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New to the Tawas area?
Here's a few ideas for where to visit!

AuSable River Queen on River Road (30 minutes from town) - 2 hours on a genuine paddle boat (one of only a few in the entire mid-west!)!  Cruise features and sights along the Highbanks Trail of the AuSable (you can hike, too!).  Also a limited food and bar service (adult & kids), and live music weekends onboard.  Child-friendly.  Ad:$15 | Kd:$7 | 62+$10 | (-4 Free) Reserve: 989-739-7351.

Lumberman's Monument at the intersection of Monument Rd. and River Rd. (20 min. from town) - A monument to our lumbering industry of years gone by,  overlooking the AuSable River.  Enjoy programs offered by the park staff on ecology, history and music of a bygone era, also children's programs.  Check with park staff for times.  Visit the Wanigan (yep, you'll have to find out what a Wanigan is for yourself!) down a long flight of stairs at the river's edge!  A family-friendly campground is nearby or camp at Old Orchard Campground near Oscoda.  Visit the cool waters of Iargo Springs on a hot day, on River Road near M65.  The only water feature of its kind in the state and was home to big Pow Wows by the natives.  White men traded goods on this historic spot renown for being the "peacekeepers hallowed ground".  Also local watering hole for Indian and white man alike.  There's over 200 steps down to the springs so bring your water bottle!

Iargo Springs

Swim in the cool, clear waters of Lake Huron or fly a kite at any of our Tawas Beach Parks (we have 4 of them!) -   The water is clean and safe with no known creepy things in the water, so it's safe for kids, too!  The lake is very shallow, so if you can't swim, you can wade quite a way out from shore.  Bring your picnic basket or sub sandwich with your favorite beverage (plastic drink containers only on our beaches please!), or partake of some of our beachfront eateries!

Visit the historic Tawas Point Lighthouse at Tawas Point State Park, we're sorry that state law requires a higher fee for out-of-state visitors, but maybe if you move here, you can get your recreation passport for free state-resident admission to any of our state parks for only $11 on your license plate and registration!  Lighthouse tours are usually given on weekends and you can get a tour of the Coast Guard station at the point most any time, just ask one of the "Coasties" on duty at the station located next to beautiful Tawas Point State Park, one of the nicest state park campgrounds in the state with beautiful vistas of Tawas Bay and Lake Huron to be seen from just about any camping spot on the point!  Tawas Pt. State Park also has one of our largest public beaches and is a prime birdwatchers paradise!  Be aware that some of the beach out toward the end of the point might be closed to foot traffic because of the rare, migratory Piping Plovers.  You can see them readily on most any part of Tawas Point Beach.  This is a unique habitat that the birds only frequent during their nesting phase in the summertime.  Be sure not to miss it!

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