The community of Harrisville, Michigan is on the shore of Lake Huron about an hour’s drive south of Alpena. The Harrisville harbor is a center for salmon and trout fishing. It is also a designated “Harbor of Refuge” on Lake Huron by the US Coast Guard. The Lake Huron beaches in and around Harrisville (including two state parks) have been recognized as being among the “top ten in Michigan.”
With a beautiful downtown and fresh breeze from Lake Lake Huron Harrisville is a mecca of inspiration for writers and artists who summer in the area.
Harrisville is also on the edge of Huron National Forest, which offers outdoor recreational opportunities such as hunting, swimming, cross-country skiing and trout fishing. The forest contains 330 miles (530 km) of hiking trails.
Sturgeon Point Light Station, a lighthouse and museum is just a few miles to the north, and is open to the public. The town also boasts Harrisville State Park, which includes a wooded campground right along the beach.
Northeast Michigan’s Most Unique Wedding Venue. With the Historic Elowsky Grist Mill on the Thunder Bay River as the backdrop, the picture opportunities are endless. Venue barn, originally built in the early 1900’s was refurbished in 2016. Three night rental includes Mill House that sleeps up to 10 people, the Bunkhouse that can sleep up to 34 people along with Pavilion that has bathroom’s, warming kitchen, bar and meeting area. Five camper sites with electric also available. You can rent our three other vacation homes and make it a perfect destination wedding.
Hillman is a charming village with a rich history. Located just a short 25-minute drive to the west of Alpena, Hillman offers an opportunity for a quiet afternoon in the country.
Let the Brush Creek Mill take you back in history through displays and memorabilia. Learn about homestead families in the area and what a life was like in the early days of Montemorency County. Young and old alike will find it truly fascinating when it compares to life as we know it today.
The Mill is a cultural center where you can take a class, hold a business meeting, or just explore the past, present, and future. Visit Rivers Edge gift shop where you’ll find items made by local artisans.
Thunder Bay Resort is a beautiful, all-season resort poised on 500 acres in the heart of Northeast Michigan. Known for its award-winning Elk Viewing Dinner Ride and Wine Tasting, Thunder Bay Resort also boasts deluxe lodging, an RV Park, championship golf, and an array of outdoor entertainment and activities.
The staff of the beautiful new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alpena is eager to exceed your expectations. Our hotel features over-sized guest rooms and suites luxuriously complimented by triple sheeted pillow topped mattresses, rich furnishings and all of the amenities that you have come to expect including a microwave and refrigerator.
During your stay with us, you will enjoy the conveniences of our complimentary Express Start hot breakfast bar featuring our trademark cinnamon rolls and the option to make your own pancakes, free Wi-Fi service throughout the hotel and our meeting room, HD televisions, heated indoor swimming pool, fitness center, 24-hour business center and guest laundry. Whether you’re in town to get out of town or are simply passing through, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alpena is your gateway to the great outdoors.
Hungry Hippie is Alpena’s newest food cart, serving delicious food in a scenic spot. Offering smoothies, organic coffee, cheese sandwiches, and quick, portable food bowls.
Seasonal business open spring through fall.