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Tawas Blueway

Paddle Albaster, Tawas Bay and and north to Oscoda
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INFORMATION ON TRAIL SECTIONS

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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.

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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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Places
Birding Sites Birding Sites
Campground Campground
Lighthouse Lighthouse
Water Access Water Access
 
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Tawas Blueway Events
May, 2014
5/15/2014 to 5/18/2014
 

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