Port Sanilac, nestled on Lake Huron’s blue water shores, is a sesquicentennial treasure. A historic waterfront village with scenic beaches, famous shipwrecks and a modern harbor facility. There are many local attractions. The Sanilac County Underwater Preserve has shipwrecks dating as far back as 1864 and is a treasure trove for scuba divers. This beautiful community provides many opportunities to escape urban living and enjoy a more relaxing lifestyle for the summer months or year round.

The Barn Theater puts on light-hearted productions and Huron Shores Golf Club has a course that is both scenic and challenging. Port Sanilac, is home to the Sanilac County Historical Museum and Michigan’s oldest continually operating hardware store, Raymond Hardware, plus many antique stores throughout the area.

Highlights of a trip to Port Sanilac include:

  • A visit to the Barn Theatre to see a live stage production
  • A diving experience spent exploring the Sanilac Shores Underwater Preserve, home to shipwrecks dating back to 1864
  • Play time in the sun on two public beaches
  • A visit to the Sanilac County Historical Village and Museum
  • Dockage and full service at public and privately owned marinas

Annual festivals and special events include:

  • Blessing of the Fleet at the Harbor
  • Port Sanilac Summer Festival
  • Port Sanilac Blues Festival
  • Civil War Days

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Exploring by land trail or waterway is a great way to discover Michigan’s thumb region! There are hundreds of hiking trails and water ways to travel along and the Discover the Blue shoreline communities are taking part in a regional initiative to make these more user –friendly. Through the Trail Towns initiative, communities are working together to support and provide physical amenities such as accessible kayak launches, informative signage, maps and restrooms for bicyclists and paddlers. In addition, local businesses are supporting these recreational amenities by providing pertinent goods and services such as kayak and bike rentals, gear and discounts on overnight accommodations and restaurants.

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