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Areanac County, Michigan

Arenac County is a rural forested area bordering Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay. The county is part of the northern recreational area of Michigan and has resort development along Lake Huron. The Tittabawassee State Forest, the Rifle and AuGres Rivers, and the Lake Huron Shoreline contribute to the recreation and tourism economy of the area. In addition to tourism, the economic base of Arenac County consists of government employment, manufacturing, and agriculture. Agriculture accounts for approximately 48% of land use. I-75 transits the west side of the county diagonally and US-23 provides north-south access along the east coast.

PRINCIPLE ATTRACTIONS AND EVENTS

Timber to Trail (early Feb), Au Gres; Fiddlers Jamboree (April); Sucker Festival, Omer (April); Wigwam Bay Wildlife Area; Arenac County Fair (late July); Memorial Day Parade; Lions Gas and Steam Engine Show, Standish (July/Aug); Au Sable State Forest; The Rifle, Pine, and AuGres Rivers; Lake Huron shoreline and lighthouse; 2 public golf courses; Boating resources (156 stream mileage, 47.3 Lake Huron shoreline mileage, 22 public access sites).

CITIES AND VILLAGES

Alger, Au Gres, Maple Ridge, Omer, Standish, Turner, Twining and Sterling

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