We used to live in the upper peninsula (Sault Ste.
Marie) and I wouldn't miss the pictured rocks or the
Whitefish Point Lighthouse. We love the area around the
Whitefish Point area. You go for the scenery and the water
but it's great. There is a boat trip you can take at the
Pictured Rocks. The Sleeping Bear Dune is another favorite
area with us. We go to Traverse City and like it but I
don't think you'd miss anything by not going there. I
agree, Harbor Springs is quite lovely. While my husband
waxes enthusiastically over the Grand Hotel, I don't think
it's that great. We stayed at a nice B& B last time we were
there. Have a great time.
Barb in Grand Rapids.