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The Oden State Fish Hatchery

#1 of 4 things to do in Alanson Features Animals
8258 S Ayr Rd, Alanson, MI 49706-9577
+1 231-347-4689
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Fish hatchery

Walking through the woods early in the morning on a nice paved path... listening to the birds... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
via mobile
Paved nature hike

We come here often to enjoy nature on a paved trail. We follow the directions marked on the paved... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Petoskey, Michigan
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8258 S Ayr Rd, Alanson, MI 49706-9577
+1 231-347-4689
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Walking through the woods early in the morning on a nice paved path... listening to the birds singing. Truly magical ... we went when the museum was closed. Make sure you bring some bread to feed to the fishes in the ponds.

Thank F1785VRjamesh
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We come here often to enjoy nature on a paved trail. We follow the directions marked on the paved paths that lead to a wheelchair accessible glass viewing station where you can see a side view of the river. You can see layers of dirt,...More

Thank TheBestCeleste
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We went there twice with our 2 sets of school age grandchildren. Each time the rangers were amazing. The second time we went to the back entrance and happened to get there right at 11 AM for a tour of the actual hatchery usually closed...More

Thank work-to-travelMI
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Brought our grandson here and we had a great time. We took lots of quarters for buying fish food-the highlight of the trip-feeding the fish. This is such a well maintained place with great staff and right off the biking trail if you ride from...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Rainbows, Browns and Brook Trouts come from here. This is a fun walk where you can see live fish in a walk in fish tank along the flowing river. Pretty cool with walk out decks, brand new, to get right out into the ponds where...More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the rail car and then our walk to see the fish ponds. Felt like a kid feeding the fish and loved the viewing station to see the fish in the stream under water!! Great time and even our puppy enjoyed the walk too!!

Thank whatagreatlife
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This was my first visit to Oden Stae Fish Hatchery and I must say that I will return again. The hatchery is located North East of Petoskey. The staff are very informative and helpful. The grounds are spacious and beautiful to walk through. There is...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The Odon state fish hatchery is a must see for all people.it is family friendly and barrier free. We particularly enjoyed the underwater fish viewing area. There is s wide variety of wild flowers,easy walking trails,and interactive exhibits. Feeding the fish and the ducks was...More

Thank 446raymondr
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Very hands on, the grand kids had a great time feeding the fish and ducks. Saw two otters in the big pond. Saw two great blue herroms, one got away with a small fish. A must see for all!

Thank Maggie123_123_11
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We have a 9 and 11 year old. We had the tour of the hatchery with Christine, who was so friendly and knowledgable. We all loved the tour, and our 11 year old, who loves fish and science, said it was the best part of...More

Thank kllowi
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