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Oscoda Convention & Visitors Bureau
The following are some suggested itineraries, based on our own experiences with accompanying video clips to help you decide if it is a place for you. Feel free to select only one or two activities per day according to your family’s interests. For assistance or for more information, call the Oscoda Convention and Visitors Bureau - (877) 8OSCODA Have fun!
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Kayaking The AuSable

Fun Canoeing

Hoist Lake Trail
Intro Show Introduction
  Oscoda is on Michigan’s eastern shore overlooking Lake Huron. The famous AuSable River, a favorite of fisherman, canoers and kayakers is just a few miles inland. Oscoda is surrounded by thousands of acres of well-groomed hiking trails. And for those who like to get back to nature by hitting the golf course, you’ll find nationally-ranked courses right nearby. The area is steeped in the folklore and history of the Native Americans who were the first to call this area home. It’s a popular vacation destination year ‘round. The scenic drive along Lake Huron alone is worth the trip.

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» Huron National Forest - AuSable River Info

Kayak Kayaking the AuSable
  It’s a beautiful summer day as we head out to kayak on the Au Sable River with Paul Komraus and Jim Miller from AuSable River Kayaking. Their company offers guided tours of the scenic AuSable for all ages and ability levels. Trips last for two to four hours, depending on the course you choose. The kayaks are top of the line, including the Northstar tandem for two kayakers and kayaks like the Wilderness System Tempest for individuals.

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» Oscoda CVB Canoeing & Kayaking

Kayak Fun Canoeing
  Canoeing the AuSable River is a family tradition that you and your kids will always remember. Older teenagers, college students and adults enjoy heading down the AuSable in any combination of inner tubes, canoes and kayaks. We wanted to show you another way to enjoy the Au Sable – with a group canoeing or tubing trip.

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Intro Hiking The Hoist Lake Trail
  The trails here are well marked and we’re on a trail that’s termed “moderate.” Parts of the trail here are more difficult, involving steeper and more rugged terrain. The trails near Hoist Lake are marked with blue blaze markers on the trees. By the way, the woods are full of pines and this was once home to a lot of lumberjacks.

» Hoist Lakes Trail System Map PDF 105 KB