Over the weekend I took a day trip to Port Crescent State park and walked along the beach. This particular park occupies what is 260 acres of land. And is one of seven parks that offers a dark sky preserve in the State of Michigan. It also hosts a camping ground and some spectacular views of Saginaw Bay from the sand dunes. It was quite windy and nearly lost my cap twice because of it while i was exploring the beach.
The last time i was here it was mid April. I made a previous post about my experience then that if you would like to view just follow the link: https://scootypuffsphotostuffs.com/2021/06/21/hiking-port-crescent-state-park/
Fun Fact: Apparently, Port Crescent State Park was once upon a time a small town that went by the name of Port Crescent named after the shape of the beach. The lumber town existed back in the 1840’s but due to a series of fires in the 1880’s and a decline in lumber the town more or less vanished. Of course this is a bit of an over simplification as there’s a better article that I’ll link you to at the end incase you were wondering. Supposedly, all that remains of the town is a chimney that can be found near the entrance to the camping area of this park.
For more information about Port Crescent State Park please visit: https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/ParksandTrails/Details.aspx?id=486&type=SPRK
For historical information about the Ghost town of Port Crescent please visit: https://thumbwind.com/2021/04/30/ghost-town-michigans-thumb/