|60 - 80 inches
||Late September to Early October
- 30 miles of Lake Huron shoreline bringing with it white sandy beaches
- 1 of Michigan's largest inland lakes, Hubbard lake
- Both beaches of Lake Huron and Hubbard offers many water activites, such as boating, fishing and swimming.
- The famous AuSable river runs through Alcona, as well as miles of trout streams.
- With Alcona's 11,000 acres of national and state forest it is home to such trees as Aspen-Birch, Oak-Hickory, Maple-Beech and Hemlock.
- Beyers Charter Fishing - Offers Salmon/Trout Fishing Trips • Offshore Trolling • Fishing Tournaments • Cruises • Drift Boat Fishing on the AuSable River (fall and spring).
- Dobis Charter Fishing - Enjoy sport fishing for LAKE TROUT - STEELHEAD - SALMON - BROWN TROUT on beautiful Lake Huron aboard: WILDFISH III a U.S. Coast Guard licensed - DNR inspected, 26 foot Thompson hardtop Fisherman, 10 ft. beam, cuddy cabin equipped with restroom. All of the latest fishing equipment for your enjoyment and success. All Fishing Gear is Furnished! Our normal fishing season is from May 1st to October 1st.
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 motorized area for foot travel. The U.S. Forest Service manages the area with an emphasis on providing back-country recreation experiences within a working forest environment.
Directions: Take M-72 west of Harrisville about 20 miles. The trailhead is on the left side of the road across from Kohler Road. For more information contact the Huron Shores Ranger Station, (517) 739-0728.
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.
Directions: Take M-72 west from Harrisville about 23 miles to where it meets M-65. Turn left on M-65 and look for the trailhead on the right side of the road. For more information contact the Huron Shores Ranger Station, (517) 739-0728.
Harrisville State Park ~ Cedar Run Nature Trail - Harrisville 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 Nature Trail is a two-mile route through the inland forested areas of the park and takes about an hour to walk. This trail offers a good opportunity to identify the many varieties of trees that comprise Michigan’s famous "north woods."
Directions: Harrisville State Park is located on US-23, just south of Harrisville. For more information call the park office at (517) 724-5126.
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 surrounding Huron-Manistee National Forest lands.
Directions: At the west end of the River Road Scenic Byway – 22 miles west of Oscoda along M-65, turn north on Rollway Road. A half mile past the South Branch River, turn right onto Curtisville Road and go about three miles. Parking is available at the mid-point access site near Hoppy Creek. For more information contact the Huron Shores Ranger Station (989) 739-0728.
Sturgeon Point Lighthouse - Sturgeon Point Lighthouse became operational in the spring of 1870 and has been in continuous service for 128 years. It is still an operational lighthouse. Three miles north of Harrisville on Lake Shore Drive off US-23 is this light house that was built in 1869 and had a lightkeeper living in it until 1941. The tower is 70 feet, nine inches tall and is 16 feet in diameter at the base. The light is a 3.5 order Fresnel lens made in Paris, France. The light apparatus is still maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. The keeper’s house is a maritime museum which is open to the public seven days a week from Memorial Day until mid-September. The grounds are open all year. For information about The Light House Festival call: (989) 595-3632 or check its web site, www.lighthousefestival.org
The Annual Antique and Collectibles Show is held in Harrisville the second weekend in July each year.
At White Pine National Golf Resort you'll find that the course, designed by Bruce and Clem Wolfrom, has taken the ecologically sound approach to golf course design. You'll find a genuine golf course laid out on the most select sites available on more than 400 acres of land.
Cities you can visit in Alcona County, Michigan
Alcona Township, Barton City, Black River, Caledonia Township, Curran, Curtis Township, Glennie, Greenbush Township, Gustin Township, Harrisville (County Seat), Hawes Township, Haynes Township, Lincoln (part), Mikado Township, Millen Township, Mitchell Township, Spruce