THE LAKE HURON TRAIL... SHELTERED BAYS AND ANCIENT PATHS...
12,000 years ago, the ancient paths of The Great Waters were first traveled by the wildlife that followed the retreating glaciers north.
Lake Huron was, and still is, a gathering place: where the waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior flow together, where the ancient migratory flyways funnel birds in the fall and spring, and where centuries of human settlement converged on the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Lake Huron's many islands and sheltered bays offer a sense of intimacy unlike any of the other lakeshores.
Historic towns, forts, and villages dot the edge of Lake Huron. The area’s rich maritime history can be seen in the historic rock-crib docks, boathouses and commercial waterfronts that adjoin miles of pristine lakeshore.
Gather your family and friends and discover the wonders of the Lake Huron Trail.
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Bush Bay Scenic Overlook
Cedarville Waterfront Park
Birdwatchers will flock to one of the best places in the region to observe black terns. Other nature lovers can enjoy a picnic lunch while watching passing boats and wildlife raising their young in the nearby marshes. This is one of the best places in the region to observe black
De Tour Roadside Park
Families will appreciate this one-step nature experience, featuring the convenience of a picnic area, along with the magic of birds, beaches and boreal forests within sight of nearby islands. Nestled in the forest adjoining Lake Huron, the Detour Roadside Park provides a convenient
Drummond Island/Maxton Plains Natural Area
The mile-thick glaciers that covered the region left behind mounds of sand and gravel in some areas, while in other areas it scraped clean the limestone bedrock, leaving behind flat plains of rock that now support some of the state's rarest plants and habitats.
Drummond Island Township Park
Located on the shore of Potagannissing Bay, overlooking dozens of small islands and the Canadian boarder to the north. A nature trail has been built from the park enterance to the campground. Camping, water sports, hiking, and winter snowshoeing are prime activities here. Overnight camping:
Horseshoe Bay Wilderness Area
The Huron Boardwalk traverses the St. Ignace downtown waterfront north to south and has educational historic markers along the route. The planked boardwalk begins at Kiwanis Beach Park, runs past the St. Ignace Public Marina and terminates at American Legion Memorial Park. Views overlook
Les Cheneaux Historical Muesum
Housed in a historic log cabin and Scandinavian log addition, the Les Cheneaux Historical Museum offers historical displays, activities and gifts focused on the history and culture of Cedarville and Hessel. American Indian artifacts, tools from the logging era, photographs and historical
Les Cheneaux Info Center
Les Cheneaux Maritime Muesum
Mackinac Bay Nature Overlook
Mackinac Island Historic Downtown
Step inside the five historic downtown buildings and experience a time that isn't so long gone. Smell hearty stew cooking over an open hearth; run your hands over wool strands on a spinning wheel; hear the clanging of a blacksmith's hammer as steel meets steel, and then try it yourself; visit
Mackinac State Historic Parks - Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a Michigan State Park. Whether visiting the 1,800 acres of this parkland by foot, bike , horseback, or carriage, its majestic geological wonders and historical monuments are treasures found only here - on the island sacred to Great Lakes Indian tribes. According to
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
The city-operated museum is provides a detail picture of what life was like at the Straits of Mackinac nearly 300 years ago. Visitors will learn of the Ojibwa Indian culture and traditions, the French contact period, and the affluent archeology of the area. Outdoor exhibits will help provide
A single track dirt road leads you through aspen groves, cedar swamps, meadows, and ponds to an unimproved camping area along the edge of Search Bay. Camping is primative, with no facilities such as tables, toilets or drinking water. All four seasons offer a variety of outdoor experiences.