Sullivan’s Harbor Springs Airpark… A Pilot’s Home or Weekend Getaway!

Joseph Wortman

More and more pilots are looking for that special place to live or to getaway for the weekend. Computers have enabled many of us to work where we live, making living in more remote, vacation-like locations possible. Other pilots are choosing to retire and move away from urban communities.

Just look at the parking lots at many northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan airports…they are full of cars used by pilots who own second homes. Now wouldn’t it be nice if you could fly direct to and from your home or weekend retreat…an exclusive community that offers both the ultimate in conveniences and the tranquility of woodland living in northern Michigan…a place Hemingway himself spent his youth and described as having the “best skies?”

Nestled between the resort towns of Harbor Springs and Petoskey, Michigan, along the pristine shoreline of Lake Michigan, “Sullivan’s Harbor Springs Airpark” is just minutes away from world-class recreation, unique shops, five-star dining and spectacular scenery. Residents can explore the shoreline of Lake Michigan by boat or kayak, or swim in the clean, spring-fed waters of Little Traverse Bay; play golf at one of several courses in the area; explore endless miles of groomed trails by bike, all-terrain vehicle, or snowmobile; or ski some of the best slopes in the Midwest. Sullivan’s Harbor Springs Airpark is located between Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob, where there are over 100 downhill runs and 17 lifts. Whatever your passion, adventure awaits you at Sullivan’s Harbor Springs Airpark.

Sullivan’s Harbor Springs Airpark is divided into 10 exclusive one-acre parcels that have been tailored to maintain convenient access to the airport. Each homesite has been plotted with specific attention to maintaining breathtaking views of Little Traverse Bay, within natural semi-wooded surroundings.

Sullivan’s Harbor Springs Airpark’s homeowners association maintains the taxiways, landscape of the airport, and snow removal. Each co-owner is entitled to membership and no one else!

Harbor Springs Municipal Airport (KMGN) is a full-service airport capable of supporting most general aviation aircraft, from pistons to jets. The airport features a 4100 x 75 ft. paved and lighted runway, dual approaches, Jet A & 100LL, a new fixed base operation, car rental, and even a hotel for pilots. If weather is ever a concern, Pellston Regional Airport (KPLN), located 10 nm northeast, provides commercial-grade services and support.

Created by psychologist and educator, Paul Sullivan, and his wife, Phyllis, Sullivan’s Harbor Springs Airpark provides the ultimate convenience of living with your plane in a beautiful rural setting. Paul passed away in 2017, but left behind fellow residents eager to carry on his passion.

For additional information, visit and contact Joseph and Karla Wortman at (586) 945-7453; [email protected].

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sullivan’s Harbor Springs Airpark has been featured in Airpark Living Community, Flying Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and now, Midwest Flyer Magazine!

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