One strategic priority area of HCCF is tourism. HCCF engaged in three different projects around this priority area in 2014.
The first was a series of tourism kiosks, iPads with an application created specifically to serve as a platform for events in St. Clair, Sanilac, and Huron Counties. These tourism kiosks, designed to encourage tourism between the three counties via M-25, were unveiled in May 2014 and placed in each county along the shoreline.
We entered our Fall Grant Cycle with a focus of on our strategic priorities. Two applicants received funding to positively impact tourism in Huron County: Huron County Nature Center and Thumb Quilt Trail. Both of these initiatives offer tourism opportunities inland in Huron County, an area normally not thought of for tourists. The Nature Center is in the process of redoing their facility to accommodate larger groups and more interactive, hands on displays for visitors. The Thumb Quilt Trail was a new project for 2014, featuring large wooden quilt squares placed on buildings, primarily, historic barns. The map of the Quilt Trail is available here.