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River Road Scenic Byway

River Road, Oscoda, MI
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A Beautiful Drive

This road is truly a gem any time of year. There are many places to pull over and view the river or... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Oscoda, Michigan
Beautiful Drive

Such a beautiful and scenic area. I am sure that if it wasn't 30 degrees and raining we would have... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
John Z
Lafayette, Indiana
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River Road, Oscoda, MI
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This road is truly a gem any time of year. There are many places to pull over and view the river or take photos. A must see in the area.

Thank ChrisB1226
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful and scenic area. I am sure that if it wasn't 30 degrees and raining we would have spent more than just a couple hours.

Thank John Z
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This drive offers scenic views of the River, including areas where numerous swans spend the winter. Hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoe opportunities. Pick up one of the Forest Service guides for the drive.

1  Thank KevinGCIT
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Nice roadway, great bypass viewing areas. Good chance for a little exercise. Lots of restrooms provided at the stops which were clean and well kept. Worth the drive.

Thank TwoTravelers-OntheGo
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The "sunrise-side" of Michigan has that small town, up-north feel (think Michigan's Upper Peninsula, but with a shorter drive). The towns don't offer much in the way of charm and character, like western Michigan, but the scenery along this route makes it worth it. With...More

2  Thank Jennifer I
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is just one of the many beautiful scenic outlooks and stops along river road, definitely a must see!

Thank angeljen33082
Reviewed 8 September 2016

If you live in or around Michigan and you haven't driven this route, then now is the time! There are several turn-outs along the way that are well worth stopping at. You should see them all.

3  Thank thomasssmith1
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Lovely dive in any season but summer is especially nice. Places to stop including the Lumbermen's Monument and Iargo Springs, picnic areas and a boat ramp, overlooks and gorgeous scenery.

1  Thank Janelle S
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We originally set out on the tour looking for public boat launches for our Seadoo's on the ponds of the many dams on the Au Sable river. It was very educational and beautiful. Lots of stairs but all worth the trip. We did get to...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

It was raining the day that we visited. Yet still enjoyable. We will come back again on a sunnier day.

Thank Rita D
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Angelique R
can dog come along, or should we leave her at the motel to see this?
6 October 2016|
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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.