When it comes to trails, there’s no place like Michigan. Michigan has more than 12,500 miles of state-designated trails that connect communities and provide real health and economic benefits. No matter where in Michigan you are, chances are you can find hiking and biking trails, equestrian trails, snowmobile trails, off-road vehicle trails and even water trails that will link you to many areas of the state.
Our Local Trails
Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail
The Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail is a 103-mile water trail on Lake Huron that winds around Michigan’s Thumb into Saginaw Bay. The southern section of the water trail travels past many interesting but rocky areas, including the famous “Turnip Rock” (see right). Once paddlers round the point at Port Austin, the shore becomes sandy.
Port Crescent State Park Hiking Trails
Port Crescent State Park has three miles of sandy shoreline on Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay. A wooden boardwalk parallels the day-use shoreline offering many scenic vistas of Saginaw Bay. The park also offers fishing, canoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, birding, and hunting.
Huron County Nature Center Hiking Trail
Established on a tract of untouched land in Hume Township, Michigan, the Huron County Nature Center and Wilderness Arboretum has been under the tender care of the Huron County Women's Clubs since 1941. In 1990 the Huron County Board of Commissioners formed this center for the enjoyment and education of the public. The Nature Center is open all year round, and admission is always free.
Port Austin Break Wall
Located at Veterans Waterfront Park, the Port Austin break wall is a great place to take a walk into Lake Huron.
Watch the sun rise or set, gaze at the stars, or enjoy the breezes of Lake Huron.