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Activity Guide for Kids in Michigan’s Thumbcoast

PEEK-a-BLUE – Discover entertaining things to do in the Blue Water Area for younger kids. Use this fun-filled guide for must-see activities outdoors or indoors. Everything featured in this guide is available whether you are a visitor or a local. Create a custom list of the things your kids will love using our Plan Your Trip tool. Click on the text of each box to be directed to a website with more information about that activity. If the activity is labeled with a $ sign, there is a cost to participate.

Feature photo | Palmer Park Super Slide – Port Huron Parks & Rec.


Splash pads are a refreshing choice on hot summer days and always a kid favorite! Clay Township, Marysville, Port Huron, Goodells and Port Austin all have wonderful splash pads, great for little tikes to explore safely. If sand in your toes is what you are looking for, our region has over 80 parks and beaches to explore!

Lakeside Beach Splash Pad in Port Huron, Michigan $

Make plans to stay overnight at a hotel in the area. There are too many things to see, make time to stay longer. Adventure awaits, sleep well.

Port Huron Parks and Recreation does a wonderful job offering lots of fun options for visitors and locals alike. Click the button below for info on things to do like archery, sailing, beach yoga, free outdoor movies and concerts, sports, crafts and more!

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Accessible Playgrounds

Public Pools

Skate Parks – Dirt Tracks

  • Algonac, 407 Clay St.
  • St. Clair, 855 N. Carney (pictured, dirt track here)
  • Marysville, 596 Busha Hwy.
  • Port Huron, 1400 Whipple St.

Birchwood Mall

Awesome Mitten Feature

Awesome Mitten’s Article “2022 Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Summer Family Vacation on Michigan’s Thumbcoast” is wonderful resource for families. Plan a trip to visit with the entire family and discover the beauty of the thumb’s 140-mile shoreline.

Visit our Family Fun page to see more things to do for kids. The charming communities of Michigan’s Thumbcoast host a variety of kid-friendly events, visit

Article by Katie Stepp, Marketing Manger, Blue Water Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

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