Tucked into the shores of Lake Huron, Port Austin, Michigan, boasts sandy beaches, dunes, acres of water for great fishing and water activities and historic attractions close by.
Being right on the lake always means water sports fun is to be had. Choose from swimming, boating, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding and fishing. Explore the shoreline from a row or sail boat or canoe or kayak over to the lake from the Pinnebog River. One of the most popular reasons to explore the lake is the stunning formation of Turnip Rock, you can reach it by boat or kayak and admire its unique majesty.
Visit Port Austin Reef Light, a lighthouse upon a rocky reef located off the shore of Lake Huron. Hike or cycle the trails at Port Crescent State Park or at any number smaller parks in the village of Port Austin itself. You can also rent horses and explore trails that way or look out for wildlife following the trails at the Huron County Nature Center. Port Crescent Park is a star-gazers paradise, designated as a Darky Sky Preserve, meaning the natural light is protected and not obscured by city light pollution.
Downtown Port Austin is also home to events and an active arts community, with studio tours, an annual art fair, theater and history center all on offer for visitors to enjoy.
Summer and spring provide the best temperatures for exploring the waters of the lake and being outdoors.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Port Austin. The warmest months in Port Austin are July and June, when temperatures reach 89 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 3 ˚F. The wettest month in Port Austin is June with 5.81 inches of rain, while the driest month is March with 1.17 inches of rain.