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East Tawas, Michigan

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A western New York firm, Smith, Van Valkenburg & Company, was interested in Michigan pine.  Henry Perkins Smith, a senior member of the firm, sent his son George P. here in 1862, and he became the father of the town.  Given a station on the Detroit & Mackinaw Railroad.  Incorporated as a village in 1887 and as a city in 1895.  It absorbed Tawas Beach in 1922. Named from its being east of older Tawas City.  East Tawas is located on Iosco County’s Lake Huron coastline. It’s main street is a popular shopping district and has several unique restaurants and shops. East Tawas is a major resort area, with numerous motels and resorts located along the Lake Huron coastline.  The city Tawas Point State Park and city campground are both popular with tent and RV campers.  The Tawas Point Lighthouse, built in 1876, is equipped with a Frensnel lens built in Paris in 1880. It replaced the original lighthouse located near the present ball field. The lighthouse stands 70 feet above Lake Huron and the walls at the base are 6 feet thick.  The lighthouse located in Tawas Point State Park and is popular with photographers and artists.  Tawas Point is a stop over point for hundreds of species of migratory birds, and it is a favorite spot for bird watchers.  The city has a beautiful public beach and playground and pier with docking facilities.  East Tawas has several fine Golf Courses. Population: 2,887. City Hall: 120 W. Westover, East Tawas, MI 48730, (989) 362-6161. 

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Attractions

Dewey Durant Park [Picnic Area, Sports Fields, Ice Rink], 714 W. Franklin Street, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (877) 868-2927

Family Theatre [Movie Theaters], 132 Newman St., East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-2151

Iosco County Historical Museum, 405 West Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-8911

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Tawas Point Lighthouse, 686 Tawas Beach Road, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-5041

Dining Out

A Different Blend [Coffee Shops, Sandwich & Sub Shops],  513 W Bay St., East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-2403

G's Pizzeria & Deli [Pizzerias, Delicatessens], 115 E Bay St.,  East Tawas, MI 48730 ,Phone:  (989) 362-8659

Hungry Howie's Pizza [Pizzerias], 200 W Bay St., East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-3100

Jack'ss Sports Bar Grill [Sports Bars, American Cuisine],  105 W Westover St, East Tawas, Phone: (989) 305-6506

Little Caesars Pizza [Pizzerias], 700 W Bay St., East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone:  (989) 984-0098

Long John Silver's [Seafood Cuisine], 600 W Bay St, East Tawas, MI  48730, Phone: (989) 362-5431

Los Cuatro Amigos [Mexican Cuisine], 1626 E Us 23, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone:  (989) 984-0200

Northwoods Steakhouse [Steakhouses, Seafood Cuisine], 1222 E Bay, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-5321

Pier 23 Food & Spirits [Bar, American Cuisine, Seafood Cuisine],  821 W Bay St., East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-8856

Red Hawk Golf Club [Golf Courses, Family Dining], 350 West Davison, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-0800

Richie Rich's New York Deli [Sandwich & Sub Shops, Pizzerias, Delicatessens],  126 Newman St., East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-9067

Tawas Bay Beach Resort, 300 East Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-8601

Whitetail Café [American Cuisine],  221 Newman St., East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-1090

Wingin It [Sports Bars, American Cuisine],  214 Newman St., East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 305-6645

Lodging

Aaron's Wooded Acres Resort, 968 N. US 23, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-5188

Bambi Motel, 1100 E. Bay St (US 23), East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-4582

Cabana Cove Resort, 912 East Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-2750

Caveman's Resort, 2800 North US-23, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-5343

Danny's Lakeview Resort, 2778 North US 23, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-2622

East Tawas Junction B & B and Guesthouse, 514 W. Bay Street ( US-23), East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-8006

Great Lakes Huron Cottage, 1027 Ottawas Lane, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (248) 393-5570

Great Lakes Huron House, 1054 Ottawas Lane, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (248) 393-5570

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Northland Beach Cottages, 808 East Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-2601

Riptide Motel & Cabin, 1110 East Bay Street/US 23, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-6562

Shores of Lake Huron, 827 W. Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-3300

Sunrise Cabins, 2654 North US 23, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-2463

Tawas Bay Beach Resort, 300 East Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-8601

Tawas Inn Resort, 1000 East Bay, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-2581

Timberlane Resort [Cabin Rentals], Located on Tawas Beach Rd on Tawas Point, East Tawas, Michigan 49730, Phone: (248) 647-9634 or (248) 797-0208

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Woodland Beach Cottages, 2790 North US 23, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-6996

Organizations

American Legion Post 211 [Veterans Organizations], 900 E Lincoln St. East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone (989) 362-4022

Iosco Sportsmen's Club [Sportsman’s Clubs, Firing Range], 1600 N US 23, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-6275, Email: mail@ioscosportsmen.com

Tawas Bay Center for the Arts, 538 Baldwin Resort Rd., East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 744-8871

Outdoors

Corsair Ski Trails

Custom Gun Stocks Gun Shop Gun Dealers & Gunsmiths], 2231 N US Highway 23, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-8291

East Tawas City Park [Campground], 407 W. Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-5562

Iosco Sportsmen's Club [Sportsman’s Clubs, Firing Range], 1600 N US 23, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-6275, Email: mail@ioscosportsmen.com

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Jerry’s Marina & Tawas Point Harbor, Inc. [Boat Repair & Marina], Tawas Point Harbor, 542 Tawas Beach Road, PO Box 431, East Tawas, MI 48764, Phone: (989) 362-8641

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Red Hawk Golf Club [Golf Courses, Family Dining], 350 West Davison, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-0800

Spirit of AuSable [Charter Boat Services], 2230 N. US Hwy. 23, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 739-3072

Tawas Board Riders [Kite Boarding, Sailboat Rentals], 542 Tawas Beach Rd, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-9906

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Tawas Point State Park, 686 Tawas Beach Road, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-5041

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Services

Doc Hair [Barber Shops], 514 Bridge St., East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-4247

Enchanted Forest Web Page Design Service [Internet Services, Website Design & Development], 3980 Curtisville Road, Curtisville, South Branch, MI 48761, Phone: (989) 735-2206 Email: support@theenchantedforest.net

Main Street Cuts [Barber Shops, Beauty Salons], 122 Newman St, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-1044

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Perfect Landing Vacation Rentals & Real Estate [Real Estate Management], 708 W. Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48763, Phone: (989) 362-3300

Razors Edge [Barber Shops, Beauty Salons], 108 W Westover St, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-5841

Shopping

Back Room Antiques & More [Antiques & Flea Markets], 135 Newman St., East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-0400

Bloom'n Scents [Farm Markets], 2664 Brooks Rd., East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-4552

The Legacy of Tawas Bay [Antiques & Flea Markets], 110 South Alice Street, East Tawas, MI 48730-1557, Phone: (989) 362-4368

Mar-Mar Gourmet [Bakeries],  131 Newman St., East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-5380

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Village Chocolatier [Candy Makers], 104 Newman, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-7728

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