The Fort Gratiot Lighthouse is located at the mouth of the St. Clair River. Since it is located on a military reservation (Fort Gratiot), you'll have to go to the public park just north of the facility. There is plenty of parking and a stretch of beach on Lake Huron. Here, you'll be able to get quite close.Map to the location is one of the...more
'Bluewater' is freshwater, whereas 'Greenwater' are the oceans. Of course 'Whitewater' is the froth created by rivers tumbling over rocks. Well that's one concept. .The Bluewater Bridge(s) spans the St. Clair River between Port Huron, Michigan, USA and Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The older bridge, the one to the north with the heavier truss was...more
In the days before GPS and radio fixes, lights on the lake were the only way to know when you were nearing a dangerous reef or the entrance to a port. When the spot was too deep to build an island or a structure, lightships were anchored on the site. Crews would live on the ships taking shifts of several weeks at a time.more
1655 Yeager St
Good for: Solo
My husband and I went to the Thomas Edison Inn for our 20th wedding anniversary in 1990. It was...more
2282 Water Street, Port Huron, Michigan, 48060, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business
This is an older, well kept, higher end restaurant in the Thomas Edison motel located under the Bluewater Bridge. This is not a cheap place to eat but the food makes it well worth the extra money. The service is excellent and the atmosphere great. Filet mignon or the surf and turf are favourites. The food is perfect and the waiting staff very...more
Cheap Charlie's is located at 3990 24th Ave on the north end of Port Huron ( the area is called Fort Gratiot) They have the best pizza I've ever had. The place is busy, clean and the staff is friendly and fast. The pizza is great and they server other foods as well. My favourite pizza is the "Evreything But The Kitchen Sink". Lots of good stuff...more
There actually IS a small amount of nightlife in little old Port Huron, occasionally. But, if you're from somewhere large and marginally trendy, you'll probably hate it.On Thursday night, JD's KeyClub has it's 18 and over night, where you'll find LOTS of guys who theink they're a ton cooler than they actually are, and LOTS of current and future...more
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Fort Gratiot Lighthosue is viewed from the south end of Lighthouse Park. Take 10th Ave or Edison Parkway (riverfront) north to Garfield Ave. East on Garfield to Lighthouse park. You'll have to walk out onto the beach as the trees block the view from the parking area. It's also a great beach.more
You can fly into Detroit and then rent a car at the airport for an hour-and-a-half drive down I-94. Since you will have to drive through Detroit, make sure your flight doesn't get you there right before rush hour. Alternately, you can fly into Sarnia, ON (in Canada) and make the much shorter drive into the U.S. across the Blue Water Bridge to Port...more
If you want to shop in Port Huron, all the city's shopping is conviently located just north of PH, downtown is all offices and a few souveniers (like visiting PH is memorable, unless you-an attractive young woman-take my general tip to heart). I keep thinking the best item a gift shop here could sell is a shirt that says "thank god i left Port Huron before it drained the life from my very bones", but, alas, none do.
The shopping is decent but unspectacular north of the city. The past city administration was forbidden to own property in the city itself, so they did their finest to attract growth just outside the city limits, where, as luck would have it, they DID own property. So, you'll find all the standard things you find in and around a mall. Don't look for anything unique though...Port Huron is all about being like everyone else.
You'll see a wide variety of ships passing. If you're lucky, a 1000 footer will go by as you're enjoying the view. There is a constant parade day and night along the riverfront.
If you like Crime, Drugs, People who are Arrogant, Drama and Fights all the time, To get everything of value robbed, and landlords who don't care about anyone this place is great. If you are on welfare, do drugs, and like to think your in a big city and get so drunk or high that sometimes you pass out on others lawns or in the street, and don't...more
There is limitless shopping in Port Huron. Just about every store chain can be found "out on the strip" just north of town. I visit Port Huron regularly find it a friendly place for eating, shopping and accommodations. My favourite places to eat are: Cheap Charlies (the best pizza I've had) and the Thomas Edison Hotel ( great food and atmosphere)....more
Port Huron, an unusual place. It's a city of 35,000, in anl area of roughly 200,000 in a 15 mile radius. It's a small town that wants to desperately believe it isn't.The city government views PH as a "resort locale", which it most certainly isn't. This is based on the proximity to Lake Huron, although the vast majority of the boats in the city's...more