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Saturday Yoga at Shay Park

Join Ali Hill from Harbor Yoga at Shay Park Saturday mornings at 9AM for her All-Levels Flow class. This is a wonderful opportunity to get outside and meet new people.

Please dress accordingly and bring a mat and water bottle. These classes are free, but donations are welcome. Classes are one hour and run June – August (no class July 13th)

New for 2024 Pickleball Clinics and Lessons!


Marc Horowitz is partnering with the City of Harbor Springs to bring lessons to our pickleball courts. Lesson availability is Tuesday and Thursdays 12 – 4PM. Please contact Marc at (570)236-2228 for availability and pricing. 


Each of these sessions has eight spots available and registration is required. Please register with Marc Horowitz at (570)236-2228 or email To register online clink the link below.

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First Tuesday of the month at 9AM June – September (sessions are 1 1/2 hours $15 per player)

Introduction to Pickleball – During this session, the instructor will cover the very basics of Pickleball and get all participants comfortable with playing their first game.  This is a great way to get introduced to the fastest growing sport in North America and provides a solid foundation for the student to develop the fundamental skills that will be necessary to play the game of pickleball.  The instructor will provide all the necessary equipment.  The student should wear appropriate athletic attire, proper court or tennis shoes and bring water for hydration.  Participants should have an ability to maintain their balance and be able to engage in moderately strenuous exercise.  

Drill and Play Tuesday and Thursdays June – September (sessions are 1 1/2 hours $10 per player)

*Drill and Play (*Novice) 10:30AM Tuesday – During this session we will work on one or two skills as a group and then we will play games to develop the skill(s) during game play.  The instructor will explain the skill, show how to perform the skill and show how it is use during game play.  

*This session is for those players who are new to the game or are still working on the fundamentals of the game including hitting drop shots, dinking effectively, hitting passing shots and defending hard shots from their opponents.  


Drill and Play (*Intermediate / Advanced) 10:30AM Thursday – During this session we will work on one or two skills as a group and then we will play games to develop the skil(s) during game play.  The instructor will explain the skill, show how to perform the skill and show how it is use during game play.  

*This session is for those players that have a solid foundation of all pickleball shots and are looking to improve consistency while developing the subtle skills that allow for more competitive play at higher levels.  

Annual Events

Fall Fest – First Saturday in October at Marina Park

Kiwanis  Sledding & S’more 2024 – January 27, February 3, and February 17 4-6PM

Easter Egg HuntSaturday, March 30 11AM @ Zorn Park



A boat ramp and kayak launch are available at Josephine Ford Park on Bay Street. 


A portion of the Little Traverse Wheelway is located in the Harbor Springs.  For maps and information on this well traveled path go to:  Top of Michigan Trail Councils

Tunnel of Trees

Northern Michigan’s Tunnel of Trees on M119 is one of the state’s most iconic attractions starting in beautiful and historic downtown Harbor Springs.  Ranked among the most scenic roads in the United States, the Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route is especially breathtaking in the spring when trilliums carpet the forest floor bordering the road and in autumn when the hardwoods are aflame in brilliant colors.  The Tunnel of Trees consists of 22 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline first constructed in 1919 holding designations of M-13, M-131,  and finally the M119 designation in 1979.

Depending on the time of year, the Tunnel of Trees portion of M119 can see between 2,000 and 15,000 vehicles in a single day.  Besides the natural and scenic beauty of the road, there are several other attractions along this northern Michigan asset to include, Pond Hill Farm, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, Good Hart General Store, and the iconic Legs Inn located at the end of the Tunnel of Trees located  in Cross Village.

If you are planning a trip to Harbor Springs and/or need information on the Tunnel of Trees or something else of interest, please contact the City of Harbor Springs at (231) 526-2104 or visit our website at

Rock Hounding

         Things to Know About Michigan Rock Hunting
  1. Michigan is home to the most varieties of stones in the entire world. Glaciers covered almost 200 million acres when they formed and acted like a giant conveyor belt bringing rocks south to what is now Michigan.
  2. The coral that formed Petoskey stones (Hexagonaria percarinata) went extinct before dinosaurs were even born. So, when you find a Petoskey stone, you’ve found an animal that’s older than a dinosaur!
  3. Northern Canada is home to several large diamond deposits, and glaciers snuck some south to Michigan. Diamonds are found within a 200-mile swath that runs from Iowa to Ohio. The largest have been found near Milwaukee—including one that was more than 21 carats. A 10-carat diamond was found near Dowagiac, Michigan—which may be the largest found in the state. 
  4. Michigan law states that an individual cannot remove more than 25 pounds per year of any rock, mineral (exclusive of any gold bearing material) or invertebrate fossil from state-owned land for personal or non-commercial hobby use.
  5. It is illegal under federal law to remove stones from a National Lakeshore.