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Mio the county seat is located approximately in the center of Oscoda County. Located on the Au Sable River, near the Mio Dam, the community attracts many trout fishermen and canoers. The Blue Ribbon Trout Streams surround Mio are of special interest to trout fisherment Bird-watcher from all over the world come to Mio to view the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler that nests in the area. Tours of the Kirtland’s Warbler habitat area are available through the U.S. Forest Service office in Mio. Oscoda County Park and several National Forest Campgrounds near Mio provide accomodations for campers. The Mio area also has numerous rental cabins, motels, resorts and fine restaurants to accommodate visitors.  The National Forest ORV trails located south of town attract many off-road vehicle operators.  Mio also provides snowmobilers using the state snowmobile trail system with access to lodging, dining and fuel.  The downtown area has several sporting good stores, bait & tackle shops and other specialy shops. 

Other attractions include the Oscoda County Court House and Our Lady of the Woods Shire, both located downtown. The courthouse is one of the oldest wooden structures of its kind remaining in the state. Our Lady of the Woods Shire houses replicas of Madonna shrines from around the world. Mio is an unincorporated community governed by Big Creek and Mentor Townships in Oscoda County. Big Creek Township Hall: Deeter Rd., P. O. Box 197, Luzerne, MI 48636, (989) 826-5992. Mentor Township Hall: 216 E. 10th St., Mio, MI 48647, (989) 826-541

The village was founded by Coolige Comins, John Randall, Henry Deyarmond and Reirlo Fosdick in 1881. John Randall became its first postmaster on May 3, 1882, with the office named Mioe, for Henry Deyarmond's wife, but it was renamed Mio on November 21, 1883.

Informational excerpts from Michigan Place Names, by Walter Romig, L.H.D.

BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION & RECREATIONAL RESOURCES

Alliance Tree Service [Tree Services], 311 Pearl St., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-2304

Alpena Agency [Insurance Agencies], 215 Morenci Ave., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3473

American Collision [Auto Body Repair], 414 Morenci Ave., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3402

Au Sable Big Water Lodge [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 2851 East Drive, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (248) 891-1224

Au Sable Chiropractic Clinic, PLLC [Chiropractors], 200 N. Deyarmond, STE C, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3333

Brochure:  Au Sable River - A National Scenic River, Huron Manistee National  Forest -Mio Ranger District

AuSable River Restaurant [Restaurants], 412 N. Morenci, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3590

AuSable Valley Inn, 470 S. Mt. Tom Rd, Mio, Michigan 48647, Phone:  (989) 826-1737

AuSable Valley View Farm [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 395 Davis Road, Mio, MI  48647, Phone: (517) 546-0503

Black Bear Realty, 463 S. Mt. Tom Rd., Mio, Michigan 48647, Phone: (989) 826-8311

Blair ‘s Service [Gas Stations, Auto Repair, [Automotive Towing], 210 S. M-33, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-1278

Bob Linsenman's Au Sable Angler [Fly Shop & Guide Service], 56A Richard Dr., Mio, Michigan 48647, Phone: (989) 826-8500

Camp Ridgeway [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 900 Lehmen Trail, Mio, MI 48647, Phone (315) 482-6250, Email: stay@campridgeway.com

Cherry Creek Farm [Deer & Gamebird Hunting & Trout Fishing Preserves, Hunting & Fishing Guides], 524 West Miller Rd., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 278-5888

Copper Fox Lodge [Cabin & Cottage Rentals, on the AuSable River], Mio, MI 48647, Phone:  (989) 619-8000 , Email: jce@lodge4rent.com

Country Cedar Crafts [Rustic Log Furniture], 786 W. Kittle Rd, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-5969

The Country Chalets, 552 W Kittle Rd, Mio, Michigan 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3575

Country Corners - Bulk Foods [Grocery Stores], 1284 W. Kittle Rd., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-6063

Country Feed Supply [Feed Stores], 389 W. Kittle Rd., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-2305

Doug’s Disposal Service [Waste Disposal Services], W Cherry Creek Rd, Mio, MI 48647, Phone:(989) 826-5084

Dwayne’s Precision Collision [Auto Body Repair], 33 Troyer Dr., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-5913

Enchanted Forest Web Page Design Service, 3980 Curtisville Rd., South Branch, MI 48761, Phone: (989) 726-4416, Email: support@theenchantedforest.net 

Fairview Hills Golf Course, 1481 Caldwell Road, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 848-5810

Family Physical Therapy [Physical Therapy Clinics], 122 S. Morenci St., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-6830

Fleszar Powersports [Motorcycles & Snowmobiles, Lawnmowers, Small Engine Repair], 339 E. Miller Rd., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 390-8753

Gotts’ Landing Canoe Livery, 710 N. Morenci Rd., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3411

Hinchman Acres Resort & Canoe Rental [Cabin & Cottage Rentals, Canoe & Kayak Rentals], 702 N. M-33, PO Box 220, Mio, MI 48647, Phone (989) 826-3267 

HIghland Lumber [Lumber Yards] 693 E. Kittle Rd., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 848-8000

Jig’s Up Bait & Tackle [Bait & Tackle Shops], 29 South Mt. Tom Rd., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3467

Kirtland Agency [Insurance Agencies], 401 S Morenci Ave, Mio, MI 48647, Phone:(989) 826-3494

Laskley Funeral Home [Funeral Homes], 318 Pearl Street, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-5505

Lets Talk Auction Company [Auction Services], 1491 N. Perry Creek Rd., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 848-5158

Mack Lake Campground [Campgrounds & RV Parks], County Road 489, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3252

McKinley Corner Inn [Hotels & Motels], 4680 McKinley Road, McKinley, Mio, Michigan 48647, Phone: (989) 848-7355

McKinley Horse Trail Campground [Campgrounds & RV Parks], Forest Service Road 4004, McKinley, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3252

Michigan Shore-To-Shore Trail, Michigan Trail Riders Association [ Horseback Riding Trails], 5806 E State Rd., Hale, MI 48739, Phone: (989) 473-3205

Mike’s Auto & Glass Repair [Automotive Repair, Glass Repair], 525 Morenci Ave., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3775

Mio Family Dentistry [Dental Clinics], 107 E. 8th Street, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-6262

Mio Motel [Hotels & Motels], 415 N Morenci Ave, McKinley, Mio, Michigan 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3248, Email: stay@miomotel.com

Mio Pine Acres Campground & Cabins [Campgrounds & RV Parks, Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 1215 West 8th Street, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-5590

Mio Pizza Shop, 421 S. Morenci Ave., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-5746

Mio Pond State Forest Campground [Campgrounds & RV Parks], M-33 & Popps Road., 3 miles NW of Mio, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 348-6371

Mio Saloon [Bars], 107 S. Morenci, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-6006

Morse Concrete & Excavating [Excavating Contrators, Redi-Mix C oncrete], 106 Vine St., P.O. Box 518, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3975

North Star Resort [Cabin & Cottage Rentals, Hotels & Motels, Resorts], 1330 S Mount Tom Rd, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3278

Northstar Storage Barns LLC [Storage Buildings], 398 N. Mt. Tom Road (M-33), Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-1000

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Northwoods Gardens [Restaurant & Tavern], 10 S Mt Tom Rd, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-6292

Oak Hill Furniture & Fabrics [Furniture Stores, Fabric Shops], 1734 N. Galbraith Road, Mio, MI 47647, Phone: (989) 826-1913

Oscoda County Park [Campgrounds & RV Parks], 1110 Jay Smith Dr., Mio, Michigan 48647, Phone: (989) 826-5114

Our Lady of the Woods Shrine, 100 Deyarmond Street, PO Box 189, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-5509, Email: tmarymio@m33access.com

Paddle Inn [Restaurants], 253 S. Mount Tom Rd., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-6373

Pioneer General Store [General Stores], 432 N. Mt. Tom Rd. (M-33), Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3580

Rainbow Resort [Cabin & Cottage Rentals, Canoe & Kayak Rentals], 731 Camp Ten Road, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3423

Rays’s Mug & Jug [Grocery Stores, Sport Goods], 2 N. Mt. Tom Road, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-5731

Scenic Riverwood Bar [Bar & Grill], 4700 McKinley Rd., McKinley, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 848-5431

Sensenig’s Repair [Chainsaw Sales & Repair, Small Engine Repair], 432 Kittle Road, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 848-8346

Shady Lane Footwear [Shoe Stores], 700 Bills Road, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-6743

Stampin’ Up [Art & Craft Lessons], 1530 Rivercrest Dr., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 329-3618

State Wide Real Estate [Real Estate Agencies], 102 W. 8th St., Mio, Michigan 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3292

Sweet Success Sugarbush [Farm Markets], 1442 N. Galbraith Road, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3160

Teaspoon Antiques & Bed & Breakfast [Bed & Breakfasts, Antique Shops], 615 W. Kneeland Road, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3889

Tin Lizzie's Restaurant [Restaurant], 412 S Morenci Ave, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-5499

Trophy Waters Fly Shop [Fly Shops & Fly Fishing Guide Services], 701 N. Morenci Rd., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3411

Wagner Lake National Forest Campground [Campgrounds & RV Parks], Wagner Lake Road, Huron-Manistee National Forests, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3252

Walkers Bar & Restaurant [Restaurants, Taverns], 221 N. Morenci Ave., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3700

Whitehouse Disposal Services [Waste Disposal Services], 84 W Cherry Creek Rd , Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3538

Wilderness Chronicle [Periodical], PO Box 400, Mio,  MI 48647, Phone: (989) 848-7233

Wood Haven [Wood Paneling], 1284 S. Mapes Rd., Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-8300

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