Alanson Visitor’s Guide Overview

The Village of Alanson is located in picturesque Emmet County where the enjoyment of all the seasonal activities from boating, fishing and motorcycling to skiing and snowmobiling and hunting is some of the best Michigan has to offer.

Surrounded by the Mackinaw State forest and within minutes to Lake Michigan and many inland lakes allows space for everyone to enjoy this beautiful area. Of course the Fall colors bring everyone out for a drive or hike in the woods but the Spring does also with hunting for the tasty Morel mushrooms.

For the shopper, the choices are from the high end stores in Bay Harbor, Harbor Springs and Petoskey to one of a kind and unique Mom & Pop stores in Alanson or nearby Charlevoix, Indian River and Mackinaw City that make exploring the nooks and crannies of the area to find that one item that says it all.

Petoskey, Burt Lake, Maple Bay State campgrounds and Camp Pet-o-Sega are nearby for camping along with Alanson’s own Crooked River Motel to cozy little Mom & Pop motels for whatever overnight arrangements meet your needs.

Peace and serenity is also abound if you prefer by walking the miles of hiking trails or beaches or by just floating lazily down the river in a canoe. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this paradise we call home in Northern Michigan.

Things To Do


A Special Thank You to Our Community Sponsors:
The Dutch Oven Bakery – 548-2231
River Boat Tours LLC – 231-268-8530


Snowmobiles along Hillside Gardens

Village of Alanson's Hillside GardensAerial View of AlansonBridge View of the Crooked RiverAnnual 4th July ParadeChildren's Playground at Civic Park