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.
Port Austin is located on the pleasant shores of Lake Huron, home to stunning sandy beaches and offering a huge range of water sport. Because the town is lakefront, guests can walk out of their vacation home and have kayaking, canoeing, fishing, paddle boarding, and more right on the doorstep. One of the most exciting excursions on the lake is a trip to the impressive rock formation Turnip Rock -- accessible by boat. Explore the many trails of the Port Crescent State Park or saddle up and ride through the various paths in the Huron County Nature Center.
Find a Port Austin cabin rental located in the center of town to be close to the active community, with an annual art fair, galleries, art tours, a theater, and an interesting history center.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Port Austin. The warmest months in Port Austin are June and April, when temperatures reach 93 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -6 ˚F. The wettest month in Port Austin is March with 4.1 inches of rain, while the driest month is May with 1.45 inches of rain.
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