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photo: Iargo Springs on
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Guide for Art Lovers at many businesses along the route along with brochures
for events in cities happening over the summer into fall along this
wonderful, beautiful and historic route!
This summer, hike, swim,
bike, boat, horseback ride the great sunrise side of Michigan!
Participating businesses will be staying open later and offering specials
all along the sunrise side for local and out of state visitors! Tour
US 23, Michigan's former Indian trail along Lake Huron!
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1. East Tawas City Clock & State Dock (Harbor Park)
3. Lumberman's Monument (AuSable River Highbanks)
5. Tawas Point Lighthouse (Tawas Point State Park)
6. Iargo Springs on River Rd. (AuSable R. Highbanks)
1. East Tawas Clock and State Dock. The public State Dock Marina
was refurbished in 2019 by the state of Michigan and features modern hi-amp
electrical hookups and safety slips which accommodate a wider variety of
watercraft than the old dock did. See a nice picture of the new marina
easttawas.com, you can see a complete calendar of events at the same
2. The AuSable River overlook can be seen from Lumberman's monument that
sits on top of the AuSable River escarpment in Iosco county and features a
vista that allows you to see for miles. This sand and clay escarpment
is 200 feet above the river in many spots along the highbanks. On a
clear day, you might be able to make out the little town of Glennie to the
north, nearly 15 miles away! Other areas along the highbanks
like Iargo Springs, Canoer's Monument and Old Orchard Park allow you to see
more of the river over a long distance and at river level near the Foote dam
at Oscoda. Dams along the AuSable from Grayling to Oscoda are:
Mio, Alcona, Loud, Five Channels (on M-65), Cooke and Foote. These
dams were built after World War II to control flooding on the river while
redirecting the mouth of the river in a more controlled fashion to empty
into one specific spot on Lake Huron. The dams all are part of a large
hydroelectric power scheme that provides power to western US towns like Las
3. Lumberman's Monument is a tribute to the lumber giants that
worked this land over a century ago. The bronze statue portrays
a lumber company surveyor and a couple of sawyers accompanying him in his
survey of the voluminous virgin pine and deciduous forest that once lorded
over miles of this region. A visitor's center, museum & gift shop anchor
this hiking and nature center near the 200 foot-high rolling sand dunes
along the AuSable River highbanks where the lumbermen rolled off the sawn
logs into the river all those decades ago. Play at the dunes or choose
to kayak / canoe down the AuSable yourself. It's one of the nation's
most gentile rivers to canoe and plays host to the world's largest canoe
marathon the last weekend in July as competitors from all around the world
canoe from Grayling to the finish line in Oscoda over the course of 24
4. Today, an unassuming, shallow, natural creek named Silver Creek still
flows in the area that once was home to the Tawas Winter Carnival in the
1950's and early 60's before the Forest Service took over the land to
preserve for all to enjoy today. In the above photo you can see
abutments for the original Monument Road bridge that crossed the creek about
a quarter mile west of the current bridge. To the east of Monument
Road lies the Corsair Ski Trails. The land today still is used for
cross country skiing. The forest service grooms the trails every
winter for visitors to enjoy. Silver Creek's waters flow from Indian
Lake in the Sand Lake/National City watershed ultimately to empty into the
Tawas Lake watershed and into Lake Huron.
5. Tawas Point Lighthouse, originally built by the USGS Maritime Services
division in the 1800's is still one of the few original lighthouses in
existence in the USA that hasn't been moved from it's original spot, nor
rebuilt. No longer fully serving as a beacon to Lake Huron's
travelers, it occasionally sports a modern, low-intensity light with the
original Fresnel lens which still serves to point the way to the East Tawas
Bay peninsula on which it sits. A new beacon and horn system is
maintained today by the US Coast Guard at the end of the peninsula point
that is also famous for the annual migration of rare Piper Plover birds
flying between Florida and Canada. Tawas Point State Park is a rare
nesting ground for these small, cute and interesting sea birds. If you
visit in mid-summer during the nesting season, some areas near the point may
be closed to human traffic.
6. A clay escarpment topped by sand provides the geologic formula for a
very large, natural, clear-water spring to pop out along the highbanks
adjunct to the AuSable River. Iargo Springs is a relaxing cool spot in
the summer and features a long-storied history with the region's native
population, read about it on the visitor's kiosk above the site in the
spacious parking area. Over 200 steps lead down to the spring's
platforms where visitors can see various tiny streams emerging from other
small springs making their merry way down to the beautifully winding AuSable river.
Text: 989-984-5034 Fax:989-362-4544 Address: P.O. Box 549 Tawas City, MI 48764
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