Harrisville Getaway

log cabinThe Lake Huron coastline is known as the “Sunrise Side” of Michigan. The “Sunrise Side” extends from the Mackinac Bridge in the north all the way to Port Huron in the south. One of the most beautiful sections of the “Sunrise Side” is in Alcona County where Harrisville, Michigan is found. Harrisville is home to the original Michigan Quilt Block Trail, Harmony Weekend the second largest arts and crafts street fair in Michigan, Negwegon State Park with its wilderness trails and mysteries, a famous Wine and Food festival, wineries, historic lighthouses and on and on.
A 3 Day Getaway to  the northern “Sunrise Side”.
Day 1 - Scenic Drives – This region of Michigan has preserved the look and feel of times gone by with deep silent forests, fantastic lake views and unmatched natural beauty. Two of scenic drives will give the visitor a sense of what can be found here. The Quilt Block Drive meanders all over the county. When approaching Harrisville you will see huge quilt blocks mounted on barns and other historic structures. You can tour nearly the entire county on this drive. It is so popular that small quilt blocks now adorn many of the local businesses. A map is available at Hollyhocks in downtown Harrisville.
About eleven miles south of town you can find the  River Road, one of two scenic byways in Michigan. This drive starts at Lake Huron in downtown Oscoda and follows the Au Sable River all the way to Route 65.  River Road Scenic Byway
Day 2 - Nature Areas – Much of this region is within the Huron National Forest so, nature areas are all around. The Harbor of Refuge in Harrisville is one of the most beautiful on Lake Huron. Lake Hubbard and the Alcona Dam Pond are favorites with boaters and fishermen. Almost anywhere you go there are nicely groomed hiking trails. This part of the Sunrise Side has two of the most unique nature areas anywhere in Michigan, Iargo Springs and Negwegon State Park.
Day 3 - Historic Places – Historic sites include the Craftmakers Cabin, the Bailey One Room Schoolhouse, the Lincoln Train Depot Museum and others. Two unique destinations are the Lumberman's Monument and the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse.