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About AlgomaOn the shore of Lake Michigan, Algoma began with a sawmill and a store in the 1850s. To get a sense of the town's past, take a walking tour downtown and check out its well-preserved historic churches, hotels and shops, built 1860-1880 and in the early 1900s. Notice the colorful murals replicating old-time signs on some of the brick walls, part of an ongoing beautification project. Spend some time in the charming boutiques and restaurants that have replaced the dry goods stores of yesteryear.

Recreation in Algoma centers on Lake Michigan, drawing anglers, beachgoers and boaters alike. Take your pick from a bounty of fishing charters and marinas; reel in brown trout, rainbow trout, chinook salmon and trophy steelhead. The winding 15-mile Ahnapee State Trail, which follows the Ahnapee River, attracts hikers, bikers and snowmobilers with its vistas of farms, marshes and woodlands. If you prefer more leisurely pursuits, experience a sunset over Lake Michigan while strolling on the Crescent Beach boardwalk.

Visitor Centers Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce 1226 Lake St. Algoma, WI 54201. Phone:(920)487-2041 or (800)498-4888

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