are many Points of Interest near Hale. This
page has some main attractions popular with tourists and
the local people of Hale!
River Road Scenic Byway The River
Road Scenic Byway is 22 miles of paved highway
which runs along the beautiful and historic Au Sable River.
Byway travelers have many opportunities to enjoy beautiful
scenic views from atop high sand bluffs, and to view wildlife
in their natural setting. Most of the sites have barrier-free
access and can be enjoyed year-round. While traveling
the Scenic Byway, tune your radio to 1610 AM for information
on what to see and do in the area.
Byway is located in Iosco County, Michigan.
The nearest communities are Hale to the west, Glennie
to the north,
Tawas to the southeast and Oscoda to the east.
WEST entrance of the Byway starts on M-65
5 miles north of Hale.
EAST entrance of the Byway starts in Oscoda by turning
west onto River Road off US-23
are various sight seeing facilities along the Scenic Byway
Scenic Byway information call the US Forest Service at: 517 739-0728
National Forest with it's many acres and
miles of forest provide many opportunities for
sporting enthusiasts. Tourists can enjoy trail hiking,
horseback riding, camping, snowmobile and ORV trails,
small game and white tail deer hunting, boating and
canoeing on the Ausable River.
a short scenic drive through the Huron-Manistee National
Forest and to the east of Hale are Tawas and Oscoda.
Known as the Sunrise Side these towns offer shopping districts
and beaches. Tawas is home to the Tawas Point State park,
Tawas Point Lighthouse, and Newman Street famous for its
shops. Oscoda is home to the Ausable
River Canoe Marathon Finish Line every summer.
Au Sable River is a major tributary to Lake Huron. It
is approximately 90 miles long. The river basin is partially
within the Huron National Forest and includes parts of
Iosco, Ogemaw, Roscommon, Alcona, Crawford, Montmorency
and Otsego counties.
With a 5 mile scenic drive through the woods you can see
Loud Dam and Five Channels Dam which offer some very good
fishing and excellent canoeing, tubing or boating.
Every year the Ausable
River Canoe Marathon is an exciting event
for the entire family!