About Turnip Rock in Port Austin

Turnip Rock is a beautiful, wondrous land formation off the coast in Port Austin. Never been there? Unbelievable. And so is Turnip Rock.

The gigantic stone developed its signature look after millennium of being worn away by waves thumping across its bow. After being separated from the mainland in prehistoric times, Turnip Rock is an island inhabited by some trees and very little else.

TurnipRock2As all of the nearby land is privately owned, this ...

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Top 10 Questions asked about Huron County Parks

We get calls, we get e-mails, we get asked lots of questions every day. Here are the top ten most asked (or most interesting) questions, with the answers, of course:

1. Where are the playgrounds at Caseville? This info has just been added to the map of Caseville Park on the website. There is a playscape/playground on First Street, north of Pavilion 1.

2. When do the parks open? Caseville Park season runs from April 15 thru October 31. All other ...

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Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse Events

LH 2014 FestivalThe existing light tower and keeper’s dwelling were built in 1857 and today have been completely restored by the Society and the Huron County Road Commission. The Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse is the oldest continuous operating light on the Great Lakes, having survived the fire of 1881, the storm of 1913 and the Armistice Day storm of 1937. Our light still shines brightly over Lake Huron for ships and mariners ...

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Creative Ways to Cook While Camping

Most of our campers bring their RVs to Huron County Parks. But that doesn’t mean the art of camp-cooking has to be lost. There are various methods of cooking food while camping out, even if you have the conveniences of an RV kitchen.

Camp-cooking can be done in a fast and easy way, as well as more elaborate styles and using more extensive equipment. Preparing each meal while camping can take a few minutes, or can be a major part of your day. Here ...

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About Sebewaing, MI

The village of Sebewaing is an incorporated portion of the Michigan Thumb, with 1,759 citizens of Sebewaing Township in Huron County.  Following the statistics compiled by the U.S. Cencus Bureau during and before the 2010 census, Sebewaing’s land area is 1.58 square miles, and its water area is .13 square miles, for a total of 1.71 square miles.

The name Sebewaing is thought to be from the Ojibwe word “ziibiiweng”, which has been translated to mean “by the stream”.

As early as 1850, ...

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Huron County: history and facts

huroncountymapHuron County, Michigan has 33,118 citizens as of the 2010 census. The county seat is the city of Bad Axe.

Situated in the northern part of what’s called the “Thumb of Michigan”, Huron County is a peninsula with Sagninaw Bay and Lake Huron on three sides. There is almost 100 miles of coastline in the county, starting at Sebewaing on Saginaw Bay in the west, and wrapping around to White ...

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5 Tips on staying clear of wildlife habitats while camping

habitat1Camping is like driving on the road. It’s very important to remember to share. Share the road with bicyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists. In like manner, share the wilderness with those who live there all the time: wildlife.

Camping out in the wild is a wonderful experience, but responsible camping is very important. Not encroaching of the habitat of the locals critter is a main rule of friendly camping. Spotting the animals while hiking ...

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Don’t fall prey to dehydration

One of the health hazards of camping, especially in the summertime, is lack of water: dehydration. This is an often overlooked yet very serious condition that we all should remain aware of and look out for, both in ourselves and our fellow campers.

Dehydration is a medical condition that occurs when the body does not have the fluids to allow regular functioning. This is caused when the amount of liquid coming out of the body exceeds the amount taken in. If ...

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Camping Games to Pass the Time

games1Here’s some fun ideas for ways to pass the time on the way to, and while, camping. Some of these games are for just a few players, some require larger groups. Have fun!

Auto A-B-C’s: Before arriving at your campsite, a long, sometimes boring ride may be involved. This game provides the kids with a fun way to pass the time and improve spelling and reading skills. In turn, each player must spy an ...

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More Campfire Cooking Tips

campfirecookingtips1What ever tastes better than food cooked over a campfire, and eaten under the stars? This wonderful experience is well worth the extra bit of planning, time, and patience it requires. Here are some tips and tricks for creating treats on the trail:

Ice Chest Advice

  • Get ice in blocks, it stays frozen longer than ice in cubes.
  • All meat should be frozen and brought in the cooler. The meat will last ...
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