13 of the Best Attractions in Michigan Thumb

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Top 13 “Must See” Michigan Upper Thumb Sites. A perfect recipe for a day trip or a week of exploring. Many are free to see.


The Legend of Whiskey Harbor During Michigan Prohibition


On the eastern edge of Michigan’s Thumb lies a lonely and very rocky cove on the shore of Lake Huron. The remote area sits on a layer of limestone that makes it hard to build on so it remains undeveloped to this day. It’s hard to imagine that this beautiful remote setting was the site for criminal activity during the time of Michigan Prohibition for over 12 years.

Lighthouses of Michigan’s Upper Thumb

There are 124 Michigan lighthouses across the state.  They are unique, functional and draw many visitors to explore their grounds or climb the towers.  Of the four lighthouses in the Upper Thumb, only one is accessible directly from the land. All the others need a boat to access. Port Austin Reef Lighthouse The light was first … Read more Lighthouses of Michigan’s Upper Thumb