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Harrisville State Park is nestled in a stand of pine, cedar, and hardwood forest along the sandy shores of Lake Huron. Harrisville State Park one of Michigan’s oldest state parks. The park offers nature programs, bike rentals, metal detecting, a picnic & pavilion area, playground, swimming areas, volleyball, basketball, pet-friendly beach, and horseshoes. 

The Gailes recreates the look and feel of the famed seaside courses of Scotland. Golfers will experience large double greens, meandering berms, sod faced pot bunkers and long fescue grasses. Weather you have experienced Scotland or not, The Gailes will fulfill all your expectations of a seaside experience.

This wetland has many unpaved woodland trails surrounding it. The serene setting offers an abundance of species including Marsh Wrens, Virginia Rails, Green Herons, Swamp Sparrows, Blue-headed Vireos, and numerous warblers. 

Wurtsmith Air Museum occupies three old fighter hangars at the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport. These hangars are filled with hundreds of interesting artifacts from the 1920’s to Desert Storm. The Wurtsmith area is filled with pictures and memorabilia representing the base’s rich history, 1953 to 1993. Planes on display include a T-33 Trainer, a CG-4 A glider, a 3/4 scale WWI Loehle SE-5A bi-plane, an L-19 Bird Dog being restored, and lighter planes. Children may sit in the small white plane and use their imagination to “fly”.
The gift shop has postcards, patches, pins, caps, shirts, mugs, DVD’s, magnets, airplane models, toys, jewelry, and more at reasonable prices.

Tuttle Marsh is a 5,000 acre wetland complex managed by the Huron National Forest. This healthy wetland is a birder’s paradise. Many species of waterfowl, songbirds, reptiles, insects and other animals converge on these wetlands to use them as nurseries and safe havens until their young are ready to venture out on their own.

A licensed fish hatchery since 1928, Cedarbrook Trout Farm is a long standing landmark for it’s tradition, beauty and eductional value. You can fish as well as take tours of the farm.

The AuSable River Queen is the only paddlewheel riverboat of its kind and offers a variety of tours. This unique paddlewheel boat runs into the fall so that you may take in the splendor of the autumn colors. Live music is provided on the AuSable River Queen on weekends and there is a snack bar as well. Two hour round trip on the beautiful AuSable River.

Located along several hundred feet of gently sloping sugar sand, Oscoda Beach Park offers modern playground equipment, basketball court, skateboard park, bathhouses, grills, picnic tables, bandshell and a boardwalk. With many large shade trees, the park is ideal for kids of all ages and is just two blocks from downtown Oscoda.

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