Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Harbor Springs, MI -- A Neat Beach Town

Just 15 miles north of Petoskey is the picturesque town of Harbor Springs, MI. This is a beautiful small village without even a stop light, but has been a vacation hot spot for years. Interestingly, there are many springs in the area (hence the name) that make the harbor area water very clear and beautiful.

The marina area is spectacular and we enjoyed wandering around looking at the yachts. This Chris Craft looked to be about 55' long and would be a nice live aboard craft. Look closely on the bow and you can see the small terrier who lives there -- looks like he enjoys it!

No this is more like it -- a 90' Burger yacht. This one is capable of very long range travels with over 1,500 gallons of water on board and 5,400 gallons of Diesel. And we thought our 150 gallon tank on the motorhome was a large tank.

This is probably more Rick's speed. A classic Chris Craft runabout in perfect condition. There seem to be a fair number of these historic boats in the area and Rick thinks it would be fun to try and restore one someday.

The town spreads along the harbor and is a great place to take a walk. The old depot, right next to the beach, was built in the late 1800's and now serves as a real estate office.

Next to the depot is a park and beach area. Of course, what would a park be without a cannon? This one looked to be from the Civil War era and would have made a heck of a hole in the Burger yacht that it was pointing at.

Finally, there were several artisan wells in the area, perhaps as a result of the natural springs. This drinking fountain was really interesting and ran constantly. We enjoyed our day in Harbor Springs and plan to return before we leave the area.

1 comment:

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Nice tour. We love boats, but just thinking about filling that 90 footer fuel tank makes me a bit queasy.