INFORMATION ON TRAIL SECTIONS
Route: SINGING BRIDGE WHITNEY DRAIN to ALABASTER ROAD BEACH
Distance: 5 Miles
Shoreline Land Use: Primarily residential
Points of Interest: Offshore abandoned loading structure associated with gypsum mining and loading materials onto ships.
Waypoints: No rest stops
Hazards & Cautions: Open Water Paddle to offshore structure.
Route: ALABASTER ROAD BEACH to EAST TAWAS DNR BOAT LAUNCH
Distance: 6 Miles
Shoreline Land Use: Urban with numerous waterfront parks.
Points of Interest: There are numerous access points along the Tawas and East Tawas waterfronts. Public sites include day use parks and campgrounds that offer picnic areas, beaches, marinas, docks, and boat launches.
Waypoints: Access Site numbers - 06-02, 06-03, 06-04, 06-05
Hazards & Cautions: Recreational boat traffic
Comments: With numerous access sites, it's possible choose short or long paddles.
Route: EAST TAWAS DNR BOAT LAUNCH to TAWAS POINT STATE PARK
Distance: 6 Miles
Shoreline Land Use: Residential and parks.
Points of Interest: Parks, coastal wetlands, Tawas Point Lighthouse
Waypoints: 06-07 (road end)
Hazards & Cautions: A sand and rock shoal extends a few hundred feet off Tawas Point. Stay out from the shoal when rounding the point.
Comments: Camping and day use facilities available at state park.
Route: AU SABLE POINT
Distance: 14 Miles
Shoreline Land Use: Residential, there is no public lands along this stretch
Points of Interest: Au Sable Point, beaches, small resorts and forested coast
Waypoints: No way points and rest stops along this stretch
Hazards & Cautions: This is a 14 mile paddle with no rest stops along the way.
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