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Top 5 Harbor Cities on Lake Huron

Lake Huron is one of the Great Lakes of North America and is known for its beautiful anchorages and sailing opportunities. There are many places to dock a sailboat on Lake Huron, but some of the best spots include:


Mackinac Island:

This historic island is located at the entrance to the Straits of Mackinac and is a popular destination for sailors. The Mackinac Island State Harbor has been a fan favorite for years, located just steps away from the main street full of shops, restaurants, and sweets!


DeTour Village:


This small, charming village on the northeastern shore of Lake Huron is a great spot for sailors looking for a quiet place to rest or fuel up. The village has a public dock and a small marina, and is also home to the DeTour Reef Light, a historic lighthouse that is open to visitors.


Tawas Bay:


Located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, Tawas Bay is a popular spot for sailors and boaters. The bay has several marinas, including the Tawas Bay Marina and the East Tawas City Marina, as well as several anchorages.


Harbor Beach:


This small town on the western shore of Lake Huron is home to one of the largest natural harbors on the lake. The town has a marina and several anchorages, as well as a lighthouse and a beach.


Cheboygan:


This small city on the northeastern shore of Lake Huron is a great spot for sailors looking for a mix of urban and natural beauty. The city has a marina and several anchorages, as well as a lighthouse and several parks. Not to mention this is home base for Yare! Here is a list of great activities to do around the great city of Cheboygan on your sailboat vacation.


When choosing a place to stay on Lake Huron, sailors should keep in mind the weather conditions, the tide and current, and the availability of amenities such as showers and fuel. It's also important to be aware of any navigation hazards or restricted areas. With a little planning and preparation, sailors can enjoy all that Lake Huron has to offer.

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