Scenic Driving

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Driving on 13 Rd near Caberfae Overlook in the fall.Whether you are out for a Sunday drive, or traveling along River Road National Scenic Byway, the forest has many beautiful places to drive. 

River Road National Scenic Byway

The twenty-two mile River Road National Scenic Byway extends westward from Lake Huron into the Huron National Forest. It parallels the historic Riviere aux Sable (River of Sand).

Byway travelers will find abundant recreation opportunities, from motorized trails for off-road vehicles and snowmobiles to quiet trails for hiking and cross-country skiing. Camping, fishing and boating facilities are accessible from the byway. For a more relaxed experience, visitors will enjoy the lush forest and breathtaking vistas from the many scenic overlooks along the route. for more information.


Jack Pine Wildlife Viewing Tour

The Jack Pine Wildlife Viewing Tour  is a self-guided, 58-mile auto-tour through jack pine ecosystems that are home to a variety of wildlife, including the endangered Kirtland's warbler. The tour is marked with signs that display an image of the Kirtland's warbler and the watchable wildlife symbol.  Along the route are also opportunities to stop at one of the many recreation sites available to access the Au Sable River.

Both the guided and self-guided driving tour are available that will take visitors through various stages of Kirtlands warbler habitat. 


Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

Don't forget to take your Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) with you when you go driving.  The MVUM will show you what roads are open to public motor vehicle traffic and will show what roads are open by season.  Downloadable MVUM's are available or call any office.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities