The Blue Water Area's Spring surprise starts with the smelt runs, salmon/pickerel tournaments and fishing galore. Summer flaunts fantastic festivals, fishing; sailing and boating, sandy beaches; great golfing, camping and riverfront parks for picnics and family fun.
The City of Port Huron, Maritime Capital of the Great Lakes, clinging to the shore of the St. Clair River at the base of Lake Huron, is an international border crossing marked by the twin spans of the Blue Water Bridge. Port Huron's stunning waterway and diverse annual events make it a year-round tourist destination.
Holly Meadows Golf Course is open from Daylight till Dark. We have it all with 11 Ponds, Wetlands and Marshes, and topped off with bunkers on almost every hole. The Greens are all built by PGA Standards. Holly Meadows offers a challenge to golfers of all categories, and a peaceful atmosphere as well as great food! This golf course is located 5.6 miles from the campground in Capac, Michigan. 18 holes - 6,193 yards. Call the golf course at 810-395-4653.
Located in Emmett, enjoy the environmental and horticultural education tranquil recreation and a wildlife sanctuary at Emmett's Sunny Fields Botanical Park. Open April - October. Call 810-387-2765 for more information.
Two-hour Huron Lady sightseeing tours cruise the St. Clair River and under the two Blue Water Bridges into Lake Huron. Along the route you and your friends will view the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, Canada, Great Lake Ships, the Huron Lightship and the Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock. The tour is narrated and focuses on the history of the area, local sights and the significance of shipping on the Great Lakes. The Huron Lady tour boat is ideal for summertime tours of the Blue Water Area in Port Huron. Phone 1-888-873-6726 or 1-810-984-1500 for more information.
One of the greatest freshwater long distance yacht races in the World. Over the years, the race has become an icon of sailing in the Great Lakes. The Mackinac Race brings participants from across the country and around the World to compete in the challenging fresh water and sometimes fickle breezes of the Great Lakes.
The Lighthouse is located at 2800 Omar Street in Port Huron, Michigan. The Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, built in 1825 and rebuilt in 1829 and 1861, was the first lighthouse on Lake Huron and is the oldest surviving lighthouse in Michigan. Call for reservations between 7-9 a.m. Phone 810-092-3659 for more information.
Lighthouse Park is located at the end of Garfield Street and Omar in Port Huron. You'll find a swimming beach, basketball courts, volleyball courts and playground equipment. There are 900 feet of waterfront beach and a historic lighthouse. Phone 810-984-9760 for more information.
Walkers, hikers, bicyclists and horse riders are now enjoying many improvements that have been made to the Wadhams to Avoca Trail. The centerpiece of the trail is the 640-foot long Mill Creek Trestle. Built in the late 1800's, the 60-foot high trestle has been decked and railed to provide safe access for walkers and bicyclists. Four overlook areas have also been installed on the trestle so the trail users can enjoy the beautiful views up and down Mill Creek. The trail is 10' wide and over 12 miles in length.
Follow the trail from the Blue Water Bridge to Anchor Bay and beyond. The trail extends from St. Clair County's northern border, under the Blue Water Bridges, through Port Huron, Marysville, St. Clair, Marine City and Algonac; past state and municipal parks, museums, gazebos and lighthouses. Sometimes the trail is within reach of the water's edge and sometimes a few miles inland. It connects St. Clair County communities for walkers, joggers, strollers and bicyclists of all ages. Eventually the Bridge to Bay trail will be a 54-mile paved pedestrian/bike path. No charge.
Located at the mouth of the St. Clair River across from Port Huron, Sarnia is home to the Hiawatha Horse Park. Ten minutes from the Bluewater Bridge and 20 minutes from downtown, Hiawatha is open year round for simulcast racing and, from May to November, for live harness racing. Since April 1999, Sarnia's racetrack has also hosted a slots casino that is open from 9 am to 4 am daily. The 450+ slots at Hiawatha range from a quarter to $5.00, and include video poker machines. The player's card is the same for all of the charity and racetrack slot casinos in Ontario; it is called the "Winner's Circle" and is free upon application.
There are apple orchards, pumpkins, cider, donuts, coney dogs, caramel apples, strawberries, raspberries, fruit pies, breads, wagon rides, train tours, pony rides, an animal petting farm, and a corn stalk maze. Visit Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill online for more information.
Frankenmuth delights over 3 million visitors annually. Regardless of the time of year, the festivities are always in full bloom. Whether you come for a chicken dinner, to buy a special Christmas ornament, attend one of Frankenmuth's many festivals or to simply see what's new, Frankenmuth welcomes you with its flower-lined streets and Bavarian hospitality. Frankenmuth is where memories are made and traditions begin. Come rediscover Frankenmuth! Frankenmuth is an hours drive from the campground.
The Huron Lightship Museum is located just north of The Port Huron Museum at Pine Grove Park. Enjoy a first-hand look at how sailors lived and worked on-board the lightship. Lightships were like floating lighthouses, anchored in areas that were too deep or expansive to construct a lighthouse. Eventually, lighted buoys replaced lightships and the Huron Lightship, the last of her kind, retired from service.
The Thomas Edison Depot Museum is located in the Railroad Depot of Fort Gratiot Station of the Grand Trunk Railroad. Take a trip through the past, tour Thomas Edison's life. Thomas Edison conducted his first scientific experiments on the train between Port Huron and Detroit. An authentic railcar with a recreation of Edison's mobile printing shop and chemistry laboratory is part of the display.
This tall ship is at Desmond Landing in Port Huron just south of the Blue Water Bridge. Tour this gaff-rigged, topsail schooner built in 1924. In her current role, she is Port Huron's Flagship providing educational experiences for the public.
This museum seeks to preserve and display over 3000 items used in the cutting, harvesting, storing, selling, and use of natural ice as used by the ice industry of years ago. Also, explore a room full of dolls from around the world and baby buggies of every description. For more information call 810-984-3369 or 810-987-5441.
Located at Desmond Landing in Port Huron, it was commissioned in 1944, participated in "Operation Crossroads," and was the first test of an atomic bomb's effect on surface ships at Bikini Island. Come explore the ship and learn about its many missions.
If shopping is your favorite pastime, visit Birchwood Mall in Port Huron, I-69 to M-25 north, with over 100 stores including, Marshall Fields, JC Penney, Sears, Target, Old Navy and Younkers. The variety of shopping options doesn't stop there, shop one or all of the unique historical downtowns in St. Clair County.
The Port Huron Museum is in downtown Port Huron at 1115 6th Street. Explore special monthly exhibits along with the museum's permanent displays. You can view Woolly Mammoth bones, the remains of a Woodlands Culture Fishing Village, Fort Gratiot artifacts, Fort St. Joseph and the French Fur Trade, ship models and nautical objects, a Victorian parlor and models of the railroad and river tunnel.
Stroll around our 34 historic structures and 51-acre village where friendly folks in period-attire welcome you to the homes, mills and shops dating back to the 1800s. "All Aboard!" The magnificent Huckleberry Railroad is waiting for you to board one of its 15 historic coaches for a nostalgic 8-mile, 45-minute ride. Located in Flint, 51 miles away, 6140 Bray Road, see the Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad online or call 810-736-7100.
Located at 4189 Keewahdin Road, Fort Gratiot, the Flea Market features many local vendors, liquidators, auctions, café and dairy bar and greenhouse. Part of the community for over 100 years, this is a must-see. Phone 810-385-7335 for more information.
The Henry Ford is the history destination that brings the American Experience to life. With a rich and diverse offering of exhibits, demonstrations, programs and reenactments, The Henry Ford celebrates yesterdays traditions as well as todays innovations. Five distinct attractions at The Henry Ford captivate and inspire visitors of all ages.
Spread over more than 90-acres, Greenfield Village comes alive with the unforgettable sights, sounds and settings of Americas past.
This is one of the biggest museums in the country. The Detroit Institute of Arts is committed to providing the highest quality art education programs available. From artists talks and lectures, to hands-on creative workshops, the DIA offers a wide range of programs that provide enjoyable and enriching experiences for visitors with all levels of familiarity with art.
Call for more details: 313-833-7900
It's the only place in Detroit where you can actually see a yawning yak or a leaping lemur. The Detroit Zoo continues to be a source of wonder and an ideal theater in which to view everyone in the animal kingdom, from the majestic lion to, yes, the rat. Call for more information 248-398-0900
Located at 8450 W. Ten Mile Road
Royal Oak, Mi 48068
The Huron Lady II tour boat is ideal for summertime tours of the Blue Water Area in Port Huron, Michigan. No trip to Port Huron would be complete without a Huron Lady II Cruise. You will delight in the unhurried atmosphere and enjoy the breathtaking view along up to three different bodies of water.
Toll Free: 888-873-6726