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Lake Huron Discovery Tour

Friday, October 09, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015


The Lake Huron Discovery Tour Weekend presents a 200-mile route long chain of events that will ignite the explorer in you!

Chart your own course on a voyage of discovery based on your own area of interest - whether it be hiking, ARTrail gallery tours, bird watching, color tours, the Wine & Hops Trail, history, maritime, lighthouses, or many other things! Discover over 1,500 things to see and do along the Lake Huron coast. 

Plan your own unique trip using our "Plan Your Trip" page or explore based on our categories "Active Adventures", "Outdoor & Farm Fun", "Art, Culture & History", "Eat, Shop & Sleep", "Greenways", "Blueways" or one of our Special Interest Trails "ARTown" or "Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail"! Or plan based on where you want to visit!


Check back often as events are being planned for the Lake Huron Discovery Tour Weekend! See list of events.


We want to see photos of YOU enjoying the spectacular sites on the Lake Huron Discovery Tour! Please take photos as you travel and post them to either of our Facebook pages: US 23 or Lake Huron Discovery Tour.

Download the full set of US 23 brochure maps here: 

Cheboygan/Mackinaw City

Rogers City/Presque Isle

Alpena Area


Oscoda/Au Sable/Tawas Bay







There's More to See on 23!

Facebook: Lake Huron Discovery Tour  Twitter & Instagram: @lakehurontour

Hashtags: #DiscoveryTour  #MoreToSeeOn23  #ChartYourCourse

If you are interested in purchasing a "Discover Me on 23" sign, please contact your local Chamber of Commerce! Send us a photo with your sign or post in on Facebook at the Heritage 23 page or the Lake Huron Discovery Tour page and we'll post it here!

Standish Historic Depot
Standish Historic Depot
Discover Me on 23! Truly Your Signs & Shirts in Oscoda
Discover Me on 23! Truly Your Signs & Shirts in Oscoda
Ocquoec Falls
Discover Me on 23 - Black Sheep Pub in Alpena
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Discover Me on 23 - Tawas Point Light
Cast of the Thunder Bay Theatre in Alpena
Discover Me on 23 - Lumbermen's Monument
Tawas Point Light
Cabin Creek Coffee in Alpena
Discover Me on 23 - Oscoda beach
Mackinac Bridge
Discover Me on 23 - Oscoda Pier
Lake Huron
New Presque Isle Light
Discover Me on 23! Fossil Park at the Besser Museum
Discover Me on 23! The crew at AAA in Alpena!
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Huron Sunrise Trail
On the banks of the Au Sable River
Negwegon State Park
Riding the Roads along the Sunrise Coast!
Discover Me on 23! - US Forest Service
P.H. Hoeft State Park
Norway Ridge Pathway
Discover Me on 23!  Thunder Bay Winery in Alpena
Shore to Shore Trail
Discover Me on 23! The Fresh Palate in Alpena
Discover Me on 23! Art in the Loft in Alpena
Discover Me on 23! Joe Donna - sculpture exhibit at Besser Museum
Discover Me on 23! Besser Museum . Sculpture by Tom Moran.
Kayaking the Thunder Bay River
Alpena Farmers Market
John Boys in Alpena
Come on Down and Play at Arzo's Amusement Park
Harbortown Marketplace in Harrisville
Harrisville Harbor Grocery
Alcona Coffee Company in Harrisville
John A Lau's Saloon in Alpena
Old Place Inn
Moosetales in Harrisville
Dragonfly Gallery
Cedarbrook Trout Farm
Lake Huron - Graveyard of Ships historic marker at 40 Mile Point
Alpena Community College
Lexis Main Street Salon in Harrisville
Alpena Chamber, CVB and DDA
Alpena City Council
Bike Routes along US 23!
Our Canadian Friends at P.H. Hoeft State Park
Chicory Cafe in Rogers City
On the Beach along the Sunrise Coast
Hollyhock Quilt Shop in Harrisville
Domaci Gallery in Rogers City
Burgies in Alpena
Hideaway on Long Lake
At the Sandies on Grand Lake
Grand Lake
Coming Attractions in Harrisville
Shortcakes in Alpena
A Lake Huron beach along the Sunrise Coast
Discovering Ocqueoc Falls
Country Cone in Harrisville
Playing in Ocqueoc Falls
Precious Paws Resale Shoppe in Harrisville
At the Harbor in Rogers City
Rogers City Theater
The Painted Lady Gallery in Rogers City
40 Mile Point Lighthouse
Three-Heart Bakery north of Rogers City
Two-Tracking along the Sunrise Coast!
Remotely-Operated Vehicle Simulator - Marine Technology Program - ACC
Boating on Grand Lake
Harrisville State Park
AmericInn in Oscoda
HITS FM at the Rogers City Chamber
Tawas Bay Playhouse
Rogers City Chamber
Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan
Historic Depot and US 23 Welcome Center in Standish
DNR Staff at Presque Isle Harbor
The Portage Restaurant
The Portage Store & Deli
Saganing Eagles Landing Casino in Standish
True North Radio Network
True North Radio Network
Saganing Eagles Landing Casino in Standish
Arzo Amusement Park - Alpena
Downtown Alpena
Whiskey Point Pottery
The Local Basket Case in Alpena
Lost Lake Woods in Alcona County
Lines & Drips in Alpena
Judy Dawley watercolors at Besser Museum
Alpena Shipwreck Tours
Dinosaur Gardens in Ossineke
Paul Bunyan and Babe in Ossineke
45th Parallel
Rosa's Lookout Inn
Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival
Mackinaw State Forest
Alpena City Council proclaim October 12 as Indigenous People's Day
Author Judith Guest
Great Lakes Divers in Alpena
Butterfly Garden at Duck Park in Alpena
Rockport State Recreation Area
Harborside Cycle in Alpena

For more information about how your organization or business can participate in the tour, please visit this page

Thank you to our sponsors! 

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan 

Saganing Eagles Landing Casino and Resort

City of Alpena

Besser Foundation

Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan

Women to Women Michigan Magazine

Northeast Michigan Council of Governments

CMU Public Broadcasting (WCMU)

Lafarge Corporation

Alpena News

Truly Your Design of Oscoda 

WATZ - Alpena

Ted Fines, Artist - Harrisville

Carroll Broadcasting/HITS FM - Tawas Bay

WXTF Radio - Harrisville

Thunder Bay Arts Council & Gallery

Michigan Arts and Culture Northeast (MACNE) - ARTown, Michigan

Sunrise Artist of Michigan - Guide for Art Lovers

Lighthouse Digest

Michigan History Magazine

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan

Develop Iosco

Under the Radar Michigan

Alpena CVB


Listen to members of MACNE being interviewed on WXTF in Harrisville about the Lake Huron Discovery Tour.

Listen to members of MACNE being interviewed on HITS FM! 

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