On Michigan's Sunrise Coast


Welcome to Natures’ Best! Beautiful scenery abounds in every corner of the Tawas Bay area, from the shoreline of Lake Huron to the storied Au Sable River. The area provides a hundred reasons to have one great vacation for the entire family. The Tawas Bay area is a people-friendly area that still has that wonderful “Up-North/Small Town” appeal.

Tawas Bay


Fish for Lake Trout and Walleye on Lake Huron or cast a fly on the world famous AuSable. Canoe, Kayak, Hike. Its all here in our civilized wilderness.


History, adventure, fun and hospitality frame every visit to the area. Discover the Sunrise Coast, the place where family, friends and outdoor recreation are at their best. Come home to Tawas Bay!

Heritage Coast Sail Days

May 13 - July 9, 2018

Heritage Coast Sail Days

A celebration of traditional sailing and rowing craft. BaySail’s schooner, Appledore V, offer educational and pleasure sails. Heritage Coast Sailing & Rowing’s Mackinaw boat schooners are available to sail & row.


On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, BaySail, the owners and operators of the schooners Appledore IV and Appledore V announced that unforeseen repairs to Appledore V will have the vessel out of commission for the 2018 sailing season and unable to participate in Heritage Coast Sail Days as anticipated.

The larger of the two vessels, Appledore IV will make an appearance for one week from Monday through Friday, May 14—18, to accommodate a number of Science Under Sail programs for local classrooms.

Special Events:

Tawas Bay Sail & Row Regatta for Traditional Craft:
June 8

Dark Sky Celestial Sails:
May 15 & June 13

Full Moon Celestial Sails:
May 29 & June 28

Up North is only a State of Mind

~ Experience it on TAWAS BAY! ~


Tawas Point Migration 2018

A birding adventure from AuSable Valley Audubon - May 17-19, 2018

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2018 Visitors Guide

Visitor Guide

Discover the Tawases in every season - 2018 visitor guide and member directory.

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"The Weekend I Fell In Love... With Michigan"

by Lisa Carpenter on her blog, Grandma's Briefs

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Tawas Bay

Aerial Video

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Tawas Bay Webcams

Weather Station

Favorite Fall Drive

The Weather Channel

Coolest Vacation Spots

Midwest Living


Pure Michigan: Sunrise Coast

Tawas Bay

Tom Lounsbury Outdoors

The Tawas Bay Area was featured on two recent episodes of Tom Lounsbury's Outdoor Sports Radio Show. You can listen to the audio of the broadcasts and read the articles written by Tom Lounsbury below.

"The Tawas Bay Area - A great outdoor getaway for all four seasons"

article by Tom Lounsbury | 27 March 2017

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"The Great Spring Fallout - When the birds come to Tawas Point"

article by Tom Lounsbury | 31 May 2017

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Radio Show - Feb 26, 2017

Tom Lounsbury Outdoors
"Tawas Bay Tourist & Convention Bureau"
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Radio Show - March 5, 2017

Tom Lounsbury Outdoors
"Tawas Point State Park"
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Driving Distances

Driving distances to Tawas:

Chicago [381 miles]
Detroit [180 miles]
Flint [115 miles]
Grand Rapids [196 miles]
Lansing [166 miles]
Mackinaw [153 miles]
Saginaw [81 miles]
Toledo [217 miles]
Traverse City [130 miles]

Tawas Bay Circle Tour

Online Travel Planner from 'Great Getaways' including maps, video clips, photos, information and links for 22 locations in the Tawas Bay area.

Fly In

Iosco County Airport