Port of Huron
Cruising and Travel

The Port of Huron is a picturesque town where fishing and boating are the most popular activities. The people are warm and friendly, and there are several great restaurants and stores.

The Port of Huron has a humid continental climate with large differences in temperatures between seasons. Summers can be hot and humid, and winters can be severely cold. Temperatures in the Port of Huron range from an average high of about 22°C (72°F) in July and early August to an average low of -4°C (25°F) in January. Rainfall is heaviest in the summer, peaking at just above ten centimeters (four inches) in June, and lightest in February at about four centimeters (1.75 inches). Humidity levels are about 80% most of the year, but peak in August and September at about 88%. Snow falls in the Port of Huron from mid-October through early May, peaking in January at just under 33 centimeters (13 inches).

The Huron Playhouse is the oldest summer theater in the State of Ohio. Part of Bowling Green State University (BGSU), the theater opened in 1949 and continues to offer five productions each year over an eight-week period. In 2011, BGSU relinquished the Port of Huron Playhouse to a non-profit corporation suppored by local donors, patrons, and sponsors. A unique feature of the theater is its 50-member staff that includes actors, technicians, and administrators who receive free room and board and a stipend, creating a family atmosphere that lasts well beyond the students' stay at the theater.

The US Coast Guard maintains the Port of Huron Lighthouse. The adjacent one-mile pier is a great fishing spot throughout the year. Open from dawn until dusk, the pier is also popular with birdwatchers, hikers, and joggers.

The Port of Huron's public Nickel Plate Beach offers wonderful views of the Lighthouse and is equipped with picnic shelters, playgrounds, grills, and beach volleyball courts. Swimmers are not looked after by lifeguards, and the currents can be dangerous.

Review and History    Port Commerce    Cruising and Travel    Satellite Map    Contact Information