Port Austin, MI

Travel Guide

Embrace the great outdoors in this peaceful country village, where Lake Huron’s waves lap the shore and nothing seems urgent.

The township of Port Austin has plenty to offer families on vacation. Paddle along picturesque shoreline, hike the forest trails and learn about local history.

Head to the sandy beaches at Port Crescent State Park. Walk through forests, check out dunes and fish off the wooden deck. This natural attraction a 10-minute drive away from the town makes a wonderful spot for a picnic among the trees. Join locals for a bit of cross-country skiing through the woods if you’re here in winter.

Kayak along the shores of beautiful Lake Huron to see Turnip Rock. This local landmark appears to be balancing in the crystal-clear lake waters. Book a paddling tour to the Port Austin Lighthouse 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from the harbor on top of a craggy reef. This striking structure was built in 1878 to ensure that ships passed safely.

Bring binoculars for bird watching at Huron County Nature Center and Wilderness Arboretum. You’ll find miles of trails and boardwalks winding through the marshes and woodland. Read the informational signs along the paths to learn about native plants and animals.

Go on a horse ride at the Knoblock Riding Stable, rent a bicycle or enjoy a round at the miniature gold course. Arrange a fishing charter, go scuba diving or try water-skiing. The possibilities for fun water activities are seemingly endless.

Squeeze in a bit of culture by visiting the interesting Port Austin History Center. You might also like to check out the exhibits at the White Church Gallery of Grindstone, an art gallery showcasing the work of local artists.

If you don’t think you can fit all of these activities into one day, select from plenty of great accommodations and eating options available around town. Port Austin is a little town with a lot to offer.

Professionally renovated studio steps from the beach & farm market/shopping.
Professionally renovated studio steps from the beach & farm market/shopping.
Port Austin, MI
The price is $85 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Located in the heart of Port Austin, this vacation home is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Lake Huron and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Bird Creek Golf Club. Port Crescent State ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Port Austin getaway
"We really enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect, a couple of blocks from everything. Martha is a great host and there’s a lot of nice amenities. The space was beautifully decorated, comfortable and welcoming. The bed slept good and the linens were nice. She also made us some great blueberry pancakes ..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Professionally renovated studio steps from the beach & farm market/shopping.
Lakeside Motor Lodge
Lakeside Motor Lodge
2 out of 5
8654 Lake Street, Port Austin, MI
The price is $111 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Situated in Port Austin, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Lake Huron and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Bird Creek Golf Club. Port Crescent State Park and Huron County ...
3.7/5Good! (72 reviews)
"Great location, motel needs many upgrades!!"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Lakeside Motor Lodge
Blue Spruce Motel
Blue Spruce Motel
2 out of 5
8527 Lake St, Port Austin, MI
Situated in Port Austin, this motel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Lake Huron and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Bird Creek Golf Club. Port Crescent State Park and Huron County ...
4.2/5Very Good! (73 reviews)
"liked the pool! had a fridge. could have used a microwave oven."

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2021

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Blue Spruce Motel
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Professionally renovated studio steps from the beach & farm market/shopping.
Professionally renovated studio steps from the beach & farm market/shopping.
Port Austin, MI
The price is $85 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Located in the heart of Port Austin, this vacation home is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Lake Huron and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Bird Creek Golf Club. Port Crescent State ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Port Austin getaway
"We really enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect, a couple of blocks from everything. Martha is a great host and there’s a lot of nice amenities. The space was beautifully decorated, comfortable and welcoming. The bed slept good and the linens were nice. She also made us some great blueberry pancakes ..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Professionally renovated studio steps from the beach & farm market/shopping.
Condo #2  Ground level middle condo that walks right out to the beach.
Condo #2 Ground level middle condo that walks right out to the beach.
Port Austin, MI
Situated on the waterfront, this romantic condo building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Lake Huron and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Port Crescent State Park. Bird Creek Golf ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Amazing Time!
"Beautiful views of Lake Huron! Clean place! Stacey is a really nice, responsive host!"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

Condo #2 Ground level middle condo that walks right out to the beach.
Lakefront House with private beach on lake Huron
Lakefront House with private beach on lake Huron
Port Austin, MI
Nestled on the beach, this Port Austin vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Huron and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Port Crescent State Park. Bird Creek Golf Club ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Vacation 2021
"Had four awesome days, weather was incredible. Only negative was air conditioning was not working. Would recommend 100%"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Lakefront House with private beach on lake Huron
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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