things to do

Oscoda Township, is the Heart of the Sunrise Side of Michigan. We often times tell the story that we are the “Center of the Universe!” We have four seasons of adventure awaiting visitors and residents alike!


Popular Activities

Looking for the ultimate northern Michigan experience with pristine, sandy beaches, sunshine, spectacular views, and endless outdoor recreational activities? The Oscoda area has become the prime destination for families and all travelers to stay for a relaxing and adventurous vacation.


Long stretches of soft, sandy beaches and shallow, crystal clear azure-striped waters are the hallmarks of this area.

Combine the overall relaxed atmosphere and quietly beautiful Lake Huron at its most stunning, and you’ve found a perfect location for your Michigan beach vacation. 

*Enjoy our pet friendly beaches as well!

Canoeing and Kayaking

The AuSable River and inner lakes of the Oscoda area provide one of the most diverse and beautiful views in the world for canoeing and kayaking or just floating along on a tube and enjoying nature and its surrounding.

High Banks, endless forests, meadows covered with wildflowers, and wild animals such as Deer, and Bald Eagles, in their native environment allow for a quiet, peaceful, and relaxing getaway. We welcome first time paddlers and seasoned veterans alike.


Hiking Trails

With more than 35,000 acres of unique Michigan hiking and cross country skiing trails in and around the Oscoda area, hikers, backpackers and skiers will see some of the State’s most spectacular natural treasures.

From the quiet sanctuary of Hoist Lake’s 10,600 acres of the finest backpacking route on Michigan’s East Coast (the trail network encompasses seven small lakes and courses through rugged terrain with many hills topping 1,200 feet).


Most Popular Tours

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 trill 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. 

Fishing Charters

When a state has nicknames like “Great Lake State” and “Water Winter Wonderland,” you better believe that fishing there is off the hook. Casting a line in Michigan is a dream come true. To help you in your search for the next great catch, Fishing charters are at your disposal.


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 AuSable River.

Fat Bike Trails

Winter mountain biking, aka Fat Biking, is rapidly gaining popularity in Michigan. The Corsair Trail Council is embracing this growing segment of winter sports and is grooming the Eagle Run Trails, located two miles west of Oscoda on River Road, for fat bike riding. The seven miles of trails are being groomed 6′ wide for shared multi-use with cross-country skiers, fat bikers and snowshoers.

Looking to take a day trip?

We are conveniently located to many big cities that are just a drive away.

Drive times may vary based on traffic and construction.

Oscoda – Tawas City
20 mins

Experience the famous Tawas City lighthouse as well as the many restaurants that this city has to offer!

Oscoda – Lincoln
26 mins

Make sure to check out the Alcona County Fair which runs from August 18th-22nd. Do you love everything railroads? Be sure to check out the museums dedicated to just that! You can also travel right outside of Lincoln to Ossineke, MI for the famous Dinosaur Gardens.

Oscoda – Alpena
1 hr

Visit the marine and wildlife sanctuary as well as the Rockport State park and Besser Museum! 

Oscoda – Pinconning
1 hr and 9 minutes

Experience the official cheese capital of Michigan! Looking for a fun night out? Be sure to check out the Saganing Eagles Landing Casino..

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Take a look at the marvelous sites and spots of Oscoda

Not Quite a City, But Quite a Destination

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