Lake Huron’s Most Scenic Destinations

Woman overlooking Lake Huron
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The Great Lakes region of the United States is sadly overlooked by many a vacation destination. Lake Huron, the second-largest of the Great Lakes, is proof that there is indeed a treasure trove of wonders to be discovered in this under-appreciated area. You’re sure to fall in love with these three Lake Huron spots if you head north to check them out!

Mackinac Island

The crown jewel of Lake Huron is Mackinac Island, a small piece of land stuck between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Michigan’s most popular vacation destination, you’ll find art museums, former military forts, forests, restaurants, shops, and walking trails in a peaceful setting here.

Albert E. Sleeper State Park

If you head to Sleeper State Park on the southern shore of Lake Huron on the right, warm, sunny summer day, you might think you’re at the Atlantic Ocean! This paradise is a great spot for sunbathing on the peaceful beaches and for taking the boat out for a spin.

River Road Scenic Byway

The coolest drive you’ll find in the Lake Huron area is the River Road Scenic Byway, a 23-mile stretch of road in northern Michigan that takes you along the Au Sable River through forested areas until reaching the lake.