Travel back in time....follow along on a virtual tour of US 23 in the year 1962.
Other Tourism Information.....
ARENAC COUNTY (SOUTHERN GATEWAY):
107 N Main St (US 23)
IOSCO COUNTY (TAWAS/OSCODA AREA)
PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY (ROGERS CITY AREA)
CHEBOYGAN/MACKINAC AREA (NORTHERN GATEWAY)
Home>About Huron Shores Heritage Route
200 miles of spectacular scenic views of Lake Huron and an astounding array of large public forest and recreational properties await travelers on the Huron Shores Heritage Route. Beginning in Standish and winding up the Lake Huron coastline, the Huron Shores Heritage Route offers some of the most extensive and significant recreational, ecological, historical and cultural sites in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The northern Lake Huron shoreline boasts water, forests, wetlands, lighthouses, parks, trails, museums, small towns, culture, attractions, golf, dining, and many other hidden treasures. And the adventures aren't just on the coast....connecting to the Heritage Route in Oscoda is the River Road National Scenic Byway....which winds along the mighty AuSable River through the Huron National Forest. Coastal and inland discoveries await....discover US 23....your pathway to the Sunrise Coast!
This website offers trip planning tools as you plan your adventure along the Sunrise Coast. If you need more specific local information, please use the following tourism contacts....
The Sunrise Coast...Pure Michigan.
Back to the Water: Sunrise Coast Different Direction: Sunrise Coast
Plan Your Trip.....
From the historic train depot in Standish to the Mackinac Bridge, plan your trip up the Sunrise Coast of Michigan along the 200-mile Huron Shores Heritage Route by either clicking on a county or an area of interest. Use the "Plan Your Trip" Feature to do an advanced search by place, area of interest, attraction type, or activities available! Read more about the Heritage Route on the "About" page.
Winding Along the Sunrise Side.
Take a trip up Heritage 23 in Blue Magazine!
Bays, Beaches & Birds....Pure East Tawas.
Read the latest article in Long Weekends magazine....you'll be putting East Tawas in your itinerary!
Read about "Michigan's Byways"!
Cover photo by Mark J. Frikker
Read about the building of the "Heritage 23"!
US 23 WINS NATIONAL TRAILBLAZER AWARD!
The US 23 Heritage Route has been awarded the top prize in the nation from the National Association of Development Organizations - the prestigious Trailblazer Award!
PARTICIPATE IN THE US 23 PROGRAM! If you would like to get involved in our heritage program, please contact Denise Cline.
DO YOU WANT TO LIST YOUR TOURISM-RELATED BUSINESS, ATTRACTION, OR EVENT ON THIS SITE?
Although the US 23 Heritage Route Management Council uses reasonable efforts to maintain the accuracy of this website content, it is not represented to be error free. This site has been built by volunteers in the Heritage Route program, and we have tried to identify as many sites as possible. But we are sure that we have missed some great attractions in northeast Michigan. If you would like your tourism-related business, attraction or event to appear on this website, please send a description, photos, website address (if any), and contact information to: Denise Cline
Download the criteria for listing events on the site.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The US 23 Heritage Route program is funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Technical assistance is provided by the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG). Volunteer teams from all 6 counties provide countless hours of effort to promote the Sunrise Coast of Michigan. For more information on the US 23 Heritage Route program, click here.
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UP NORTH TRAILS
Read about our newest partner...the Up North Trails Program promotes over 5,300 miles of trails across Northern Michigan.