AuSable River Queen
The AuSable River Queen is the only paddle-wheel riverboat of its kind, and offers a variety of tours. This unique paddle-wheel boat runs from summer into the fall so that you may take in the splendor of the autumn colors. Live music is provided on the AuSable River Queen on the weekends, and there is a snack bar as well.
A U.S. Forest Service interpretive center that honors the lumbering era. Spectacular lookouts across the AuSable River Valley. Be sure to view the magnificent 14′ bronze statue of the lumbermen. For more information about Lumberman’s Monument call 877.8.oscoda to inquire.
Located on the River Road Scenic Byway, this site is considered a holy place by Native Americans. The falls offer a breathtaking view of the AuSable River as well as the ability to walk down 294 steps that take you on a mystical journey.
Veteran Memorial Park
Located on the corner of Skeel Avenue and F-41, the Veteran Memorial Park was established on Veteran’s Day November 11, 2006 and consists of 6 acres under continuing development. The Circle of Flags, which includes the 54 United States and territorial flags is impressive. The Visitor’s Center is open on all holiday weekends, special events and other selected times. The parks stated purpose is to provide a place of relaxation and reflection which recognizes and preserves the honor of those who served and scarified for our freedom. General information, past events, accomplishments, current activities, development plans and upcoming events may be sought by calling 989.739.8152 for further information.
The Au Sable National Scenic River, is a 23-mile portion of the Au Sable River that stretches from Mio to Alcona Pond. President Ronald Reagan signed the law establishing the segment of river as a National Scenic River on October 4, 1984. By receving this designation, this free-flowing segment from below Mio Pond to the upper end of Alcona Pond received national recognition for its outstanding and remarkable scenic, recreational, biological and historical values and a national commitment to its protection. People have enjoyed the scenic beauty of the Au Sable for hundreds of years.
MCRA Canoer’s Memorial Monument
Canoer’s Memorial honors those that have paddled and those that continue to paddle these flowing waters. Access to Highbanks Trail during summer months is available at this site. This monument was erected to honor the members of the Michigan Canoe Racing Association and is sited on a scenic overlook adjacent to the Au Sable river.
Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area
Tuttle Marsh is a 5,000 acre wetland project consisting of over 3-1/2 miles of level ditch network and a 2-1/2 mile low-head dam with water level control structures. 35 earthen nesting islands have been constructed. Site includes a 380 acre impoundment area, open water and marsh and wildlife viewing areas. Deer, fox, coyote, muskrat, beaver, otter, weasel and a large variety of bird species.
Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail
Known for its location and convenience, Michigan’s Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail entices thousands of visitors each year to discover the thrill of Pure Michigan. Wine and hops aficionados will discover beautiful scenic views, wineries, breweries, one of a kind attractions, eateries, and quaint towns rich in history and flavor.