Port Huron, Michigan is one of those hidden gems that many (myself included) overlook. Port Huron, Michigan is located on the shores of Lake Huron and is only about one hour from Detroit which makes it the perfect place to take a day trip to! Port Huron is home to the Blue Water Bridge that runs across the St. Clair River connecting the United States to Canada.
Port Huron is known as the Maritime Capital of the Great Lakes and features the only existing lightship on the Great Lakes, the Huron Lightship. The Great Lakes Maritime Center is the perfect place to learn about the freighters that navigate one of the busiest waterways in the world. You can\’t forget the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, which is one of Michigan\’s oldest working lighthouses!
My favorite thing about Port Huron is the Blue Water River Walk. This paved walkway runs along the shoreline of the St. Clair River, allowing you to not only enjoy the water views and wave hi to Canada, but you can watch the freighter traffic.
Things to do in Port Huron, Michigan
Watch the freighters pass underneath the Blue Water Bridge
Enjoy the beautiful Blue Water River Walk. Where you can walk, fish, and view the freighters.
Get up close with one of Michigan\’s oldest lighthouses Fort Gratiot Light Station
Visit waterfront public parks and beaches
History buffs will love the Thomas Edison Depot Museum, the Huron Lightship, the Carnegie Museum, and the Knowlton Ice Museum
Enjoy a boat tour aboard the Huron Lady
Don\’t forget to stop and eat at one of the restaurants on the water