Fairview, Michigan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Fairview, Michigan
unincorporated community
Fairview, Michigan is located in Michigan
Fairview, Michigan
Fairview, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°43′30″N 84°03′04″W / 44.72500°N 84.05111°W / 44.72500; -84.05111
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oscoda
Township Comins
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Land 3.1 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 784 ft (239 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,187
 • Density 387.4/sq mi (149.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48621
FIPS code 26-27240[2]
GNIS feature ID 1619884[1]

Fairview is an unincorporated community in Comins Township, Oscoda County in the northeastern Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is at the intersection of routes M-33 and M-72 at 44°43′30″N 84°03′04″W / 44.72500°N 84.05111°W / 44.72500; -84.05111Coordinates: 44°43′30″N 84°03′04″W / 44.72500°N 84.05111°W / 44.72500; -84.05111.[1] It is considered the wild turkey capital of Michigan[3]

The Fairview post office, with ZIP code 48621, serves most of Comins Township, as well as small portions of Clinton Township to the north and Mentor Township to the south.[4]


Geographic features[edit]

  • Fairview is situated near the Au Sable River Valley.
  • It is surrounded by the Huron National Forest and near the Rifle River State Recreation Area.
  • The area is part of the Au Sable State Forest, specifically the
    • Grayling FMU (Alcona, Crawford, Oscoda, and northern Iosco counties).
  • The Oscoda County Park is minutes away.[5]
  • Fairview is part of Northern Michigan.
  • Fairview sits on the "Grayling outwash plain", a unique habitat.[6] Glaciers shaped the area, creating a unique regional ecosystem. A large portion of the area is the so-called Grayling outwash plain, which consists of broad outwash plain including sandy ice-disintegration ridges; jack pine barrens, some white pine-red pine forest, and northern hardwood forest. Large lakes were created by glacial action.[7]

Major highways[edit]

Local attractions and activities[edit]


The community is centered in the Huron National Forest along the Au Sable River. Wildlife are nearby, including bear, deer, eagles, Kirtland's warblers, and turkeys. Local attractions and activities include:


  • Birding - Kirtland Warbler Habitat and Festival. The Kirtland's warbler has its habitat in the area.[12] There is a Kirtland's Warbler Festival, which is sponsored in part by Kirtland Community College.[13]
  • Boating, paddling (canoe and kayak)
  • Fishing, particularly trout fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Cross-country skiing
  • ORV, motorcycle and groomed snowmobile trails, including the renowned Bull Gap.[14]
  • Every year, Fairview Area Schools puts on Eagle Festival. This festival is in the second week of October, and is a fundraiser for Fairview School's athletic department. The festival includes a parade, soccer games, a silent auction, car shows, kiddie games and more.[citation needed]
  • Camp Barakel https://www.campbarakel.org/



  1. ^ Train rides are free for those under the age of two; all others cost six dollars for a ticket.[11]



Howard and Joann Schrader Dunn, Jon, and Garrett, Kimball. Warblers. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. Print. USDA, Forest Service Huron-Manistee National Forests. Biological Opinion Monitoring2006.

External links[edit]