Ausable Township

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity  awarded AuSable Township $750,000 for the building of the Trailhead Marketplace.  AuSable Township is located in Northeast Michigan located at the point where the AuSable River enters Lake Huron.   The Trailhead Marketplace will be located along US 23 and will serve as a community center to AuSable Township and the surrounding area.  The multi-use building will serve as a gathering space, will house the Northeast Michigan Regional Farm Market and the Sunrise Side Family Market, will provide a rest stop for bicyclists and will allow individuals and organizations to use the facility for the betterment of the community.  The Trailhead Marketplace will serve AuSable and Oscoda Townships, as well the population of both Iosco and Alcona Counties (approximately 36,0000) and will also bring tourists to our area.  This project will be the culmination of a process that will include the finishing of the adjacent Iosco Exploration Trail through our Township this year, and began with the receipt of the Iron Belle Challenge Grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to purchase the property that will be the future home of the Trailhead Marketplace.