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Fabulous River Road Scenic Byway

Definitely worth the trip. Beautiful views. Lots of information along the way. Steps and walkway... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Plainwell, Michigan
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Definate need to do!

We did a day trip to check out some Fall colors. They weren’t “popping” here, but the drive was... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
DeWitt, Michigan
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All reviews beautiful drive river road iargo springs climb down autumn colors take your time au sable stops dam monument turnouts steps beauty ride lumberjack outlooks memorial
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth the trip. Beautiful views. Lots of information along the way. Steps and walkway well maintained. Not for the unfit. Very tranquil!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kldosterplainwell
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We did a day trip to check out some Fall colors. They weren’t “popping” here, but the drive was still awesome- be sure to check out the different suggested stops (either pull the map online or just stop where you see the well marked signs)....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cartersfour
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This road is a beautiful drive in the fall with all the colors. There are many turnoffs to view the Au Sable. Watch carefully and there are Eagles to be seen!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Keith H
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Would be gorgeous drive once leaves start to turn. It has many beautiful stops along the road as you drive out west from Oscoda. It takes you to Largo springs, the Foote Dam, and many others. Great road to travel down.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank m_tmartin2924
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Many, many different places to stop along the way and see this scenic byway, but ready to climb down, and then of course, all the way back up, a lot of steps. They lead you down to trails and other paths. Can be done all...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank JohnM18516
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The drive is very nice--but long--about 20 miles---but it was a pretty drive--not outstanding--until we stopped at the Logger mans Memorial and the Canoe monument--there you get this really great vistas of the river valley that you don't see on the tree lined drive.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank suedo66
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This area has been blessed with a marvelous river system (AUSABLE RIVER) and you will enjoy this ride. Stop along the way at the overlooks and take in the attractions like riding the Ausable River Queen-paddle wheel river boat cruise. This is a beautiful ride...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Mic B
Reviewed 22 October 2017

beautiful place but be ready for a walk. loike 500 steps to the bottom!!. part of the highbanks trail system!!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Chad P
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A beautiful drive to catch the beauty of the autumn colors. Several marked spots for photo opportunities.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Keith J
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We stopped at a couple of the "scenic outlooks" along the way, these were very nice although the steps are getting old. Iargo Springs and Lumberjack Monument are well worth stopping in.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jljocque
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Angelique R
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Response from Janelle S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, here are a lot of paths and trails. Great for walking with a dog! Ours loved it.