Turnip Rock

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Turnip Rock

The Lake Huron shore has a more modest beauty than that of Lakes Michigan and Superior. There are pleasant beaches, but not the majestic dunes of Lake Michigan. There are rocky shores and limestone outcrops, but not the towering cliffs of Lake Superior.

One notable exception is Turnip Rock, a small island on a pedestal barely off the shore of the tip of Michigan’s thumb. There is no land access, so you’ll have to approach this spot by water from Grindstone City or Port Austin. You can rent kayak’s and take a tour from Port Austin Kayak. As long as you’re making the trip, the Port Austin Reef Lighthouse is just a mile off shore from Turnip Rock, but you’ll only want to approach this on a very calm day.

Port Austin Reef Lighthouse

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