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I've just started looking for fossils around the Alpena area, where I live recently and thought I'd share a spot I just explored today. I bought my son the book, "Lake Huron Rock Picker's Guide" by Bruce Mueller and Kevin Gauthier and read that Partridge Point is a good place to find fossils. To get there, take US-23 to Partridge Point Road. If you enter on the south part of the road closest to Squaw Bay, it's 1.6 miles to a two-track road going to the beach. Although I drive a Jeep, I decided not to drive down the two-track because there was a very large ice covered puddle that I didn't think I'd make it through. It's just a short walk to the water. My daughter went off looking for a geocache in the area while my son and I went looking for fossils. At first, we went toward Squaw Bay to the south and found lots of limestone, but very few fossils. As we worked our way to the north, toward Alpena, we found that almost every rock contained fossils. We found tons of crinoid stems. I didn't know what those were about two weeks ago, but they were everywhere and easy to recognize. At first I thought my son was showing me part of an old bolt though. We also found some shells, which I believe are called brachiopods and some coral. I didn't find any Petoskey stones though. We picked rocks just up from the water line and also where the old water line was. You can see where the water was before the Lake Huron water level dropped so low about 15 years ago. Everything is flat and then you'll see a small hill or berm. There may be better places to find fossils, but those are the places we found the most.