Port Austin Farm Market Opens with Few Vendors, Sparse Crowds

Port Austin Farmers Market

The opening of the summer season at the tip of the Thumb is usually Memorial Day weekend. However visitors to this near-north Michigan town look to be down. It could change the landscape of Michigan’s tourism industry this summer.

Michigan Day Trip Around the Thumb – Part Two

Michigan Beach Vacation

In Part One of our Michigan Day Trip Around the Thumb we traveled from Port Huron up the eastern shore of Lake Huron to the tip of the Thumb. Our starting point for the second half of our adventure is in Grindstone City. We will begin heading west along Saginaw Bay’s shore of sugar sand beaches and interesting coastal towns and villages. I hope you brought your bathing suit because this side of the Thumb offers some of the best swimming beaches in Michigan.