If you head straight north out of Detroit, you’ll end up at the tip of Michigan’s Thumb in Port Austin. Follow the coast in either direction for some amazing Thumb Coast beaches. Be sure to check out some of the small towns along the way—there are all sorts of hidden gems to be discovered. The Great Lakes Bay and Blue Water Area boast plenty of relaxed little towns just waiting for you to come visit. Here, we share some of our favorites with you!
Michigan’s Thumb Coast
140 miles of beautiful blue Michigan Thumb Coast shorelines.
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Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries
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Your Guide To Eating & Drinking In The Thumb
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Things to Do
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