The Blue Water Region, which sits on the St. Clair River and Lake Huron, is not only known as a cruising, hiking, and kayaking destination, but is a shopping mecca as well. After a fun day by the riverwalk, you might want to check out these unique shopping spots:
Art Studio 1219 is an art gallery and educational facility that provides a space for regional artists to feature their works and an affordable means to learn art and culture for the people in the area. Located in the south end of downtown Port Huron and adjacent to the Blue Water River Walk, it features seven fine art galleries and a gift shop where local handmade crafts are sold. Art Studio 1219 also houses a large pottery studio with three kilns and has an open studio space for special events. Classes and workshops are offered for children and adults alike. Entrance to the art studio and gift shop are free.
1219 Military St, Port Huron, MI 48060
Located in Port Huron, Michigan, Birchwood Mall is reputedly the largest mall in the Blue Water area. It houses big-name brands like JCPenney and Target, as well as other national retailers. Birchwood Mall features unique amenities like a 450-seat food court, an antique carousel, a 10-screen movie theater, and a children’s play area. Spacious and clean, the mall is family-friendly. Spend the whole day shopping at Birchwood Mall if you can, and who knows, you might catch some sweet deals on your next visit!
4350 24th Avenue, Fort Gratiot, MI 48059
The largest antique store in downtown Port Huron, Everything Classics Antique is located at an old JCPenney building with three floors of old furniture, paintings, memorabilias, and other unique items. In fact they have items for almost every collector and bargain-hunter. Opens from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and on Sunday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
315 Huron Ave, Port Huron, MI 48060
Before crossing over to Canada, stop by at Duty Free Americas to save on premium spirits, beer, wine, and tobacco. You can also enjoy premium discounts on cosmetics, jewelry, watches, and other luxury items. Opens 24 hours daily.
2425 Pine Grove Ave., Port Huron, MI 48060