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Vacation in Harrison - Michigan

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Area Overview

Harrison is a rural community located on US-127 in Michigan. Traditionally a tourist town and retirement area, Harrison is a great location for anyone wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a more quiet, meaningful way of life.

There are many restaurants featuring Italian, Chinese, and American food, plus lots of Mom and Pop stores to browse, or for a quick stop in to get your daily essentials. Since Harrison is located on a major US highway, you are not far from a Wal-Mart, movie theater, or whatever else you might be looking for.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

The City of Harrison attracts thousands of visitors from throughout the state, with its "twenty lakes in twenty minutes" and large amount of state land for recreational sports.

The biggest local events are the Clare County Fair and Frostbite Winter Festival which features Golf on the Ice of Budd Lake.

Harrison promises year-round fun for people of all ages!

Cultural Activities

There are several historic buildings in the city of Harrison. The Surrey House is a relic of the lumber town days. The Clare County Newspaper building, located downtown, is the oldest building in Harrison, dating back to 1898. In the heart of downtown is a new Veteran's Memorial Park, which features a building dedicated to the history of Clare County's veterans. And, a few miles out of town, is the Clare County Historical Museum, which features the old school house, museum and more. Finally, Harrison was once the home of John "Spikehorn" Myer's famous "Bear Den", which was open in the 50's and 60's and drew many people from all over. The "Bear Den" property is still located on the corner of Old 27 and M-61.


Harrison boasts many activities for outdoor enthusiasts - hiking and biking trails, ATVing and Off-roading, 3 golf courses, skiing at Snow Snake, hunting and fishing. It is a quiet, laid-back locale that is perfect for spending a relaxing weekend at your cabin or campsite...Taking in the bonfire, hanging with friends and family, and looking out at the stars. The local Chamber of Commerce and other organizations plan regular events so that there is never a dull moment or a reason not to "stay and play" in beautiful Harrison!


Harrison has a great public bus system which will take you wherever you want to go within the county. They also will pick-up and deliver your medications to your door.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  12.0  20.5  29.0  1.8 "
 February  13.0  22.5  32.0  1.6 "
 March  20.0  31.5  43.0  2.1 "
 April  32.0  44.5  57.0  2.9 "
 May  42.0  55.5  69.0  3.5 "
 June  52.0  65.0  78.0  3.3 "
 July  57.0  69.5  82.0  3.0 "
 August  55.0  67.5  80.0  3.4 "
 September  47.0  59.5  72.0  3.5 "
 October  36.0  47.5  59.0  2.9 "
 November  28.0  37.0  46.0  2.7 "
 December  18.0  26.0  34.0  2.0 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 30's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 20's and highs in the low 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 10's.


Harrison has many campgrounds and cabins for rent, vacation rentals for a week or weekend, and several bed and breakfasts. Call the local Chamber of Commerce for more information.


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