Lexington boasts a charming colonial village, with a 116 year old general store. In the 1830's, Lexington was the first settlement on the shore of Lake Huron north of Port Huron.|
Three permanent boat docks were erected by 1870 and initially lumber, then agricultural products including fruits were being shipped. A big storm destroyed these docks in 1913. Consequently, the population which had grown to over 2,000 dwindled to 326 by 1940.
Boating is still an important part of life in Lexington. The Harbor of Refuge, with it's natural limestone seawall and sturdy walkway, is hailed as one of Michigan's most beautiful.