 28 things to do in Petoskey. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Casual Dining--One of the area’s favorite après ski spots! Pierson’s has a casual, family friendly vibe with a vintage ski lodge feel. Their menu features a variety of gourmet pub fare and homestyle comfort foods with an impressive drink selection. Between the full bar, arcade games, shuffleboard and extensive menu there is something for the whole family to enjoy. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dudley's Deck: waterside dining behind The Pier, serving lunch and early dinner. Fun place”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Buy One Get One (Free Entrée!) Everyday if you place your order by 5:30 pm. They open at 5 pm.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“The 25 Cent Family Favorites Movies are nearly free--see their website for the schedule. The Met Live (HD) are streaming events on select dates. The Lyric Theatre is a non-profit organization offering first run, foreign, classic & family favorites movies on Main Street in Harbor Springs, MI. Our three unique theaters each have their own theme & state of the art equipment.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is about a 30 minute drive but well worth the drive and sometimes wait on busy weekends. The fish is great and we especially like to ride our snowmobiles out her in the winter. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“This place, which appears to just be a liquor store, is most famous for their sandwiches. It's a cash-only deli with some of the best sandwiches ever. Their Trainwreck sandwich is what I get every time.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Fabulous Party Store/ Deli!! Great selection of high quality meat and fish, specialty condiments and gourmet cheeses. Fine wine and wide selection of beers and liquors. A bit pricey but well worth it for special items, like *White Fish Spread!!”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Eastern European Restaurant
“Unique visit with a long menu of everything you can imagine. Their specialty is Polish food, perogies which are very, very tasty! Eat and celebrate the amazing view of Lake Michigan that you can walk to while you're waiting for your meal to come. Watch the sunset and enjoy a glass of champagne.”
  • 27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Casual Dining--One of the area’s favorite après ski spots! Pierson’s has a casual, family friendly vibe with a vintage ski lodge feel. Their menu features a variety of gourmet pub fare and homestyle comfort foods with an impressive drink selection. Between the full bar, arcade games, shuffleboard and extensive menu there is something for the whole family to enjoy. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dudley's Deck: waterside dining behind The Pier, serving lunch and early dinner. Fun place”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Buy One Get One (Free Entrée!) Everyday if you place your order by 5:30 pm. They open at 5 pm.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is about a 30 minute drive but well worth the drive and sometimes wait on busy weekends. The fish is great and we especially like to ride our snowmobiles out her in the winter. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Amazing pizza and calzones with great atmosphere and assortment of other delicious entrees. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Small, slightly up-scale sit-down restaurant in downtown Harbor Springs. Great food. Try the Lobster Mac and Cheese.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best freshly baked cookies in Harbor Springs. The cookies are insanely good! ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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