Fun For Kids
Seasonal Events and Activities
Seasonally, greater Harbor Springs offers many wonderful activities for children of all ages.
Out and About
Depending on how far you'd like to travel will dictate what kind of adventure you have at local kid hot spots.
Visit Pond Hill Farm north of Harbor Springs for hay rides and a petting zoo. Drive further north and visit Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City or Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island, both offering guided historic tours and plenty of educational family fun.
The Petoskey State Park offers a fabulous playground favored by kids of all ages.
Downtown Harbor Springs prides itself on being overly kid friendly.
Visit Stafford's Pier Restaurant and ask for the Fun for Kids menu complete with coloring area, games and puzzles. Grab an ice cream cone and take a walk around town, visiting the many famous artesian wells still working today. Kids love the constantly running fountains spread throughout town.
For additional fun, visit the Shay playground at Shay Elementary School and see one very amazing playground set.
When it comes to water, there is truly no shortage throughout our area. The Harbor Springs public beaches at Zorn Park and Zoll Street offer great downtown locations.
Head north to the township park in Good Hart or even further to Wilderness State Park and Sturgeon Bay. A cozy picnic spot on Crooked Lake near West Conway Road and US 31 also makes a great afternoon hide-out.
For days when weather just doesn't cooperate, visit the state's premier indoor water park, Avalanche Bay at Boyne Mtn.
If the waterpark isn't what you had in mind, there are plenty of other indoor activities for kids to enjoy.
Take in a movie at the cinema in Petoskey or rent your own and cozy up at home. An afternoon of bowling can also provide fun for the whole family. Visit a local bookstore and pick up something to share back home.