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Harbert is a small village located in the southwest corner of the state along Lake Michigan's picturesque shoreline. Scandinavian families founded the town at the turn of the 20th century, and you will find no large malls or traffic jams here, no theme parks or huge resorts. Just miles and miles of Lake Michigan beaches and lots of small town charm. Poet Carl Sandburg spent many summers in this region known as "Harbor Country" and most of his Pulitzer Prize winning account of Abraham Lincoln was written at his Harbert home. Two major public beaches are in the area - at New Buffalo at the southern end of the region and on the northern end is Warren Dunes State Park Beach. Rated among Michigan's top beaches, Warren Dunes has 1,950 acres with many easy access points and is unspoiled by commercial development. Outdoor activities in the area include swimming, canoeing and kayaking, fishing and boating, backroads biking and hiking. Winter is just as active as summer, with miles of well-marked snowmobile trails starting at Highway 39 in New Buffalo, as well as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice-skating. Just a short drive from Harbert, the majestic sand dunes and woodlands give way to rolling hills and lush vineyards. Many award-winning wineries in the region are open for tours and special wine taste events. In addition to all of this, there are many festivals and special community events held in the Harbert area throughout the year.

Surrounding areas: Sawyer, Michigan (2.2 mi), Lakeside, Michigan (2.8 mi), Union Pier, Michigan (4.5 mi), Three Oaks, Michigan (5.2 mi), Bridgman, Michigan (6.2 mi), New Buffalo, Michigan (8.2 mi), Grand Beach, Michigan (11.0 mi)

Harbert Vacation Rentals

Harbert Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Super 8 Sawyer12850 Super DrSawyer, MI2.2 mi.(800) 800-8000
Comfort Inn New Buffalo11539 O'brien CtNew Buffalo, MI8.0 mi.(269) 469-4440
Edgewood Motel18716 Ln Porte RdNew Buffalo, MI8.0 mi.(269) 469-3345
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Buffalo11500 Holiday DrNew Buffalo, MI8.0 mi.(269) 469-1400
Harbor Grand Hotel111 W Water StNew Buffalo, MI8.2 mi.(269) 469-7700
Candelwood Suites2567 Marquettewood RdStevensville, MI11.3 mi.(269) 428-4400
Hampton Inn5050 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI12.1 mi.(269) 429-2700
Comfort Suites2633 W Marquette Woods RdStevensville, MI12.4 mi.(269) 428-4888
Baymont Inn & Suites2601 W Marquette Woods RdStevensville, MI12.5 mi.(269) 428-9111
Park Inn Stevensville4290 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI13.0 mi.(800) 670-7275
Snow Flake Inn Inc3822 Red Arrow HwyST Joseph, MI13.5 mi.(269) 429-3261
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3019 Lakeshore DrST Joseph, MI15.9 mi.(269) 982-0004
Econo Lodge2723 Niles AveST Joseph, MI16.5 mi.(269) 983-6321
Howard Johnson798 Ferguson DrBenton Harbor, MI16.9 mi.(269) 927-1172
Arbor Hill Inn263 W Johnson RdLa Porte, IN17.2 mi.(219) 362-9200
Moonglo Motel1408 E LincolnwayLaporte, IN17.5 mi.(219) 362-3217
Creekwood InnRt 30-35 At I-94Michigan City, IN17.8 mi.(219) 872-8357
Golden Sands Motel4411 US 12 EMichigan City, IN17.8 mi.(219) 874-6253
Knights Inn Motel BLDG 30201 W KieffersMichigan City, IN17.8 mi.(219) 874-9500
Norbert Motel45 N SR 421Michigan City, IN17.8 mi.(219) 872-0993
Super 8 South Bend4124 Ameritech DrSouth Bend, IN17.8 mi.(574) 233-3800
Comfort Inn - Benton Harbor1598 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI17.9 mi.(269) 925-1880
Courtyard By Marriott1592 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI17.9 mi.(269) 925-3000
Red Roof Inn1630 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI17.9 mi.(269) 927-2484
Comfort Suites1825 Meadowbrook RdBenton Harbor, MI18.1 mi.(269) 925-8800
Holiday Inn Express2276 Pipestone RdBenton Harbor, MI18.1 mi.(269) 927-4599
Abc Motel3948 S FranklinMichigan City, IN18.5 mi.(219) 879-0335
City Manor Motel5225 S FranklinMichigan City, IN18.5 mi.(219) 872-9149
Hampton Inn4123 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN18.5 mi.(219) 879-9994
Holiday Inn Of Michigan City5820 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN18.5 mi.(219) 879-0311
Super Eight Motel5724 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN18.5 mi.(219) 879-0411
Travel Inn Motel3944 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN18.5 mi.(219) 872-9441
Motel 6 - Benton Harbor2063 PipestoneBenton Harbor, MI18.6 mi.(269) 925-5100
Cassidy Motel3845 N State Rd 39Laporte, IN18.7 mi.(219) 362-6536
Holiday Inn Express-Laporte100 E Shore CTLaporte, IN18.7 mi.(219) 326-7900
Mayflower Motel2652 W SR 2Laporte, IN18.7 mi.(219) 362-2092
Super 8 Motel Benton Harbor1950 E Napier AveBenton Harbor, MI18.8 mi.(269) 926-1371
Hampton Inn Of Laporte1777 W Hi-Point DrLa Porte, IN19.0 mi.(219) 362-6100
Ramada Inn444 Pne LK AveLa Porte, IN19.0 mi.(219) 362-4585
Super 8 Motel438 Pinelake AveLa Porte, IN19.0 mi.(219) 325-3808

Harbert Weather & Climate

Southwest Michigan enjoys four distinct seasons and there is a saying that goes, "if you don't like the weather, wait a day and it will change." This is because both the warm, humid air coming up from the Gulf of Mexico, and cold, dry air from the Arctic influence the climate. Located near the shores of Lake Michigan, the climate is also influenced by the lake effect, which helps keep temperatures mild during the summer and increases the moisture content in the air throughout the year. In the winter, this moisture condenses as snow as it reaches the land, creating heavy snowfalls in some areas, known as "snow squalls" on the downwind shores of the lakes. Showers and thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer, and fall is often the sunniest time of the year in Michigan.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 13°F 1.57 in. -
February 32°F 15°F 1.35 in. -
March 43°F 24°F 2.22 in. -
April 56°F 34°F 3.13 in. -
May 69°F 45°F 2.74 in. -
June 77°F 54°F 3.07 in. -
July 82°F 59°F 3.17 in. -
August 79°F 57°F 3.43 in. -
September 71°F 49°F 3.76 in. -
October 59°F 38°F 2.34 in. -
November 46°F 29°F 2.65 in. -
December 34°F 19°F 2.18 in. -

Harbert Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located about 19 miles southeast of Harbert in South Bend, Indiana, the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located approximately 34 miles southwest of Harbert in Valparaiso, Indiana, the Gary Chicago International airport (GYY) located roughly 44 miles west of Harbert in Gary, Indiana, and finally the Chicago Ohare International airport (ORD) located around 66 miles west of Harbert in Chicago, Illinois.

Harbert Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI27.2 mi.
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN50.5 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL52.6 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL60.0 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL61.0 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN61.2 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL63.2 mi.
Safari LandVilla ParkIL70.0 mi.
DinorexAddisonIL70.1 mi.
DinorexArlington HeightsIL71.0 mi.
Enchanted CastleLombardIL71.0 mi.
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL73.8 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN78.2 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN85.6 mi.
Santa's VillageDundeeIL87.0 mi.
Water Parks
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI80.5 mi.
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL85.8 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI89.9 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI96.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Pebblewood Country ClubBridgmanMI6.2 mi.
Whittaker Woods Golf CourseNew BuffaloMI8.2 mi.
Grand Beach Golf CourseGrand BeachMI10.9 mi.
Birch Tree Golf CourseNew CarlisleIN13.6 mi.
Valley Hills Golf CourseRolling PrairieIN14.0 mi.
Oak Tree Golf CoursePlainfieldIN14.4 mi.
Oaks Golf ClubSaint JosephMI17.5 mi.
Michigan City Municipal Golf CourseMichigan CityIN17.9 mi.
Blossom TrailsBenton HarborMI18.8 mi.
Lake Michigan Hills Golf ClubBenton HarborMI18.8 mi.
Hanging Tree Golf ClubWestfieldIN18.9 mi.
Indian Lake Hills Golf CourseEau ClaireMI19.0 mi.
Pipestone Creek Golf CourseEau ClaireMI19.0 mi.
Plym Park Municipal Golf CourseNilesMI19.8 mi.
Hamlet Golf CourseHamletIN23.1 mi.
Blackthorn Golf ClubSouth BendIN23.6 mi.
Elbel Golf CourseSouth BendIN23.6 mi.
Erskine Golf CourseSouth BendIN23.6 mi.
Robin Hood Golf ClubSouth BendIN23.6 mi.
Studebaker Municipal Golf CourseSouth BendIN23.6 mi.
Juday Creek Golf ClubGrangerIN28.0 mi.
Dowagiac Elks Country ClubDowagiacMI28.2 mi.
Hampshire Country ClubDowagiacMI28.2 mi.
Spruce RidgeDowagiacMI28.2 mi.
New Paw Paw Lake Golf ClubWatervlietMI28.5 mi.
Garver Lake Golf CourseEdwardsburgMI28.6 mi.
EberhartPetro Municipal Golf CourseMishawakaIN28.7 mi.
Whispering Pines Golf CourseWalkertonIN29.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI42.7 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI51.2 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI100.8 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI102.0 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI119.7 mi.
State Parks
Warren Woods State ParkMI2.9 mi. 
Warren Dunes State ParkMI3.3 mi. 
Indiana Dunes State ParkIN25.3 mi. 
Potato Creek State ParkIN26.8 mi. 
Van Buren State ParkMI36.5 mi. 
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI15.8 mi.(History)
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN18.7 mi.(Technology)
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN23.5 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN23.5 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN23.5 mi.(Art)
Brauer Museum of ArtValparaisoIN35.5 mi.(Art)
PullmanChicagoIL52.6 mi.(History)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL52.6 mi.(History)
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian CultureChicagoIL52.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Online MuseumsChicagoIL52.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Peace MuseumChicagoIL52.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL52.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Ukrainian Institute of Modern ArtChicagoIL52.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy MuseumChicagoIL52.6 mi.(Science)
Chicago Academy of Sciences Nature MuseumChicagoIL52.6 mi.(Science)
Field Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoIL52.6 mi.(Science)
Museum of Science and IndustryChicagoIL52.6 mi.(Science)
Illinois Railway MuseumChicagoIL52.6 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsChicagoIL52.6 mi.(Technology)
Art Institute of ChicagoChicagoIL52.6 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN23.5 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL52.6 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL52.6 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL63.0 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI80.5 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI83.4 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN93.0 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI103.7 mi.

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