Big Charity Island is located approximately ten miles offshore in the middle of Saginaw Bay between the port city of Caseville to the East, and Au Gres to the west. The Island consists of almost three hundred acres of forest and three miles of shoreline on Lake Huron, and is home to a multitude of wildlife species including neo-tropical songbirds, bald eagles, raccoons, foxes, minks, and more. It is included in the "Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge" system.


Au Gres City Park along the Au Gres River


Arenac County Historical Society Museum has artifacts dating back to the 1800's, a home setting, with a parlor and children's rooms, items pertaining to indians, and lumbering in Arenac county, farming, and
schools. Hours are
Memorial Day - Labor Day: Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. For group tours at other times call (989) 876-7029.

Au Gres Chamber

PO Box 455 Au Gres

Michigan 48703 

(989) 876-6688

City of Au Gres

124 East Huron Road

Au Gres, MI 48703



Au Gres Township

1865 South Swenson Road
Au Gres, MI 48703




Sims Township

4489 E Huron Rd

Au Gres, MI 48703



Whitney Township

1515 N Huron Rd.

Tawas City, MI 48763


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