Home of beautiful Pictured Rock National Lakeshore, Alger County extends along the southern shore of lake superior for over 80 miles. several hundred thousand visitors come to local attractions each year, supporting a significant year-around tourism industry. Alger county also provides a significant amount of manufacturing employment and is connected to the Midwest and Canadian markets by means of Highways M-28 and US-41, as well as by rail. The wealth of natural resources is crucial to the local economy, supplying both raw materials for industry and scenic beauty and recreational opportunities for local residents and tourists. This central Upper Peninsula County includes 8 townships, 1 city, and 10 unincorporated communities. Munising is the major city and seat of local government.

Alger County Profile