Class I Lake Huron, MI

Alpena Blueway

200 miles of spectacular scenic views of Lake Huron and an astounding array of large public forest and recreational properties await travelers on the Huron Shores Heritage Route. Beginning in Standish and winding up the Lake Huron coastline, the Huron Shores Heritage Route offers some of the most extensive and significant recreational, ecological, historical and cultural sites in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The northern Lake Huron shoreline boasts water, forests, wetlands, lighthouses, parks, trails, museums, small towns, culture, attractions, golf, dining, and many other hidden treasures. Visit the US-23 Heritage Route website for more information. Includes: Straits Area Blueway: Views of freighters, the mighty Mackinac Bridge, Bois Blanc Island and Mackinac Island. Cheboygan Area Blueway: Views of Bois Blanc and Mackinac Islands, Mackinaw Bridge in the distance, beautiful Duncan Bay and the Cheboygan River. Hammond Bay Blueway: Enjoy the sandy beaches of Hammond Bay, 40 Mile Point Lighthouse and the Ocqueoc River. Rogers City Blueway: Enjoy the coastline from Rogers City to 40 Mile Point Lighthouse. Views of Rogers City, Great Lakes freighters, and the world's largest limestone quarry. Thompson's Harbor - Presque Isle Blueway: Many bays and points, two quarries, two lighthouses and a false island. Alpena Blueway: Explore Alpena, Thunder Bay, shipwrecks, lighthouses, islands, and miles of undeveloped coastline. Negwegon - Black River - Ossineke Blueway: Experience a paddle along a remote State Park coastline with backcountry camping. Sturgeon Point - Harrisville Blueway: Connects three communities, with views of the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse. Oscoda - Au Sable Blueway: Paddle the coast along Oscoda, Cedar Lake and the lower Au Sable River. Tawas Blueway: Paddle Albaster, Tawas Bay and north to Oscoda. Detailed information on each section is found within the Partner Information links below.

Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 255.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager Private, US 23 Heritage Route
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
Partner Information