Though vacationers flock here in summer, the Sunrise Coast of the Lower Peninsula along US-23 always has a laid-back feel.
Lakeside Harbor in Rogers City
Lakeside Harbor in Rogers City

What to do

Charter fishing A half-dozen boats depart daily from Oscoda. We like Capt. Bill Carmichael of Rainbow Charter Service. (989) 739-5696;

River Road Scenic Byway The route stretches 22 miles through the Au Sable River Valley to Oscoda. At Iargo Springs, stop at the overlook or take the 300 steps to the spring area.

Where to eat

Wiltse's Brewpub Families like this restaurant in Oscoda. (989) 739-2231;

Where to stay

East Tawas Junction Bed and Breakfast Travelers with an appreciation for Victorian decor will enjoy their stay and a Continental breakfast. (989) 362-8006;

For information: Oscoda Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (877) 867-2632;

Tawas Bay Tourist and Convention Bureau (877) 868-2927;