Iosco Exploration Trail
The Iosco Exploration Trail (IET) is a 44 mile planned trail across Iosco County as part of Michigan's Iron Belle Trail. The Iosco Exploration Trail 501c3 nonprofit was created to facilitate the planning, development, construction, and long-term maintenance of the IET. Currently, there are two of eight phases completed. Phase 1 is a 2.73 mile portion from AuSable to Oscoda, Mill St to River Rd, and out to Oscoda High School. It was completed in 2021. Loon Lake Trail in Hale, MI, phase 2, was completed in 2019 and is 1.9 miles long traveling from Loon Lake park to Kokosing Road. These beautiful phases have proven to be very positive additions to Iosco County, both with foot traffic year round. Phase 3 construction, starting at the end of Phase 1 at the Oscoda High School and traveling down River Rd to Old Orchard Park, is set to begin in fall 2022!