Alcona County Review - By Mary Weber, Staff Writer
Brightly colored tents, beach towels drying on clothes lines, the glimmer of deep blue water through lush green foliage, the unmistakable smell of a smoldering campfire and muffled sounds of people chatting and children laughing greet each summer day at one of the oldest state parks in Michigan -- the Harrisville State Park.
For 92 years the park has been a desired vacation spot for generations of families. Nestled on the shore of Lake Huron, the park offers campsites on the beach and is one of the only parks in the state with nearly a mile of beach access on a Great Lake.
When the park originally opened in 1921, it covered only six acres. Today the park generously spans 107 acres. It has 195 campsites and three cabins. "It's also one of the quietest and safest parks there is," boasted Eric Ostrander, unit supervisor for the park...