The Oscoda-AuSable area is known for its abundant waterways, quaint downtown, family-friendly safe neighborhoods and natural surroundings.
It's also the place where legends are made. In 2006 the Michigan Legislature declared Oscoda the "official home of Paul Bunyan." Resident Ed Glotfelty said the proclamation recognizes Oscoda as the literary home for the giant legendary logger based on the fact that the first printed story about him was written by Oscoda Press writer James MacGillivray in 1906.
Glotfelty, a history buff and man of sizable stature himself, portrays the lumberjack during the annual Paul Bunyan Festival. Events include a classic antique car show, children's activities, a Lumberjack Show and a crowd-awing Chainsaw Carving Championship with participants coming from across the nation.
Oscoda-AuSable combines economic opportunity with four seasons of recreation, creating a unique spot on the Sunrise Side, where the AuSable River and Lake Huron meet. AuSable, site of the first settlement established in Iosco County in 1848, is now a modern zoned community, mindful of it's heritage while possessing a vision for the future. A destination for tourists, families, and retirees alike, offering a healthy dose of Midwestern lifestyle.
The area's public parks provide a safe and enjoyable environment for children. The more adventuresome outdoor enthusiasts enjoy some of the finest sport fishing, hunting, canoeing, golfing, camping and snowmobiling in the country.
Industrial and business opportunities abound, including one of the areas largest Industrial Parks. The Township takes great pride in maintaining its infrastructure to facilitate the needs of citizens and visitors alike and encourages economic development throughout the community, including the former Wurtsmith Airforce Base which was transferred to area municipality control after its closure.