Lake Huron Vacation
Your guide to Lake Huron travel with kids
One of the five Great Lakes, Lake Huron is bounded on the eastern shore by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the western shore by the state of Michigan. It is the second largest of the Great Lakes, and as such, it provides an excellent platform for a wide array for water sports and activities. It also makes for a beautiful view from the many beaches, trails, roads, and sites that surround it.
Popular Lake Huron Family Travel Destinations
One of the most popular destinations for a Lake Huron vacation is Port Huron, Michigan, which marks the entry point to the United States for those crossing the Blue Water Bridge from Canada. Saginaw Bay is another popular destination, full of recreation, entertainment, and history.
Some especially popular destinations for Lake Huron travel with kids include:
- lighthouses (there are several up and down the coast, each a bit different)
- the Baymouth–Tobermory ferry
- Manitoulin Island
- Mackinac Island
- Historic Fort Wayne (near Detroit, Michigan)
- Lake Huron Shipwreck and Maritime Center
- Ontario, Canada
Of course, what makes Lake Huron such a great family vacation destination is that it provides lots of opportunity to reconnect with nature and each other through hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing, and other such activities.
Where to Stay on Your Lake Huron Family Vacation
Although it has its fair share of hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and other traditional lodgings, Lake Huron is the perfect place to take a different approach to travel accommodations. Campgrounds and RV parks abound on both sides of the lake, and rental cottages or rental homes are the perfect way to get the full Lake Huron experience.
You can find many listings for Lake Huron vacation rentals online, and you can also contact the tourist information in your destination city (or the city nearest your destination) for more information on vacation rental properties. Cottages are most common, though some are closer to homes than the rustic, minimal abodes the word "cottage" may bring to mind. However, depending on your destination, you may also find apartments, condos, cabins, or even fully equipped houses for rent.