River Road

Alpena, Michigan

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A 22-mile road alongside the scenic Au Sable River. River Road follows the south bank of the Au Sable River near Lake Huron. The scenic byway begins a short distance from the river’s mouth at Oscoda and follows the river across low, sandy plains. The two-lane paved highway has frequent turnouts for scenic and recreational access. Special attractions: Lumberman’s Monument, Iargo Springs Interpretive Site, paddle-wheel riverboat rides, historic and scenic sites, canoeing, trout and salmon fishing, colorful autumn foliage, beaches, camping. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
National Forest Scenic Byways East & South

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National Forest Scenic Byways East & South

by Beverly R. Magley (Falcon Guides)

A 22-mile road alongside the scenic Au Sable River. River Road follows the south bank of the Au Sable River near Lake Huron. The scenic byway begins a short distance from the river’s mouth at Oscoda and follows the river across low, sandy plains. The two-lane paved highway has frequent turnouts for scenic and recreational access.

Special attractions: Lumberman’s Monument, Iargo Springs Interpretive Site, paddle-wheel riverboat rides, historic and scenic sites, canoeing, trout and salmon fishing, colorful autumn foliage, beaches, camping. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Beverly R. Magley/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Alpena
Distance: 22
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Huron-Manistee National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to River Road

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