Tawas Bay Tourist and Convention Bureau
Situated in Iosco County in Northeast Michigan, Tawas Bay provides the best natural harbor in Lake Huron. Tawas Point shelters the Bay from the strong northeast storms that can quickly rise, particularly in the autumn and winter months.
Tawas Bay averages approximately 15 to 25 feet in depth offshore and has a nearshore average water temperature in the summer months in the 70s. Fishing in Tawas Bay includes walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, brown trout, and smallmouth bass. During the spring and fall, whitefish, steelhead, brown trout, lake trout and walleye move along the shoreline of the Bay.
In this quaint haven, you can browse delightful shops, enjoy wonderful meals, fish for trout, perch, and walleye on Lake Huron, cast a fly in the Au Sable, camp in the woods or on the beach. You can sunbathe, swim, hike, golf, ski, run ATVs or snowmobiles on groomed trails, canoe, kayak, sail, or motor across the water on a craft of your choice. And don’t forget about the festivals and events that happen all year long. You may find yourself wishing you could stay long enough to do it all!
From the glistening shoreline of Lake Huron to the lovely Au Sable River, you’ll see picturesque scenery everywhere you look. The Tawas Bay area is a friendly community where getting away “Up North” is only a short drive from home. There are a hundred ways to have a great vacation for the entire family in the Tawases.
· If you haven’t driven the River Road National Scenic Byway, you’ll be amazed at its beauty and all the roadside (and riverside) parks. The Huron-Manistee National Forest combined with the AuSable River and Lake Huron create a habitat that’s home to gorgeous flora, fauna, fish, and fun. People like it a lot, too, whether you’re a photography buff, hiker, birder, fisherman, paddler, or just looking for an awesome place to have a picnic.
· Bicyclists and walkers both appreciate the paved Tawas Bike Path. Shadowing U.S. 23 along the sparkling waters of Lake Huron, the path provides a front row view of the area’s loveliest landscape for ten miles through town, all the way out to the historic lighthouse at Tawas Point State Park.
· The East Tawas State Dock has seasonal and transient slips if you plan to cruise into town. The dock is an easy walk from unique shopping and dining, a weekly Farm Market, weekly concerts in the park, and more. The Tawases have two campgrounds and lots of welcoming cottages and motels central to the downtown area.
· Whether you enjoy cross-country skiing on our immaculate 44-mile groomed trailed system at Corsair Ski Trail or mastering the skill of ice fishing on the Bay or one of our inland lakes, there is plenty of winter fun in the Tawases. The area also offers 94 miles of groomed snowmobile trails with five starting points in Iosco County. The trailheads closest to town are the Tawas Trailhead off Monument Road before Camel Road and the Sand Lake Trailhead off Esmond Road and Indian Lake Road.
· Miles of bike trails, calm lakes and winding rivers offer you the opportunity to capture springtime in the Tawases. Marvel at the sight of a sleepy newborn fawn at Tuttle Marsh or catch a glimpse of outstanding migrating warblers near Tawas Point Lighthouse…these are sure signs that Spring is in the air “Up North.”
· There are also many events throughout the year, including the Tawas Point Birding Festival in May, the Uncork’d and Untap’d Wine & Food Festival in August, Blues by the Bay in August, and Perchville the last weekend in January. Visit www.tawasbay.com for more events that are perfect for you and your family.
Enjoy shopping the many treasures found in local businesses, the savory delights of great area restaurants, the outdoor recreation fun of fishing, biking, boating or just relax on our amazing beaches, and you’ll soon discover why the Tawases are always a favorite getaway.
Fun, hospitality, and outdoor splendor highlight every visit to the Tawas Bay area. Discover the small town up north that’s just down the road: the place where family, friends, and recreation are at their best. Come play on Tawas Bay!
Tawas Bay, MI Fishing
Fishing Report Websites
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10364-34956--,00.html (great site for weekly updates)http://www.muck-boy.com/MI%20Fish%20Ports/Tawas%20Bay%20Fishing%20Report%20Page.htm