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Mio, Michigan

Oscoda County Courthouse

Mio Pizza Pink Elephant

Our Lady of the Woods Shrine

Mio is an unincorporated community in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is the county seat of Oscoda County and is situated along the boundary between Mentor Township on the east and Big Creek Township on the west. The name of the community is pronounced "MY-oh" (with a long "i" sound), not "ME-oh." The town was founded in 1881, and was originally called “Mioe”, in honor of the wife of town founder, Henry Deyarmond. Other founders are Colige Comins, Reirlo Fosdick, and John Randall.[4] A post office named Mioe opened May 3, 1882. The name changed to Mio on November 21, 1883.

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  • Amish Community with Stores and Bakeries
  • Annual Fishing Tournament
  • Birding
  • Boating, Paddling (Canoe & Kayak)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • First Dam Canoe Race (August)
  • Fishing, Particularly Trout
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Hinchman Acres Cross-Country Skiing Center (4 trails)
  • The Holy Waters: Michigan's Quality Fly Fishing Experience
  • Hunting
  • Jack Pine Wildlife Autotour
  • Kirtland Warbler Festival (May)
  • Mennonite Relief Sale (July 31-August 1)
  • Michigan Shore to Shore Riding & Hiking Trail
  • Mio Mud Bogs & Drags
  • Nor-East’r Music & Art Festival (June)
  • ORV, Motorcycle and Groomed Snowmobile Trails
  • Oscoda County Courthouse (Historic Site)
  • Oscoda County Fair & Great Lakes Forestry Expo
  • Oscoda County Park
  • Our Lady of the Woods Shrine and Groto, Mio
  • Outdoor Sportsmens Exposition


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