Explore & Play

Water, Water Everywhere!

St. Clair County is a recreational wonderland. Our waterfront, stretching more than 50 miles from Anchor Bay to Lake Huron, includes miles of boardwalks and recreational trails, ideal places for freighter-watching, fishing or a pleasant stroll.

Sailing and power-boating have long been mainstays of life in St. Clair County, which has one of the nation’s highest rates of boat registrations per capita. Our kayaking is unmatched, too, whether in the marshes of the St. Clair Flats – the nation’s largest freshwater delta – or along the 10.2-mile Island Loop, Michigan’s first and only link to the National Water Trail System.

kayakers on river with bridge in background

More than 20 layouts await golfers in St. Clair County and neighboring Lambton County, Ontario, and the Port Huron Tennis House is busy year-around.

Recreational trails crisscross the county, including the 12-mile Wadhams to Avoca Trail with its centerpiece, a 125-year-old iron trestle spanning picturesque Mill Creek from a height of 60 feet. If hunting is your sport, the Port Huron State Game Area provides 25 square miles of woodlands in stunningly beautiful Beards Hills.

For those who prefer to cheer from the stands, our community is passionate about its prep and amateur sports, including the Fighting Falcons hockey club. Fans of the pro game are within an hour’s drive of watching the Tigers, Lions, Red Wings and Pistons.


Outdoor Enthusiast?

Explore the great outdoors from seven phenomenal county parks to natural outdoor trails, gorgeous waterways, sandy beaches and beautiful golf courses  

  • The Island Loop Trail is a 10-mile water trail that’s great for paddle boards and kayaks. Start in the Black River, head out into Lake Huron, paddle below the Blue Water Bridge into the St. Clair River, and then back into the Black River. This is the only National Water Trail in Michigan – and only one of 22 in the nation!
  • Our region offers acres of state hunting land for hunters; and for fishing, well there's a popular phrase around here called "Fish On!" 
  • Stroll along the St. Clair River on the Blue Water River Walk in Port Huron. This one-mile walk along the shoreline includes an observation deck, outdoor classrooms, a fishing pier, and public art displays.
  • Hike or bike over the 640-foot Mill Creek Trestle on the 12-mile Wadhams to Avoca Trail or enjoy any of our beautiful trails, parks and beaches.
  • Don't own your own boat?  You can still explore the beautiful waterways of the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron, Pine River or the Black River with Michigan Boat Rentals and Kayak and Paddle boat rentals.  Already own a boat?  You can launch from a variety of Marinas in St. Clair County.

Theatregoer?

Catch a play at The SnugRiverbank or Citadel community theatres or within an hour, visit the Detroit Fox Theatre.  A variety of theatrical and music perfomances can also be seen at the McMorran Place or the nearby Lexington Village Theatre

Crafty or Creative?

Create your own artful masterpiece or buy from local artists at Studio 1219.

Feeling Eventful?

Enjoy signature community events like the Port Huron-to-Mackinac Sailboat Races, Offshore Powerboat races, Michigan Michigan Beauty Pageant, Color Run or the Silver Sticks Hockey tournament or any regional events. You can also visit the nearby Little Caesars Arena in District Detroit which serves as the home of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and countless other sports, entertainment and community events. 

Foodie?

We have oodles of super cool locally owned restaurants and pubs, as well as many popular food chains.

Java Junkie?

Not to worry, we've got your Starbucks and several other friendly and unique coffeehouses.

Tee Time? 

You can conveniently book a Tee Time at one of our many beautiful golf courses.

For the ultimate guide to the endless possiblities to play and explore in St. Clair County, from Museums to Lighthouses; to Wineries, Farmer's Markets and Cool Area Attractions, not to mention Unique Outdoor Experiences like Scuba Diving... visit Discover The Blue. As a resident of St. Clair County, you'll fall in love with our "blue as the Caribbean" water. 


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