Everyone deserves to have fun every now and then - including us adults! That’s why we put together this list of 16 Fun Things for For Adults To Do in Huron County. Whether you’re just visiting us for a short vacation, or live here year-round - this list is sure to help you have tons of fun, no matter your interests!
Warning: this list may help you unwind, relax, and enjoy yourself! Keep reading for a good time! (P.S. this list is in no particular order)
1. Play Golf
Golfing allows you to remove yourself from your everyday worries and lets you relax in the great outdoors. There are many reasons why golfing can be fun, so get out there and enjoy it! Oh, and golfing isn’t just limited to the well-maintained courses and driving ranges- putt putt golf has been known to be a ball! Here’s where you can get your golf-on in Huron County:
- Courses & Ranges
- Mini Golf - Putt Putt
- Golf Simulator
- Par T Golf - Bad Axe
2. Experience Art
Art is an experience in itself. It has no limits in creativity or form. Throughout the thumb you will find a wide array of art and artists. Port Austin has an up and coming art scene that is constantly evolving, so you will definitely want to make that a destination should you want to experience art. You can read more about the art in Port Austin in our blog article Port Austin Art Centric.
For more artsy stuff:
- Lofty Roots Gallery & Studio - Bad Axe
- Thumb Quilt Trail - throughout the thumb
- Thumb Arts Guild - events throughout Huron County
- Thumb Studio Tour - visit studios throughout Huron County
You can also find more art in Huron County on our Art Trail List.
3. Visit a Museum
What better way to get out and explore while learning about our local history? Huron County is rich in history and thankfully we have a handful of museums and historical societies working together to preserve our past. You can find more information and a map of Huron County Museums, here. For a good time, check out one or all of them!
- Bad Axe Historical Society
- Bay Port Historical Society
- Caseville Historical Society
- Elkton Historical Society
- Frank Murphy Museum
- Grice House Museum
- Harbor Beach Lighthouse & Breakwall Preservation Society
- Pigeon Historical Society (and Museum)
- Port Austin Historical Society
- Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse Society
- Port Hope Heritage Center
- Sebewaing Historical Society
- Ubly Historical Society
- White Rock Historical Society
4. Take a Lighthouse Tour
Huron County is home to three lighthouses and one lifesaving station. The Harbor Beach Lighthouse provides numerous opportunities throughout the summer months to tour the lighthouse. Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse is also available for lighthouse tours during the summer months. To find out more, click the links below.
5. Go Bowling
Bowling is fun no matter what time of year! So why not get your friends together and have a ball at one of the many bowling alleys in Huron County. Check out this list for lanes near you!
6. Watch a Race
There is much fun to be had at the tracks in Huron County! Whether you are into drag or stock car racing or motocross there is a track for you to enjoy. Check out the links below to find out where and when you should go.
7. Go Kayaking
8. Go Canoeing
In addition to kayaking, canoeing can be just as fun! Check out Tip-A-Thumb Canoe to rent a canoe and explore the thumb’s Pinnebog River.
9. Go Fishing
For a relaxing day out on the water, or ice, why not go fishing? Fishing can be all sorts of fun and there are many places to choose from. Check out our Fishing in Huron County article to find out more.
10. Go Hiking
Fresh air, nature and a little bit of light exercise make hiking one of the most peaceful and fun things to do in Huron County. Here’s where you can go hiking in Huron County.
11. Go Horseback Riding
For adventure and fun, horseback riding in Huron County is a must! Try Knoblock Riding Stables outside of Port Austin. Giddy up!
12. Go to a Local Festival
There are many festivals that take place throughout Huron County. Many festivals take place during the summer months, but there are a handful of other festivals that take place in the off season as well. For summer festivals check out our blog article Summer Festivals in Huron County. Check with local chambers of commerce for more information.
13. Drink Beer
Thirsty? Why not have a little fun and enjoy a beer! Whether it’s craft or domestic beer you’re looking for there are many places in Huron County to find yourself a brew - or two. Check out this list, and remember to drink responsibly!
- Bad Axe
- Bay Port
- Harbor Beach
- Port Austin
- Port Hope
- Ruth & Ubly
14. Eat Out
Chances are you will find many delightful food options in the list above, but for even more check out our list for all dining in Huron County.
15. Drink Wine
You will find wine options at most of the places listed above a well, but for a wine tasting experience, why not try visiting a vineyard? Huron County features two locations for winery tours. Dizzy Daisy Winery & Vineyard specializes in fruit wines and offers some of those classic reds and whites as well. Vine-N-Berry
has been around since 2011 but owner Chester has been perfecting his wines for 30 years prior to opening. All of the Vine-N-Berry wines are made from real fruits and aged to perfection, giving them a dangerously unique flavor!
Being located on the tip of a peninsula that's made up of mostly rural farm land makes Huron County an excellent destination for stargazing. Though a good view of the night sky can be found just about anywhere, there is a place in Huron County that is particularly special for stargazing. Port Crescent State Park is recognized as a Michigan Dark Sky Park. If you haven't heard about the Dark Sky initiative we encourage you to read our article Huron County Dark Sky Preservation.