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Oscoda Michigan has over 1,000 feet of Lake Huron shoreline located in downtown Oscoda Beach Park, which offers a nice, sandy beach for swimming, a lighted boardwalk, picnic tables, playgrounds, a band shell and paved parking. Altogether, Oscoda offers more than twenty miles of pristine beaches along Lake Huron, the Au Sable River, Cedar Lake and Van Ettan Lake. Oscoda is also known as northeast Michigan’s premier fishing destination. You are guaranteed excitement when you choose to fish these waters – whether you launch your own boat, charter with an experienced captain or put on your waders. Many species are found here, lake and brown trout, salmon, steelhead, pike, walleye and perch. Almost every type of water sport is also available in the area, including canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, windsurfing – even snorkeling. There are more than 35,000 acres in the Oscoda area for backpacking, hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Oscoda boasts a premier golf resort that brings together three unique courses not found anywhere else in Michigan. Set against serene Lake Huron and the Huron National Forest, this resort offers 56 holes of golf, along with a unique 18-hole pitch and putt course that the entire family will enjoy. It is designed to recreate the famed seaside courses of Scotland, and was ranked the “#1 Best New Resort Course in the U.S.” by Golf Digest. Golfing here will surely be an experience you wont soon forget.

The Oscoda area is not just for sports fans, however. It has museums, specialty stores, antique stores and good restaurants. Autumn is a fabulous time to enjoy driving the back roads, hunting for antiques and taking photographs of the gorgeous fall colors. The River Road National Forest Scenic Byway is a good way to tour the region. It’s a 22-mile, two-lane paved highway that runs along a country road known as River Road, roughly paralleling the south bank of the scenic Au Sable River. A few of the attractions along the way include:

The Lumbermens’ Monument Visitors Center – the nine-foot bronze statue dedicated to Michigan’s lumbering days sits high on a bluff overlooking the river. The center also has outdoor exhibits and picnic tables.

Eagles Nest Overlook - one of the most famous overlooks on the Huron National Forest is at Eagle's Nest. The “Nest” is just west of the visitor center and has been occupied by a pair of bald eagles since 1985. Bring binoculars for a better look into the nest. Many summer days, the eagles can be seen soaring high over Cooke Pond.

Iargo Springs – The Springs lies adjacent to River Road and has been used since pre-settlement days as a source of drinking water. Tradition has it that government surveyors named this site in the 1840s, having gotten the name from the local Indians who used the location for tribal powwows. The Indians believed the springs held mystical powers. Europeans have visited the springs since the early 1900s. The Forest Service is working on this site to restore it to its original atmosphere.



 

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