February 11, 2016

EDITORIAL: Proud to be part of the Sunrise Coast

Posted 4/22/10

With the Sunrise Coast recently becoming a featured destination on the Pure Michigan Web site, it’s important that Arenac County do its part in joining forces with the rest of the northeast Michigan coastline as well as become more united within the county itself.

For tourists who are coming up from downstate, or for those who are coming up from other parts of the country, Arenac County is the beginning of their experience of the Sunrise Coast.

The weekend traffic is already starting to roll in, gearing up every one for the summer, and we need to remember that we are just as much a part of the Sunrise Coast as areas like Tawas and Oscoda.

Every community along U.S.-23 has something to offer to travelers, and we need to remember what our county can provide for tourists.

Standish has two new businesses — Penny Wise and Chen’s Garden — to attract summer travelers.

The Rifle River flows through Omer, providing a great location for camping and fishing.

AuGres has beach side parks and easy access to boating and other recreation.

This is just a very limited, brief overview of what Arenac County particularly has to offer.

We are a mecca of outdoor fun for any traveler who enjoys camping, fishing, hunting and even shopping.

Whether they stay for a weekend or continue on up U.S.-23, travelers see our faces before any other community along the Sunrise Coast.

Our smiling faces are what welcome people to the area, and we need to always remember that we are just as much a part of the Sunrise Coast as every other county north of us.

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