Rent one of the Port Crescent State Park cabins and enjoy the lake and woodlands. There are some great hiking trails winding through the area, and the family activities here are sublime. Also, the park has been designated a dark-sky preserve, so you can get ready for some stargazing.
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The Best Hiking Trails in Port Crescent State Park
This state park, located on Michigan's Thumb, is 600 acres of lakeshore and beautiful woodland. See the lake on Huron Sand Dunes Trail, wander the main Port Crescent State Park Trail, and examine wildlife on Wood Creek Trail. A relaxing bath at one of the hotels by Port Crescent State Park is perfect after a hike.
1. Huron Sand Dunes
This trail, great for both young and old, makes for a relaxing walk with a beautiful view of the lake, pines, meadows, and cottonwoods. The best time to hike the trail is from April to November.
2. Port Crescent State Park Trail
On this 1.9-mile looped trail, which has a mild elevation of 59 feet, you can bring your dog as long as it's on a leash. Be sure to check out the scenic view of the river from the elevated viewing platform.
3. Wolf Creek Trail
This is a pleasant and quiet trail that stretches for about 4.1 miles. Keep an eye out for the local witch's broom and knobby tree fungi. You can also see "cathedral doors," marks on trees created during forest fires.
The Best Family Activities in Port Crescent State Park
There are a 900-foot boardwalk, 565 acres of woods, and other amenities open for your family to explore at Port Crescent State Park. Go golfing or fishing, learn about the environment at the nature center, and go for a swim. If you want a truly rustic experience, rent one of the Port Crescent State Park cabins.
1. Sandy Dunes Adventure Golf
Visit this 18-hole golf park and see the largest waterfall on the Thumb. Your children will love the Dairy Bar's hand-dipped ice-cream and homemade waffle cones.
2. Fin-Lander Sport Fishing Charters
Take your kids on a fishing trip with Fin-Lander. There is a private bathroom, an enclosed cabin, and plenty of room and seating for you and your children on the boat. The company will supply all the fishing equipment and clean your catch for you.
3. The Huron County Nature Center & Wilderness Arboretum
This center, open all year, has been managed by the Huron's County Women's Club since 1941. See and learn about local flora such as the blue-bead lily, white oak, and red maple.
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