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Harrison is located in Clare County in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, and sits along the banks of the North Branch of the Tobacco River near the Wilson State Park. It is supported mainly through tourism and makes a good central base for an "up north" Michigan vacation. Wilson State Park sits on Budd Lake, a 175-acre lake with great fishing for bass, panfish, perch, walleye and muskalonge. Other activities such as swimming, water-skiing, tubing, hiking, golf and camping are popular. Spend some time sightseeing - the famous Mackinaw Bridge ("Big Mac") and Mackinaw Island are approximately two hours away. Two or three hours takes you to other Great Lakes attractions such as the Soo Locks, the Saginaw Bay Area, the antique shopping in Bay City and the famous American-German tourist town of Frankenmuth. Also, Harrison is a four season recreational area; you have the colors and small town festivals of autumn, and great downhill snow skiing in winter at Snow Snake and a little further north at Crystal Mountains, Boyne Mountain, Caberfae and Treetops. Harrison also puts on a great 4th of July celebration with a flea market across from Wilson State Park, a parade, demolition derby and a fantastic fireworks display.

Surrounding areas: Lake George, Michigan (8.3 mi), Clare, Michigan (13.9 mi), Gladwin, Michigan (15.7 mi), Houghton Lake, Michigan (19.6 mi), Rose Lake, Michigan (28.9 mi), Lake City, Michigan (29.7 mi), Higgins Lake, Michigan (32.0 mi)

Harrison Vacation Rentals




Harrison Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Days Inn Clare10100 South Clare AveClare, MI13.1 mi.(989) 802-0144
Holiday Inn Express10318 S Clare AveClare, MI13.1 mi.(989) 386-1111
Best Western Beachfront4990 W Houghton Lake DrHoughton Lake, MI19.5 mi.(989) 366-9126
Quality Inn9285 W LK City RdHoughton Lake, MI20.4 mi.(989) 422-5175
Holiday Inn Express Houghton Lake200 Cloverleaf LnHoughton Lake, MI21.6 mi.(989) 422-7829
Comfort Suites Lakeside100 Clearview DrHoughton Lake, MI22.3 mi.(989) 422-4000
Super 8 Evart940 West 7th StEvart, MI24.6 mi.(800) 800-8000
Baymont Inn-mt Pleasant5858 E Pickard StMT Pleasant, MI28.4 mi.(989) 775-5555
Best Western Inn5770 E Pickard StMT Pleasant, MI28.4 mi.(989) 772-1101
Hampton Inn5205 E Pickard RdMT Pleasant, MI28.4 mi.(989) 772-5500
Microtel Inn5500 E PickardMt Pleasant, MI28.4 mi.(989) 772-7777
Soaring Eagle Inn & Conference Center5665 E Pickard RdMount Pleasant, MI28.5 mi.(989) 772-2905
Comfort Inn - MT Pleasant2424 S MSNMT Pleasant, MI28.7 mi.(989) 772-4000

Harrison Weather & Climate

Four distinct seasons with a lake effect that is quite strong during much of the year describes the climate of the northern region of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The lake effect increases cloudiness during late fall and winter, and also modifies the temperatures - keeping them cooler in the summer. Michigan sees a lot of moisture throughout the year. In winter, the humidity from the lake condenses as snow when it reaches land, creating quite heavy snowfalls in some areas. Also, during the winter, the temperature continues to drop, and ice sometimes covers portions of the lakes. Summers are warm, but periods of extreme heat and humidity are infrequent. Showers and thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer and early fall is often the driest, sunniest time of the year in Michigan.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 27°F 9°F 1.88 in. -
February 30°F 10°F 1.36 in. -
March 40°F 19°F 2.11 in. -
April 54°F 31°F 2.67 in. -
May 68°F 42°F 3.12 in. -
June 77°F 51°F 2.91 in. -
July 82°F 55°F 2.55 in. -
August 79°F 54°F 3.47 in. -
September 71°F 45°F 3.49 in. -
October 58°F 34°F 2.70 in. -
November 44°F 26°F 2.38 in. -
December 32°F 16°F 2.29 in. -

Harrison Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Mbs International airport (MBS) located about 49 miles southeast of Harrison in Saginaw, Michigan, the Cherry Capital airport (TVC) located approximately 62 miles northwest of Harrison in Traverse City, Michigan, the Otsego County airport (GLR) located roughly 68 miles north of Harrison in Gaylord, Michigan, and finally the Oscoda Wurtsmith airport (OSC) located around 75 miles east of Harrison in Oscoda, Michigan.

Harrison Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Deer Acres Storybook ParkPinconningMI43.2 mi.
Funland Amusement ParkShelby TownshipMI82.0 mi.
 
Water Parks
Andersen Water ParkSaginawMI59.4 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI85.0 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI90.6 mi.
Waterford Oaks County ParkWaterfordMI115.0 mi.
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI119.0 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Devils Knob Golf CourseHarrisonMI 
Tamaracks Golf CourseHarrisonMI 
Eagle GlenFarwellMI13.5 mi.
Firefly Golf LinksClareMI13.9 mi.
Gladwin Heights Golf CourseGladwinMI15.7 mi.
Lakeside Golf CourseGladwinMI15.7 mi.
Sugar Springs Golf CourseGladwinMI15.7 mi.
Pine View Highlands Golf ClubHoughton LakeMI19.6 mi.
White Deer Country ClubPrudenvilleMI20.0 mi.
Birch Valley Golf CourseSearsMI20.9 mi.
Highland Hills Golf ClubHighlandMI24.2 mi.
Pines at Lake IsabellaWeidmanMI24.9 mi.
Missaukee Golf CourseLake CityMI29.7 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf ResortCadillacMI33.8 mi.
Apple MountainFreelandMI48.1 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI58.1 mi.
Crystal MountainThompsonvilleMI66.3 mi.
Shanty CreekBellaireMI69.3 mi.
Treetops SylvanGaylordMI69.8 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI73.0 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI74.8 mi.
Sugar Loaf ResortCedarMI75.3 mi.
Boyne USA ResortsBoyne FallsMI79.5 mi.
The Homestead ResortGlen ArborMI84.2 mi.
Nubs NobHarbor SpringsMI97.9 mi.
Alpine ValleyWhite LakeMI111.2 mi.
 
State Parks
Wilson State ParkMI0.1 mi. 
Gladwin State ParkMI16.7 mi. 
Higgins Lake State ParkMI28.4 mi. 
William Mitchell State ParkMI35.3 mi. 
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI89.9 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI119.0 mi.


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