Walt’s Restaurant, A Caseville Institution

Walt's Restaurant

An institution in the Upper Thumb and owned by the same family for 50 years the restaurant celebrates it golden anniversary in 2016. Favored by locals and sought out by tourists, Walt’s is considered one of the top breakfast places in the Thumb.

Things to Do in Michigan’s Upper Thumb

Caseville Harbor Viewing Sailboats

The Upper Thumb has been deemed the “Closer Up North” for Southeast Michigan and Detroit.  Sandy beaches, great fishing, parks, and some of the friendliest proprietors around.

Huron County is a great place to steal a weekend away from the “burbs” of Detroit without busting your wallet. 

17 Amusing Things to Do In Caseville Besides the Cheeseburger Festival

Cheeseburger Festival Ampitheater

Don’t let a rainy day cramp your fun. There is more to do then stuff your belly with cheeseburgers. If you and the kids are tired of the crowds here are 17 destinations to try some alternative fun.

Caseville Firefighters Grill For Charity

Caseville FB During Cheeseburger

Each year the Caseville Firefighter put an apron on to grill up some of the finest straight-up cheeseburgers in town. On the first Saturday of Cheeseburger in Caseville festival the firehouse is opened up to the community. The grills are fired up for cheeseburgers. For a mere $5 you can have a 1/4 pound of deliciousness. Sit down and savor it among hundreds of friends and supporters. If the weather holds, which we expect it to, the event will be packed with patrons lined down the block.

Kids get a chance to checkout the big fire trucks and equipment they use when fighting fires.

Firehouse T-shirt sales are usually available at the station during the cookout and across the street from the station. Each sale benefits community programs that the Caseville Firefighters support across the Upper Thumb.


Caseville Fire Department’s Awesome Cheeseburgers

The mission of the Caseville Area Fire Protection Association is to enhance the quality of living the community by preventing or minimizing injury and loss of life or property resulting from fire or other emergencies, natural or man-caused, that may occur within the jurisdictional boundaries of the charter township. CAFPA Stands for the Caseville Area Fire Protection Association.


Related Links and Stories for Caseville Firefighters

Rails in the Bay - Building Railroad in Michigan's Thumb

The Railroad at the Bottom of the Bay – Caseville’s first railroad engines were delivered by the ship C.R. Dumford from Cleveland. The track out of Caseville was laid out about a mile before heavy snow stopped the work. Francis Crawford financed the railway project and the rails were shipped in from Cleveland. How they ended up in Saginaw Bay near Oak Point is still a mystery.

Mr Cheeseburger

2019 Cheeseburger in Caseville – The 21st annual Cheeseburger in Caseville is a chance to experience a bit of Key West and NOLA atmosphere, tropical music and indulge in cheeseburgers. In prior years, officials placed estimates were that over 100,000 people visited the area during its 10-day festival. It’s a family-friendly event during the day but offers a bit of craziness that true Parrot Heads appreciate in the evening hours.

Great Lakes Water Levels

Lakes Huron-Michigan Hover Near Record Levels – Detroit District is noting that as of March 6, 2020, that all water levels in the Great Lakes are well above their long-term average. These levels project to make 2020 a record year. Updated near the first of each month.


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