5 Things to Do This Fall in Port Huron
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Located along Michigan's Thumbcoast, Port Huron is known as the Maritime Capital of the Great Lakes. This waterfront community has lots to explore in the fall, from a diverse trail system with picturesque views to the Edgar Allen Poe-themed cafe in its quaint downtown.
Spanning the St. Clair River, this 6,100-foot twin-span bridge carries international traffic between Port Huron and Sarnia, Ontario. Located near the I-94 and I-69 interchange, the toll bridge forms a critical gateway linking Canada and the United States.
This book-lined cafe with a bar hosts live music and screens classic movies. As the name suggests, the cafe is a homage to Edgar Allen Poe and his most famous poem. It helps that the cafe resides in a Civil War-era building, constructed in the same century that Poe lived. It’s popular with locals and visitors alike.
Located at 400 Erie St., the SC4 Fieldhouse holds a main court for basketball and volleyball, three cross courts for team practices and tournament play, batting cages and hitting nets. The fitness center is open to both St. Clair County Community College students and members, and the facility hosts college, high school and middle school tournaments, and showcases.
This is a diverse trail system of boardwalks, riverwalks, rail trails and bike paths that extends along 50 miles of shoreline across St. Clair County. Those who get out to enjoy the trails are rewarded with picturesque views, charming towns, parks and benches, freighter watching, and the blue waters of Lake Huron, the St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair.
This is the first lighthouse built in Michigan. It was constructed north of Fort Gratiot in 1825 by Lucius Lyon, who later became one of Michigan's first U.S. senators. The historic lighthouse marks the entrance to the St. Clair River from Lake Huron in the southern portion of Michigan's Thumb.
There’s lots to see and do in Port Huron in the fall. Check out the highlights in this video.
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