Port Huron to Mackinac race
Port Huron is a friendly, unique community located in St. Clair County, just sixty Miles north of Detroit. Know as the Blue Water Area because the waters of the St. Clair River and Lake Huron form the eastern and southern boundaries, making Port Huron a very distinctive place indeed.
The twin spans of the magnificent Blue Water Bridges not only provide an incredible view of the water, freighter-watching, personal watercraft and the neighboring country of Canada, it also furnishes the opportunity for international friendship, trade and recreation. Waving proud and huge in the plaza under the bridges are the American and Canadian flags erected there by the community in honor of emergency services.
Freighter watching is a popular pastime in Port Huron because of the unique setting furnished by the waterways. The huge freighters, some reaching 1,100 ft. in length, from all over the world, making their way through the river and under the bridges are a take-your-breath-away sight. More freighter payload passes under the Blue Water bridges than flows through the Suez and Panama Canals combined.
Port Huron's most famous annual even tis the Port Huron to Mackinac Sailboat Races. Celebrating 80 years, it is the largest freshwater sailing event of its kind in the world, with over 300 contestants. Bringing boaters and tourists from all over the world, the event has become a weeklong festival of parades, vendors and parties.
THE BLUE WATER BRIDGE
Home to both professional and amateur hockey, the Port Huron Beacons, an expansion United Hockey League team, play their home games at the McMorran Arena in downtownPort Huron to an enthusiastic home crowd. The North American Silver Stick Hockey Finals are held annually in Port Huron and is one of the nation's premier youth hockey tournaments, drawing thousands to Port Huron in January.
A stunning waterway as well as diverse annual events makes Port Huron a tourist destination all year long. Sandy beaches, parks, unique shopping, golf, hiking, camping, biking, river cruises, tours, fishing, convenient marinas, boating, sailing, ice skating, historic downtown districts, museums-the list goes on!
With over 1,000 hotel rooms in the Blue Water Area, we welcome you to join us for Ice Fest, Pow-Wow, Southside Summerfest and Feast of the Sainte Clair, International Symphony Orchestra, The Nutcracker Baller, Cruise Night Antique Car Parade, Art on the Avenue, Summertime Farmer's Market, Rotary International Day Parade, Blue Water Brass Drum & Bugle Corp. Competition and so much more.
Taken from the Blue Water Area Visitor Guide
For more information call (810)-852-4242 or visit on the web at www.bluewater.org