Thumb of Michigan Movers
Since 1905, Stevens Moving & Storage has supported residents and businesses within the Thumb of Michigan by providing affordable and competitive residential and commercial moving and storage services. Big move? Small move? We’ve got you covered!
Whether you’re moving to or from St. Clair, Lapeer, Sanilac, or Huron county, or anywhere else in the Thumb, Stevens Moving & Storage can make your move easier with full or partial service options. We have moving, storage and labor-only services including:
- Local Moving Services
- Long-Distance Moving Services
- Office Moving Services
- Packing & Unpacking Services
- Warehouse Storage Solutions
About the Thumb
Michigan’s peninsular appendage juts into Lake Huron and is visible from space. There are many hidden gems and sites including Grindstone City, Turnip Rock, a “mother-in-law” bridge, and prehistoric rock carvings.
Along the Thumb’s 150-mile coastline, there is fishing to be had, festivals and lighthouses to enjoy, music to rock out to, and plenty beaches and breweries for those leisurely days. Inland, the Thumb is largely driven by agriculture, hosting several food festivals and an agricultural museum known as the Thumb Octagon Barn Agricultural Museum. Host couples provide guided tours for visitors, giving them a brief history of the site along with many other events such as “Fall Family Days” and “School Tours.”
One way to plan a Michigan Thumb tour is to start at the “knuckle” in Port Huron and drive north, to the tip of the “thumbnail” at Port Austin, and then west and southwest to Bay City.
The thumb region of Michigan is a popular destination for seasonal tourism because some of these cities have locations near prime lake spots such as Lake Huron, Saginaw Bay, or St. Clair River.
Many cities in the Thumb area of Michigan include:
Things to do in the Thumb of Michigan
There is always something to do or see near the Thumb, especially with over 90 miles of shoreline to digest. Most events and attractions are free, but the fun is finding and exploring things to do in Michigan’s Upper Thumb regardless of the price range:
- Turnip Rock: If you’re a kayaking enthusiast, don’t forget to visit Turnip Rock in Port Austin. Check out this small geological rock formation located in Lake Huron with over 7 miles to-and-from the Point aux Barques trail.
- The Emergency Ark: This once dilapidated barn was rebuilt piece-by-piece by local Detroit artist, Scott Hocking. The tourist attraction is something you may not notice at first. The warped and wrapped pieces of wood fly right by you, but if take a moment to admire this former farm building, you’ll learn to appreciate the art form that calls back to a more ancient world.
- Caseville Breakwall: The Caseville Breakwall is one of the few break walls anywhere that encourages you to walk out and look at the bay up close. Enjoy fishing, a leisurely stroll, and catch a cool breeze on this 1/4-mile sprig of concrete and stone out into Saginaw Bay. You can also catch the boats coming in and out of the water in the early morn or late afternoon.
- Charity Island: Owned by Robert and Karen Wiltse, they are the only known “full time” residents living on Charity Island. During the seasonal months, they operate a ferry service called Charity Island Excursions. Visitors can take a trip to this island, which consists of over three hundred acres of forest and three miles of shoreline along Lake Huron. You can also see some wildlife animals such as songbirds, bald eagles, racoons, foxes, mink, and more!
- Port Austin Farmer’s Market: The Port Austin Farmer’s Market has over 150 vendors each offering many locally sourced products. Get your hands on some produce and nursery items, baked goods, jams, jellies and seasonings, arts, crafts, antiques, and collectibles and so much more await you at the Port Austin Farmer’s Market.
- The Thumb Octagon Barn: This agricultural museum is in Tuscola County and was the result of group banding together to preserve the agricultural history of Gagetown, MI. The organization, or “friends”, of the Thumb Octagon Barn was born to save the barn, restore it and restore the surrounding grounds. Now, the barn serves as a monument and museum for those interested in the education, recreation, and entertainment of this historical agricultural site.
Moving & Storage Solutions in the Thumb
Why choose Stevens Moving & Storage? We can help move you anywhere! Whether you’re a resident or a business owner, we have many moving and storage services tailored to fit local, long distance and office moving needs alike.
Aside from our extensive list of services, we have certifications and accreditations with the following organizations:
- Accredited business with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau
- Certified ProMover by the American Moving & Storage Association
- Certified by the Michigan Movers Association
- Contributor to Move for Hunger Association
For more information on how Stevens Moving & Storage can make your next move to, from or within the Thumb area of MI, fill out our free quote form or gives us a call today at (989) 755-1404.