Michigan's Green Thumb

  • Start: Port Hope, MI
  • End: Gagetown, MI
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:29
  • Total Mileage: 55 Miles
  • Number of stops: 9


Outdoor adventure and maritime history define a relaxed road trip up MI 25 tracing the edge of Michigan's "Thumb" jutting into Lake Huron. Divers explore sunken shipwrecks at Sanilac Shores Underwater Preserve near Port Huron, Michigan. At Thumb Area Bottomland Preserve, more wrecks rest on unpredictable Lake Huron's floor. Travelers stop at Port Hope Hotel for meaty burgers and to tour Lighthouse County Park's 1847 Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse & Museum. At the Thumb's northernmost tip sits Port Austin, Michigan and Port Crescent State Park offering woods, wetlands, wildlife, and sand dunes. The Farm Restaurant and School of Cooking specializes in scratch-made Heartland cuisine. Port Austin, Michigan, accommodations include 1830s Garfield Inn and Krebs Beachside Cottages. Keep fun Thumb travel memories alive with a keepsake from Alchemy Stained Glass Studio in Caseville, Michigan. Venture inland to Gagetown, Michigan, where the Thumb Octagon Barn hosts seasonal markets, craft workshops, antique fairs, and live concerts.

Stop #1:

Thumb Area Bottomland Preserve
Port Hope, MI

Stop #2:

Lighthouse County Park
Port Hope, MI

Stop #3:

Port Hope Hotel
Port Hope, MI

Stop #4:

Port Crescent State Park
Port Austin, MI

Stop #5:

Garfield Inn
Port Austin, MI

Stop #7:

Krebs Beachside Cottages
Port Austin, MI

Stop #8:

Alchemy Stained Glass Studio
Caseville, MI

Stop #9:

Thumb Octagon Barn
Gagetown, MI

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