Association amenities include a clubhouse with indoor pool, exercise equipment, activity room, game spaces, and meeting rooms; two beach houses, three beaches (one with boat rental), launching facilities on both Grand Lake and Lake Huron; a campground with full facilities, and a camper pavilion. There is a thriving community recreational and social program as well. For the summer and winter sports enthusiast, the Association has miles of hiking/snowmobile/cross country ski trails. Nearby, on State land, are many more miles of groomed and ungroomed ski and snowmobile trails.
Maps of the area (large maps are $2.00), property owner stickers, keys for Crystal Point ($3.50), copies of By-Laws and restrictive Covenants, etc are available. Clothing with PIHA logo are for sale. Copies can be made for $.10, and faxes sent for a nominal charge.
The association clubhouse is located at 6426 Kauffman Road and can be contacted at 989-595-2411. The clubhouse has a lounge area with a large screen TV, several tables with seating for 4-6, and a fireplace. WI-FI capability is available throughout the facility. There is a swimming pool with an observation area, which is open for lap swimming at 8AM M-F and closes at 9:30PM.
There is also a spa. There is an exercise room with treadmills, aerodyne bike, two universal strength machines, a stairstep and several other pieces of apparatus, including some weights, which opens at 8AM daily. Also located in the clubhouse is a game room (pool and Foosball), and an activities hall for meetings, basketball, and volleyball. Near the activities hall is a full service kitchen. There are two other rooms which are used as meeting rooms for cards and general groups.
On the grounds of the Club House are a tennis court, shuffle board, swing set, and two decks with barbecues. Several trails lead from the grounds into the green spaces surrounding it.
There is a campground which operates from April 1 – December 1 each year. The facility is available for members to use for a nominal fee, 14 reservations are suggested, especially on holidays and the first 2 weeks in August, which are the busiest times. Having 60 sites, 28 of which are seasonal (there currently is a waiting list), and all with water and electricity.
There is a central building with restrooms and showers. beside the building is a playground which includes volleyball and horseshoes. The campground provides a wonderful place for members to use before they complete the construction of their own home. During the summer months, May – September 20th, there is a site manager and there is propane gas exchange (20 and 30 lbs) available. For a complete list of Campground facility rates click here. For a map of the campground, click here.
The North Bay Beach House is located near the Lake Huron Marina. An indoor facility, it may be rented by property owners for gathering of up to 40 persons. It includes indoor restrooms. The beach house can be rented by property owners. Click here for fees. The facility provides a beautiful view of sand dunes and Lake Huron’s North Bay. Access from the Beach house to a fantastic fine sand beach is just over the dunes.
The Grand Lake facility provides launching, boating and outdoor gathering space on a beautiful inland lake. There is a roped off swimming area with raft, pavilion with changing rooms, restrooms, picnic tables, volleyball, playground, sandy beach, aquacycle, row boats, canoe, paddleboats, and kayaks. Rental of a fishing boat with motor is available for member use as well as BBQ’s for your outdoor cooking. An attendant is on duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year. The area is open from 10 AM – 8 PM Memorial Day through Labor Day with an attendant onsite.
Crystal Point Launch and Hike Area
Crystal Point is a gem of the area. Comprising the whole southern point at the entrance to Presque Isle Harbor it includes a small pond within its green space. There are hiking trails which at times follow the sea wall of rocks piled up by earlier storms, and at times traverse both softwood and hardwood forests. These trails give access to many views of Lake Huron and take the walker close to the location of the wreck of the Albany and Albany point. Outside of the PIHA ClubhouseLocated at Crystal Point is a boat launch for small boats (although when lake levels are low, a much better ramp is located at the marina. In addition the association rents two mooring balls for vessels up to 45 feet which are accessible from the launch ramp. Many residents and friends watch the 4th of July fireworks from the beach near the launch ramp. There is a locked gate which limits vehicle access. Owners may purchase a key at the clubhouse.
Burnhams Landing Park
Provides a view of the harbor as well as a picnic area and swing. Was set aside to preserve the historic site, which reports indicate is actually on the lot immediately to the SE of the park. Further information about Burnhams Landing is available here.
North Bay Park
North Bay Park provides direct access to North Bay with a view of the 1870 lighthouse across the bay. A wonderful place for a photograph of the new lighthouse with your long lens camera.
Common Property/Green Space Trails
Throughout the development are miles of hiking/snowmobile/skiing trails which connect the large amount of green space which is set aside from building within the area. The map below shows the length of the various trails within the green space of the association. If you click on the map you can see a larger version of it.
In addition to the association’s green space trails, PIHA is just south of and contiguous to Thompson Harbor State Park with its miles of trails as well.
Presque Isle Harbor Beach
Across the street from the North Bay Beach House, and adjacent from the state marina is the Presque Isle Harbor Beach. Often used for walking, we often see hardy summer residents splashing and swimming there.
Lake Esau Park
There is a boat launch and picnic area on Lake Esau.