, a naturally diverse area, is home to the St. Clair Flats including Harsens Island, Russell Island, St. John’s Marsh and hundreds of out islands which create the largest freshwater delta in North America. The Flats are teaming with every possible game species, song bird, birds of prey and aquatic wildlife imaginable.
This pristine area is rich in history from the days of the bootleggers to being the hometown of world champion hydroplane racers. Clay Township is filled with various bays, canals and cuts that are a sportspersons paradise.
They call Harsens Island “Paradise”, located at the top of Lake St. Clair and at the mouth of the St. Clair River. It is a short ferry ride from Algonac, the mainland. Visitors and residents are drawn to the Island to soak up the beauty of the freshwater deltas, wildlife, freighter watching, and water recreation. Sportsmen are attracted to the abundance of hunting and fishing offered on the Island.
Algonac State Park rests here on the banks of the St. Clair River. Whatever your outdoor passion is, this area will suit you well. Come, spend some time in Clay Township and discover the up north atmosphere without the up north commute.
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