Union Pier


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Union Pier, a Harbor Country® community, got its name from one of the shipping piers used to transport timber to Chicago, the area’s major industry in the 1870s. In the 1900s, tourism replaced timber as the area’s major industry, attracting Eastern European, African American and Jewish vacationers who established homes and resorts in the community. The countryside surrounding this quaint but growing lakeshore community is dotted with unique antique shops, galleries and grand old resorts that have been restored to their former glory.