Tawas Area Activities
There is something for everyone in the entire family!
Whether the spur of the moment or planned months in advance ... Tawas is your destination for all things fun! No two trips to the Tawases need ever be the same. There is so much to do that you will have to plan multiple trips just to get a taste of what the area has to offer. Below is just a sampling of the incredible number of things the Sunrise Side has to offer.
The Tawas Point Birding Festival (TPBF) features guided birding walks at the area’s best hotspots, programs and talks by some of Michigan’s leading wildlife experts, the Michigan Audubon bookstore, and, of course, the opportunity to enjoy the company of hundreds of your fellow birders.
Blues by the Bay
The Tawas Bay Blues Society invites you to enjoy the finest in Blues just steps from Downtown and Beautiful Lake Huron
at the East Tawas Harbor Park!
Our canoes & kayaks are safety inspected, registered and licensed by the Michigan State Waterways Commission.
• Personal Safety is up to the individual. • We have a limit of 3 persons per canoe.
• No styrofoam coolers or glass containers are allowed in the canoes, for your safety.
Saganing Eagles Landing Casino
Experience Certified Hot™ gaming action and Four Diamond luxury at Soaring Eagle Casino&Resort. Experience More.
Charity Island Dinner Cruise
New for 2013
After operating our 49 passenger vessel “Shirley Ann” for five seasons we have determined a more enclosed vessel is needed to provide our passengers with a more comfortable ride. On certain evenings the ride back to mainland could be rather cool. For that reason we have sold the “Shirley Ann” and transportation to Charity island will be provided by Browns Landing at 1187 Dyer Rd., Tawas City, MI 48763 aboard the 35 passenger vessel “Miss Charity Isle”.
Jet Ski Rental
Cool down this summer while racing through the waves of Lake Huron. For an hour, a day, or a week, SunnyBunns can accommodate your desire to get wet this summer. We rent waverunners, pontoons, jet boats, I/O powerboats, and paddleboats. We are located right on the beach of Lake Huron's Tawas Bay, and can deliver to Cedar Lake, Sand Lake, Foote Pond, Van Ettan Lake, and Indian Lake. If you don't see your location in this list, call us, we might be able to deliver there too.
GLK was the first Kiteboarding School in Michigan and has been servicing the Great Lakes for more than 12 years. We have been sailing the Great Lakes for over 20 years, kiting since 1998 and teaching since 2002. No other school in Michigan comes close to the knowledge and experience of GLK’s professional PASA certified instructors. Over the last 11 years GLK has developed ultimate teaching programs to assure you will become a safe, self sufficient and confident kiteboarder.
In the days before ship-to-shore radios and global positioning systems, lighthouses were the only signposts guiding travelers on the Great Lakes. If you couldn't see them, or the stars and the sun, you were driving blind. This tour visits the Lights of Northern Lake Huron that disappeared from view during the great storm of 1913.
Perchville is one of the longest running festivals in Michigan. Started back in 1936 to coincide with the perch spawning season, it was immediately popular with more than 15,000 visitors in 1938. Things have changed a bit. The festival is now held in February so folks who just want to have fun can go jump in the frozen lake.
That is right. They do have a polar plunge and way more people than you would expect line up to jump into a hole cut in the Lake Huron ice.
The Huron Trail in Iosco County is partially open to ORV’s. It heads west from Oscoda, with a southern stretch heading to Sand Lake. It can be accessed from US-23 or River Road in Oscoda. Both lead to Grass Lake Road, where the trailhead has parking space.
Fluffy white snow and well groomed trails highlight the miles of snowmobile trails available in the Tawas area.
Whatever your fishing preference, everything is provided. You need only bring:
Appropriate clothing & rain gear, Sun glasses & sun block. Food, drink camera & film.
Cooler to take home your catch!
Current Michigan Fishing License with trout stamp.
Wurtsmith Aviation Museum
Our aviation museum is located at the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport, The museum will consist of flyable and static aircraft displays, related artifacts and equipment, memorabilia, and a library for research and public information. Tours of the museum are available to school groups and the general public.
Huron Breeze Golf Club
Located just 4 ½ miles north of AuGres on US-23, Huron Breeze Golf Club will entertain you with a skillful design that incorporates pine and hardwood flanked fairways, strategic bunkering, and large duck ponds. You will find the generous landing areas and variety of tee areas will allow you to challenge yourself as much as you would like. Regardless of your skill level, you will enjoy the secluded feeling and blend of nature on each hole that make this a truly enjoyable golf experience.
Lakewood Shores Resort
Lakewood Shores Resort brings together three unique golf experiences
not found anywhere else in Northern Michigan.
Red Hawk Golf Club
Ranked 24th Best Golf Course in Michigan
(13th Best Public Course in Michigan)
-Golf Digest, 2013
17th Best Course in Michigan
-Michigan Golf Magazine, 2012
40th Public Course in America
-Golf Digest, 2008
Top 100 Public Courses in America
-Golf Digest, 2005
Voted #1 Best Service in the Great Lakes
-Great Lakes Golf Magazine, Sept. 2002/2003
Experience some of Michigan's finest golfing