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Welcome to Grayling, MI, rated by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 Fly Fishing destinations in North America. We are the Canoe Capital of Michigan, the home of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon and the Avita Water BLACK BEAR Bicycle Tour

Crawford County Historical Society
The website has been updated with lots of new (old) photos and information on the Museum. Check it out here.

AuSable River Canoe Marathon Committee prepares for 64th 2011 Marathon
The AuSable River Canoe Marathon has completed it's 63rd year with a record breaking 94 teams starting the event, the largest field ever. Now the committee will be busy with organizational activities in preparation for the 64th year of North America's longest non-stop canoe race. This spectacular and historic event is held in Grayling the last full weekend in July. For 2011 it begins at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday July 30 and ends 120 miles and 14 to 18 hours later in Oscoda on the shores of Lake Huron. The LeMans start of this race is one of the most exciting events in the history of sports. Check out their website for the latest Marathon News.

Avita Water BLACK BEAR 2011 Bicycle Tour
This will be the 64rd year that Marathon Paddlers have raced through the night from Grayling paddling 60 to 90 strokes a minute for over 14 hours to reach Oscoda the following day. Sunday morning, eleven hours after the racing canoes are on the river, the Avita Water BLACK BEAR Bicycle Tour will depart Grayling for Oscoda to catch the paddlers at the end of their overnight adventure. This 100 mile bike tour is now in it's ninth year. Learn more about it: RIDE THE BEAR. welcomes Boy Scout Troop 979 as it's newest public service website
Boy Scout Troop 979 with Scoutmaster Loren Goodale, now has its own website hosted with This site features a calendar of events, photos of troop activities and will soon have more information on Patrols and the Troop's history. Boys at least 11 years old are invited to join in on the adventures of Scouting.

The Joy of the Image
Tips and Tricks for Taking Better Photographs
A class in Photographic Composition
Next class is October 25, 2012
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At Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn on Big Manistique Lake
Curtis, MI, May 12-15, 2011

Sponsored by:
Erickson Center for the Arts
and open to writers of any style
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(2010 flyer will be updated soon)

Kirtland president Dr. Tom Quinn
proposes Artisan Center for Grayling

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AuSable Valley Animal Shelter

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The Pere Marquette 1225 Steam Engine
Arrives in Grayling October 6, 2007
Spend a few seconds relaxing along the East Branch of the AuSable River

AuSable Valley Animal Shelter

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