Marine City is one of our favorite weekend destinations. A charming little town on the St. Clair River, it features one of the most pleasant main streets in Metro-Detroit, flanked on one side by the river and on the other by rows antique stores, restaurants, confectioneries and even a gemstone gallery tucked away in a historic building. In relatively recent years, it has become home to the Snug Theatre, which features classic and contemporary productions of popular shows, such as A Christmas Story - The Musical ("you'll shoot your eye out, kid!")
One of our favorite features of Marine City is the sleepy little beach at the end of the main street. Here, there are brand new public restrooms and cool freshwater waves only steps away from ice cream and sandwiches. The sidewalks here are of the type that you can walk barefoot when the weather permits.
We love just strolling along the riverfront walkway, visiting the numerous parks along the path, like Lighthouse Park, Waterworks Park, Broadway Park and the Nautical Mile Park. Freighters and kayaks alike cut through the St. Clair River, and a ferry is available to take visitors across to Sombra, Ontario.