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Lower Michigan Travel Tips

Getting to Michigan Lake Huron Vacation Rentals

Lake Huron is one of the five great lakes in North America. The lake forms the border with Ontario, Canada and links up with Lake Michigan at the Straits of Mackinac. The city of Detroit is at its most southern tip and serves as the nearest major airport hub. The Detroit Metro Airport hosts most commercial airlines from North America on regularly scheduled flights. Travelers from Europe and other parts of the world can route via Chicago or New York City before getting a connection to Detroit. There is a smaller regional airport at Bay City which provides access to Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. There are rail connections but possibly the best way to get to your destination is by car. If you are not from the Detroit or Michigan area, you can hire a car upon arrival at the airport.

Visitors to Michigan Lake Huron Cottages

Lake Huron is known for its scenic beauty. Its shoreline is mostly undeveloped and characterized by small towns and welcoming communities. It is a destination that you can visit to relax and enjoy the countryside and lake views. There are many outdoor activities available. It’s a great destination for families. You can spend the days exploring on a bicycle or driving around the peninsula. Golfers can choose from numerous golf courses dotted around the countryside.

Things to See and Do near Michigan Lake Huron Cabins

Many of the farming communities have annual events and festivals which are great fun to attend. There are food stalls, kids' entertainment, mazes and fun happenings that form part of the festivities. You can purchase some delicious fresh produce and sample great home cooking.

If you enjoy visiting museums, you will love meandering through the countryside on the shores of Lake Huron. There are historic museums and monuments that detail the days of early pioneer life. The Pioneer Log Village in Bad Axe City Park has a blacksmith shop, general store, typical family home and barn. Visitors get an authentic view of the settler lifestyle from two centuries ago. The old log chapel is open as a wedding venue and features a 1882-era pump organ. The Allen House Museum is an old 1902 Dutch colonial homestead. Antique enthusiasts will appreciate the original furnishings that adorn the home. Many other museums feature exhibits relating to fishing, shipping, and early pioneer life. Stately old lighthouses can be seen at numerous intervals along the coastline of Lake Huron. The lake has many shipwrecks and legends of seafarers that once graced the shores.

Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the many trails and nature reserves. Some have overnight camping facilities. The Huron County Nature Center has a Wildlife Arboretum where scientific research and educational programs are presented. This is a great place to enjoy a leisurely nature walk. Some of the nature reserves open their trails for cross country skiing in the snowy winter months.

Seasons to Lake Huron Vacation Rentals

For many people, Lake Huron is a year-round destination. Its stunning natural scenery is beautiful at any time of the year. The rusty hues of fall make particularly captivating photographs, as do the winter snows and spring blossoms. The summertime is the best season for outdoor enthusiasts. You can enjoy hours of boating or fishing on the lake when the weather is calm. Inland, you can go hiking or cycling through the countryside. In the winter months, the snows transform the landscape and many cross country skiers come to explore the region.

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