About Ossineke Township

Ossineke Township is located at the southwestern corner of Alpena County. It traverses most of the Alcona/Alpena County border, with its area covering 18 x 6 square miles - three times the normal size of a township. Approximately seven square miles in the township are part of the Alpena State Forest. Its largest community is the town of Hubbard Lake, which is one mile north of the actual lake itself: just over the border into Alcona County. Hubbard Lake was named for an early surveyor for the state of Michigan, Bela Hubbard, who came here in 1850. The town was formed later in 1883 when another early resident to the area, John Ellsworth registered to became the first postmaster.

Today, Hubbard Lake serves both the seasonal and year-round cottagers and residents who live by the lake. The surrounding township has remained primarily rural, but is also a favorite fishing spot, with Wolf Creek and the Lower South Branch of the Thunder Bay River flowing through the area.