Alcona County, Michigan
Alcona County is located in the Northeastern Lower Peninsula, in the heart of the “Sunrise Side”. Enterprises include: timber production, farming, recreation and tourism.
Henry Schoolcraft crafted our name, as derived from various Arabic root words:
A L - Arabic for “the”
C O - root word meaning “plain or prairie”
N A - term meaning “excellent”
Hence, the name “ALCONA” meaning “the fine and excellent plain”.
Alcona has 695 square miles, including 36 miles of Lake Huron coastline. While
70% of our land is forested, 1/3 includes Huron-Manistee National Forest land.
Alcona has about 60 lakes and 3 major rivers, which includes Hubbard Lake, one of Michigan’s top ten largest inland lakes. The AuSable River, a DNR blue ribbon trout stream, flows through the southwest corner of the county. Other notable bodies of water include: Alcona Dam Pond, Cedar Lake and Jewell Lake.
Alcona visitors enjoy our Quilt Trail, historical sites, and local shops. Lodging accommodations include over 825 campsites, as well as numerous Bed & Breakfasts’. Sport/recreation enthusiasts enjoy a multitude of activities throughout each season.