Canoer's Memorial Scenic Overlook

  • Address: 5761 N. Skeel Ave. , Oscoda , MI 48750
  • Hours: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm

Historic Site Features:

Canoer's Memorial is a site of historical significance in the county. Marathon canoe racing began in 1940, with a 240 mile race down the Au Sable River from Grayling to the mouth of the Au Sable in Oscoda. This race has been held annually since that time. In 1950, a monument was erected on the site to commermorate marathon canoe racing. This monument sits high above Cooke Pond, providing a breathtaking view of the river and forest landscape. A very popular fall color site.  Visitors can access the Highbanks Hiking and Ski Trail from this site.

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  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
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  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business

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