Old North Main is home to many great Huron, Ohio businesses and attractions. At the far northern end you’ll find the Huron Lighthouse. The lighthouse is not open for tours. However, visitors can walk the pier for close-up views. The pier is a great fishing spot year-round. Along Old North Main you’ll also find the Huron Boat Basin, Harbor North and Lakefront Park. Fun seekers can also play a game or two at Riverview Lanes bowling alley.
Old North Main is a great place to find a great meal or cold beverage. Along with the Old Fish House, you’ll find great food & drinks at Riverview Lanes & Cush Cafe, Harbor House Restaurant, I5’s Bar & Grill, Gathering Grounds Coffee Shop and the Huron Yacht Club.
History of Old North Main
After the passage of the Federal Housing Act of 1949, a concerted, nationwide effort toward modernizing aging urban areas began. As a part of this trend, the city of Huron began demolition of 38 buildings along Main Street in 1969. Completed in 1975, the federally subsidized Huron urban-renewal project reshaped much of the community’s downtown, adding the modern-day boat basin. Structures removed included the Harbor Inn, the Huron Dairy, and the Vermilion Rubber Company, along with many residential buildings. Throughout the course of the undertaking, many citizens opposed the alteration of Main Street. The project was carried through, however, and the boat basin is the centerpiece of downtown Huron today.