Birding in Tawas
Submitted: January 22, 2012
Stayed: January 2012
My friends and I rented this house in January 2012 for a weekend. I have only one complaint--it had snowed the day of our arrival and the driveway was not cleared, so it was difficult to find. Other than that this house was everything we could have hoped for. The views of Lake Huron are unmatched, the accommodations are spacious and clean, and it is stocked with everything you need--it even has WIFI!. Four women stayed here, but we could easily have had two or three more people just as comfortably. We used the gas fireplace, and were warm and cozy even though the lows were in the single digits while we were there. We didn't use the deck--which is HUGE--except to watch and listen to the ice-filled waves.
We were in town to do some birding at Tawas Point State Park, but one of our best experiences was from right inside the big picture windows, watching a bald eagle fly by--three times! This part of the state is under-appreciated for its outdoor activities. It's close to many parks, the Au Sable River (which is great for canoeing and tubing), and is a haven for birds migrating in the spring. (In the Tawas area in May 2011 I saw 62 bird species in 2 1/2 days.) Very easy to get to, it's right off of US 23, but even so there was very little traffic noise.
We definitely will be returning in the future and would recommend it. If you're looking for a meal out, there's a Mexican place on 23 north of East Tawas called Los Quatros Amigos that is very good. Also, try Wiltse's up in Oscoda--and have some draft, home-brewed Root Beer!
Families with Teenagers,
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