Tawas Blueway

Paddle Albaster, Tawas Bay and and north to Oscoda.

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From Huron Shores Coastal Trails

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Route: SINGING BRIDGE WHITNEY DRAIN to ALABASTER ROAD BEACH

Distance: 5 Miles

Shoreline Land Use: Primarily residential

Points of Interest: Offshore abandoned loading structure associated with gypsum mining and loading materials onto ships

Waypoints: No rest stops

Hazards & Cautions: Open-water paddle to offshore structure

Comments: None

 

Route: ALABASTER ROAD BEACH to EAST TAWAS DNR BOAT LAUNCH

Distance: 6 Miles

Shoreline Land Use: Urban with numerous waterfront parks

Points of Interest: There are numerous access points along the Tawas and East Tawas waterfronts. Public sites include day-use parks and campgrounds that offer picnic areas, beaches, marinas, docks, and boat launches.

Waypoints: Access Site numbers - 06-02, 06-03, 06-04, 06-05

Hazards & Cautions: Recreational boat traffic

Comments: With numerous access sites, it's possible to choose short or long paddles

 

Route:  EAST TAWAS DNR BOAT LAUNCH to TAWAS POINT STATE PARK

Distance: 6 Miles

Shoreline Land Use: Residential and parks

Points of Interest: Parks, coastal wetlands, Tawas Point Lighthouse

Waypoints: 06-07 (road end)

Hazards & Cautions: A sand and rock shoal extends a few hundred feet off Tawas Point. Stay out from the shoal when rounding the point.

Comments: Camping and day-use facilities available at state park

 

Route:  AU SABLE POINT

Distance: 14 Miles

Shoreline Land Use: Residential, there are no public lands along this stretch

Points of Interest: Au Sable Point, beaches, small resorts and forested coast

Waypoints: No way points and rest stops along this stretch

Hazards & Cautions: This is a 14-mile paddle with no rest stops along the way

Comments: None

Contact: NEMCOG

 
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