Just 2 1/2 hours from metropolitan Detroit, located at the tip of Michigan's Thumb, the Greater Port Austin Area is often referred to as the Hidden Gold Coast. The area encompasses Northern Huron County to include more than 90 miles of beautiful shoreline along the great Lake Huron. The Port Austin area has received national, state and local recognition for its fine restaurants, great harbor, pristine waters and historical significance. Rich in history, there is much to see at the tip of the Thumb. Visit our many historical homes, inns, restaurants, bed & breakfasts, churches; the Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse, the Grindstone City grindstones, and the Huron City Museum. Make one of your stops the Huron County Nature Center and don't forget to visit every Michigan state and county park where an endless variety of fall flora and fauna await our visitors. Bird watchers will delight to the endless variety of migrating birds in the early spring. Be sure to visit our Chamber of Commerce located in the community Civic Center at the main intersection of town. Pick up a Visitor's Guide, many brochures and a complete list of current and future events.