Drive just 18 miles north of historic Alpena, over good roads, to home-like Fireside Inn. Your last miles will be on a winding road through dense forests of pine, birch, and balsam, giving a hint of joys to come. The clear sky, the 30-odd mile mostly wooded shoreline, and the nineteen islands of Grand Lake provide an endless variety of scenery for people on the water. Occassionally, a deer, an otter, or even a bear might be seen along the shoreline.
When you arrive at Fireside Inn, you will see the big rambling Inn, and before you will be the shimmering 5,660 acre Grand Lake. Here and there, over the grounds, will be cabins of various sizes. As you step into the Inn, the rustic but comfortable surrounding will be you feel at ease. A pot of coffee is almost alwayw brewing.
After getting setted, you may choose to walk our 700-foot shoreline. The beach is safe for children since the lake bottom slopes gradually. Dining is on the American Plan and is included in our offering.
For those ashore, Fireside Inn has tennis, volleyball, ping-pong, horseshoes, and shuffleboard. There are swings for the kids, forest and trails. Travel north to the Fireside Inn for an authentic up north experience!
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