"Gateway to Huron National Forest & Scenic Byway to the Au Sable River"

Hale...... the Land of  60 Lakes

Hale...... the Land of  60 Lakes

"Gateway to Huron National Forest & Scenic Byway to the Au Sable River"

September 14,15,16

The Hale Area Association exists to promote the local area and community through events and activities that promote our area, highlight our unique offerings and enourage economic growth and development.

Balloon fest is cancelled this year do to un-forseen circumstances. We are hoping it returns next year. we are trying to put together a wonderful fall festival as we speak. more details to come soon. Thank You.

Our first nomination came from the Hale Area Trailblazers who wanted to thank Terry Bovee  from The Victorian Cafe for his support of their organization.  For the last few years he has allowed their organization to set up during Winterfest so they could participate in the Chili Cook off. 


The Hale Area Association started awarding the Starfish award to promote community minded citizens in our area.  The Hale Area Association based this award on the story of a number of starfish washed ashore after a storm and one person was out on the beach throwing starfish back into the water.  Someone came up to the person and asked why they were throwing the starfish back, there were so many that it could not make a difference.  The reply was, "It made a difference to one."  We want to recognize that person who makes a difference in our community no matter how small their contribution may seem.