Big Trout Fountain
Officially known as the National Trout Memorial, but casually as the Fisherman's Shrine. It's the latest in what appear to be have been three giant brook trout -- Michigan's official state fish -- that have served as centerpieces for this fountain since 1966. This latest fish is variously reported as 17 or 18 feet long. Kalkaska is home to the annual National Trout Festival (last weekend in April), and behind the fish, hung on the front of the Kalkaska Museum (which has an interesting display of wooden yardsticks) is a banner: "Kalkaska Downtown, Making It Happen."