Location: Lake Huron
Ease of Getting There: 8/10
Ease of Staying There: 9/10
Ease of Eating There: 9/10
Instagram of Town: @easttawasmi
Want an up north getaway that doesn’t involve throngs of tourists? Check out East Tawas, Michigan, located on the east shore of Lake Huron, approximately three hours north of Detroit, three hours northeast of Grand Rapids and six hours from Chicago. Here you will find a small, quaint community with a lively downtown and outdoor recreation at its best.
East Tawas offers amazing bird watching, especially if you head there in the spring. Bring your binoculars along with your fishing gear, bikes, canoe and paddleboard. There are endless activities on the great Lake Huron as well as the AuSable River. Festivals are happening all year and agro-tourism like you-pick farms and farmers markets are plenty. Thinking of making it a cold-weather getaway? East Tawas sits near the Huron National Forest, which offers the Corsair Ski Trails, one of the Midwest’s finest cross-country ski trail systems.
Accommodations in East Tawas, Michigan, include cottages, hotels, resorts, bed-and-breakfasts and campgrounds.