When the weather allows, ask your captain to cruise out to Beaver Island Northwest of Harbor Springs. The largest island in Lake Michigan, Beaver was once a religious monarchy but has evolved into a beautiful outpost filled with fun eateries and local artisan shopping.
Cruise the shoreline to Charlevoix for lunch or dinner, and check out everything this lake-in-a-lake town can offer. Lined with bespoke restaurants and home to the Charlevoix Venetian Festival every summer, you can burn a day just walking around.
Part of Petoskey State Park, Menonaqua Beach feels like it was designed for a shoal-draft Hinckley. Only a short run from the downtown bustle of Harbor Springs, let your captain anchor off the beach for some exploring, swimming, SUP'ing, or whatever the day may call for.
Capping off the Chicago to Mackinac Race every year is the Ugotta Regatta hosted by the Little Traverse Yacht Club. Cruise out on a Hinckley and watch some of the country’s premiere race boats get in their last fix of competition with this 55 year old event.
Harbor Springs is home to many great restaurants you can reach by yacht. Here are a few favorites, your captain will know many more.
With Michigan being the cherry state, don’t miss out on Vernales' Michigan cherry chicken salad served on brioche slider buns. Another member’s favorite is their classic deviled eggs with lump crab meat.FULL SERVICE CATERING MENU
Bay Harbor Lake Marina
832 Front St, Petoskey, MI 49770