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Michigan East Coast Attractions

Explore the River Road scenic byway,  Iargo Springs or Sturgeon Point Lighthouse.

Au Sable River Road

The river road is a 22-mile scenic byway going west from Oscoda along the gorgeous Au Sable River in the Huron National Forest. Along the road there are many points to take in the amazing panoramic vistas.  Visit Iargo Springs, Lumbermen's monument, Canoer’s Memorial among other sights, or take a hike on one of the many trails along the way.

Iargo Springs

Iargo Springs is a beautiful spot for pictures and a hike.  A short walk from the parking lot brings you to the observation deck with a breathtaking view 300 feet above the river, and the woods beyond as far as the eye can see.  The adventurous should descend the steps (294 of them) to the river.  Escape the summer heat as you enter another world in the cool stillness of the deep dark woods.  Ancient trees rise from the dark earth to tower overhead, and cold springs fill crystal clear ponds that spill in small falls into babbling brooks. It is a mystical and enchanting place to wander along the boardwalks feeling Michigan as it was many hundreds of years ago.  Well worth the steps!

Our Local Shipwreck

On September 29, 1872 the wooden steamer Detroit wrecked just off our beach.  Half of the 240 foot hull is visible in about 10 feet of water.  Easily assessable by kayak, this wreck is part of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.  


Sturgeon Point Light House

The lighthouse is just north of Harrisville and is actively maintained by the coast guard.  In the summer you can tour the keepers quarters that is now a maritime museum or climb the 70 foot tower. Open from memorial day-mid-September.  Grounds are open all year.

(989) 724-6297