One of the tenth largest lakes in the state of Michigan Hubbard Lake provide the opportunity to fish for bass,yellow perch,tiger muskie,trout, and walleye.
There are many cottage homes around the lake shore, providing for winter ice fishing as well as summer angling. The lake is a favorite vacation spot for many Michiganders.
Located in Alcona County in northern Michigan,it covers 8,850 acres and is two miles wide and seven miles long, and is eighty five feet deep at it’s maximum depth.
The nearest town is Hubbard Lake on the north side of the lake, just a wide spot in the road with a couple of small stores and a gas station. The closest town of any size is Alpena about thirty miles away.
Part of a large tract of land of more than six million acres that was ceded by the Ojibwa ,Ottawa and Potawatomi Indians to the United States in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw, it did’t become settled by white settlers until the 1830s.
The lake has had several names,Bottomless Lake, Coral Lake and Alcona Lake.
It was finally named Hubbard Lake in honor of Dr. Bela Hubbard a prominent geologist in the state of Michigan.
Today it is a favorite spot to come and enjoy the scenery, fish, ski, or just chill out and forget the problems of the world.
Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
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