The Tip o' Thumb Tour

Port Austin, Michigan 48467

The Tip o' Thumb Tour

The Tip o' Thumb Tour Professional Review and Guide

"The best way to explore the many attractions of Michigan's "thumb" area is on a bike. And this route covers them all: a ghost town, a lighthouse and museum, sandy beaches, the home of the grindstone, and more.

Start this ride in Port Austin, a quiet, lakeside community that rests at the very tip of the thumb. Things to see: Historic Huron City and Grindstone City; Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse and Museum; sweeping Lake Huron vistas."

The Tip o' Thumb Tour Reviews

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Started the tour at 8 AM the Friday before labor day. Saw about 5 cars before I got to 25. Be aware Rouse road is not paved so if you are not comfortable on unpaved roads stick to Peason Road. Lighthouse road is a great winding tree lined road with a great views of the lake past Huron City. I came across about 10 deer grazing on the side of the road 1 mile short of Lighthouse County Park. I avoided 25 on the way back and backtracked through Lighthouse road and Pearson. Overall a great ride.

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Trail Information

Port Austin
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 hours
Riding Time