Alanson

About Alanson

The Village of Alanson is serenely nestled on the bank of the Crooked River, a major link in the Inland Waterway of Northern Michigan, making it easily accessible by either boat or automobile. The Village was first settled in 1875 and incorporated in 1905 during the great Michigan lumber boom. Our Village retains the character of that bygone era even though visitors will find the sawmills are long gone.

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This little village’s location is perfect for those who enjoy boating and snowmobiling.  Situated along the Inland Waterway, a 38-mile stretch of connecting lakes and rivers that leads to Lake Huron, Alanson welcomes boaters and fishermen in the spring, summer and fall. Winter brings the snowmobilers who can access the trail in Alanson and ride for miles and miles.

Guests can watch the Top of Michigan Boats Races and take part in Alanson’s Riverfest, both held annually in August.

Alanson Community Highlights

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 allow 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 of 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, and Maple Bay State campgrounds, Camp Pet-o-Sega, along with Alanson’s own Crooked River RV Park are all nearby for camping.  If camping is not for you to check out one of the cozy little Mom & Pop motels. There is something for whatever your overnight arrangements may needs.

Peace and serenity are also abounding 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.

Alanson Annual Events 

July 4th Parade – A nice piece of Americana that is a treasure, Inland Water Route Historical Society Museum, Crooked River Firefighters Annual Car Show, Hillside Gardens Perennial Plant Sale, Alanson Riverfest, Antique hunting, Inland waterway, Movies in the Park, Skiing – Nub’s Nob and Boyne Highlands are 5 minutes away, Snowmobiling - Alanson is a central hub for the trails in Emmet County, Ice Fishing – Lakes, lakes and more lakes to choose from, and Inland Water Route Historical Society Museum.

Schools Near Homes in Alanson, Michigan

The Charlevoix Intermediate School District (Char-Em ISD) is responsible for students in the Alanson area.  Char-Em ISD serves local school districts within Charlevoix, Emmet, and northern Antrim counties.  The districts within our service area cover approximately 1,100 square miles and collectively operate 11 local public schools, three public school academies, and six private schools, serving more than 9,000 students. Alanson Public Schools offer the following schools: 

  • Elementary School 
  • Middle School 
  • High School 

Call Brook Walsh at (231) 459-3179 with all of your Alanson real estate questions. 

Focused on Northern Michigan Investment Real Estate

Brook is focused on lifestyle real estate investment properties as most people want a vacation home to make lifelong memories that endure for their entire family, leave a profound legacy for generations, and they want a solid financial investment at the same time. 

While the area does have many good realtors, there aren’t many with the unique financial, vacation home investing, and technology marketing background. Brook uses his diverse skill set to help clients properly evaluate and determine whether a vacation home makes financial sense.

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