Local Attractions


Huron National Forest

Lying between the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron in the northern half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, is the nearly one-million-acre Huron-Manistee National Forests. The Forests offer year-around motorized and non-motorized recreation opportunities. Most popular are the trails and campgrounds along four nationally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers such as the Pine, Manistee, Au Sable and Pere Marquette. 

The Forests management team of botanists, biologists, archeologists, fire, timber, and silvicultural specialists manage for health, harvest, prescribed burns and endangered/sensitive species habitat.  The HMNF is host to such species as the Kirtland’s Warbler, Piping Plover, Karner Blue Butterfly and Pitcher’s Thistle.

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Garland Golf course

Four Magnificent Michigan Golf Courses

The natural backdrop of 3,000 acres of unspoiled Michigan wilderness provides a perfect setting for Garland’s four championship golf courses.

Each course weaves through pristine terrain teeming with wildlife. Rolling meadows, lakes, streams, mature hardwoods, and towering pines are the backdrops to challenges for golfers of all abilities.

Each hole at Garland has its own unique character and design, combining many classic features with some innovations not found on other courses. For example – both the Fountains and Reflections layouts offer the unique combination of six par 3s, 4s, and 5s, increasing both your chance for a hole-in-one and birdies!

Garland also offers a large driving range area, putting greens and chipping areas for practice before you start your rounds.

Aausable canoe marathon.

The AuSable River Canoe Marathon is a grueling, non-stop 120 mile canoe race starting in Grayling and ending in Oscoda. Elite paddlers from across the world battle portages, darkness and fatigue as they navigate the scenic and challenging course.



ATV Trail

Fun ride on a snowmobile in deep snow. Outdoor sports activity during winter vacation
ATV Riding