Welcome to Sanilac County, located in the Thumb of Michigan on the west shore of Lake Huron, less than a two hour drive from several of Michigan’s main metropolitan areas: Detroit, Saginaw, Bay City, Midland, Flint and Lansing; and less than an hour drive from Ontario by way of the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron.
Take advantage of over 40 miles of breathtaking Lake Huron shoreline, offering ample opportunity for a variety of water sports, from swimming and skiing to boating and fishing.
Explore the Sanilac County Underwater Preserve, comprised of 163 square miles of protected lake bottom containing numerous shipwrecks dating back as far as 1864, making it an adventure for divers.
Stroll through shoreline resort villages such as Forestville, Lexington and Port Sanilac which offer unique shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment experiences.
Visit the inland towns of Brown City, Carsonville, Croswell, Deckerville, Marlette, Peck and Sandusky where the tradition, friendliness and safety of small-town rural America combine with such amenities as one of the last remaining classic drive-in theaters in the state of Michigan, a state of the art indoor movie theater, lodging, fine and casual dining, shopping, festivals and fairs.
Delight in Amish hospitality, culinary skills and woodworking craftsmanship at roadside stands dotted throughout the countryside, while observing a lifestyle of tradition and simplicity.
Learn about Native American history at the Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park, the only remaining ancient rock-carved petroglyph site in Michigan.
And, above all, revel in the greatest splendor that Sanilac County has to offer: peaceful tranquility in a pristine natural environment!