With its bevy of destination restaurants, unique shops, full service marinas and more, the Nautical Mile District in St. Clair Shores is a must-see stop for an afternoon or a season. Non-boaters will enjoy their first taste of the nautical lifestyle here, where you can get “up close and personal” with Lake St. Clair and several canal and lakeside restaurants and attractions.
With its well organized and supported Nautical Mile Merchants Association, this area features a number of events and festivals. Located in St. Clair Shores on Jefferson Avenue between 9 and 10 Mile Roads, here you find a number of thriving dining and nightlife destinations. Major events for 2010 include the Splash Bash, Aquafest and the Nautical Mile / Island Harbor Marina Handicapped Fishing Derby on August 29.
The Nautical Mile District has seven major marinas with over 2,700 slips serving the gamut from small runabouts to expansive cruising yachts. And of course, the marinas of the Nautical Mile have all the amenities–covered slips, pools and restaurants, service, parts and new boat sales. If a boater can’t find the marine product he needs at his marina, it’s just down the street at the marine supply store. In fact, there are over 30 companies in the mile that cater to the boating lifestyle. Parts, electronics, marine surveys and services, boat financing and insurance, food and supplies, you’ll find these and a lot more on the Nautical Mile.
If you don’t have a boat but want to get on the water for a good time, don’t miss the opportunity to dine and cruise aboard the Infinity and Ovation Yachts, where you’ll have food that as renowned as the service and the views of the lake.
You’ll also find a nautical nightlife in clubs and restaurants that line the Mile. Dining, dancing, places for good conversation, there are plenty of choices for boaters coming off a day on the water, and plenty of “landlubbers” who join the fun. A hungry boater never lacks for food here. Classic Italian, steaks and chops, fresh Great Lakes fish, ethnic dishes, pubs and delis, what floats your boat?