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Harbor Springs

Only five miles from True North is Harbor Springs, a lovely little resort and summer home community that’s known for its excellent dining, upscale shopping, gorgeous views of Little Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan and an array of outdoor activities—including skiing, cycling, fishing, sailing and sail boarding.



Roughly 10 miles from True North, on the south side of Little Traverse Bay, is the beautiful city of Petoskey. The Petoskey area is considered one of Michigan’s most popular places for water sports. Superb dining and endless shopping are additional hallmarks of the Petoskey area. During the winter, the town is all about downhill and crosscountry skiing.



A few miles south of Petoskey, on the shores of both Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix is the charming city of Charlevoix. Charlevoix offers visitors a long list of things to see and do. It is a popular spot for charter boat fishing and day trips. And during the winter, Charlevoix becomes a haven for skiers and snowmobilers.


Mackinac Bridge & Island

Within an easy drive of True North is the Mackinac Bridge. Stretching across the convergence of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, the bridge known as “Mighty Mac” measures a whopping 5 miles long. A short ferry ride from either end of the Bridge will take you to another popular attraction—Mackinac Island. With both casual and fine dining, quaint shopping and eye-popping views, Mackinac Island is annually one of Michigan’s most visited locations.


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