Port Austin

Spectacular sunrises meet the sunsets as they grace this small village on the geographical tip of Michigan’s “Thumb” where the crystalline waves of Lake Huron bathe sandy beaches and unique rock formations. Quality shops, accommodations, and restaurants await the visitor without losing that “small town” ambiance.

The Port Austin area is a photographer’s paradise with migrating birds, wildlife, picturesque farms, and winter ice formations on Lake Huron. Several public accesses are available for unequaled bass fishing and many charter boats for salmon and lake trout.

An underwater park of 19th century shipwrecks can be viewed by divers and snorkelers. Golf courses, cross country ski trails, and public hunting areas are intertwined within nature’s beauty.

This quaint village boasts one of the largest Farmers Market in the state. Lighthouses, festivals, a 1/2 mile walk along the break wall, kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding and much more await the visitor to this undiscovered jewel.

Trip Highlights

  • Walk on the half-mile long breakwater
  • A kayaking adventure to see Turnip Rock and other rock formations
  • A trip to the Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse Museum
  • Exploring the Huron City Museums and Port Austin History Center
  • A visit to one of the largest Farmers Markets in Michigan

Annual festivals & special events

  • Annual Lady’s Slipper Festival
  • Thumb Artists Studio Tour
  • Kayak Symposium & Rendezvous
  • Annual Kinde Polka Fest
  • Carfest

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Annie's Place

283 W. Spring St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-8611
Region: Port Austin

Southern-style cooking
Bank 1884 Food & Spirits

8646 Lake St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-5353
Region: Port Austin
Website

Serving up local residents and Port Austin area tourists alike with fine foods.
Beachcomber Motel & Suites Port Austin

158 W Spring St
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-8354
Region: Port Austin
Website

Lakefront motel next to a waterfront park and harbor. Gorgeous views surround you at the private sandy beach!
Bird Creek County Park

Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 269-6404
Region: Port Austin

This 7-acre day-use park is free and includes picnic areas and a large, sandy public beach.
Bird Creek Farm and Tap Room

282 Grindstone Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-0218
Region: Port Austin
Website

It's a site-brewed taproom, a delectable restaurant, and a real farm.
Bird Creek Golf Club

7850 N. Van Dyke Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-4653
Region: Port Austin
Website

Fast, undulating greens and smooth bluegrass fairways await players of all skill levels with moderately rolling terrain.
Birdie on the Fly

8660 North Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Region: Port Austin

This is putt-putt at its best in downtown Port Austin.
Blue Spruce & Lucky Horseshoe Motel & Cabins

8527 Lake St
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-8650
Region: Port Austin
Website

The Blue Spruce Motel and Lucky Horseshoe is a lovely night stay and a treasure in Port Austin.
Captain Morgan’s Grindstone Bar & Grill

3337 Pointe Aux Barques Rd
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7665
Region: Port Austin
Website

Cook your catch! Or order from the menu, either way you'll have a great meal!
Duggan’s Family Campground

2941 Port Austin Rd
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-5160
Region: Port Austin
Website

A scenic, wooded, modern campground located on M-25 just west of Port Austin.
Family Go Kart

8044 N. Van Dyke Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-5130
(586) 630-2014
Region: Port Austin

Amusement Park featuring: Jr. Karts, Rookie Karts, Adult & double seat Go Karts; Bump & Spin Cars,and more!
Farm Restaurant, The

699 Port Crescent Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 874-5700
Region: Port Austin
Website

The Farm Restaurant features fresh seasonal food from the owner’s private garden on the property.
Fin-Lander Sport Fishing Charter

3337 Point Aux Barques Rd
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (810) 404-1875
Region: Port Austin
Website

Explore the waters of Lake Huron with an experienced captain.
Gallup Park

M-25 and Sands Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7600
Region: Port Austin

Gallup Park is a large village park located on M-25 just west of downtown Port Austin.
Garfield Inn

8544 Lake Street
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-5254
Region: Port Austin
Website

The Garfield Inn, a National Historic Site, awaits your company!
Green Clean Bean Expresso Bar

124 East Spring St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-0112
Region: Port Austin
Website

Coffee/Espresso Bar
Grindstone General Store & Art Gallery

3206 Copeland Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-6410
Region: Port Austin
Website

Boasting the biggest cones in the Thumb! Stop in for 24 flavors of hand dipped Stoh's ice cream.
Heins Hardware

8735 Lake St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7311
Region: Port Austin

Retail hardware plus housewares, gifts and greeting cards.
Huron City Museums

Pioneer Rd
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 428-4123
Region: Port Austin
Website

The Huron City Museums exist to preserve, display and present the buildings, collections and grounds.
Huron County Nature Center & Wilderness Arboretum

3336 Loosemore Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 551-8400
Region: Port Austin
Website

The 280 acre Huron County Nature Center Wilderness Arboretum features many groomed walking trails.
Indigo Mood

73 W. Spring Street
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 252-7931
E-Mail Address: indigomood8@gmail.com
Region: Port Austin
Website

Indigo-Mood is an eye-catchy clothing and accessories shop.
Jenks Park

Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7600
Region: Port Austin

A beautiful wooded area, with a sandy beach for swimming.
Joe’s Pizzeria

8725 Lake St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-8711
(989) 738-1105
Region: Port Austin

Joe’s Pizzeria has been family owned and operated for over 30 years.
Kooky Golf

275 W. Spring St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-8612
Region: Port Austin
Website

Come enjoy our 19 hole course with water features and beautiful gardens including a bonus hole.
Lake Street Emporium

8687 Lake St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-8412
Region: Port Austin

Lunch, dessert and gifts…you’ll get it all here at the Lake Street Emporium!
Lake Street Manor Bed & Breakfast

8569 Lake St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7720
Region: Port Austin
Website

1800's Victorian home, 2-story brick and grindstone
Lake Vista Resort

168 W Spring St
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-8612
Region: Port Austin
Website

Located on Lake Huron offering motels, cottages and deluxe suites.
Lakeside Motor Lodge

8654 Lake St
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-5201
Region: Port Austin
Website

Located in beautiful downtown Port Austin near bars, restaurants, shopping, beach and parks.
Landing Tavern, The

8724 Lake St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-9750
Region: Port Austin

Established in 1991, The Landing Tavern has been dishing up delicious dishes for over 20 years.
Lighthouse Café, The

44 W. Spring St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-5239
Region: Port Austin
Website

The Lighthouse Cafe menu features homemade breads, potatoes, sausages, burgers, chili and much more.
Lighthouse County Park

7320 Lighthouse Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 428-4749
Region: Port Austin

Lighthouse County Park is located just off scenic M-25 about 12 miles southeast of Port Austin.
Lightkeepers Vintage Cottages

7432 Lighthouse Road
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 428-3054
Region: Port Austin

Stay on the lake in a one or two bedroom vintage cabin with modern conveniences.
Lisa's Loft

8735 Lake St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-5638
Region: Port Austin
Website

A large selection of giftware, cards, candles, silk flowers and balloons.
Little Yellow Cottages

114 Union St
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 402-4813
Region: Port Austin
Website

The Little Yellow Cottages are a Port Austin favorite. They are perfect for those that desire activity and comfort.
M & D Marine

115 E. Spring St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-5001
Region: Port Austin

Full service marina providing service for outboards, I/Os, Inboards, and jet skis.
McGraw County Park

Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 269-6414
Region: Port Austin

McGraw County Park & Beach is located on M-25 about 7 miles southwest of the Village of Port Austin.
Mermaid Fishing Charters

Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (810) 300-1561
Region: Port Austin
Website

Fishing Charters and Sunset Cruises
Michigan Diver LLC

967 Port Austin Road
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (810) 771-3483
Region: Port Austin
Website

The Great Lakes and inland lakes of Michigan provide some of the worlds best scuba diving adventures.
Murphy's Bakery

35 W. Spring Street
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7192
Region: Port Austin
Website

This friendly, hometown bakery has fresh, handmade donuts, pastries, breads and treats.
Oak Beach County Park

Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 269-6414
Region: Port Austin
Website

This 46-acre park has 55 campsites, including tent camping.
Pak’s Backyard Cafe and Beer Garden

119 E. Spring St
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-0220
Region: Port Austin
Website

Eat quality food, drink craft beer, play and engage socially in a unique and thoughtful setting.
Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse & Keepers Museum

7320 Lighthouse Road
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 428-3035
Region: Port Austin
Website

Get a great view of the light tower and engage in the vivid history at the Keepers Museum.
Port Austin Community Playhouse

35 Railroad St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-5217
Region: Port Austin

The Port Austin Community Players have been providing quality live theatre in the Thumb since 1974.
Port Austin Farmers Market

Downtown Port Austin
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7600
E-Mail Address: PortAustinChamber@yahoo.com
Region: Port Austin
Website

Saturdays - Memorial Weekend thru October, 9am-1pm
Port Austin Historical Society Center

1424 Pte Aux Barques Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 551-5532
Region: Port Austin
Website

The rich history of people, places and events that have taken shape in the area.
Port Austin Kayak & Bike Rental

119 E. Spring St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 550-6651
Region: Port Austin
Website

Explore Lake Huron's shoreline by kayak and paddleboard or wheel around Port Austin by bicycle.
Port Austin Outdoor Adventure

Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Region: Port Austin
Website

Get info about Port Austin's kayaking and water trails, biking, hiking, bird-watching, stargazing and more!
Port Austin Reef Light

Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7600
Region: Port Austin
Website

Located on the reef, 2.5 miles north of the Port Austin Harbor.
Port Austin State Harbor

Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-8712
Region: Port Austin
Website

The Port Austin State Harbor is a first class harbor of refuge, conveniently located within walking distance to downtown
Port Austin Welcome Center

2 West Spring Street
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7600
Region: Port Austin
Website

The Port Austin Welcome Center is located in front of the Port Austin State Harbor.
Rybak's Ice Cream Store

3090 Copeland Rd
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Region: Port Austin
Website

32 selections of premium ice cream at all times. Generous portions of ice cream with fast & friendly service.
Sandcastles on the Beach

1368 Port Austin Rd
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-4200
Region: Port Austin
Website

Spacious park-like setting with sandy beach & spectacular sunsets.
Sandpiper Sport Fishing Charters

115 E. Spring St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-5001
Region: Port Austin
Website

Providing fishing charters for up to 6 people.
Sandy Dunes Adventure Golf & Dairy Bar

2755 Port Austin Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-6066
Region: Port Austin
Website

Miniature 18 hole golf course – beautifully landscaped – largest waterfall in the Thumb!
Shelley's Bar & Grill/ JJ's Party Store

8745 Pearson Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-5105
Region: Port Austin
Website

Great food and drinks in a relaxing atmosphere.
Stock Pot, The

8714 Lake St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7111
Region: Port Austin

The Stock Pot, in the heart of Port Austin’s downtown district, serves up a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.
Stormy Chinook Charters

Grindstone City Harbor
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (586) 212-4030
Region: Port Austin
Website

Fish with Captain Dan Cruchon aboard “Stormy Chinook,” a 28 foot Abermarie Express charterboat.
Sun'n Sand Motel

891 Port Austin Rd
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7513
Region: Port Austin
Website

Open year round, 24/7.
The Cove

8685 Lake Street
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-5075
Region: Port Austin
Website

Michigan made artisan goods and local arts and crafts.
Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail

Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7600
E-Mail Address: info@thumbtrails.com
Region: Port Austin
Website

The Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail extends over 139 miles along the Lake Huron Shoreline.
Tip-A-Thumb Canoe Rental

2471 Port Austin Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7656
Region: Port Austin

Kayak and canoe rental.
Town & Country Casuals

110 E. Spring St.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7778
Region: Port Austin
Website

Casual to dressy ~ something for everyone!
Veterans Waterfront Park

Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7600
Region: Port Austin
Website

Veterans Waterfront Park is located on the shores of Lake Huron, just west of the Port Austin Harbor.
Whalens Grindstone Shores

3373 Pointe Aux Barques Rd
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-7664
Region: Port Austin
Website

Scenic camp ground on harbor of Grindstone City, 5 miles east of Port Austin.
White Church Gallery

8686 Rouse Rd
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-0356
Region: Port Austin
Website

Art gallery featuring Michigan artists and works of fine art, glass, jewelry, wood, wool, ceramics and much more!
Port Crescent State Park

1775 Port Austin Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-8663
Region: Port Austin
Website

This 600 acre park is located along 3 miles of shoreline on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Designated dark sky preserve.

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