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!

2019 Mackinaw Boat Conference

Call for Attendees and Lecturers

"The Role of Mackinaw Boats in Great Lakes Fishing"

East Tawas Community Building
East Tawas, MI
On Tawas Bay - Lake Huron

Heritage Coast Sail Days

Sponsored by HCSR

Please send an e-mail response. Indicate your plans to attend, whether you will submit a proposal for a talk, and/or participate in the Sunday boat race, to: Dr. Randy C. Stevenson


Saturday, Sept 28 - Morning and Afternoon Sessions: Invited Lectures, Lunch Provided, Optional Dinner in Town

Sunday, Sept 29 - Tawas Bay Row-Around-the-Buoy on HCSR Mackinaw Boats (or, please bring your own)

Up North is only a State of Mind

~ Experience it on TAWAS BAY! ~


Tawas Point Birding Festival

The Biggest Little Birding Festival in the Midwest - May 16-18, 2019

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2019 Visitors Guide

Visitor Guide

Welcome to your new favorite getaway - 2019 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

Experience Michigan

Best of 2019 Online Survey

~ Voting ends May 29 ~

Experience Michigan

"Experience Michigan" Magazine 2019 Best Of online survey

Experience Michigan’s Best Of contest—a reader’s choice survey where YOU, our readers, vote for your favorite places in the state! Got a favorite craft brewery, Great Lakes beach or coney island?

Our reader’s choice Best Of online survey, running from April 19, 2019, through May, 29 2019, will ask for your favorites in several categories. The winners will be announced in Experience Michigan’s fall/winter 2019-20 issue.

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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"
Listen to entire program

Radio Show - March 5, 2017

Tom Lounsbury Outdoors
"Tawas Point State Park"
Listen to entire program

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