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!

It's Perchville Time!

Feb 1-4, 2018

Perchville USA 2018

Perchville King & Queen

Nominations Due January 9
Help Us Recognize Deserving Community Members

The Perchville King and Queen are recognized as event royalty due to their generosity in community spirit as shown through outstanding volunteerism, leadership, and support to the Tawas community. Stop by the Chamber or click here for a nomination form. Nominations are due to the Chamber by noon on Tuesday, January 9. Remember to find us at our new location at 228 Newman Street.

The Junior King and Queen will be nominated by their peers; any area 5-7 grader is eligible and will be selected on their outstanding character, academic achievement, community service and/or leadership.

Sponsor An Activity

Several Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Be a part of Perchville and make sure your business or organization gets the recognition for supporting our community! Email us or visit tawas.com for more information.

Join The Fun

Does your organization or staff love kids? We still have FUN BOOTH spaces available in the Family Tent. Create a fun game or challenge for kids aged 12 and under. Fun booths can have any theme or support the mission of your business or organization. Send email to Suzan Dunham for more info. Don't delay - spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Perchville Buttons Now Available!

Chilly Koozies For Sale!

Buttons are now available throughout the Tawases and at the Chamber. For $5, a button helps support our community AND gets you in to the Hospitality Tent, the Coronation Breakfast, the Murder Mystery (limited seating), and the Fishing Challenge. For $6, a Chilly Cook-Off Koozie supports the downtown business district and gets you incredible samples of chili on the Saturday morning of Perchville; available throughout downtown.

New Perchville Activites for 2018

Corn Hole Tournament

Try out your skill at this bean bag toss tournament in the Hospitality tent on Friday. This single elimination tournament begins at 6:00 pm, but there are limited spots, so get there early to sign up (tent opens at 5:00 pm, button required for entry, must be 21).

The Comedy Series

Kick off Perchville on Saturday, January 27th (the same day as the Coronation Breakfast) with plenty of laughter and fun. Headliner David Dyer and opening act of Adam Degi; doors open at 5:30, buffet at 6:00, show starts at 7:30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. $25 ticket includes dinner and show - cash bar available. Get your tickets at the Chamber, Brew Krew and Freels Market.

Perchville USA 2018 Dates

Up North is only a State of Mind

~ Experience it on TAWAS BAY! ~

Perchville USA

Perchville USA

Michigan's oldest winter carnival offers a huge variety of activities for the whole family.

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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