Instagram-Worthy Spots Around Lake Huron (Part I)

Your Local Joe October 14, 2019
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Lake Huron spans two countries and several islands. Some of the spectacular sights in North America, both natural and man-made, dot along its majestic shorelines. These hidden gems are perfect fodder for your IG stories! To up your snapping game, we’ve provided you with some of the most photogenic spots around this Great Lake. Get your backpacks and cameras ready!

View of one of the geologic formations on Flowerpot Island near Tobermory Ontario
ID 153228664 © William Berry |

Flowerpot Island

Flowerpot Island is a part of Fathom Five National Marine Park in Georgian Bay, Ontario. The name of the island came from the two rock pillars on its eastern shore that look like flowerpots. Local legend says that the massive towers are from the bodies of two lovers who were petrified by the island’s Little Spirit. A popular tourist destination, Flowerpot Island has a total area of two sq km (490 acres). It has hiking trails and camping facilities, and is accessible by cruises and inflatable boats from Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula. Aside from posing in front of the stone lovers, one can explore the island’s forests, caves, and cliffs.

Lighthouse Park. Port Huron, Michigan.
ID 36295610 © Ehrlif |

Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

Fort Gratiot Lighthouse is the first lighthouse inFort Gratiot Lighthouse and the oldest operating in Michigan. Built in 1825 and rebuilt in 1829 and 1861, the 86-ft structure helps keep watch over Lake Huron at the entrance to the St. Clair River. Park tours and tower climbs are available all-year round during business hours, weather permitting. The tower’s catwalk provide a scenic view of the St. Clair River, Blue Water Bridge, Point Edward, and Lake Huron, while the massive surrounding grounds offer vantage points of the tower.

Sand Dune Ridge looking out over Lake Huron – Pinery Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
ID 88542949 © Brian Lasenby |

Pinery Provincial Park

Located near Grand Bend, Ontario, Pinery Provincial Park is a breathtaking park with 10 km of sand beach created to help preserve the fragile oak savannah and beach dune ecosystems. The park is home to over 300 bird species and 800 vascular plants. Its picturesque forests and rolling dunes are social media-worthy. Sunsets here are also glorious, once regarded by National Geographic magazine as among the best in the world! From the Grand Bend, one can explore the Old Ausable Channel, a significant wetland, through paddleboat, kayak, hydro bike, or canoe.

This is a very important and busy bridge for cargo transport. The body of water here is the St. Clair river flowing out of Lake Huron. Taken from the Canadian side looking at the States.
ID 19422835 © Joe Ng |

Blue Water Bridge

The Blue Water Bridge is twin-span bridge across the St. Clair River that connects Port Huron, Michigan, to Sarnia, Ontario. Located near the I-94 and I-69 interchange, the international bridge forms a critical gateway that links the US and Canada. One can take fantastic shots of the Blue Water Bridge through the Thomas Edison Parkway Boardwalk in Port Huron, especially at night.

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Bruce Peninsula National Park is a 156 sq km national park in Ontario near Tobermory. It is one of the largest protected areas in southern Ontario, forming the core of UNESCO’s Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. A protected habitat of more than 200 species of animals, it is also the traditional home of the Saugeen Ojibway First Nations. Bruce Peninsula National Park is only four hours from Toronto and is easily accessible via highway. Its rugged terrains and majestic waters provide plenty of photo ops, though it should be according to the park’s regulations and requirements.

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I live between Las Vegas and Lexington. Have been in Lexington since 1984. So if you have any questions about the area, I know it.

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