Performance Dashboard: Quality of Life

Land Use:

Parks, Lakes, Trails

Broadband Internet

Access Statistics

Museums, Airports,

Festivals, Etc.

Recreation and

Cultural Funding

Lakes: 3 largest of the 89 inland lakes

  • Grand Lake - 5,660 acres
  • Augusta Lake - 529 acres
  • Nettie Lake - 278 acres

 

State Forest

  • Mackinaw State Forest, over 717,500 acres of land shared by Presque Isle, Alpena, Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Montmorency, and Otsego counties.
  • Presque Isle County has four campgrounds in the State Forest:
    • Shoepac Lake
    • Tomahawk Creek
    • Tomahawk Lake
    • Ocqueoc Falls

 

State Parks

  • Thompson's Harbor State Park - 5,109 acres
  • P.H. Hoeft State Park - 301 acres
  • Onaway State Park - 158 acres

 

State Recreation Area

  • The Rockport Recreation Area, with a total of 4,237 acres, is shared with Alpena County on the southern border of the county.

 

County Park

  • 40 Mile Pointe Lighthouse, approximately 22 acres

 

Trails: 3 longest hiking/biking/cross-country skiing trails

  • North Eastern State Trail (including Alpena and Cheboygan county segments) - 70 miles
  • Mackinaw City to Hawks Trail (including Cheboygan county segment) - 60 miles
  • Black Mountain Pathway - 30 miles

 

Trails: ATV/ORV trails

  • High Country Pathway - 80 miles
  • North Eastern State Trail (including Alpena and Cheboygan county segments) - 70 miles
  • Atlanta Trail (including Montmorency county segment) - 82 miles

 

DNR Managed Wildlife Area

  • Tomahawk Creek Flooding State Wildlife Management Area - 170 acres

Broadband Internet Access

  • 42.3% of the population has access to >25Mbps of wired broadband
  • 18.3% of the population has access to >25Mbps of wireless broadband
  • 62.3% of the population has access to >3Mbps of wired broadband

Marinas

  • Rogers City Boat Harbor
  • Dodge Marine
  • Black River Marina

 

Historical Markers

  • 14 markers throughout the County
  • 11 locations on the National Registry of Historic Places
  • 5 locations listed on both the State and National registers

 

Public Airports

  • Leo Goetz County Airport - 2 runways, 0 hangers
  • Rogers City County Airport - 1 runway, 4 hangers

 

Museums

  • Presque Isle County Historical Museum
  • Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum

 

Annual Festivals

  • County Fair
  • Nautical Festival
  • Posen Potato Festival
  • Onaway 4th of July Parade
Recreation and Cultural Funding 2014 2015 % Change Trend
General Fund expenditures
$ 11,514
$ 8,100
- 29.7%
Share of General Fund expenditures
0.23%
0.16%
- 30.4%
Recreation and Cultural expenditures:
  all governmental funds
$ 23,595
$ 17,970
- 23,8%
Share of all governmental expenditures
0.34%
0.24%
- 29.4%

Prepared by MGT of America Consulting, LLC

Great Lakes Region

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Bay City MI, 48706

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