Port Huron, Michigan
Location: Lake Huron
Ease of Getting There: 9/10
Ease of Staying There: 8/10
Ease of Eating There: 8/10
Port Huron is situated on the lower end of Lake Huron, the second-largest Great Lake, and on the St. Clair River. Its origins go back to 1837 when five villages joined together to become Port Huron. This city is very much a part of the seaway system having one of the few deep water ports on the Great Lakes. The oldest lighthouse, Fort Gratiot, on the Great Lakes has lit up Port Huron since 1829.
This season, visit Port Huron for local fun and flair. Beginning Thanksgiving weekend, Santa will start the season by arriving at the parade in downtown historic Port Huron. The following weekend, December 7-8, 2019, is full of family activities including the Festival of Trees. This makes a wonderful holiday tradition. Enjoy festive Christmas trees, arts and crafts, cookie decorating and local performers. Partake in a rare night-time climb of the lighthouse for a Candlelight Tour of the Light Station on December 7. Experience winter on the beach with fresh greens and Christmas decorations of the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse. For those that enjoy the arts during this season, the Nutcracker Ballet and also A Christmas Carol will be performed.
Slow down to experience the lights and festivities of the season, and you may just discover a new favorite destination on the Great Lakes.
Port Huron is an easy one-hour drive from Detroit, five hours from Chicago and 2 ½ hours from Grand Rapids by car. For more details, visit bluewater.org.