Local Sights

Alcona County Michigan is home to a remarkable diversity of attractions, fun places and environments.

Long a favorite of those who have discovered the secret, Alcona County and the Lake Huron shore will keep you coming back season after season; winter, summer, spring and fall.

Alcona County is home to two very fine State Parks –

www.michigan.gov/harrisville

www.michigan.gov/negwegon

Winter Scenes

Winter Scenes Our forests and hiking trails are part of our winter wonderland, just one more of the natural wonders that make life in Alcona County Michigan so special.  

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Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers Our forests and hiking trails are home to gorgeous wildflowers, just one more of the natural wonders that make life in Alcona County Michigan so special.

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The Trail at Negwegon State Park

The Trail at Negwegon State Park This trail is nearly four miles of pristine pure Michigan through the silent forest.  At the start is a simple parking area, at the end is Lake Huron and south point.  You will hike through unspoiled forest, across streams and across a...

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Reid Lake Foot Trail System

Reid Lake Foot Trail System The Reid Lake area encompasses about 3,000 square acres and has six miles of gently rolling trails that lead around Reid Lake. These trails are well suited for an hour or an afternoon outing in the woods. This is a semi-primitive, non...

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Hoist Lake Foot Trail System

Hoist Lake Foot Trail System This is one of the most popular foot and ski trail systems in the area because of its biological diversity and varying degrees of challenge. This system captures the essence of the Huron-Manistee National Forest, of which it is a part....

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Cedar Run Nature Trail

Cedar Run Nature Trail Harrisville State Park ~ Cedar Run Nature TrailHarrisville State Park is one of the state’s oldest state parks. It was established in 1921 and consists of some 100 heavily forested acres and a mile of sandy beach on Lake Huron. The Cedar Run...

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AuSable River Semi-Primitive Area

AuSable River Semi-Primitive Area AuSable River Semi-Primitive Area The AuSable River Semi-Primitive Non-Motorized Area is a 12 mile segment along the AuSable River that has been designated for special management guidelines preserving a more primitive setting than the...

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Alcona Quilt Trail

Alcona Quilt Trail alconaquilttrail.com The motto is “Stitching Together a Community” and is an ongoing project to use Art and History to Tell Our Story. The Alcona County Quilt Trail Project celebrates the historical, agricultural and cultural richness of Alcona...

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Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse This region was first settled as a fishing community and Harrisville still has a beautiful working harbor. Sturgeon Point earned its name because of the fantastic numbers of sturgeon that came in to spawn. There were so many that they damaged...

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Welcome to Beautiful Hubbard Lake!

Welcome to Beautiful Hubbard Lake! Hubbard Lake is one of Michigan’s largest inland lakes with 27 miles of shoreline, a water surface area of 8,800 acres and has a maximum depth of 97 feet. It is located 22 miles southwest of Alpena. Hubbard Lake is a wonderful...

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Lincoln Depot Museum

Lincoln Depot Museum The Lincoln Depot, the last remaining depot of its kind in northeastern Michigan, a reminder of Michigan's former dependence on the railroads that snaked up and down the state. Lincoln Train Depot (originally called the West Harrisville Depot) was...

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Fishing in Alcona County

Fishing in Alcona County Alcona County offers diverse fishing areas for the experienced fishermen or to a family going out to enjoy the day. Whether your fishing for naturally reproduced brown trout, fighting rainbow trout (steelies) that are migrating upstream or...

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The Harbor at Harrisville Michigan

The Harbor at Harrisville Michigan Harrisville Harbor is located on Michigan's "Sunrise Side" and  the beautiful shoreline of Lake Huron. We are strategically located on Lake Huron, half-way between the Straits of Mackinaw and Detroit. Our amenities include 97 slips,...

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Craftmakers’ Cabin

Craftmakers' Cabin The cabin, built in 1937, turns 75 this year, 2012. The cabin was a W.P.A. project and sits on the corner of M-72 and U.S. 23 in Harrisville, Michigan. It was designated as an historical building in 2005. Craftmaker's Cabin is a co-op of about 12...

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Camping

Camping Camping? With Alcona County’s miles of river bank, endless lake shores, and acres and acres of national and state forest, of course we’ve got camping. Whether you pull a twenty eight foot trailer or carry everything over your shoulders or in your canoe,...

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AuSable River Michigan

AuSable River Michigan Alcona County Michigan is host thousands of visitors each year.  Travelers who need a break from the hectic pace of lounging on the beaches along the sunrise coast can drive for a few minutes and enter pristine forests teeming with wildlife and...

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Alcona Dam Pond and Park

Alcona Dam Pond and Park Alcona Dam Pond and Park offer boating, fishing, hiking and camping opportunities. In December of 1998, the Lincoln Depot was officially recognized as a Michigan Historic Site January 6, 1999, the Friends of Lincoln Depot became affiliated...

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Alcona Photo Tour

Photos graciously donated from Ted Fines Photography and Northern Living Photography

If interested in photography images please contact Ted at egfines@charter.net or 989-335-3443

and Northern Living Photography at https://www.facebook.com/northernlivingphotography/ . Northern Living photos donated in memory of Dee Gray

Trails in Alcona County

Trails are available for nearly any interest or skill level.  Easy hiking and biking trails become snowshoe and skiing trails as the seasons change. Pristine forests and crashing waves await.

Reid Lake and Hoist Lake Foot Trail Systems wind through the interior of the county.  Cedar Run and the trail at Negwegon are close by the shore.

The AuSable River Semi-Primitive Non-Motorized Area is a 12 mile segment along the AuSable River that has been designated for special management guidelines preserving a more primitive setting than the surrounding Huron-Manistee National Forest lands.

The Trail at Negwegon State Park

The Trail at Negwegon State Park This trail is nearly four miles of pristine pure Michigan through the silent forest.  At the start is a simple parking area, at the end is Lake Huron and south point.  You will hike through unspoiled forest, across streams and across a...

read more

Reid Lake Foot Trail System

Reid Lake Foot Trail System The Reid Lake area encompasses about 3,000 square acres and has six miles of gently rolling trails that lead around Reid Lake. These trails are well suited for an hour or an afternoon outing in the woods. This is a semi-primitive, non...

read more

Hoist Lake Foot Trail System

Hoist Lake Foot Trail System This is one of the most popular foot and ski trail systems in the area because of its biological diversity and varying degrees of challenge. This system captures the essence of the Huron-Manistee National Forest, of which it is a part....

read more

Cedar Run Nature Trail

Cedar Run Nature Trail Harrisville State Park ~ Cedar Run Nature TrailHarrisville State Park is one of the state’s oldest state parks. It was established in 1921 and consists of some 100 heavily forested acres and a mile of sandy beach on Lake Huron. The Cedar Run...

read more

AuSable River Semi-Primitive Area

AuSable River Semi-Primitive Area AuSable River Semi-Primitive Area The AuSable River Semi-Primitive Non-Motorized Area is a 12 mile segment along the AuSable River that has been designated for special management guidelines preserving a more primitive setting than the...

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