Huron County’s 93 miles of shoreline plays host to 17 public beaches. Here are our top ten beaches and notable mentions of Michigan’s Upper Thumb
In November 1924, the idyllic town of Caseville, Michigan, faced a harrowing challenge as a massive forest fire, sparked by careless hunters, threatened to engulf the entire community. Fueled by high winds, the fire spread across Huron County, menacing surrounding villages and valuable Thumb property. As the inferno drew closer to the town, hundreds of courageous men from nearby areas rallied together to answer Caseville’s desperate call for help.
The Dark Sky Tavern and Lodge are one of the newest additions on the site of a former lumber mill and the ghost town of Port Crescent MI. We give it a stealth review.
At the tip of Michigan’s Thumb, Port Crescent State Park is one of six Dark Sky Preserves in Michigan. The park’s designation as a Dark Sky Preserve is another unique element. Visitors can experience this without having to drive further north or to the Upper Peninsula.
One of the most unusual stories about the ghost town of Port Crescent was the result of a shipwreck just off-shore.
Its cargo was dumped in an attempt to save the ship. It ended up a windfall for the locals.
One of the larger state parks in Michigan was once a thriving lumber town with over 500 residents.
Today only faint elements remain. A bit of a ghost town in Michigan’s Thumb.
The past pandemic has caused folks to curtail travel. However a new interest in camping now giving families safe way to be outdoors and explore safely.
Also the Michigan DNR has worked with local companies that offer RV and camper rental delivery and set up services in Michigan’s State Parks. This allows outdoor camping for those who want the experience of staying in a camper but not the ownership of one.