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Things to do in Au Sable River

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.
Park
“Visitors center with glimpse into logging history, paved and unpaved hiking trails that visitors are free to explore on their own, or join in on a guided, interpretive walk instead. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Paddle Hard Brewing is a great place be to grab lunch or dinner. Its known for its craft beer but serves great artisan flatbread pizzas and paninis. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hotel
“Although its known for its lodge and fly shop, the restaurant at Gate's is wonderful. Reservations recommended for evenings but there is lots of outdoor seating by the river and a walk up window for sandwiches. Dinners are well done. They have a phenominal chef. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Ray's is our favorite restaurant in town. Great BBQ served by the riverside. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Now, I've never been. I've been wanting to go for awhile now. But the place is always packed and I've heard the food and beer selection is pretty good. This place is in Grayling, which is about 15 miles up the road.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Henson Hills has groomed cross country ski trails and rentals. They do not have the pull behind sleds for children.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“1940's cabin atmosphere. Very casual dining. Great burgers and beer. Sports bar atmosphere as well.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“The Grayling Fish Hatchery is an historic site and current fishing spot for kids (and adults). This hatchery was a DNR site that serviced the area fish stocking needs. Now no longer used for stocking, it is an educational site ran by a local angler's association. You can buy (or catch) your rainbow trout and they'll clean and bag it for you. The hatchery also has a pond on site filled with rock bass, blue gill, turtles and all sorts of warm water species. The pond is designated as a kids' fishing spot. They have free fishing poles to borrow and use and worms can be purchased for $1. This is the best place in the area to take young children.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“There are Family Fare Supermarkets located in Roscommon, Houghton Lake and Grayling. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Movie Theater
“Quaint movie theater been in the same family 100 years -- but have great updated seating.”
  • 1 local recommends
Diner
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“Home of the Lumberjack Breakfast. Serving breakfast all day along with a great selection of sandwiches and hamburgers. All soups are made from scratch.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“A fly fishing pro shop and outfitter on the banks of the AuSable River in Grayling Michigan.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Sporting Goods Shop
“Northbound Outfitters is Grayling’s own little REI type store. There is a bike shop in it as well as a ski shop in the winter. Large selection of Kayaks and all the gear. This is also a great spot to park at for the Grayling Bike Turnpike. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Awesome place to check out! Try the Peanut Butter Porter or the Goodale's Donut beer made from donuts across the street. No food served but you can bring your own in!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Paddle Hard Brewing is a great place be to grab lunch or dinner. Its known for its craft beer but serves great artisan flatbread pizzas and paninis. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Ray's is our favorite restaurant in town. Great BBQ served by the riverside. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Now, I've never been. I've been wanting to go for awhile now. But the place is always packed and I've heard the food and beer selection is pretty good. This place is in Grayling, which is about 15 miles up the road.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“1940's cabin atmosphere. Very casual dining. Great burgers and beer. Sports bar atmosphere as well.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Diner
“Home of the Lumberjack Breakfast. Serving breakfast all day along with a great selection of sandwiches and hamburgers. All soups are made from scratch.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wimpy's is the only chicken restaurant in Grayling; it also specializes in ice cream treats, burgers and hot dogs.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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