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Things to do in Oscoda

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Travel Agency
“Great place for short hikes, history, and great sites, worth the hike down to the water from the main over look.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Beautiful natural spring flows out of the hillside into the Ausable River. Excellent place for waterfall photography. Lots of stairs, but worth it. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“We always split the half-chicken, but there is a wide variety of good food here. If you're into craft beer, they're famous for their Paul Bunyan ale. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature
“Well-maintained beach and park in downtown Oscoda. Nice walk out on the pier. Plenty of ice cream shops nearby!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“More than just a 'bar'! Large menu with a range of comfort foods, sandwiches and burgers.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to shop
“This is the best place to rent your canoe, kayak, or tube from. They are the furthest rental place up river....Trust me, the paddling toward the end of your trip is difficult and these guys are a welcome site on the river....we have rented from them for over 20 years”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Great family owned paddle boat a short drive down the road. Very relaxing and chill with small refreshments and beverages on board.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cinema
“Old fashioned movie theater, only has one movie at a time. Walking distance ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“We love the small town feel of this bar and their burgers are very good. Cheap drinks too!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
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“Not your everyday Hallmark. Great selection of high-quality local gifts and clothing. You can even buy a Cedar Lake sweatshirt here!”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Our secret spot. Avoid the crowds and see some nature on this sandy beach. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
  • 1 local recommends
Home Goods Store
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“We always split the half-chicken, but there is a wide variety of good food here. If you're into craft beer, they're famous for their Paul Bunyan ale. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“More than just a 'bar'! Large menu with a range of comfort foods, sandwiches and burgers.”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“This is more than a taco lounge and full of eclectic items that are sure to spark a conversation.”
  • 1 local recommends

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