Harbor Beach: Enjoy the stunning sunrise. The breathtaking glow of the lake awaits you.Located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron in Michigan’s thumb, Harbor Beach is surrounded by farmland and woods. The area offers an outdoor lover’s paradise with unlimited opportunities for boating, sailing, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, water skiing, vacation, and fun family recreation opportunities throughout the whole year.

Harbor View Trail, a bicycle/pedestrian walking path, connects the campground, marina, parks, beach, and the community’s business district. The world’s largest freshwater man-made harbor provides great fishing opportunities from aboard a boat, or from the break wall.

The Judge James H. Lincoln Memorial Park is an access site for the new Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail, a 90 mile trail along Lake Huron’s coast line.

Highlights of a trip to Harbor Beach include:

  • A boat taxi ride and tour of the Harbor Beach Lighthouse
  • A leisurely walk or bicycle ride along the Harbor View Trail
  • Tour the historic home of Frank Murphy, Michigan’s 35th governor, U.S. attorney general and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Kayak or canoe along the Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail
  • The Grice House Museum provides insight regarding local maritime and agricultural history

Annual festivals and special events include:

  • The Harbor Beach Maritime Festival, with beach activities for all ages and the area's largest fireworks display over the harbor
  • Truck show
  • Bi-Yak-Athon
  • Derby Cart Races
  • Harvest Festival & Merchant’s Chili Cookoff

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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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