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The Village of Hillside
305 West Main Street
Harbor Springs, MI  49740

Office: 231.221.1003
Mobile: 231.373.2803
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00AM-5:00PM

Mission Statement: To enhance the lives of older individuals by connecting them with non-emergency medical commitments, access to necessities, community events, social activities and educational programs throughout Emmet County.

Purpose: Transport individuals from one point to another, provide a positive experience for passengers and assist in reducing isolation issues.

Requirements: Must become a member of Bay Connect by submitting a Bay Connect Membership Form and be approved (paperwork available at bayconnect.org). If unable to afford suggested donation rates please contact us via our website or call 231-221-1003 for financial assistance.

Suggested Donation Rates*:

One Day Pass $3.00 
Monthly Multi-Ride Pass $10.00 (seniors 55+, veterans and disabled)
Monthly Multi-Ride Pass $25.00 (for all others based on availability)
Gift Voucher Any Amount (for an approved Bay Connect Passenger)


*MUST be a member of Bay Connect to receive transportation.
*Anyone may ride the Bay Connect minivan, based on seat availability but preference to seniors 55+, veterans or disabled.

Due to the large number of individuals living in so many rural locations in North Western Northern Lower Michigan, there are a variety of challenges individuals face on a regular basis such as undependable vehicles, minimal access to transportation, unreliable support systems, lack of resources and a variety of monetary challenges. Bay Connect is made possible by generous gifts from:

  • Michigan Health Endowment Fund
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church
  • Frey Foundation
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.
  • Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation
  • Henry E. & Consuelo S. Wenger Foundation Inc.
  • Individual donors.

Thank you for your support! As a result of these grants, Bay Connect is working to bridge some of these gaps by providing transportation to Emmet County individuals. Transportation is provided by individual drivers using their own vehicles that have passed a safety inspection, plus a wheelchair-equipped minivan to pick up and drop off individuals to and from a variety of destinations. Please call today to schedule your transportation.

For more information, contact Bay Connect.

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A Mission of Presbyterian Villages of Michigan