About Oscoda

If you want miles of sandy beaches, excellent fishing opportunities, and a chance to hike some amazing trails, visit Oscoda, Michigan. You can camp there, as well as play golf and go canoeing or kayaking. Whether you want to relax or have an adventure, you can find what you want in Oscoda, Michigan. The best way to check out this destination is by renting a property on FlipKey!

About Oscoda, Michigan

Native Americans were the original inhabitants of Michigan and the area around Oscoda. However, towns were first set up in the 1860s. It was a center of the lumber industry and all the buildings in the original town were built of wood. But sadly, these were destroyed in the fire of 1911.

Oscoda was officially chosen as the home of Paul Bunyan. Today you can see the Lumberjacks Monument, located close to the town, which commemorates the men who contributed to Oscoda's prosperity.

In the 19th century, the wives of the Michigan miners created the pasty. Try this traditional food when you visit—it's the original convenience food! Miners would put their pasties on shovels to heat them, so they would have a warm lunch during their working day.

Oscoda has everything you could want to make your vacation perfect. There are so many activities to choose from, no one could possibly be bored there.

What to do in Oscoda, Michigan

For amazing views of the AuSable river valley, go to Largo Springs. There are lots of steps to go down, so you need to be reasonably fit to explore it all.

For the less energetic, a drive down the River Road Scenic Byway provides you with amazing views at all times of year.

If you’re traveling with kids, they will love the Oscoda Beach Park. If they want a day away from the beach, there are basketball courts to enjoy, .

Take a trip on the Au Sable River Queen in the fall and see the amazing colors of the leaves on the banks. For more independent tours, rent a canoe or kayak and paddle on the river. It’s one of the finest ways to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Golf fan? Go to the Lakewood Shores Resort for the best golfing experiences.

There's also the Wurtsmith Air Museum where you can learn about the history of the US Air Force and its connections with Michigan. It's well worth spending a few hours there is something for all the family to enjoy.

Top travel tips for Oscoda, Michigan

You can travel around Oscoda by bus, taxi or, a rental car. Check out the ferry services, too. Of course, you can always walk from A to B in the town, or hike in the countryside around it.

Kayak or canoe on the lake, or for a more adventurous trip, ride the Saugatuck Chain Ferry which has been used since 1838 on the Kalamazoo River. It claims to be the only remaining chain ferry in America. It will take you from downtown Saugatuck to Oval beach. The trip from Oscoda to Saugatuck is well worth it. 

For a fantastic beach and countryside vacation go to Oscoda, Michigan. You can be adventurous, or you can have a more leisurely vacation. Take your pick! Whatever you want from a vacation, Oscoda can provide you with it.

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