Thursday, June 23, 2016

Four Fun Things To Do In Port Austin This Weekend

Located at the tip of Michigan's Thumb, Port Austin has been a destination for vacationers and day trippers alike. It's a haven for those who want paddle on the water, hike a trail or peddle around on a bike and for those who want just simply want to kick back and watch the sun shine over Lake Huron all day long.

While things to do in Port Austin are quite plentiful in the summertime, there's some weekends where there's even more happening. This weekend is one of those.

Photo courtesy of www.riversidekayak.com
Surrounded by water on three sides, one of Port Austin's biggest diversions is kayaking. For the beginner taking on the activity may seem a little intimidating at first but once they get the hang of it their hooked.  Starting on Friday and running through the weekend the 7th Annual Port Austin Kayak Symposium covers many aspects of the fast growing sport.  The symposium is one where the teaching is entirely student driven.  Tell the teachers what you want to learn and they'll will coach you at your own speed in a fashion in which you learn best.  A lot with lesson there will guest speakers, demonstrations, guided paddles, plus bonfires, cookouts and parties. There's still some spots open for this weekend and you can register at Riverside Kayak's website.



Selected by Michigan Travel as one of the top ten farmers markets in the state the Port Austin Farmers Market is always bustling. Open 9am to 1pm every Saturday throughout the summer the market offers fresh produce and flowers along crafts, hand made items, antiques and a whole lot more.


Speaking of fresh produce the Port Austin Area Historical Center celebrates the start of strawberry season with treats, activities & music at their Annual Strawberry Social on Saturday from 3 to 6pm.

While in Port Austin this Saturday don't forget to take a stroll around the streets of town. You'll notice many front yards will be filled with music. 20 homes in the downtown region have donated their porches for the first annual Porch Fest.  Offering a wide variety of music throughout the day from artists such as Mountain Babies, Still Running, the Bill Denbrock Big Band and many more, Porch Fest could go on to become an annual tradition to be enjoyed by many for years to come.

After your adventure is done and people ask you what you did over the weekend you can hold up your hand, point at the top of your thumb and simply say "here." 

1 comment:

  1. We are very excited to be part of Porch Fest this weekend. So much dreaming and doing, planning and acting has gone into this premier event... It already is a success! And looks like Mother Nature will bless us with a beautiful summer day to be not this pretty village by the lake.

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