Destination guide

A picturesque nook on Lake Huron

Tawas enjoys a scenic shoreline spot on the banks of Lake Huron – a tranquil nook within Michigan's lower peninsula. Book a beautiful Tawas vacation rental to enjoy stunning waterside views and beautiful beaches, or to set sail on the twinkling waters of Lake Huron. Land lubbers may prefer to explore the forest trails on horseback, or simply to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and great outdoors. Charming Tawas is perfect starting point to many a wilderness adventure.

Things to do

A taste of history in Tawas

Get a glimpse into the past at the local Tawas Historical Museum or by climbing the steps of the Tawas Point Lighthouse. Pick up the Tawas Bay Path from your Tawas vacation rental and you can cycle alongside the sparkling waters of Lake Huron round to bay to the lighthouse. This stretch of beach is popular with kiteboarders, but you can enjoy a variety of water sports around the bay, from wave running to SUP. The gently shelving golden sands are perfect for families – bring a kite or a picnic or simply relax in the sun.


Exploring a Lake Huron community

Tawas bills itself as civilized wilderness, and the charming downtown shops and restaurants, shoreline and wooden pier make the civility very apparent. But the wilderness aspect is the big story here. Flanked by the wide, blue waters of Lake Huron to the east and the Huron National Forest to the northwest, you can hike, bike, paddle, fish or glory in nature to your heart's content here. In summer, take a picnic to the beach or fish for lake trout and walleye on Lake Huron. Come winter, pick up the Corsair Trail, one of the Midwest's finest cross-country ski trail systems, under the scented firs of Huron National Forest.


Tawas in the sun and snow

This pretty coastal city puts on a show whatever the season. Strolling along the wooden boardwalk at Shoreline Park is a perfect way to enjoy the late spring sunshine. In fall, take a walk under the canopy of autumnal colors on forest paths and listen to the calls of the migratory birds for which this region is famous. Then, as the snows settle between December and February, the forest paths are the preserve of skiers and snowmobilers. Fly along snowy paths between the heavy white boughs of firs on the Tawas Area Trailhead, Sand Lake Area Trailhead and the Huron Snowmobile Trail.

Natural features

Scenic waters around Tawas

Head out from your Tawas vacation rental to enjoy the sandy beaches around town. The wooden dock over at East Tawas is perfect for fishing and boating. Keen anglers shouldn't miss the opportunity to fly fish on the famous Au Sable River that winds its way through Huron National Forest – a real treat come fall. Or, charter a boat to get out on the epic expanse of Lake Huron. There are also hiking and biking trails stretching into the forest and sweeping around the grand curve of the bay – so you can take your pick of scenic splendors.

Can I find a vacation rental around Tawas Township?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 126 vacation rentals near Tawas Township. From 88 Houses to 32 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tawas Township for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Tawas Township?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Tawas Township. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tawas Point State Park: 123 vacation rentals
  • Tawas Point Lighthouse: 120 vacation rentals
  • Lumberman's Monument Visitor Center: 129 vacation rentals
  • Gateway Park: 113 vacation rentals
  • Dewey Durant Park: 127 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tawas Township listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Tawas Township?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 88 Houses in Tawas Township. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tawas Township include:

  • Cabins: 32 rentals available
  • Cottages: 32 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 32 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Tawas Township?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 111 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Tawas Township. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.