Parks, Beaches & Trails
There are plenty of great parks to choose from in and around Port Austin. The Village itself, though only one-square mile in size, has 4 parks, including Veterans Waterfront Park and Bird Creek County Park on the shoreline, both with sandy beaches, pavilions and play areas. Another half dozen parks and beaches are close by (ten minutes or less from downtown).
Trails include a five-mile long hiking trail at Port Crescent State Park, trails at the Huron County Nature Center, and the “Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail” for kayakers and canoeists.
Bird Creek is a seven acre day use park located in Port Austin. The first thing you notice at Bird Creek is the wooden boardwalk that goes halfway around the park along the beach with roofed picnic shelters overlooking the beach and the water. The park features a large picnic Pavilion adjacent to the playground. A new restroom and shower facility completes the park features.
8774 Lake Street Port Austin, MI 48467
With trails open year-round (dawn to dusk) and free to the public, the Nature Center is located in Michigan's Thumb, in between the shoreline towns of Caseville and Port Austin.
We also offer learning programs throughout the season. Follow us on facebook for more.
Take M-25 to Oak Beach and turn south on Oak Beach Road. Loosemore Road will be on your left, turn down Loosemore and the Nature Center will be on the left about 1/4 mile down.
Our GPS coordinates are:
Latitude: 43.993405 Longitude: -83.119925
3336 Loosemore Road Port Austin, Michigan
Knoblock Riding Stable offers trail and pony rides to all of Port Austin, MI. We offer safe rides at affordable rates. We welcome beginners to seasoned riders. We guarantee customer satisfaction. Follow us on facebook!
Trail rides for children ages 8 and up
Pony rides for smaller children
The trail is about 3 1/2 miles and takes about an hour.
Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Memorial Day - Labor Day on weekends and daily June - September
1075 Hunter Rd. Port Austin, MI 48467
Historical artifacts and displays; special programs; gift shop.
*Hours: April & May: Saturday & Sunday 1-4 | June-August: open daily 1-4 | September & October Saturday & Sunday 1-4 | November-March: closed, however special events and appointments may be arranged.
1424 Pointe Aux Barques Port Austin, MI 48467
Veteran's Waterfront park includes the Veteran's Memorial, lawns, a lovely sandy beach, multiple sculptures, a new play structure and a pavilion which can be rented.
The breakwall is just under 1/2 mile long.
98-158 W Spring St, Port Austin, MI 48467