Where it Begins

Things to Do

History Happened Here

Welcome to where you can literally walk in the footsteps of literary legend Ernest Hemingway, who spent his childhood summers on Walloon Lake. ­­­Other famous landmarks include the "Mushroom Houses" of Charlevoix, and culturally rich Native American sites. The Inn at Bay Harbor is also just a short drive from one of the most places in the world-the Straits of Mackinaw. The spectacular Mackinaw Bridge joins Michigan's two peninsulas, while Fort Michilimackinac and Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City and St. Ignace all offer a slice of history, and fudge, to curious Day Trippers. Contact our concierge and they will happily guide you through our local history highlights, 231.439.4003.