In French, the name means “turning point,” which may be why this vacation paradise inspires visitors to turn away from the pressures of everyday life. DeTour Village, located where the St. Marys River joins Lake Huron, is an ideal destination for freighter watchers, anglers, boating enthusiasts, and the photographers who capture it all. History buffs will find must-see viewing at the DeTour Passage Historical Museum, including the Fresnel lens from DeTour Reef Light. Just outside the museum are the Drummond Island Ferry dock and the Maritime Park, with freighter-viewing binoculars. On the village’s southeast side, discover the DeTour Botanical Gardens, a surprising oasis of flowers and foliage situated at the edge of Lake Huron. Throughout the area are beaches and public parks that ache for a picnic or quiet getaway.
Visitors who find their turning point on the water will find a safe haven at the DeTour Harbor of Refuge and Marina, an 88-slip marina providing moorage for boats up to 90 feet with a number of amenities available and operated by the State of Michigan. From here, explore our waters, throw your line in the water, or access the dive sites of the DeTour Passage Underwater Preserve.