The pilgrimage to the small boat harbor begins in earnest today as the Brown Trout Festival returns to Alpena. The annual fishing tournament and accompanying festival are a popular mainstay drawing locals and visitors alike.
For the next 10 days the small boat harbor and all of Alpena will be teeming with activity for those who fish and those who don't. It's a special time in Alpena and Northeast Michigan, and we hope everyone enjoys themselves.
We would like to remind everyone to keep your friends, neighbors and all of our visitors in mind, and be respectful of them as you have your fun. We want everyone to enjoy all there is to do during the festival, and we don't want anyone to have a bad experience.
This is a great time of year in Alpena, so have fun, enjoy the Brown Trout Festival - and good luck to everyone fishing in this year's tournament.